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As of June 4, 2014,. The Two Highest Scores are Additive for “National Points”
Here is the approved spreadsheet with all tasks.Thanks to George Hawkins and Glen Boyd for validating the scoresheets. Their resulting spreadsheet is available below. There was only one small change that did not effect the standings.
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These scores reflect all competitions run in 2003. For pilots competing in multiple events, their highest two scores are retained. The 2003 overall winner was Eric Dufour.
2003 National Standings – Final
|As of Oct 10, 2003||The Two Highest Scores are Additive for “National Points”|
|Rank||Pilot Name||National Points||Parastars FL||PPGer Detroit||Harryport IL||FlyOhio Toledo||Am Flyer ABQ||1st Hi Value||2nd Hi Value|
2003 ABQ Competition
2003 FlyOhio Toledo Competition
2003 Harryport Competition
Endless Footdrag, May 2015
Final, approved, Scoring Spreadsheet Standard, Novice.
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Chad Bastian will be offering a USPPA Instructor’s Clinic at the 2016 Endless Footdrag Fly-In on May 25-27, Wed-Fri. Candidates should have a PPG3 rating and have done at least 8-20 hours of Apprentice work with a USPPA Certified Instructor prior to the Clinic. A PPG3 rating can be administered concurrently with the Clinic for those who have the skills and requirements. For more information and registration, please look here: http://www.americanparagliding.com/instructor
A new Accident Investigation Team has been formed to help the PPG community learn from accidents
The team, put together by Christopher Pine, is Chaired by Dr. Ed Lowder who will be attending accident investigation training at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. While he has only been paramotoring since 2012, his credentials in forensics and accident investigation make him particularly suited for the job. He will be assisted by Chris Santacroce, Phil Russman, Chad Bastian, and Eric Dufour. Others will be asked to contribute their input as needed.
After getting instructor input the Training Committee changed the PPG 2 landing requirement to better reflect what instructors are seeing in the field. They found that new students are almost universally unable to comply with the spot landing requirement of consistently landing within 40 feet of a target, power off, from at least 300′ within even their first 30 flights. That power-off landing requirement is now 100′, a value that instructors find is realistic.
The 40′ spot landing is now a special skill, PPG 2 PL (Precision Landing). So a student can get his PPG2 rating but will not likely get the PPG 2 PL sign off until gaining experience and then, at a later date, demonstrating the PPG 2 PL skills. He can do this demonstration to any USPPA instructor. That instructor can sign him off online and no syllabus submission is required if ONLY the special skill is being added.