It has come to our attention that some instructors may be requiring full power swings with surges to meet the PPG 3 standards. There is nothing in the syllabus that suggests this, nor should it be done, for at least two reasons.
1. Causing the wing to surge too far forward with no brake input is a risk for front tuck.
2. Going to full power quickly on some machines, especially if the lines are less heavily loaded, can cause a torque twist.
Maneuvers should always be done with safety in mind. The intent of the PPG 3 rating is to recognize precision flying skills and appropriately thorough knowledge, NOT aggressive maneuvering prowess.