According to the USPPA, the following requirements must be met in order to qualify as a candidate for the Instructor Rating:
The instructor training includes the "Paraglider and Paramotor Instructor" book by Jeff Goin. Upon completing the course, we will also give you all of the training resources we use in our curriculum. That includes six thorough slide shows for ground school and eight pages of student resources that you can offer your students. You can customize our resources as needed for your school: slideshows, syllabus, checklist, waivers, etc. Everything we use in our school will be made available to you.
We offer training sessions at various locations in Utah, chosen based on weather and specific skill or task. The three most common locations are:
Cedar Valley Airport (Eagle Mountain, UT)
Point of the Mountain Flight Park (Draper, UT)
The Great Salt Lake (Magna, UT)
No. The tandem rating is a separate rating from the instructor rating. We offer a tandem clinic for qualified instructors who want to add the tandem rating. If you want to obtain both ratings during the same clinic, we can do that. There is no additional cost to add the tandem clinic unless you need to rent our tandem gear.
It really depends. If you already have apprenticeship experience with another school or instructor, it's possible that you can complete everything during the 4-day clinic. If you don't have any prior teaching experience, you will likely have to complete some apprenticeship hours with any USPPA school or instructor before you can get approval for this rating. If you're not sure, give us a call and we can discuss the possible scenarios with you.