SamKellner wrote:And why list ratings/appointments that I don't even have. As in, Basic Inst.NO TANDEM??
1. Have some PG/HG basic Inst. been doing tandems illegally?
2. Is this supposed to make me want to get the tandem?
3. Has Groupon joy riders spurred a surge in TAND rating [/size]
All of the above?
New Tandem Instructor Requirements
At the October 2014 USHPA Board of Directors meeting, the board
discussed a proposal to reinstate a requirement where tandem instructors
must also hold a basic or advanced instructor appointment. Tandem
instructors who are not already basic or advanced instructors will have until
March 31, 2016 to meet the new requirement. USHPA will be developing an
implementation plan for discussion and final approval at the Spring Board
of Directors meeting on March 13-14, 2015 in Golden, CO
There are several reasons why the board has decided to act. First and
foremost is to ensure compliance with both the letter and spirit of the
provisions of USHPA's FAA tandem exemption (#4721) that allow tandems
"for training purposes".