$695 – 2 Day Clinic
To become a Tandem Instructor you need an Advanced rating, Turbulence sign-off, AND minimum 200 hours of logged air time OR 100 hours with 500 flights of at least 500 ft. vertical descent OR 100 hours with 500 flights of 2 minutes duration or longer. The Tandem Instructor Rating is regarded as the highest rating a pilot can achieve according to Eagle Paragliding. This rating requires Tandem Instructors to represent our sport to the public at large. This rating requires pilot experience, skill, and judgment. We are granted the ability to fly tandems as an instructional flight by the FAA. This exemption is renewed if all tandem pilots operating in the United States continue to follow the guidelines of the exemption.
Eagle offers two day clinics for tandem pilots to achieve their T1 rating, which allows the Tandem Instructor Candidate to fly with other USHPA rated pilots with a Novice P2 Rating or higher. T2 pilots have permission to fly wish USHPA members with a P1 or higher rating. The T3 rating is the highest tandem rating, and allows pilots to fly with anyone who is a member or temporary 30 day member of USHPA.
Tandem flying is an excellent instructional opportunity for students and certified pilots. Tandem Clinic participants work on technique and theory as they work towards their tandem certification. We work on passenger briefings, launching and landing techniques, and plenty of “what if” scenarios. Contact Eagle Paragliding or check our Paragliding Events Calendar to see when our next Tandem Clinic is scheduled.