Upcoming Tandem Clinics
Tandem Clinics are hosted over a sliding timeframe in order to maintain flexibility with the weather and suitable conditions for Marshall Peak in San Bernardino, California.
T1 Tandem Rating - $800
This in the non-commercial rating and is a two-day course. Candidates must demonstrate tandem flights with USHPA pilots, pass the T1 exam, and have current CPR/First Aid certifications. Candidates must also conduct 25 approved tandem flights on their own time, submit their tandem gear for Admin approval, and then return for a check flight with an Admin at a later date for final sign-off.
T3 Tandem Rating - $1200
This the commercial tandem rating. This course is three days. Candidates must complete all requirements of T1, pass the T3 exam, and also pass the Fundamentals of Instruction exam. Candidates must also conduct 25 approved tandem flights on their own time, submit their tandem gear for Admin approval, and then return for a check flight with an Admin at a later date for final sign-off.
Recertifications - $600
This is for tandem pilots who need to get their USHPA certifications renewed and is a one day course. Pilots will need to show current CPR/First Aid certifications, conduct a check flight, and submit their equipment for Admin approval.
All Tandem Clinics are conducted as an evaluation of the candidates maturity, skill level, and knowledge. While there will be some coaching where relevant, the true nature of this clinic is evaluation rather than to instruct candidates anything specific about tandem flying. Candidates should have a P4 Advanced Pilot rating prior to applying for this clinic. All basic paragliding skills like kiting, launching, and landing, and legal, weather, and technical knowledge should be well established before considering this clinic.
If you do not have tandem gear for you clinic, you may rent gear from the school for the days you are attending the clinic.
In the event that there are no other candidates taking the course at the same time, you may be responsible for finding a rated pilot to volunteer as your passenger. Please arrange ahead of time to have a rated pilot that can be your passenger if you require one in case another candidate is not available.
Tandem Clinic Checklist
current USHPA membership
current CPR/First Aid certification
demonstrate good judgement
demonstrate sufficient PG skills
pass T1 or T3 exam
pass FOI (T3)
minimum 25 tandem flights
final check ride