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Postby JoeF » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:45 pm

Let USHGRS possibly file your HG ratings and special skills.
U.S. only.
United States Hang Gliding Rating System
independent of
clubs, corporations, associations, schools, instructors, businesses
to fulfill self-regulation per FAR 103
for recreational hang gliding in the U.S


http://USHGRS.org
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Re: USHGRS

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:11 pm

Independent Rating Organization

An independent rating organization is another brilliant idea from Joe Faust!!

Ratings should be objective and free from the influence of politics. Ratings should be equally available to all qualified pilots - whether Mark Forbes or Bob Kuczewski.

This is a great idea Joe, and I salute you for doing it.

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I am proud to hold a USHGRS H4 rating. Thanks Joe!!   :salute:
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Re: USHGRS

Postby Free » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:32 pm

Paragliding people are not our enemies. They need an independent rating system too.
My earlier thread on a new PG organization wasn't clear enough.
Don't be hatin' on Paragliding pilots. Their money saved the u$hPa CORPORATION but we can't hold that against them.
We should help them free themselves from the money grubbing u$hPa CORPORATION. We should help them open the
gates of the gate keepers to set themselves FREE!

Fly, fly away, little wings. The sky is your limit. Not some corrupt, parasitic, gate keeping corporation that treats you like
their milk cows, herded into cages, continuously and systematically drained of your substance.

Paragliders bailed out a corrupted organization. They didn't know it at the time. It wasn't intentional.
u$hPa lies to all the new PG prospects and does not advise them of the risk involved.
PG people need to address this and stop the carnage.
PG memberships are the fuel that keeps the MGF parasite alive.
PG pilots need to look for daylight and make a break from their keepers!
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Re: USHGRS

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:18 pm

Free wrote:Paragliding people are not our enemies. They need an independent rating system too.

Agreed on all counts.

Check out "parahawks.org". It was created exactly for that purpose, but it's a separate organization from the US Hawks.
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Re: USHGRS

Postby JoeF » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:23 pm

Suggestions, questions, corrections, etc. are invited from the entire hang gliding community
for advancing USHGRS.
http://www.ushgrs.org/about.html
http://www.ushgrs.org/QandA.html
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Re: USHGRS

Postby eagle » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:10 am

I think there needs to be the Same thing set up for the Paragliders
or multi wing Hang/Para pilots

A general non motorised recreational aviation rating system

United States Hang Gliding Rating System
and or Paragliding Rating system
independent of
clubs, corporations, associations, schools, instructors, businesses
to fulfill self-regulation per FAR 103
for recreational hang gliding in the U.S

For the simple reason, that they will turn against Us, as they have in the past,
if We leave them Stuck in a national insurance racketeering operation,
and the Cities Leaseholder thug gatekeeper that has stolen there rights to free flight as well.

DIVIDING US FURTHER ~ REMAINING IN CONTROL ~ IS WHAT THEY WANT
Giving them a way out they will flock to our side


Public extortion by City Contract
NEEDS TO BE STOPPED
New laws are needed to keep this from happening ever again
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Re: USHGRS

Postby JoeF » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:12 am

eagle,
Agents other than USHGRS.org
are able to become established.

The USHGRS will only serve FAR 103 airframed hang gliders
and within non-towing and non-powered realms. To serve a sector
need not stop other sectors of flight from forming particular service agents.
Other agents are welcome to integrate USHGRS into their platform.

Why do I not see "FL" stated?
FL is majorly assumed as USHGRS realm does not cover towing, power, tandem. We have taken off FL where it was once stated. Though FL is not universal, it is nearly so. Wheeled rolling launch, tow launch, aero tow, foot-launch aero tow, human-powered launch, bungee launch, balloon-drop launch, blimp launch, wind-only prone launch, etc. are skills pilots may develop; but these will not be stated in USHGRS. However, links following a pilot's rating statement in USHGRS may well lead to knowing his or her full skill set.
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Re: USHGRS

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:44 am

I request the following special skills based on my USHPA Ratings:

     FL AWCL CL FSL RLF TUR

Thanks. This is a great service to the sport of hang gliding!!
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Re: USHGRS

Postby JoeF » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:14 am

http://www.ushgrs.org/H4.html
The skills are now posted.
Bob, notice prior post about "FL"
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Re: USHGRS

Postby magentabluesky » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:28 pm

Self certification is the back bone of the FAA’s safety culture.

If you don’t like the concept of self certification then don’t fly the airlines.

§ 117.5 Fitness for duty. (d) As part of the dispatch or flight release, as applicable, each flightcrew member must affirmatively state he or she is fit for duty prior to commencing flight


The FAA understands a pilot may have been able to perform all the required tasks on check ride day, but must be mature and responsible and self certify themselves before each and every flight in their capabilities to be fit for duty to be safe.

I cannot tell you how many times I left a check ride examiner’s office with ink still wet on a new certificate with the words: "This is just a license to learn". And I am still learning.

The I'M SAFE Checklist is taught early in flight training and is used throughout a pilot's professional career to assess their overall readiness for flight when it comes to illness, medication, stress, alcohol, fatigue, and emotion Link



There are FAA log book record requirements under various parts of the regulations for proof of currency requirements. These log book entries are recorded through the honor, truth, and integrity of the pilot, self certification.

A college professor, Howard Everhart, said, "You can follow all the rules and have a pocket full of certificates; but if you do not go beyond those requirements and use your head, you can still kill yourself. You can be legally dead."

Every time we conduct a Part 103 operation we are self certifying the flight as a single occupant assuming the responsibility and risk for recreation or sport purposes only.

Preamble to Part 103

We have an immense amount of freedom if we just show responsibility following a set of minimum rules. The FAA is so great. I cannot tell you how fantastic the FAA is to us. Appreciate it.

Through the State Recreation Use Immunity Laws the vast majority of Part 103 flights legally do not require insurance. If you are sponsoring a Flying Meet, Contest, or other open invitation with or without a fee there will be an insurance requirement. Just "Plain Jane" free flying, the land owner is legally protected under most State Recreation Use Immunity Laws. The land owner has no need or responsibility to check anyone’s ratings. There are no ratings to check.

There is no pilot licensing requirement for Part 103 by the FAA. Any rating program in the United States is a self certification program.

The FAA wrote wrote:The USHGA's self-regulation program lacks the legal authority to enforce requirements to ensure the safety of others. There is no requirement for any hang glider operator to be a member of the USHGA. (Preamble to Part 103)



So, as a self certifying community, what better way to document a pilot’s skills and abilities than to have an on-line "Pilot My Space" with personal affidavits, third party affidavits, log book entries, videos, tracklogs, and knowledge based tests? This can be stored on-line, in your phone, computer, or in the cloud.

May I point out, there is a totally different knowledge and skill set required to fly at a NPS site of Fort Funston than Yosemite. Fort Funston requires a ridge soaring experience while Yosemite requires high altitude no wind takeoff landing skills. If the NPS wants to determine if you have the skill set and experience to fly NPS sites, what better way than to just show them your experience? Show a video of your ridge soaring skills to fly the Fort and a high altitude takeoff and landing to fly Yosemite and/or a tracklog. The alternative could be a revision to Part 103 requiring pilot licensing. Let’s beat them to the punch.

This would be your Part 103 resume.

In this new day and age, this is what the millennials expect. Why hold on to some old antiquated self certifying system? As an alternative you can still hold on to the old with third party affidavits, the current rating system.

Just as he was at the beginning of the Hang Gliding movement, Joe Faust is still innovative with a progressive imagination, truly recycled into a millennial.

I humbly bow in honor of Joe Faust a founding father to the USHPA.(I mean USHGA -sorry Joe)
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