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                       HGFA Op’s Manual – Proposed Changes

The following are proposed additions and changes to the HGFA Operations manual with
the aim to add the role of the PPG Mentor and the inclusion of Student, Restricted and
Intermediate PPG Certificates and rectify wording to include PPG Wheeled Bases.
The additions and changes have been worded in such a way as to mirror the current
wording of the Operations Manual and need to be read in conjunction with the HGFA
Operations Manual

The proposed modifications to the HGFA Operations Manual are based upon the
Operations Manual fifth edition, 1995, including amendment 1-March 1998, amendment
2 -September 1999 and amendment 3-September 2002

Proposed additions and changes to the original document are in italics
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3.5 - 2.DEFINITIONS
  Powered paraglider means an aircraft that;
(a) is launched by its pilots feet, or incorporates a wheeled based or similar launch
and/or landing aid.
(b) is powered by a power unit worn on its pilots back or incorporated into a wheeled
based or similar launch and/or landing aid.

5.4 Responsibilities of Pilots, Clubs, Duty Pilots, PPG Mentors and Safety Officers

5.4.1.1 Pilot Responsibilities
The responsibilities of individual HGFA pilots are as follows

( c ) Where the pilot is the holder of a Restricted Pilot Certificate, before flying, seek
advice from a Duty Pilot or PPG Mentor or Safety officer as to the suitability of the site
and the prevailing conditions for Restricted Pilot operations.

( d ) When new to a site or inexperienced in the prevailing conditions, seeking advice
from a Duty Pilot, or PPG Mentor or Safety Officer and providing proof of
qualifications, and …etc

Note: While Safety Officers, PPG Mentors and Duty pilots will give advice when asked,
they accept no responsibility or liability in respect of any advice given or not given.
As the offices of Safety Officer, PPG Mentor and Duty Pilot are entirely voluntary, each
member of the Federation accepts that he/she will not hold and Safety Officer, PPG
Mentor or Duty Pilot liable for any act or omission in the performance of his duties which
may cause injury or loss.

5.4.2.1 Club Responsibilities
( a ) To appoint Club Safety Officers and recommend to the HGFA Operations manager
the appointment of Club Senior Safety Officers and Club PPG Mentors


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5.4.7 PPG Mentors
One or more PPG Mentors are recommended by the Club executive and appointed by the
HGFA Operations manager for each Club affiliated with the HGFA, to assist in the
guidance of restricted PPG pilots and / or to assist in the guidance of restricted PG
pilots who also hold a motorised endorsement.
After the Pilot acquiring the Restricted PPG Pilot Certificate or after acquiring the
motorised endorsement following a restricted paragliding certificate, the pilot will be
advised by the pilot's Chief Flight Instructor as to the requirement for the allocation of a
PPG Mentor.
The pilot's flight instructor will contact the club executive as to the availability and
applicability of a PPG Mentor and will notify the Pilot accordingly.
The relationship between the Pilot and the PPG Mentor will be valid for a maximum of 6
months and can be terminated by either party at any time.

5.4.7.1 Requirements for Appointment

An applicant for the appointment as a PPG Mentor shall:

( a ) have as a minimum requirement
     • a valid HGFA Intermediate PPG Certificate and
     • have 100 hours PPG and
     • have a minimum of 100 PPG flights and
     • a minimum of 2 years PPG

 have preferably:
   • flown a minimum of 5 different PPG wings and
   • flown a minimum of 2 different paramotors
   • hold a St. Johns First Aid certificate or equivalent

( b ) have a genuine regard for safety and a demonstrated attitude of willing helpfulness
and

( c ) be recommended by their Club for the appointment through the submission of a
completed application form to the HGFA Operations Manager


5.4.7.2 Responsibilities
( a ) Provide advice and assistance to the allocated restricted PPG pilot and / or the
allocated restricted PG plus motorised endorsement pilot, in conjunction with the Chief
Flying Instructor
 ( b )Notify the restricted certificate pilot, that in the opinion of the PPG Mentor, the
restricted certificate pilot has achieved flight qualifications for Intermediate PPG
certificate and the restricted pilot can request the Flight Instructor or Club Senior Safety
Officer for theory and In-Flight examination required for obtaining an Intermediate
PPG certificate.


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( c ) where there are mixed operations, work with the Duty Pilots from other airport
users to ensure safe operating procedures affecting PPG Mentoring are established.

5.4.7.3 Period of Validity
Unless cancelled or suspended by the issuing club the appointment of PPG Mentors shall
remain valid for a period of 4 years from the date of issue or renewal providing all
required qualifications are maintained current and valid.

5.4.7.4 Requirement for renewal
An applicant for the renewal of PPG Mentor appointment shall
( a ) have attended an approved PPG Mentor Workshop within the two year period prior
to the application for renewal
( b ) apply to the appropriate Club for request to the HGFA for renewal of the
appointment, and
( c ) have displayed the qualities and actively undertaken the responsibilities of a PPG
Mentor

5.4.7.5 Authority for Appointment
The appointment of a PPG Mentor may be initiated by a Club or Association affiliated
with the HGFA and appointed by the HGFA Operations Manager

6.1.11 Motorised Endorsement - Hang Gliders and Paragliders

( b ) he or she is undergoing training under the direct supervision and control of an
appropriately endorsed HGFA Instructor or Senior Safety Officer for the purpose of
gaining a Motorised endorsement, or gaining a Restricted PPG Certificate, or

( c ) he or she has been issued with a restricted or intermediate PPG certificate

Note: (REMOVE) “Launching and/or landing on the pilots feet should still be possible”


7.1 General Requirements
7.1.1 Hang Gliding and Paragliding ( FAI Class O)
7.1.2 Microlight ( FAI Class R)
7.1.2.1 Weightshift Microlighting
7.1.2.2 Powered Hang Gliding
A hang glider fitted with means of propulsion capable of launching it and sustaining
flight.
(further details to be defined)
7.1.2.3 Powered Paragliding
A paraglider with means of propulsion capable of launching it and sustaining flight.
Powered Paraglider Certificates are issued on three levels as follows:

   •   Student PPG pilot certificate
   •   Restricted PPG pilot certificate



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   •   Intermediate PPG Pilot certificate

A pilot certificate may have additional endorsements where certificate holders have
undertaken additional training.
These endorsements include:

   •   Free Flying endorsement
   •   PPG Passenger carry endorsement ( tandem endorsement)
   •   Radio Operators endorsement


7.3.1.1 Certificates issued
( d ) Student PPG Pilot Certificate

7.3.1.3 Privileges
( a ) A Student Pilot Certificate authorises the holder to act, under the direct supervision
of an approved HGFA instructor who is under the supervision of an approved HGFA
level 2 or Chief Flying Instructor as pilot-in-command of a hang glider, paraglider,
Powered Paraglider or weight shift microlight for the purpose of:

Note: For the purpose of assessing his or her motivation and suitability to undergo
continued flight training or as part of a recognised Hang gliding, Paragliding, Powered
Paragliding or Weightshift Microlighting instruction Program etc

7.3.2.1 Certificate issued

( c ) Restricted PPG Pilot Certificate

7.3.3.1 Certificates issued

( c ) Intermediate PPG Pilot Certificate

7.4.1.1. Endorsements Issued

( c ) PPG Passenger carrying Endorsement ( to be defined)

7.4.7 Free Flying Endorsement

7.4.7.1 Endorsement Issued
( a ) Free Flying Endorsement

7.4.7.2 Requirements for issue
To be defined




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7.9 Issue and Renewal of Pilot Certification - Powered Paragliding

Powered Paragliding Pilot Certificates and Motorised Endorsements are issued for
persons wishing to act as pilot-in-command of a Powered Paraglider. The requirements
for issue and renewal of these certificates and where applicable, endorsements, are
detailed in this section of the Operations Manual.

The requirements for flight training( practical) and aeronautical knowledge ( theory)
necessary for each type of certificate are detailed in the following documents available
from the HGFA office
   • HGFA Restricted PPG Pilot Certificate
   • HGFA Intermediate PPG Pilot Certificate

7.9.1 Student PPG pilot certificate
7.9.1.1 Requirements for Issue
The requirements for Issue, Privileges, Authority for Issue and Period of Validity of a
Student PPG pilot certificate are the same requirements as for a Student Paragliding
pilot certificate ( 7.3.1.2 )except that the issue of certification must be authorised by a
Flight Instructor who holds themselves an Intermediate PPG Certificate

7.9.2 Restricted PPG pilot certificate
7.9.2.1 Requirements for Issue
An applicant for the issue of a Restricted PPG Pilot Certificate shall:

( a) have attained the age of 15 years

( b ) sign a declaration on the application form that his or her health is of a standard
equivalent to that required for the issue of a private motor vehicle drivers licence in
Australia

( c ) have successfully passed theory and in-flight examination in accordance with the
HGFA requirements for Restricted PPG Pilot Certificate. Thus demonstrating to an
appropriate HGFA instructor that he or she has reached the level of competency
required for the issue of a Restricted PPG Pilot Certificate

( d ) be a full member of the HGFA


7.9.2.2 Aeronautical Experience
Prior to undertaking a flight test for the issue of a Restricted PPG pilot certificate an
applicant shall:
( a ) have completed flight and ground training in accordance with the HGFA
requirements for the Restricted PPG Pilot Certificate or
( b ) having previous flying experience in powered paragliders at a level equivalent to, or
in excess of that required for a restricted PPG pilot.



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7.9.2.3 Privileges
A restricted PPG pilot certificate authorises the holder to act as a pilot-in-command of a
powered paraglider, subject to:
( a ) Operations limited to powered operations only
( b ) Operations limited to sites where operations are directly supervised by a PPG
Mentor or a Senior Safety Officer and under conditions considered by a PPG Mentor or
a Senior Safety Officer to be suitable for Restricted Pilots.
( c ) Any limitations imposed by a Duty Pilot, Safety Officer, Senior Safety Officer or the
owner of the site and/or the safety committee of the Club.
( d ) Operations being limited to within 25 nautical miles of the place at which the pilot
launched, unless accompanied by a Safety Officer, Senior Safety Officer or PPG Mentor
( e ) ( f ) ( g ) and Note: are as per7.3.2.4( restricted pilot certificate) privileges

7.9.2.4 Period of Validity
As per 7.3.2.5 (restricted pilot certificate )

7.9.2.5 Requirements for renewal
As per 7.3.2.6 ( restricted pilot certificate)

7.9.2.6 Authority for issue
As per 7.3.2.7 ( restricted pilot certificate)

7.9.3 Intermediate PPG pilot Certificate
7.9.3.1 Requirements for Issue
An applicant for the issue of an Intermediate PPG Pilot Certificate shall:

( a ) hold a valid Restricted PPG Certificate or Paragliding Motorised Endorsement and

( b ) sign a declaration on the application form that his or her health is of a standard
equivalent to that required for the issue of a private motor vehicle drivers licence in
Australia and

( c ) have successfully passed theory and in-flight examination in accordance with the
requirements of the HGFA requirements for Intermediate PPG Pilot Certificate. Thus
demonstrating to an appropriate HGFA Instructor or to a Club Senior Safety Officer,
who himself is the holder of an Intermediate PPG certificate, that he or she has reached
the level of competency required for the issue of an Intermediate PPG Pilot Certificate
and

( d ) be a full member of the HGFA

7.9.3.2 Aeronautical Experience
Prior to undertaking a flight test for the issue of an Intermediate PPG Pilot Certificate
an applicant shall:




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( a ) have completed a minimum of 25 hours flying experience over a minimum of 25
flying days in a Powered Paraglider or

( b ) if having previous flying experience in paragliders or hang gliders and have
completed at least 25 hours flying experience over a minimum of 25 flying days of which
a minimum of 15 hours flying experience must be gained in a powered paraglider

7.9.3.3 Privileges
An Intermediate PPG pilot Certificate authorises the holder to act as Pilot-in-Command
of a Powered Paraglider, subject to:
 ( a ) Any limitations imposed by a Duty Pilot or safety Officer, the owner of the site
and/or the safety committee of the Club.
 ( b ) Limitations specified within the HGFA Operations Manual and the Civil Aviation
Orders

7.9.3.4 Period of Validity
As per 7.3.3.5 (Intermediate pilot certificate)

7.9.3.5 Requirement for renewal
As per 7.3.3.6 ( intermediate pilot certificate)

7.9.3.5 Authority for issue
As per 7.3.3.7 ( intermediate pilot certificate)
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