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Motions Passed at the HPAC/ACVL ADM, Winnipeg, Mb, 2009

Motion: Eliminate instructor rebate program. Michael and Amir put forward motion. All in favour except Cas voted against. 5 in favour 1 declined. Motion passed.

Motions Passed at the HPAC/ACVL ADM, Hamilton, On, April 10-11th, 2004

8. Instructor Membership Incentives

Motion: To establish a rebate system for instructors of $10 for each of his students who becomes an HPAC member as a newly rated novice pilot, to a maximum of their basic school insurance fee. Rebate will be issued upon receipt of the schools annual report with all newly rated novice pilots' names listed separately.
By Gerry Grossnegger. Seconded- Cas Wolan. Passed unanimously.

18. Instructor Liability Insurance/Defense Fund

Motion: To take any remainder of the School Insurance fee (Item 8: Instructor Membership Incentives) and redirect it towards a “Legal Defense Fund.”
Discussion: HPAC/ACVL would like to assist any schools or individuals that are under threat of legal action by creating a “Legal Defense Fund.” This money will be deposited only if the school insurance fee totals remain positive after the Instructor Membership Incentives are disbursed.
The fund will be accessible for incidents that occur after the establishment of the fund.
Action: Mike Miller and Michael Fuller will create A PRD, due by May 10th. In addition the Business Manager will look further into the relationship an organization such as the HPAC/ACVL/acvl would have on a collective liability protection plan as organized by the Fed. Tourism Initiative.
By Mike Miller. Seconded- by Cas Wolan. Passed unanimously.

HPAC/ACVL Instructor Program

The HPAC/ACVL manages an Instruction Certification Program and a Tandem Endorsement Program that are detailed in two PRDs:

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The following documents may be of use to instructors. These are not official HPAC/ACVL documents and the HPAC/ACVL makes no guarantee about their accuracy.

Mark Kowalsky, the HPAC/ACVL legal adviser, submits these two waivers as example of waivers that could be used by schools. Instructors using this form do so on their own responsibility and neither Mark Kowalsky nor the HPAC/ACVL makes any claim as to their suitability for any particular use.

  • School Waiver example: doc pdf
  • Tandem Waiver example: doc pdf

The HPAC Towing Procedure Manual is a compilation of information from documents by HGFA, USHGA, NZHGPA, several schools, instructors, and many other knowledgeable and experienced sources. It is the HPAC recommended resource for instructors designing towing courses for their students.

"Towing Aloft" by Dennis Pagan and Bill Bryden is the official USHGA recommended manual for tow operators and instructors.

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