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New (2013+) Pilot Examinations

The HPAC/ACVL pilot examinations can be downloaded by certified instructors. You MUST be logged in to the site, so that it knows you are an instructor, to be able to access that page! The exams are copy protected and the new password can be obtained from the Executive Director, or you may request the forms using the Exam Request Form.

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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.

Apr 30 2019   Top Top