Becoming an Authorized WOR Instructor
To become an authorized WOR Instructor, a USHPA Instructor must:
Once an application has been reviewed and accepted, the candidate will be
invited to attend an Instructor clinic (to become authorized as a WOR Basic
Instructor) or a Observer clinic (to become authorized as a WOR Advanced
Instructor) administered by Dave Wills for hang gliders or Juan Laos for
- be a current WOR member,
- have a current USHPA Basic or Advanced Instructor appointment, and
- complete a WOR Instructor application and mail it to the WOR Business Address
listed on the WOR Contacts web page.
Blank WOR Instructor application forms are available in the Ed Levin landing
zone lockbox (combo 0911).
Applications are reviewed by the Ed Levin Site Committee.
The committee checks references, so please provide good phone numbers for
references on the application.
A Microsoft Word version or a Adobe Acrobat version of the WOR Instructor application can be downloaded.
The Word version can be saved when complete and sent in softcopy format as an
email attachment to the Ed Levin Site Committee chairman listed on the WOR Contacts web page.
Softcopy applications can be reviewed more quickly because they are
distributed via e-mail rather than snail mail.
Once the clinic has been successfully completed,
the Ed Levin Site Committee
chairman will sign the back of the applicant's WOR card to authorize the
applicant as a WOR Basic or Advanced Instructor.
Unless an applicant has extensive experience at Ed Levin and has demonstrated a
knowledge of and respect for the Ed Levin Site Procedures, a USHPA Advanced
Instructor must operate as a WOR Basic Instructor for at least a year before
being authorized as an WOR Advanced Instructor.
Among other things, a WOR Basic Instructor can not instruct pilots above the
300' launch and can not sponsor a pilot from any launch unless that pilot
already has a sign-off for the launch from a WOR Observer or WOR Advanced
See the Ed Levin Park Site Procedures for details.
WOR Instructor authorization can be revoked at any time, with or
without cause, by a majority vote of the Ed Levin Site Committee. A revocation can be appealed.
If an appeal is requested, it will be heard either orally or in writing at the
discretion of the Ed Levin Site Committee chairman.