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WPPA to Host Annual Powered Parachute Clinic at EAA
March 10, 2016 - The celebration of flight in the Powered Parachute (PPC) is now in its 15th year and will be held in the Founders Wing at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Organized by the Wisconsin Powered Parachute Association (WPPA), the clinic is a mix of safety education and information, regulation updates, product offerings, enthusiasm, camaraderie and enjoyment for the powered parachute community and the public as well.
The annual event is meant to refresh pilot’s safety skills and renew the enthusiasm for flight. It brings together powered parachute, powered paraglider and sport pilots from around Wisconsin and neighboring states. Past speakers have included EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, EAA's Timm Bogenhagen, PPC manufacturers, Rotax engine technicians, and FAA spokespeople
The WPPA Clinic caters to both the experienced pilot and the beginner. Those interested in flying PPCs are able to meet with instructors, PPC dealers, and experienced pilots. Experienced pilots continue their education by learning regulation updates, reinforcing their skillset, and meeting new pilots to share experiences with. The WPPA fosters a network of pilots that can share experiences and enjoy flight together.
This clinic is also a “warm up” for the upcoming flying season and the WPPA Fly-In, held in New London, Wisconsin on June 24 and 25 of this year. The fly-in offers much PPC/PPG flying activity, as well as seminars, helicopter and plane rides, a pancake breakfast, fireworks, flying demonstrations, kid’s activities, large campfire, and more. Rustic camping with shower and toilet facilities as well as food and beverage will be available.
The clinic is free and open to the public, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the clinic starting at 9 a.m. Coffee, donuts, beverages, and lunch will be available onsite.