Thanks Mark for joining back in.
Regarding Joe Faust who is both here and there, on the Oz Report all you have to do is click the Ignore button and you'll never see a post from him again.
Unfortunately you didn't address any of the questions that I have asked.
Do you know if any schools beyond the nine are asking for commercial liability insurance and are willing and able to pay for it?
Has the USHPA done a representative survey to determine if the schools wants PASA certification and the requirement for USHPA commercial liability insurance?
It will cover instruction that is strictly non-commercial only.
I must admit I do not understand why you even write such things. Hell will be pretty cold when free instruction is much of an issue. I guess you're covered if you give advice or mentor a pilot.
Here is a question for you.
All of our hang gliding competitions take place at either flight parks or locations which have site/event insurance. The flight parks are obviously commercial businesses. The competitions themselves are commercial businesses. The towing operations are commercial businesses (at the flight park) or commercial businesses set up at remote locations.
"USHPA's site insurance policy will no longer cover any claims against landowners for accidents related to commercial activity. Commercial activity (training, tandems, clinics) will be prohibited at insured sites unless conducted by a flight school/affiliated instructor with separate commercial coverage for that landowner."
How does this relate to our towing competitions? As far as I know none of the towing operations have commercial liability insurance. In fact I am aware of the fact that the towing operations are doing tandems before the competition starts on each day.
Our first competition is in early April. When will PASA certification be available?
So what if these commercial operations decide not to get insurance through PASA or the USHPA, that means that we can not have event insurance for our events?