PPG Tandem (Trike) Pilot Course

The PPG Tandem (Trike) Pilot course is a 3 day course and provides the Pilot with the PPG Tandem (Trike) qualification. The Pilot should have completed the PPG 2 Pilot course and should have at least 50 hours of Pilot-in-command flying experience. After the completion of this course the Pilot is authorized to give joyrides or air experience to interested people. The Pilot has to fly tandem under the supervision of an instructor for a minimum of 50 flights and a total of 5 hours of flight time before flying independently or flying at a different site.

Pre-requisites/Course contents/Obligation

To enroll in a PPG Tandem (Trike) Pilot course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PPG 2 Pilot or have a similar certification from another training organization.
  • Have a minimum age of 16 years old
  • Must have completed at least 100 flights & 50 hours of pilot-in-command flying
  • Respect safety rules and quality standards
  • After enrolling the student must

  • Complete the PPG Tandem (trike) Pilot theoretical course consisting of at least 3 lectures and one oral exam.
  • Complete minimum 3 day course with a certified instructor consisting of the following PPG Tandem (Trike) Pilot training syllabus.
  • Do’s & Don’ts of Tandem Flying
  • Safety and security of passengers
  • Lecture on Air safety and security of passengers
  • Psychological facts of passengers.
  • Weight & balance (CG position)
  • Obstruction of view and the related problems
  • Engine and the power requirement
  • Wing loading and various load factors including G forces
  • Feel & Performance of the glider
  • Tandem Pilot oral exam
  • Emergencies during flights and their remedies
  • Transition from Solo flying to Tandem Flying
  • Hang point position and their correct adjustment
  • Two take offs , circuits and landings to get the feel of the power input and the feel of the pressure of the glider
  • Two flights for practicing low runs, flare timing and touch downs
  • One flight to get the feel of the wing loading in various flight maneuvers
  • Communication practice
  • Emergencies and recoveries
  • Two flights to practice dead stick landings
  • One flight to understand the heavy sink rate during a sharp turn
  • Three unassisted take offs and landings with another Pilot on board
  • At least 20 flights with passengers to be flown under the supervision of an Insturctor.


The PPG Tandem trike Pilot shall appear the oral exam.