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All pilots and student pilots are required to maintain an accurate log of all their flights and training sessions by both the IHPA and the IAA. Student pilots are required to have their Student's Training Record & Log Book signed by their instructor at the end of each day's training to show that it is a true and accurate record. Pilots may be required by the IAA to sign a statement that their log book is a true and accurate record if they are applying for an exemption.

Pilot's Log Book

For each flight you should record the Date, the Location of the flying site, the Wind and Weather Conditions (strength, direction, gusts, sky conditions) the Duration of your flight and a note as to whether you were flying in thermic or ridge-soaring conditions. You should also record the location of your landing site whether you top-land, bottom land or fly cross-country. You should also use your log book to record any accidents you have and any damage that your glider or equipment sustains, along with any repairs carried out. You should also record each time your wing is serviced or has parts replaced (uprights, side-wires, risers, etc.) At the end of every year you should add up the total number of hours you were flying for and record this. This information is required when you renew your IHPA membership. Pilots may like to download a Pilot's Log Book Spreadsheet, using the link above, and use it to record their flights and flying experiences.

Student's Training Record & Log Book

Each student should be automatically issued with an IHPA Student's Training Record & Log Book when they start their training. There are separate books covering Para Pro, for students learning to paraglide, and Safe Pro, for students learning to hang glide. Students should use these log books to record all their flight details (as described for the Pilot's Log Book) as well as recording what exercises they were practicing during each training session. Students must have their log books signed by their instructor at the end of each day's training, and must in turn sign the Instructor's Teaching Log Book. This 'double entry' system has become necessary for legal reasons and also serves to remind the instructor when a student was last out training and what exercises they were practicing last. The IHPA Training & Flight Safety Officer will need to verify each Student's Training Record & Log Book with the instructor before a new Para Pro or Safe Pro rating can be awarded. Students are reminded that they must remain under direct supervision of their instructor until they have successfully completed Para Pro 2 or Safe Pro 2, and must remain under indirect supervision (flying with the school) until they have successfully completed Para Pro 3 or Safe Pro 3. So, the quicker you can demonstrate your experience and proficiency with logged flights the sooner you can start flying outside the school.

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