Membership FAQs

What is a 10-Day / Temporary / Affliate membership?

New students and visiting pilots may be eligible to join USHPA as Affiliate members. These memberships are temporary, lasting only 10 days from the time of application, so they are commonly referred to as "10-Day" or temporary memberships.

How do I get a 10-Day / Temporary / Affiliate membership?

Affiliate memberships for Students are only available from USHPA certified Schools or Instructors  and provide 10 days of insurance coverage while taking lessons, including participating as a passenger during a tandem instructional flight. The application also includes a Student rating.

Visiting pilots may obtain an Affiliate membership either from a USHPA certified Instructor or from an authorized representative of a USHPA Chapter , or an organizer during a sanctioned or accredited event. An Affiliate membership provides Third Party Liability Insurance for international pilots. Note that Affiliate members are not eligible for ratings higher than "Student"; international pilots must show proof of proficiency via ratings from their homeland rating organization together with an IPPI Card. For more information, see International pilot information

What is a 60 Day Student Membership

New students taking lessons may join USHPA online now. The 60 Day Student Membership is aimed at students taking introductory lessons and provides insurance coverage, access to student level rating tests online, and students can be granted student level ratings online by their instructors. A student must work with an instructor to complete the online verification process and must have a mobile device capable of receiving text (SMS) messages. This is a one-time-only membership and the student's phone number or email cannot be in our records already. Students with this membership also qualify to join USHPA at anytime during the 60 day period with a full time, annual Pilot Membership for a discount of $25 ($125 instead of $150).

Can I join USHPA online?

Yes! You can now join USHPA online by working with an instructor to complete the identity verification process. You must have a mobile device capable of receiving text (SMS) messages, and your phone number and email address cannot be in our records already. You may also use a hard copy (on paper) with original signatures. There are no group memberships. Print paper form

When can I renew my USHPA membership?

Members may renew online up to 90 days before the expiration of their current membership. If your membership has already expired, you may still renew online. Renew online  

As of August 1, 2023 all renewals must be completed through the online portal. The only exception to this rule is for minors who must still complete their membership applications via the paper process.   

How do I join USHPA?

New members may join USHPA online here. After completing the application, waiver and payment, members must have their memberships activated by a current USHPA instructor. The sign up and activation process can be reviewed in this video tutorial

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