USHPA Monthly Board Meeting

Date, agenda, and registration link for USHPA's next monthly, remote board of directors meeting.

Image titleUSHPA members are invited to our upcoming remote board meeting! Meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Please register by the deadline below to attend. We hope to see you there!

February meeting:

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm MT
Registration link: Register here
Registration deadline: Monday, February 22 at 5:00 pm MT

March meeting and 2020 Awards Ceremony:

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: Awards ceremony 5:40 pm MT; board meeting 6:00 pm MT
Registration link: Register here
Registration deadline: Monday, March 22 at 5:00 pm MT (friends and family are also welcome to attend the awards ceremony)

The meeting will be held online via a RingCentral conference call, and all members are invited to attend (remember to register by the deadline using the link below). Many members have expressed an interest in better understanding how USHPA operates, who makes decisions, and the organization's financial picture. Come to a board meeting and find out!

The next in-person USHPA board meeting will be held in fall 2021 after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please see here for details about the next in-person meeting.

Online Meeting Registration and Access

Online meeting access is available to members as a member benefit and to keep you informed of USHPA’s efforts to further our mission.

February meeting:

Registration link: Register here
Registration deadline: Monday, February 22 at 5:00 pm MT

March meeting and 2020 Awards Ceremony:

Registration link: Register here
Registration deadline: Monday, March 22 at 5:00 pm MT (friends and family are also welcome to attend the awards ceremony)

The board has discussed opening meetings to the public, but doing so would create additional hurdles that would ultimately result in less access on a regular basis to members. This is due to every individual present, not just directors, being required to provide their approval to be broadcast for each meeting. It would also require that each individual provide releases related to their likeness and permission to use for broadcast purposes. Since non-approval to be broadcast could be provided by attendees at any point up to the meeting start, any denials would result in last minute cancellations of meeting broadcasts. This seemed problematic if we wanted to keep our target audience informed on a regular basis.

Agenda and Schedule

Draft agenda for February meeting (subject to change):

  • (Coming soon)

Previous Meeting Summary

January meeting

USHPA's January remote board meeting took place on Tuesday, January 26. In total, 20 members registered for the meeting and 13 attended.

A brief summary of the January meeting is provided below:

  • USHPA is doing better financially than expected at the end of 2020 because expenses were kept low and there was higher than expected revenue
  • The office is working on a system to allow instructors to submit pilot ratings online
  • The Awards Committee proposed new awards for longest flights and other ways to increase engagement
  • The Competition Committee discussed national team selection. PG will use 4/1/2020 as the ranking date for determining the national team, HG is still being determined
  • Adopted a new framework for committee chairs to use for presentations to the board
  • Divided the Safety and Training Committee by wing type (HG and PG), and renamed the committees “Training and Certification”
  • The Tandem Committee introduced a new PG tandem administrator candidate, Max Marien, and his appointment was approved by the board
  • Bill Hughes replaced Mark Forbes as co-chair of the Finance and Insurance committees
  • The board agreed to provisionally renew all examiner appointments, for further review and potential changes during the February meeting
  • Approved holding the annual awards ceremony at the beginning of the March online board meeting

A draft of the full meeting minutes will be available soon.

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