Instructor Profile Information

Francesco Desantis

Email: powerglider@gmail.com
Phone: 773-295-2131

Conduct most training?
State: IA
Other: Instructor Certification at Major Fly-ins


Instructor Certifications

USPPA Foot Administrator
Certification Date: 01/01/2002

USPPA Tandem Administrator
Certification Date:

USPPA Foot Launch
Certification Date: 07/30/1991

USPPA High Wind
Certification Date: 05/22/2012

USPPA Tandem Foot Launch
Certification Date: 01/01/1998

Towing
Certification Date: 01/01/1995

USHPA
Certification Date: 01/01/1998

School Affiliation
School: Not Applicable
Other: UCANFLY2 - PowerGlider


Training Offered to Students

Type of Training:
United States Powered Paragliding Association (USPPA)

USPPA - Foot Launch:
PPG1-FL
PPG2-FL
PPG3-FL
PPG3-High Wind Special Skills
Instructor-FL
High Wind Instructor-FL
Tandem Instructor Trainee-FL
Tandem Instructor-FL

Towing:
Towing Certification

Towing used in instruction?
Yes

Tandem used in instruction?
Yes


Offers equipment sales?
Yes

Motor Brands?
Miniplane, Powerglider, iFlyer, Top 80

Wing Brands?
I do not import gliders. I do sell MacPara and Dudek to my own student pilots and past customers. No quotes on gliders for new customers sorry.

Harness Brands?
APCO paramotor harnesses.


Additional Information

We have a 5 acre training field. I do tow but right now the towing is not available until more grass field is grown on our farm. Training is with tandem flights during the summer in appropriate wind and weather. Tandem flying is limited to student pilots weighing 175lbs or less at the moment.