USHPA/PASA CERTIFIED TANDEM & ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR Sam Crocker had his first solo flight in 1998 and was hooked on paragliding. After joining USHPA in 2001 and passing his P2 certification, his goal was to be the best pilot he could be through continuing education and practice. Flying, kiting his wing, and sharing flying with others is his passion. This passion has driven him to become a tandem pilot and instructor for this awesome sport. Sam's ability to connect with his students with patience and clarity provides a great environment for learning. He loves to have fun and it shows in his teaching style.