Add to cart Tandem Clinic $695.00 To become a Tandem Instructor you need an Advanced rating, Turbulence sign-off, AND minimum 200 hours of logged air time OR 100 hours with 500 flights of at least 500 ft. vertical descent OR 100 hours with 500 flights of 2 minutes duration or longer. The Tandem Instructor Rating is regarded as the highest rating a pilot can achieve according to Eagle Paragliding. This rating requires Tandem Instructors to represent our sport to the public at large. This rating requires pilot experience, skill, and judgment. We are granted the ability to fly tandems as an instructional flight by the FAA. This exemption is renewed if all tandem pilots operating in the United States continue to follow the guidelines of the exemption.