HPDE 1 Lead / Follow Program
The NASA Great Lakes region Lead / Follow Program has 3 elements:
- Required Familiarity and Testing of Drills, Procedures and classroom material PRIOR to the required Friday 1/2 day L/F training program
- The Friday Training program (A one time $25 charge that aslo includes free Friday test and tune track time UNLESS you've already registered for a Friday Test and Tune in that case it's FREE). Basically this is a Friday liability issue and by registering you are covered should anything happen. This is true for all events btw.
- The actual Sat and Sun HPDE 1 Lead / Follow instruction pairing you with 2 follow students.
Familiarity of the program and testing on L/F methods occurs prior to the Friday on-track training. Because there is so much NEW classroom info and NEW instructing techniques used by the right-seat instructor, the following steps must be taken to help you succeed. Our overall goal is to prepare you to be successful on Friday so you and your assigned students can have a great experience on Saturday and Sunday. The following familiarity training uses these steps in this order:
Step 1. Register for a future Friday NASA GL event. It's $25 and you'll have free Friday Test and Tune track time in your respective run group. You need not register for this event and pay $25 IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR FRIDAY TEST AND TUNE.
Step 2. Watch this Lead / Follow video webinar hosted by MSF as it provides a wonderful background on Lead / Follow along with some good best practices. There are a few questions on the exam that relate to information provided on this 70 minute video.
Step 3. Read and become familiar with these documents. All of them are on the famialiarity exam. (Recommend you print them out as they are easier to reference).
Step 4. Watch this short video which describes the Friday L / F training program. It will give you a great idea of what to expect. (coming soon)
Step 5. Take this familiarity exam. It will get you up to speed with our L / F program so your Friday L / F training is successful. The exam is largely based on the STEP 3 documents above.
That's it. Follow the steps and get your Lead / Follow certification. Going forward we will have this training in both our Initial Instructor training along with re-occruing current approved Great Lakes Instructor. For vehicle prep please add a large "X" on your back and front windows so both your students and other instructors know who is in control.
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THE INTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT IS TO CONVEY IMPORTANT INFORMATION SO THAT A PARTICIPANT CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ABOUT WHICH GROUP TO CHOOSE. IN THE INTERESTS OF SAFE, SERIOUS, FUN, DRIVERS SIGNING UP FOR A GROUP FOR WHICH THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED WILL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES, INCLUDING A 1 YEAR SUSPENSION OR FORFEITURE OF NASA MEMBERSHIP. WHEN IN DOUBT, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE LOWER GROUP. DRIVERS CAUSING “TRAINS” WILL BE ASKED TO MOVE BACK TO A LOWER RUN GROUP.