Professional qualifications

The APPI Non-commercial Tandem Pilot rating is the first step of APPI Professional rating. You want to learn a safe way to share your passion of flying, join an APPI tandem course!

The APPI tandem course is open to pilots with APPI advanced pilot qualification or equivalent. Note, no minors can take the Tandem course...

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The APPI Pro Tandem Pilot qualification certifies tandem pilots with solid tandem skills and experience. This qualification is obtained by passing an exam that evaluates the professionalism of the tandem pilot, his ability to work efficiently with a high safety level….

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The Assistant Instructor rating is the first qualification in APPI for those who are eager to teach paragliding. Assistant Instructors provide student pilots with quality knowledge and skill development through APPI programs and courses. They operate under the supervision of an APPI Instructor or Master.

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APPI Instructors have a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Their pedagogical abilities in teaching paragliding make them a solid choice to learn paragliding from….

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APPI Master Instructors are experienced instructors who have achieved the highest APPI Instructor ratings. Master Instructors have a wealth of experience in conducting a wide range of programs and courses. Master Instructors are committed in the development of the APPI educational system. They influence changes to APPI programs and standards.

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Professional certifications

SIV Tandem is issued to tandem pilots that explored the limits of their tandem glider under the supervision of an Siv instructor and showed the necessary skills to control it in extreme situations.
Certification issued by an APPI SIV instructor.

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Advanced Tandem pilot is a tandem pilot that has perfo certification in solo, and SIV tandem certification.
According to APPI rules, this certification is mandatory to go XC in tandem.
Certification issued automatically by an master instructor having the XC instructor certification.

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Group Leaders are APPI Tandem Pilots who have the skill to guide groups of pilots.
Certification issued by an master instructor having the APPI XC instructor certification.

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APPI Sky Guides are XC Instructors who have demonstrated a thorough experience in guiding paragliding groups, with bivouac flight experience.
Certification issued by an master instructor having the XC instructor certification.

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SIV Instructors are competent to run SIV courses to APPI standards.
Certification issued by an SIV & Acro master instructor.

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APPI Acro & D-bag Trainer are instructors in acrobatic flights, with D-bag technique knowledge.
Certification issued by an SIV & Acro master instructor.

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APPI XC Instructors are experienced instructors who have top skills in cross country flying.
Certification issued by an master instructor having the XC instructor certification.

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Instructor specialized in speed-riding, speed riding is about ski on snow while flying a small glider loaded in excess of 5kg/m2 flat area.

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Handi Fly Tandem pilots not only master the techniques to fly passengers with limited mobility, but also have extensive knowledge on how to take care of passengers with a wide range of different disabilities to provide them the best possible experience.
Certification issued by an APPI handifly master instructor.

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Handifly instructors are instructors that are dedicated in teaching how to operate tandem flying with disabled passengers, Also they are dedicated to teach paragliding to disabled people with a wide range of disabilities.
Certification issued by an Handi Fly master instructor.

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Professional technical certifications

APPI Pro Rescue Packer successfully completed a course on how to recognize, inspect, pack and install different models of reserve and in various kinds of paragliding harness or containers.

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Control and maintenance expert master a wide range of techniques to inspect glider, harness, reserve and other accessories. He is able to decide their airworthiness.

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Control and maintenance instructor is competent to teach techniques to inspect glider, harness, reserve and other accessories.

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Certifies that the owner is able to operate, clean and repair a winch and is able to winch to tow paragliders.

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Winch instructor certifies that the owner is competent to teach how to operate, clean and repair different types of winch in order to tow paragliders. He has a wide knowledge of the different winching techniques.

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First Aid instructor is a monitor of the International Red Cross, Red Crescent or equivalent, allowed to teach first aid and issue first aid certificate.

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