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FOUNDERS

Mastermind and first president of APPI, David is directing APPI to ensure APPI best standards and propagation around the world. Accro pionner, SIV Master, David has large experience background in projects management, with unique simplicity and good humor.

Accro pioneer, Swiss champion, smile addict, Hervé Cerutti supported the APPI startup in administrative affairs in Switzerland, while APPI team is traveling around the world.

APPI webmaster, behind the computers, he is in charge of APPI IT system. Chris is a computer engineer fully dedicated to the project, a sweet and determinate man. Also APPI treasurer.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Paraglider designer and owner of 'Bruce Goldsmith Design' known as BGD World Paragliding Champion 2007, and also Hang Gliding Champion (Cross Country). Author of article series 'Icaristics' in XCmag, and '50 ways to fly better' Experienced SIV and advanced XC Instructor

In charge of APPI PPG and APPI Paratrike development, Alex is travelling everywhere. A complete adventure sports addict and a passionate Paragliding and Paramotor Master.

APPI webmaster, behind the computers, he is in charge of APPI IT system. Chris is a computer engineer fully dedicated to the project, a sweet and determinate man.

APPI
PPG
APPI
Paragliding
APPI
Paratrike

Pedagogical
committee

A Mechanical engineer, Manu has worked as a test pilot for 8 years in the devlopment team of the French paraglider brand Nervures. He was also in charge of quality and ageing control. Today his first activity is arranging and instructing Cross Country clinics around the world. Manu is also a journalist and author of the book Parapente Sauvage. The Flying Frog is internationally known for his amazing pictures and adventurous journeys around the world. Manu is president of the APPI paragliding pedagogical committee where his perfectionist streak is driving high (...)

Mastermind and first president of APPI, David is directing APPI to ensure APPI best standards and propagation around the world. Accro pionner, SIV Master, David has large experience background in projects management, with unique simplicity and good humor.

Paragliding since 1989, running Flying Fever Paragliding School since 1993. Competing and chosen for the British Team in 2005. In charge of womans training development for the British Paragliding competitions. Mother! Was a Mountain Rescue search dog handler.

french instructor licence number :031.10.0226.

Managing director of Entrenúvols school, based on Catalan Pyrenees (NE Spain), which specializes teaching paragliding (from beginners to acro or XC) and paragliding tandem flights. SIV instructor for 10 years EN test pilot

World Paragliding Champion 2007, Paraglider designer and owner of "Bruce Goldsmith Design" known as BGD, and also Hang Gliding Champion (Cross Country). Author of article series "Icaristics" in XCmag and "50 ways to fly better", experienced SIV and advanced XC Instructor.

Flying hang gliders fro 1982. Started paragliding from 1988. Compete at PWC from 1992 till 1995 Started compete at APWC in 2002 and still compete

FAI instructor and school owner since 1995. Competition pilot since 1993. Tandem pilot and tandem pilot for disable people

Ex-AirForce fighter pilot, pioneered/founded paragliding in the Mumbai-Pune (Kamshet) region. Training for past 15 years.

Spoken Language: ENGLISH, SPANISH, CROATIAN, CZECK, SLOVENIAN Working as paraglider instructor and owner of PG school in Mexico - FLUMEN. Certified instructor also by Croatian Civil Aviation Agency 00150. Adventure and APPI courses during whole year in Valle de Bravo. Specialized in flying and guiding for XC. Flying since 2005. Competitor in XC competitions since 2006. Flying PWC and FAI 1 and FAI 2 competitions. Ex Croatian Worlds representative, now Check representative PWC / FAI competitor. More about me: (...)

I have been teaching paragliding, flying tandems and leading tours since 1990

Representative
committee

Mastermind and first president of APPI, David is directing APPI to ensure APPI best standards and propagation around the world. Accro pionner, SIV Master, David has large experience background in projects management, with unique simplicity and good humor.

A Mechanical engineer, Manu has worked as a test pilot for 8 years in the devlopment team of the French paraglider brand Nervures. He was also in charge of quality and ageing control. Today his first activity is arranging and instructing Cross Country clinics around the world. Manu is also a journalist and author of the book Parapente Sauvage. The Flying Frog is internationally known for his amazing pictures and adventurous journeys around the world. Manu is president of the APPI paragliding pedagogical committee where his perfectionist streak is driving high (...)

World Paragliding Champion 2007, Paraglider designer and owner of "Bruce Goldsmith Design" known as BGD, and also Hang Gliding Champion (Cross Country). Author of article series "Icaristics" in XCmag and "50 ways to fly better", experienced SIV and advanced XC Instructor.

FAI instructor and school owner since 1995. Competition pilot since 1993. Tandem pilot and tandem pilot for disable people

I was born in Albania in 1972. I graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Technical University of Tirana. I start flying by myself on April 2001 and continued flying in my country, Albania, until 2005 when I met my instructor Mendo Veljanovski. From that moment I have experienced a big progress, aiming the highest level of this sport. I was part of World Acro Cup 2008 ( Acro Attack event) taking place in Oludeniz, Turkey. My flights’ number in one year is approximately 150. During my flying years, I have continuously tried to make this sport more popular in my country and raising it in (...)

Bosnian paragliding instructor BA/LSL-015

Flying from 2008.

Born in 1964 (Croatia) Paragliding pilot since 1996 Paragliding instructor since 2005 Tandem pilot since 2013 Acropilot since 2003 Paragliding examiner for CCAA Little experience in hanggliding and parachutism Leader of croatian Aeroclub Parafreek and paragliding school Certiified person for checking and servicing paragliders Responsible person for flying site Japetic Importer/distributor for several paragliding producers Former profession: electronic engineer, 6 years working as a teacher in high school (...)

Ex-AirForce fighter pilot, pioneered/founded paragliding in the Mumbai-Pune (Kamshet) region. Training for past 15 years.

Spoken Language: ENGLISH, SPANISH, CROATIAN, CZECK, SLOVENIAN Working as paraglider instructor and owner of PG school in Mexico - FLUMEN. Certified instructor also by Croatian Civil Aviation Agency 00150. Adventure and APPI courses during whole year in Valle de Bravo. Specialized in flying and guiding for XC. Flying since 2005. Competitor in XC competitions since 2006. Flying PWC and FAI 1 and FAI 2 competitions. Ex Croatian Worlds representative, now Check representative PWC / FAI competitor. More about me: (...)

Flying hang gliders fro 1982. Started paragliding from 1988. Compete at PWC from 1992 till 1995 Started compete at APWC in 2002 and still compete

Chinese Madarin/Cantonese, English, French

Managing director of Entrenúvols school, based on Catalan Pyrenees (NE Spain), which specializes teaching paragliding (from beginners to acro or XC) and paragliding tandem flights. SIV instructor for 10 years EN test pilot

Born in Warsaw/Poland. Flying since 1999. Competing since 2003. World Champion 2013. 2nd vice European Champion 2016. Polish Champion since 2011. Ski instructor since 1999.

Disciplinary &
Safety committee

Ex-AirForce fighter pilot, pioneered/founded paragliding in the Mumbai-Pune (Kamshet) region. Training for past 15 years.

A Mechanical engineer, Manu has worked as a test pilot for 8 years in the devlopment team of the French paraglider brand Nervures. He was also in charge of quality and ageing control. Today his first activity is arranging and instructing Cross Country clinics around the world. Manu is also a journalist and author of the book Parapente Sauvage. The Flying Frog is internationally known for his amazing pictures and adventurous journeys around the world. Manu is president of the APPI paragliding pedagogical committee where his perfectionist streak is driving high (...)

Flying hang gliders fro 1982. Started paragliding from 1988. Compete at PWC from 1992 till 1995 Started compete at APWC in 2002 and still compete

Spoken Language: ENGLISH, SPANISH, CROATIAN, CZECK, SLOVENIAN Working as paraglider instructor and owner of PG school in Mexico - FLUMEN. Certified instructor also by Croatian Civil Aviation Agency 00150. Adventure and APPI courses during whole year in Valle de Bravo. Specialized in flying and guiding for XC. Flying since 2005. Competitor in XC competitions since 2006. Flying PWC and FAI 1 and FAI 2 competitions. Ex Croatian Worlds representative, now Check representative PWC / FAI competitor. More about me: (...)

I have been teaching paragliding, flying tandems and leading tours since 1990

COLLABORATORS

Claire deals with cards and deliveries with good humor and an ever-present smile.

Marion is a Graphic Designer who has basic notions of paragliding, she is in charge of the design for the documents and the website.

1987 pioneer in paragliding learning with friends coming from chamonix with a 7 cells parachute. Since then learnin by myself jumping from mountains all over spain with the 9 clls Gredos from Cimsa and sportlite from UK. 1988 open the first school in Andalucia and running courses with german gliders Bicla and imported them 1988 working to create the Andalucian Aerial sport Federation and running the first spanish SVI courses. 1989 full time school Escuela Andaluza de Parapente and first paramotor tamdem with rotax 447 and parachute stile canopy, also first with solo engines always home (...)

GREAT PILOTS

“Flying is a dream—soar through the skies like a bird with Babu Adventure!” Sano BabuSunuwar has led many adventures across Nepal and beyond. He has 32 river first descents on Himalayan fed rivers to his name. Babu was the first person to successfully fly across Nepal by tandem paragliding (832km aerial distance). He is most well-known for flying from Mt. Everest (ultimately descending and then kayaking to the sea) earning National Geographic Adventure of the Year 2012. Babu was the only successful pilot to fly from the top of Africa, Kilimanjaro in 2013 at one of the biggest paragliding (...)

3-times Acrobatics World Cup Champion (2007 solo, 2011 solo and synchro) Professional paraglider pilot, extreme-sport athlete. Performer of the first Infinity Tumbling on a tandem paraglider and first commercial Infinity flights with passengers Inventor of the maneuvers "Misty Helico", "Cork-Screw", "Esfera", "Joker", Cowoy". Creator of the justACRO.com website Belowed sports: acrobatics paragliding cross country (XC) flying powered paragliding (paramotor) B.A.S.E. jumping / wingsuit flying mountain- and rock climbing skiing (...)

Moniteur Ski, Parapente et Paramoteur Triple vainqueur de coupe du monde en parapente acro. Instructeur SIV - Speed Riding Pilote cross country

World Paragliding Champion 2011 and PWCA Superfinal winner 2009. Charles likes to say: "and what? It doesn't mean you should stop training and learning!"



And you?

The passion upon which APPI was founded, has lead to APPI pilots coming together for challenging adventures, to develop paragliding around the world.


APPI projects improve the relationship between paragliding, the environment, education and adventure. We aim to enrich mankind’s understanding and encourage sensitivity, while offering challenges. APPI whish to manage project ideas from all over the world.