These seminars are intended for tandem pilots and instructors who are already working as professionals - whether they have a certification from another education system or not - and want to have their skills recognized in the APPI system.

They are also designed for APPI certified professionals that want to update and refresh their knowledge.

Pro-workshops are also open to individual pilots that want to get the latest knowledge about gear ageing, flight mechanics and piloting, performance flying, weather forecasting and safety. Individual pilots attending for knowledge improvement only purposes do not need to take the exam and no certification is issued.

A) To register for a Pro-workshop in order to get an APPI professional qualification you must provide:

  • A first aid certificate.
  • Proof of advanced SIV certified by an APPI SIV master or video showing the following mandatory maneuvers:
    • pitch control on dynamic spiral exit,
    • side collapse, autorotation and recovery,
    • stall, backfly, recovery,
    • spin min 180° + recovery,
    • deep spiral damped exit.

If the master in charge has any doubt about practical skills, he might ask for a solo demo flight prior to any tandem flight.

  • Solo tasks include:
    • clean take off with safety check,
    • 2x360 exit on axis in less than 15 sec glider stabilized,
    • pitch and pitch control,
    • landing with 4 sec minimum straight final in a 15m diameter target.

If you are tandem pilot

  • To qualify for APPI pro tandem pilot, you should provide proof of a minimum of:
    • 3 years experience paragliding activity,
    • one year tandem operating,
    • 150 tandem flights as pilot.

Upon the result of the exam, if not failed, the master instructor in charge may validate non commercial tandem pilot status as either “pending” or “validated”, or APPI pro tandem pilot.

If you are paragliding instructor

And you want to have your skills recognized in the APPI system you should attend a 10-12 days Pro-workshop and take its exams. The first part of the workshop is common with the tandem workshop described above, the second part is fully focused on pedagogy applied to paragliding teaching, and guiding safety procedures and techniques.
  • To qualify for If you are paragliding instructor, you should provide proof of a minimum of:
    • 4 years paragliding activity,
    • 40 tandem flights as pilot,
    • 15 students taught from first flights to first autonomy (IPPI 3).
  • Each Pro-workshop concludes with a highest possible certification of APPI Assistant instructor if the following key points are validated:
    • trim control,
    • APPI system,
    • at least non commercial tandem qualification,
    • pedagogical session,
    • student guiding,
    • theory grade must be above or equal to 3/5.
  • If any qualifications are not validated, the master in charge will give to the student a clear road-map of what they need to do to improve. Standard procedure is that the student should re-take the exams at a forthcoming pro workshop, attend the full workshop is not mandatory.

B) If the above listed key points are validated with tandem operation showing perfect procedures, student guiding being solid and professional, and a theory grade equal to 4/5 or above, then the student is eligible for the final Instructor exam.

Instructor validation is obtained thru a check with a master after the end of the workshop. During this check, the student has to:

APPI international show they handles perfectly the APPI website, documents and student registration….

APPI international show they masters APPI pedagogical tools,

APPI international give theoretical course to students,

APPI international give practical course on the field prepared with the APPI session tool,

APPI international show good safety management.

If the practical course does not involve flight, they will also guide at least one student at take off, in flight and in approach and landing.

C) Instructors with Swiss or French tandem or instructor certification

Please contact the secretary for simplified procedure.

D) APPI pro-workshops are conducted by APPI masters with the agreement of the APPI pedagogical committee

They might be assisted by APPI instructors.

E) In cases where the pro-workshop issues the following certification

- Tandem pro, assistant instructor and instructor -

At least one of the Masters involved in the certification must be from a foreign country, with no commercial interest in the country the workshop is given (avoidance of conflicts of interest).

F) Participation in the Pro workshop

Leads to a certification that will be dated, added to the pilot’s APPI profile, and will certify that the tandem pilot or APPI instructor updated his knowledge.

APPI does not make any profit on the workshops, the price is fixed freely by the masters who organize it. We strive to keep a low cost to enable everyone to participate.

List of the forthcoming workshops and pro-courses:

En progreso
37 Taller : Pro-Equivalences, Desde 04 Aug 2017 Hasta 01 Jan 2019

Con Manu Bonte, APPI Equivalence, Patrick TROUBET-LACOSTE.

APPI permanent pro-workshop for swiss and french pro equivalences

48 Taller : Nepal, Sirkot, Desde 25 Nov 2018 Hasta 02 Dec 2018

Con Dale Covington, Olivier Cotasson.
Escuela asociada: The Babu Adventures International School NEP

Endorsed by Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal

Ningún curso activo

Previous workshops

  • 47 - France, Rotherens 73110, Desde 25 Jun 2018 Hasta 02 Jul 2018
  • 42 - Kosovo, Prizeren, Desde 21 Apr 2018 Hasta 30 Apr 2018
  • 43 - Argentina, El Bolson, patagonia, Desde 12 Feb 2018 Hasta 16 Feb 2018
  • 38 - Greece, N.Panteleimonas ,60065 Pieria Olympus, Desde 19 Nov 2017 Hasta 28 Nov 2017
  • 40 - Bulgaria, sopot, Desde 20 Oct 2017 Hasta 27 Oct 2017
  • 39 - Spain, Ager, Desde 16 Oct 2017 Hasta 28 Oct 2017
  • 28 - United States, Salt Lake City, Utah, Desde 01 Apr 2017 Hasta 10 Apr 2017
  • 30 - Greece, Paleos Panteleimonas, Mount Olympus, Desde 01 Apr 2017 Hasta 10 Apr 2017
  • 31 - Colombia, Jerico, Antioquia, Desde 02 Mar 2017 Hasta 11 Mar 2017
  • 26 - Mexico, Valle de Bravo, México, Desde 24 Oct 2016 Hasta 02 Nov 2016
  • 27 - Iran, Teheran, Desde 13 Oct 2016 Hasta 23 Oct 2016
  • 23 - Dominican Republic, Jarabacoa, Desde 01 Jun 2016 Hasta 09 Jun 2016
  • 13 - United States, Salt Lake City, Desde 21 May 2016 Hasta 30 May 2016
  • 18 - Russia, Verhniy Chegem, North Caucasus area, Desde 01 May 2016 Hasta 10 May 2016
  • 19 - Greece, Sikaminea, Mount Olympus area, Desde 03 Apr 2016 Hasta 12 Apr 2016
  • 20 - India, Kamshet, Desde 28 Mar 2016 Hasta 04 Apr 2016
  • 12 - Argentina, El Boson, Patagonia, Desde 04 Dec 2015 Hasta 12 Dec 2015
  • 14 - Turkey, Oludeniz, Desde 16 Oct 2015 Hasta 22 Oct 2015
  • 11 - Bulgaria, Sopot, Desde 15 Sep 2015 Hasta 30 Sep 2015
  • 10 - Greece, Sikaminea, Mount Olympus area, Desde 06 Jun 2015 Hasta 12 Jun 2015
  • 7 - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Desde 05 May 2015 Hasta 11 May 2015
  • 5 - Colombia, Medellin, Desde 09 Mar 2015 Hasta 16 Mar 2015
  • 6 - Philippines, Mindanao, Sarangani Bay, Safi ranch, Desde 06 Mar 2015 Hasta 08 Mar 2015
  • 9 - Colombia, Roldanillo, Desde 01 Dec 2014 Hasta 10 Dec 2014
  • 4 - China, Hangzhou, Desde 30 Aug 2014 Hasta 04 Sep 2014
  • 2 - Montenegro, Herceg Novi, Desde 07 Apr 2014 Hasta 14 Apr 2014
  • 8 - Colombia, Cocorna, Desde 01 Mar 2014 Hasta 10 Mar 2014
  • 1 - Ecuador, Ibarra, Desde 09 Dec 2013 Hasta 21 Dec 2013

More workshops and pro-courses planned: