Pro-courses are designed for teaching tandem or teaching instruction to people that have no experience in those fields, or an experience below the required experience for pro-workshops.

Pro-workshops are designed for validation of experimented tandem pilots or instructors that want to have their skills recognized in APPI.

Click to see pro-workshops and pro-courses schedule.

APPI offers 5 types of classes :
 APPI tandem pro-course : recommended duration 12 days.
 APPI tandem pro-workshop : recommended duration 7 days.
 APPI assistant instructor pro-course pure pedagogy : recommended duration 20 days.
 APPI instructor pro-workshop pure pedagogy : recommended duration 8 days.
 APPI full tandem + instructor pro-workshop, for specific public having extremely broad experience in instruction AND tandem operating, and deep theory knowledge. Recommended duration 9 days.

Pro-courses

Tandem pilots or instructors whose experience does not match the requirement to enter the tandem or the instructor pro-workshop shall apply for the pro-course.

Also experienced tandem pilots or instructors having no opportunity to attend a pro-workshop may take advantage of a pro-course to validate their skills in APPI. In that case their experience will be taken in consideration according to the pro-workshop experience requirements. They may present the exam at the end of the course and get the certification they deserve according to their skills, knowledge, and experience upon APPI standards.

Go to the tandem pro-course here or to the assistant instructor pro-course here.

Pro-workshops

APPI pro-workshops are seminars 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 do not take exam and no certification is issued.

A) General requirements to register for a Pro-workshop.

in order to get an APPI professional qualification at the end of the course you must :

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Submit a first aid certificate.
  • Submit proof of advanced SIV certified by an APPI SIV master or video showing the following mandatory maneuvers :
    • Spiral dive damped exit.
    • Pitch control.
    • Stall, back fly, exit.
    • Spin 360 degrees mini., exit.
    • Maintained asymmetrical collapse, autorotation SAT type, exit.

The footage will be made from two cameras, one on the ground, the other one on the knee or the foot. And edit of that type will be provided : youtu.be/aYkBDtdm284.

Submit a video Video of tandem flight featuring Safety procedures according to APPI (cf APPI tandem-routine), takeoff approach and landing, and the timed maneuvers of the APPI exam (720° and figure 8) (cf tandem pro-workshop info).

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 :

  1. clean take off with safety check,
  2. spiral 720° exit on axis in less than 15 sec glider stabilized,
  3. pitch and pitch control,
  4. landing with 4 sec minimum straight final in a 15m diameter target.

B) TANDEM PRO-WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS

You are an experienced Tandem pilot and you want to have your skills recognized in the APPI system you should attend a tandem Pro-workshop and pass its exams.

  • To qualify for APPI non commercial tandem pilot, you should provide proof of a minimum of :
    • 2 years paragliding activity,
    • 50 tandem flights as pilot documented.
  • 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 documented.

Contents and Exams are similar to APPI tandem courses.

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 status as either “pending” or “validated”.

C) INSTRUCTOR PRO-WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS

You are an experienced Instructor and you want to have your skills recognized in the APPI system you have to attend first a tandem pro-workshop or a tandem pro-course and validate at least non commercial tandem pilot. Then apply for an instructor Pro-workshop and pass their exams.

Instructor pro-workshop is fully focused on pedagogy applied to paragliding teaching, and guiding safety procedures and techniques.

  • To qualify for APPI instructor proworkshop, you should provide proof of a minimum of :
    • 4 years paragliding activity,
    • 2 years tandem operating, 150 tandem flights as pilot,
    • 2 years instructor activity,15 students taught from first flights to first autonomy (IPPI 3),
    • at least non commercial tandem validated thru APPI proworkshop or pro-course (not by equivalence).

Contents and Exams are similar to APPI ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR course.

If the exam is not fully validated, the master in charge will give to the participant a clear road-map of what they need to do to improve. Standard procedure is that the participant should re-take the exams at a forthcoming pro workshop, repeat attendance of the full workshop is usually not mandatory unless the master advises it.

• Each Pro-workshop concludes with a highest possible certification of APPI instructor in progress

D) INSTRUCTOR FINAL EXAM

  • If the following key points are validated :
    • Glider’s trim control,
    • APPI system exam,
    • at least non commercial tandem qualification, with tandem operation showing perfect procedures,
    • pedagogical session,
    • student guiding solid and professional,
    • theory grade above or equal to 4/5.
      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 :
 show they handle perfectly the APPI website, documents and student registration….
 show they master APPI pedagogical tools,
 give theoretical course to students,
 give practical course in the field prepared with the APPI session tool,
 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.

E) Equivalence

Instructors with Swiss or French tandem or instructor certification may contact the secretary for simplified procedure. This simplified procedure gives limited prerogatives and excludes tandem certification. To get full prerogatives attend a pro-workshop is mandatory.

F) Permanent actualisation

APPI tandem pilots, assistant instructors or instructors are encouraged to attend Pro-workshop when they have the chance. This leads to an update of the certification date 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.


More workshops planned :

List of the forthcoming pro-workshops and pro-courses : Click on it for details.

A venir
73 Pro-workshop Tandem - Turkey, Oludeniz, Du 11 Feb 2020 jusqu'à 17 Feb 2020

Avec Shahin Fallah, yigit yildirim.
École partenaire: Iran Paragliding School

Pro-workshop Tandem
For information and registration : iranparaglidingschool@gmail.com

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76 Pro-workshop Instructeur - Turkey, Pamukkale, Du 15 Mar 2020 jusqu'à 23 Mar 2020

Avec Manu Bonte.

Instructor pro-workshop.
For information contact the school Denizli Paragliding In Turkey :
artooshghafourian@yahoo.com

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67 Pro-workshop Tandem - Bolivia, ., Du 20 Mar 2020 jusqu'à 28 Mar 2020

Avec Marko Hrgetic.
École partenaire: Paragliding school Flumen (Escuela de Vuelo)

Pro-workshop Tandem pilot, Bolivia, 20th to 28th March 2019, with Master Instructor Marko Hrgetic.
For any information and registration : info@aprendeavolar.com.mx

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77 Pro-workshop Maintenance - Japan, Tsukuba, Du 30 Mar 2020 jusqu'à 06 Apr 2020

Avec Manu Bonte, Naohisa Okada.
École partenaire: JMB Fujimi Panorama Paraglider School

Pro-workshop Maintenance for Control & Maintenance Expert.
More Information and registration, tel/whatsapp : +81 90 1461 5005, email : okada.n1969@gmail.com

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Previous pro-workshops and pro-courses

  • 71 Pro-workshop Tandem - Turkey, Oludeniz, Du 12 Jan 2020 jusqu'à 18 Jan 2020
  • 65 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Russia, Sochi, Krasnaja Polyana, Du 07 Dec 2019 jusqu'à 17 Dec 2019
  • 68 Pro-workshop Tandem - Turkey, ., Du 26 Nov 2019 jusqu'à 01 Dec 2019
  • 69 Pro-workshop Tandem - Colombia, ., Du 24 Nov 2019 jusqu'à 30 Nov 2019
  • 70 Pro-cours Tandem - Greece, Mount Olympus, Du 17 Nov 2019 jusqu'à 24 Nov 2019
  • 66 Pro-workshop Tandem - Peru, Cusco, Du 14 Nov 2019 jusqu'à 20 Nov 2019
  • 61 Pro-cours Tandem - Mexico, Valle de Bravo, Du 13 Nov 2019 jusqu'à 18 Nov 2019
  • 64 Pro-cours Instructeur - Greece, Mount Olympus, Kokkinopilos, Du 15 Oct 2019 jusqu'à 31 Oct 2019
  • 60 Pro-workshop Tandem - Greece, Mount Olympus, Kokkinopilos, Du 05 Oct 2019 jusqu'à 11 Oct 2019
  • 59 Pro-workshop Instructeur - Colombia, Cocorná, Du 19 Aug 2019 jusqu'à 25 Aug 2019
  • 58 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Russia, Moscow, Du 30 May 2019 jusqu'à 07 Jun 2019
  • 53 Pro-cours Tandem - Macedonia, Krushevo, Du 17 May 2019 jusqu'à 26 May 2019
  • 55 Pro-cours Tandem - India, Kamshet, Maharashtra, Du 06 May 2019 jusqu'à 15 May 2019
  • 54 Pro-workshop Tandem - Colombia, Jericó, Du 22 Apr 2019 jusqu'à 01 May 2019
  • 50 Pro-cours Tandem - Greece, Mount Olympus Olympic Wings Neos Panteleimonas 60065 Pieria, Du 30 Mar 2019 jusqu'à 06 Apr 2019
  • 52 Pro-workshop Tandem - United Arab Emirates, Al Fayah, Dubai/Sharjah, Du 05 Mar 2019 jusqu'à 06 Mar 2019
  • 51 Pro-workshop Instructeur - Colombia, Apia, Du 04 Feb 2019 jusqu'à 28 Feb 2019
  • 49 Pro-cours Tandem - Mexico, Valle de Bravo, Du 22 Nov 2018 jusqu'à 28 Nov 2018
  • 47 Pro-cours Tandem - France, Rotherens 73110, Du 25 Jun 2018 jusqu'à 02 Jul 2018
  • 42 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Kosovo, Prizeren, Du 21 Apr 2018 jusqu'à 30 Apr 2018
  • 43 Pro-cours Tandem - Argentina, El Bolson, patagonia, Du 12 Feb 2018 jusqu'à 16 Feb 2018
  • 38 Pro-cours Tandem + Instructeur - Greece, N.Panteleimonas ,60065 Pieria Olympus, Du 19 Nov 2017 jusqu'à 28 Nov 2017
  • 40 Pro-workshop Tandem - Bulgaria, sopot, Du 20 Oct 2017 jusqu'à 27 Oct 2017
  • 39 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Spain, Ager, Du 16 Oct 2017 jusqu'à 28 Oct 2017
  • 37 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Pro-Equivalences, Du 04 Aug 2017 jusqu'à 01 Jan 2019
  • 28 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - United States, Salt Lake City, Utah, Du 01 Apr 2017 jusqu'à 10 Apr 2017
  • 30 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Greece, Paleos Panteleimonas, Mount Olympus, Du 01 Apr 2017 jusqu'à 10 Apr 2017
  • 31 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Colombia, Jerico, Antioquia, Du 02 Mar 2017 jusqu'à 11 Mar 2017
  • 26 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Mexico, Valle de Bravo, México, Du 24 Oct 2016 jusqu'à 02 Nov 2016
  • 27 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Iran, Teheran, Du 13 Oct 2016 jusqu'à 23 Oct 2016
  • 23 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Dominican Republic, Jarabacoa, Du 01 Jun 2016 jusqu'à 09 Jun 2016
  • 13 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - United States, Salt Lake City, Du 21 May 2016 jusqu'à 30 May 2016
  • 18 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Russia, Verhniy Chegem, North Caucasus area, Du 01 May 2016 jusqu'à 10 May 2016
  • 19 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Greece, Sikaminea, Mount Olympus area, Du 03 Apr 2016 jusqu'à 12 Apr 2016
  • 20 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - India, Kamshet, Du 28 Mar 2016 jusqu'à 04 Apr 2016
  • 12 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Argentina, El Boson, Patagonia, Du 04 Dec 2015 jusqu'à 12 Dec 2015
  • 14 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Turkey, Oludeniz, Du 16 Oct 2015 jusqu'à 22 Oct 2015
  • 11 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Bulgaria, Sopot, Du 15 Sep 2015 jusqu'à 30 Sep 2015
  • 10 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Greece, Sikaminea, Mount Olympus area, Du 06 Jun 2015 jusqu'à 12 Jun 2015
  • 7 Pro-workshop Tandem - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Du 05 May 2015 jusqu'à 11 May 2015
  • 5 Pro-workshop Tandem - Colombia, Medellin, Du 09 Mar 2015 jusqu'à 16 Mar 2015
  • 6 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Philippines, Mindanao, Sarangani Bay, Safi ranch, Du 06 Mar 2015 jusqu'à 08 Mar 2015
  • 9 Pro-workshop Tandem - Colombia, Roldanillo, Du 01 Dec 2014 jusqu'à 10 Dec 2014
  • 4 Pro-workshop Tandem - China, Hangzhou, Du 30 Aug 2014 jusqu'à 04 Sep 2014
  • 2 Pro-workshop Instructeur - Montenegro, Herceg Novi, Du 07 Apr 2014 jusqu'à 14 Apr 2014
  • 8 Pro-workshop Tandem - Colombia, Cocorna, Du 01 Mar 2014 jusqu'à 10 Mar 2014
  • 1 Pro-workshop Tandem + Instructeur - Ecuador, Ibarra, Du 09 Dec 2013 jusqu'à 21 Dec 2013