Safety information: Carbon fiber seat plate inspection
We have noticed that a few pilots have been unknowingly flying with broken or damaged carbon fiber seat plates, due to wear and tear, impacts, etc…
Carbon fiber is very abrasive sharp; it could injure the pilot or abrade/cut/damage the webbing and overall harness structural integrity.
APPI wokshop in Latin America
On December 9th to 21st, 2013, at Ibarra Ecuador, the first APPI PRO LATINO workshop. This workshop has several contents and aims to various persons:
- SIV course for pilots
- Basic and Advanced SIV validation for pilots
- Acro Pilot validation for pilots
- Theorical and practical knowledges validation for instructors
- SIV validation for instructors
The workshop will be given in spanish. More info in APPI Courses->APPI Workshops.
Fly’n’Roll is a zero carbon concept of a paragliding world tour on push-bike and sailboat. Olivier Peyre an APPI pilot, has departed from Grenoble, France in 2008. Later on, Nadège Perrot becomes part of the team. They will terminate the tour in 2016, having crossed five continents and the two greatest oceans. See their story on the website www.flynroll.com.
New APPI activity, APPI PPG, APPI paramotor activity!
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Thankyou to all APPI members !!!
Paragliding unites Instructors and Pilots around the globe. This is the spirit!
Everyday, more and more paragliders are joining APPI !
There are now APPI members in 88 different countries !!!
Join APPI by Equivalence Join APPI for free, you can become a member without being certified, but only an APPI instructor can certify your level for paraglider pilots, or an APPI master for instructors.
APPI provides a paragliding license based on a high level of paragliding, and an education system that is recognized internationally among all APPI schools worldwide, and partner Associations and Federations.
APPI certification awarded to a pilot is internal to the APPI system, and shows no particular right in the country where the activity is done, unless APPI is recognized by the legal authority managing free flight in that country. Check with the local federation if such an agreement exists.
In some countries, APPI is recognized as the official education system.
Your paragliding activity (solo, tandem, instruction) must comply with the laws of the country in which it is performed.
APPI strongly recommends its members to be insured to paraglide, and in case of an accident, APPI does not accept any liability.
All EU Schools and EU tandem pilots must hold Third Party Liability Insurance.
Change your life! Paragliding with APPI Instructors, Flight Centres and Flight Schools can help you to transform your life learning with education, experience, safety and fun.
- Education : there’s a multitude of APPI paragliding courses you can choose from. Whether you are completely new to paragliding, wish to improve your skills, or become a paragliding instructor. You can find the right level of study in our APPI Education System.
- Experience : APPI Paragliding Schools have a high standard selection based on qualifications and years of flight and exploration of paragliding sites. Through your local APPI School you can join adventures, learn more and fly in many exotic destinations to fly, meet many people and make long life friends in the APPI Paragliding World.
- Safety : Safety is an important aspect of paragliding. The safer you feel, the more happy a pilot! Learn about the highest standards of safety.
- Fun : APPI supports you flying for the fun, the beauty and as a way of living.
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Paragliding Lessons, Tips, Training and Going Pro
Whether you want to try paragliding, become an APPI Master Pilot or Go Pro, let the APPI paragliding experts guide you to your goal.
- New to Paragliding ?
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- Want to improve your skills and continue the adventure ?
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Discover a new life! Learn about the APPI Professional lifestyle and become a paragliding instructor.
How to be a Professional Paragliding Pilot
Find out what it takes to become an APPI Pro.
Compare the APPI Professional levels of education and training.
Where to Go Pro
Learn which professional courses you can take from different levels of APPI Paragliding Fly Centers and Fly Schools around the world.
- Instructor Level Continuing Education
Learn how to continue your professional level paragliding education.
- APPI Pro Paragliding Unit
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