Welcome to APPI

Welcome in the world of Paragliding

  • APPI was present at Chengdu exhibition, China.
    For the first time ever, LAN KWAI FONG 1st Crossover Art Exhibition brings an innovative concept that features installation art, extreme sports, and digital visual art to Chengdu. During the event, the giant paraglider from Switzerland Association of Paragliding Pilots and Instructors (APPI) will make its debut trip to Chengdu, soaring over LAN KWAI FONG to perfectly echo the imaging device on the ground; additionally, there will be cool 3D interactive experience in the exhibition which includes the interesting and shocking 3D paragliding experience, unique 3D printing sonic necklace, etc

  • Safety information

    A potential failure has been fund on the forged rings used on the Kolibri harness. It may break under usual load. There is no major risk because this ring is not used in the main structure of the harness. In case of breaking, there is only the lumbar setting that is concerned.
    If you are concerned with these serial numbers, please contact Kortel Design at
    + or at info@korteldesign.com.

  • APPI remind you that smoking is bad for your health ... and your parachute.

    • APPI Workshop in Bulgaria, Sopot, 15-30 September 2015
      In collaboration with Sky Camp Paragliding School
      Advanced courses, Courses for tandem pilots and instructors
      For more infos, contact Victoria
    • APPI Pro-workshop in Turkey, Oludeniz, 16-22 October 2015
      In collaboration with Murat Tuzer, APPI master instructor.
      More information : secretary@appifly.org or skysports@skysports-turkey.com
    • APPI Pro-workshop in Argentina, Patagonia, 4-12 December 2015
      In collaboration with Pablo Lopez, APPI master instructor.
      More information: manu@flyinfrog.com
  • Last year for the Fly More Project in Bulgaria.

    First workshop session: from 11 to 25 May 2015.
    Second workshop session: from 15 to 30 September 2015.

    For more info, contact Victoria partnership coordinator of the project or the secretariat.

  • APPI Pro workshop certification

    Participation in the Pro workshop leads to a certification that will be dated, exposed on the profile, and will certify that the tandem pilot or APPI instructor in the latest technical knowledge in the field of equipment and pedagogic for the instructors.
    Many pro APPI workshops will be organized for 2015 in several countries (Colombia, Bosnia, Turkey, Greece, China, Nepal, Iran ...).
    These workshops are intended for tandem pilots and instructors who are already working as professionals and not to those who want to become.
    There are also for advanced pilots who wish to improve their skills.

  • Evolution of APPI Education system and rules

    The validation rules for Pro levels within APPI Paragliding are changing : validations of tandem pilots and instructors will be under the control of a pedagogical committee master.
    The APPI instructors and master instructors will be invited to participate in a pro-workshops as soon as they’re organized nearby.
    This will allow upgrading of knowledge and provide a common foundation for all APPI instructors.
    This change became effective on December 1st, 2014.
    Please see the new rules in the table of registration rules.

  • Creation of APPI PG Pedagogical Committee

    The role of this committee is to take decisions about education system, contents of courses, exams, educational manuals, the choice of APPI masters, to black list members, to manage the complaints not resolved by the secretary, and to propose amendments to the internal rules about the pedagogical choices for Paragliding activity.

    Use this forum to discuss with the committee members on education topics.

  • New APPI activity, APPI ParaTrike, visit and join us!

    • Download for free the APPI logbook for Solo pilot, passport size.

Everyday, more and more paragliders are joining APPI !

There are now APPI members in 100 different countries !!!

Join APPI Become an APPI member 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 Pedagogical committee master for instructors (usually during an APPI workshop).

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.
Mainly for EC residents and some other countries, you will find an insurance covering paragliding on this page.

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.

Get to Know APPI

See the revolutionary differences APPI is bringing to the Paragliding Industry.

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 ?
Check out Start Paragliding

- View our range of APPI courses

- Want to improve your skills and continue the adventure ?
Browse the Advanced Paragliding section

- Ready to get a life and a dream career? Go to Teach Paragliding

Go Pro Paragliding Careers

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
Learn about APPI Professional career opportunities and how you can join APPI with your school.
Please Contact us for equivalence, courses or for more information.

Go to APPI PPG, the new APPI paramotor activity.
APPI PPG contact.
Go to APPI Paratrike, the new APPI paratrike activity.

Note: Thanks to azoom.ch to provide images of paragliding.

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APPI Paramotor APPI Paratrike
APPI presentation video
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  • Kortel Design Rescue handle safety notice

    Kortel Design has launched a security advisory about harnesses Kamasutra II, Karma II, and Krashbox Module Kuik II. See details on the page www.korteldesign.com/spip/?+Rescue-handle-safety-notice. Contact info@korteldesign.com if you have any questions.
  • Pay for member by school

    Now the manager of an APPI school can pay the bill of any APPI member. Just click on the button: "Pay for member". Payment is permitted only if the school has sufficient credit or if an authorization has been given explicitly to the school. If necessary, the manager can buy a credit of 200 euros (or more if the operation is (...)
  • Avoid Yahoo mail

    Due to excessive spam control, many messages sent by yahoo are lost. We recommend, if possible, to not use yahoo mail, but instead another mail server.
  • Do not use APPI in school name

    To APPI school managers: all schools registered on the website by APPI instructors are all APPI schools. Using the term "APPI school" when recording the name of the school, can lead to confusion about the role of the school in the APPI system. Under these conditions, it was decided by the APPI board to ban the use of the term "APPI school (...)
  • Creation of APPI Pedagogical Committee

    The role of this committee is to take decisions about education system, contents of courses, exams, educational manuals, the choice of APPI masters, to black list members, to manage the complaints not resolved by the secretary, and to propose modifications of the internal rules about pedagogic (...)