Welcome to APPI

Welcome in the world of Paragliding

  • Fly More Project, Bulgaria 2013-2015

    Discover Bulgaria and become an APPI professional pilot with APPI master instructors.

    April – May 2014, September – October 2014, September – October 2015

    More info here

  • World tandem speed record

    Well done Guys! A new Tandem World record for Hunter Marrian who got his APPI Tandem rating in time for his record attempt. "I just wanted to let you know that I broke the tandem 100km out and return world record. It wasnt as fast as we could have got as the wind was howling and slowed us down a bit, but we got it by 7 mins."

  • 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 ParaTrike, visit and join us!

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

  • Thankyou to all APPI members !!!

    Paragliding unites Instructors and Pilots around the globe.

    This is the APPI spirit!

Everyday, more and more paragliders are joining APPI !

There are now APPI members in 90 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.

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.

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.

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

APPI Paramotor APPI Paratrike
APPI presentation video
  • Airian Aviation Club
    Airian Aviation Club
  • Quito Paragliding
    Quito Paragliding
  • Aeroclub Albania
    Aeroclub Albania
  • Falcos Escuela de Vuelo...
    Falcos Escuela de Vuelo...
  • Air aventure Pyrenees
    Air aventure Pyrenees
  • Paragliding Club of Tekirdağ
    Paragliding Club of Tekirdağ
  • Sunrise
  • Iran para
    Iran para
  • Team 5 nepal paragliding pvt(ltd)
    Team 5 nepal paragliding pvt(ltd)
  • Escuela de Parapente Tungurahua
    Escuela de Parapente Tungurahua
  • Limite Azul Escuela
    Limite Azul Escuela
  • Parapente Cusco - Apu Qente
    Parapente Cusco - Apu Qente
  • Simorgh Aviation Sports Club.Amidi (Iran APPI School)
    Simorgh Aviation Sports Club.Amidi (Iran APPI School)
  • Anemos Parapente
    Anemos Parapente
  • Skydemic Flying School
    Skydemic Flying School
  • Escola 4 ventos
    Escola 4 ventos
  • Ecole Haut Les Mains
    Ecole Haut Les Mains
  • Flying ColourZ
    Flying ColourZ
    United Kingdom
  • Francois Bon
    Francois Bon
  • Addict Parapente
    Addict Parapente

  • 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 (...)
  • Recall harnesses GIN Gingo Airlite for inspection

    Gin Gliders Inc. recalls the last model Gingo Airlite (released in 2012) to perform a precautionary inspection and check after a few months of use the harness is still consistent with our quality standards. We ask owners of harness Gingo Airlite (Serial No. which the 3rd and 4th digits are "12". Exp xx12-xxxx) to contact their dealer for a (...)
  • Here are the comments about my APPI training

    After following the training course APPI Advanced pilot and Open sky tandem, I would like to thanks the Paragliding school X-ailes and the Instructor Alexis Rodriguez for is patience and professionalism. I’ve been traveling for 15 years and did have the chance to get train into paragliding in different country, but APPI is the most structured (...)
  • General Meeting 2013

    APPI General Assembly 2013 has been held on 25 January 2013. New statutes were adopted.
  • APPI solo pilot Logbook for download

    APPI Solo pilot Logbook version 2013 is available online. Go to: Instructors ⇒ Download documents.