Professional Specialties

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Group Leader

Group Leader are APPI Tandem Pilots who want to continue their formation and APPI Education and have the skill to guide groups of Pilots. Group Leaders help with all facilities and organization, being in charge, and taking care of paragliding groups, travels and expeditions. Groupe Leaders are not authorized to use radio guidance communication, or take responsibility for pilots during the flights.

Fly Guide

APPI Fly Guides are APPI Group Leaders responsible for paragliding groups, during their travels and expeditions. APPI Fly Guides are authorized to use radio guidance communication, or take responsibility for Pilots during the flights in some specific flying sites. APPI Fly Guides are assistant instructor or instructor candidates, during formations.

Sky Guide

APPI Sky Guides are top rating APPI Guides, with bivouac attitude, and Instructors who have demonstrated a thorough experience in guiding paragliding groups. APPI Sky Guides are allowed to use radio guidance and to guide groups of pilots of any level at any flying site, having 2 pilots or students in radio guidance at the same time.

SIV Tandem Pilot

SIV (Simulation d’Incident en VOL) Tandem Pilots course is designed for tandem pilots on their way to become advanced tandem pilots.

Advanced Tandem Pilot

APPI Advanced Tandem Pilot is a Tandem Pilot who has special skills in Tandem SIV and Tandem Cross Country. Advanced Tandem Pilots are Tandem Pilots with the best qualifications who are on their way to become APPI Instructors and Tandem Pilot Instructors.

Tandem Instructor

APPI Tandem Flight Specialists are Advanced Tandem Pilots who have demonstrated large experience in tandem flight skills. They are able to teach Tandem Pilot formation courses, and are able to assist and conduct tandem pilot students in flight performance and training.

SIV Instructor

APPI SIV Instructors are specialists and experienced Pilot educators who have demonstrated a thorough experience in APPI System of Paragliding Education, conducting a large range of programs and courses. The teaching status SIV Specialist Instructor is able to give from a history of safe flying, SIV courses, collapses and manoeuvres with paragliding and simulation of accidents. They are able to train any level of Pilot, from APPI Solo Pilots to Advanced Pilots.

Acro Trainer

APPI ACRO Trainer Specialists are SIV Specialist Instructors with increasing techniques in acrobatic flights.
The teaching status SIV Specialist Instructor is able to give SIV courses through acrobatic training courses, to all level of pilots and higher rating Instructors.

D-bag Trainer

APPI D-BAG Specialist are Instructors with increasing techniques in acrobatic fly, teaching deployment and glide opening over the water from a tandem flight. The D-Bag Specialist Instructor is able to give courses ONLY for Advanced Pilots or higher rating Instructors. The objective of this course is to teach how to pack and have a free process in security. Useful for public shows and presentations.

XC Instructor

Cross Country Specialists are APPI Instructors and experienced pilot educators who have top skills in cross country performance, able to conduct a range of APPI programs and courses from basic to advanced levels. Cross Country Specialist Instructor are expert in expeditions, thermals and flying techniques in long distance flights.

Perfo. Trainer

APPI Performance Specialists are Cross Country Instructors who have demonstrated great experience in competitions, combining flight performance, training skills, distance, speed and safety. Able to assist and conduct student Pilots in flight performance and training for competition.

Mini Wing Instructor

Coming soon.

Speed Ride Instructor

Coming soon.

Winch Instructor

Coming soon.

Parahawking Instructor

Coming soon.

Handifly Instructor

Coming soon.

First Aid Rescue Instructor

Any diploma certified by the Red Cross or equivalent, capable of delivering a first aid certificate.

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