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Dear APPI members,

Important update: our insurer has postponed the end of taking out insurance by 2 months, so up to September 30, 2020.

We are sad to inform you that our insurance company suddenly decided to discontinue to insure any free flight activity.

This means that the current APPI contracts will be honoured until their anniversary date but starting october 1st 2020 it will no longer be possible to contract the APPI insurance.
APPI pilots, tandem pilots and instructors that subscribed the APPI insurance will be covered until the end of their insurance contract.

The reasons are the following:
- Insuring paragliding has always proved to be risky for an insurance company: due to the small number of pilots and the risks involved in the activity, the premium / risk balance is not very favourable.
- Our insurance company insures many associations or federations. Recently the number of accidents rose dramatically (not in APPI) and the situation in the first 6 months of 2020 is so bad that it pushed the company to take this drastic decision.

APPI is a collateral victim of the global situation: Due to the quality of our teaching and the efforts of the safety and disciplinary committee, our balance after 3 years of insurance is excellent, however we represent a relatively small number of pilots.

Also, our APPI instructors have not been able to motivate enough leisure pilots to get insured, making the APPI insurance high risk with an unfavourable balance between professionals and leisure insurance contracts.

We invite APPI members willing to subscribe an insurance to do it before September 30th 22h UTC in order to benefit the APPI insurance for one year (payment must be credited on APPI account before this date).

From that moment on, APPI members will no longer be able to subscribe the current insurance.

Those who are insured will be covered by the current contract until 30 September 2021 at the latest. Contracts that exceed this date will be refunded on a pro rata temporis basis.

The insurance commission and our broker are working to find an alternative solution. Despite our excellent balance, and due to the general situation, we cannot guarantee that we will succeed, nor can we guarantee the conditions we might obtain.

The APPI board.

- SAFETY CRITICAL ALERT : To Paraglider tandem pilots - TANDEM SPREADERS
More info here
- The Japanese and Farsi (Iran) versions 2.3 of the APPI solo pilot logbook are available in the download section.
- The APPI Tandem + Instructeur workshop in United States on October 2020 is delayed to a later date.

- Member with "Unconfirmed" Status? Confirm your datas or your account will be erased! Details here

Forthcoming pro-workshops and pro-courses: Click on it for details

Pro-workshop 87 - Tandem, Iran, Zanjan, From 28 Aug 2020 until 03 Sep 2020

With: Shahin Fallah, Mohammad Hossein Panahi Nejad
Collaborating school: Iran Paragliding School.
Contact & registration tel:, email: iranparaglidingschool@gmail.com

APPI workshop for paragliding tandem pilots.

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APPI Tandem Pro-workshop, Zanjan, Iran 2020
APPI tandem pro-workshop August 28-September 3, 2020, Zanjan, Iran

Pro-workshop 90 - Tandem, Lebanon, Jounieh, From 18 Sep 2020 until 30 Sep 2020

With: Mendo Veljanovski, Roland Dorozhani .
Contact & registration tel:+961 3 263 023, email: dorozhani@gmail.com

CLVL Jounieh Lebanon 2020
in cooperation with
’Club Libanais de Vol Libre’

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APPI pro-tandem workshop Jounieh Lebanon September 2020

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Education: a multitude of paragliding courses are available at APPI. Whether
- its your first paragliding experience,
- you wish to improve your skills,
- or you want to become a paragliding professional,
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Experience: APPI instructors are certified according to high standards. They will provide you with an excellent teaching using the latest pedagogic methods to insure you make an easy and safe progression.

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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. Your paragliding activity must comply with the laws of the country in which it is performed. Check with the local federation if such an agreement exists, in some countries, APPI is the official education system.