Assistant Instructor


The Assistant Instructor rating is the first step to become an APPI Professional Instructor. Assistant Instructors provide student pilots with quality knowledge and skill development through APPI programs and courses, under the supervision of a Certified APPI Master Instructor.

Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation

To enroll in an APPI Assistant Instructor course, an individual must:

  1. Be a Certified APPI Tandem Pilot for at least one year, or with another paragliding training organization.
  2. Be at least 18 years old.
  3. Have a good medical record, (stated on the health form) and be in a state of health which is fit for paragliding as a profession.
  4. Have completed and logged at least 50 hours/ 100 professional tandem flights.
  5. 3x 20 days assistant instructor training with minimum 2 different schools, and 3 different Instructor or Master.
  6. Minimum 5 days course with an APPI Master.
  7. Following the complete course of minimum 3 students, from Open Sky Pilot to APPI solo Pilot.
  8. Have completed five days theoretical, pedagogic and practical course under a Master Instructor’s supervision.
  9. Submit documentation of First Aid training (Red Cross or recognized equivalence).
  10. Submit documentation of any qualifying certifications issued by another recreational paragliding training organization.
  11. If not an APPI Tandem pilot, successfully complete the APPI Tandem Pilot course equivalence.

Training and Certification

Assistant instructor candidates must satisfactorily complete all course performance on pedagogy requirements to be certified as APPI Assistant Instructors. To apply for certification, the certified APPI master Instructor submits online a completed, validated Assistant Instructor Application to APPI website, along with the required photo, application fee, and other qualifying certification documentation (if applicable). Upon approval of the application, APPI will issue an APPI Assistant Instructor card.

Duties

Renewed APPI Assistant Instructor Pilots who are in Active status are authorized to:

  1. Accompany student pilots during their training, under the indirect supervision of an APPI Instructor.
  2. Conduct the ground handling skills segment of the APPI Open Sky and Adventure Pilot courses.
  3. Conduct the APPI Discover Paragliding program.
  4. Conduct the APPI Paragliding Review program for certified pilots, or for APPI Pilots who want only to refresh their skills.

Renewal

To renew annually, an APPI Assistant Instructor submits a Membership Agreement with payment of membership fees. Assistant Instructors who have let their memberships lapse will need to fulfill additional requirements designated by the APPI Training and Quality Management Department.

Download documents:

  1. Assistant Instructor certification requirements
  2. APPI Instructor Logbook
  3. APPI Piloting Progression
  4. Training organization

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Tandems/Instructors having the specialty Assistant instructor
Firstname Lastname Country Certification Website School
10768 Roland Dorozhani AL-Albania PG Instructor 2014 www.aeroclubalbania.com Aeroclub Albania (86)
10170 Pablo Lopez AR-Argentina PG Master Instructor 2015 www.lopezsat.com Safety Acro Team (17)
11148 Martin Vallmitjana AR-Argentina PG Instructor 2015 Parapente Patagonia (208)
11151 Pablo Sanchez AR-Argentina PG Instructor 2015 www.volarparapente.com.ar Limite Azul Escuela (79)
14819 mariela guzman livingston AR-Argentina PG Instructor 2015 Parapente Patagonia (208)
14822 silvio ojeda AR-Argentina PG Instructor 2015 Vuelo Libre Ushuaia (222)
10928 Mitteregger Alois AT-Austria
10761 Ted Jenkins AU-Australia www.alpineparagliding.com Alpine Paragliding (41)
10778 Brooke Whatnall AU-Australia www.highadventure.com.au
11082 Daniel Walter Arcidiacono AU-Australia Alpine Paragliding (41)
11097 William Oates AU-Australia
12229 Peter Bowyer AU-Australia www.paraglide.com.au
13077 David Wainwright AU-Australia www.highadventure.com.au High Adventure Paragliding (178)
15294 Alexander Makarov AZ-Azerbaijan PG Instructor 2016 canfly.az CanFly Paragliding (221)
11413 Mirvad Zenuni BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina PG Instructor 2015 www.extremesport.ba Paragliding Academy Sarajevo (96)
13059 Zoran Petrovic BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina PG Instructor 2015 Krila Juga (Wings of south) (177)
10050 Gergana Georgieva BG-Bulgaria misty fly (40)
10137 Emil Kirilov BG-Bulgaria PG Master Instructor 2015 www.sky-camp.com Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
10725 Orlin Dimov BG-Bulgaria www.skynomad.com Skynomad (43)
10909 Hristo Slivkov BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
12021 Tzvetan Tzolov BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015 www.verticaldimension.com Vertical Dimension (182)
12333 Yasen Neychev BG-Bulgaria parafly.org
12382 Svetoslav Enchev BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
14538 Svetoslav Solomaha BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015
14540 Ivo Gerov BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015 www.sky-camp.com
10696 Vincezo Di Martino BR-Brazil
11113 Mauricio Braga BR-Brazil www.aprendavoar.com.br
11441 Mohammed Yaseen Fathi BR-Brazil www.skysport-iq.com skysport-ıq (144)
10128 Herve Cerutti CH-Switzerland www.nendaz-parapente.ch Element Air (5)
10130 Marc Pugin CH-Switzerland www.gruyere-parapente.ch Gruyere Parapente (110)
10131 Amandine Pugin CH-Switzerland www.gruyere-parapente.ch Gruyere Parapente (110)
10174 APPI Equivalence CH-Switzerland PG Master Instructor 2015 www.appifly.org APPI International (1)
11079 Alain Zoller CH-Switzerland www.siv-at.pro SIV Air Turquoise (204)
11485 Laurent Borella CH-Switzerland www.twistair.ch
12575 Marcelo Augusto Pairoa Mücherl CL-Chile www.parapentevillarrica.cl Escuela Marcelo Pairoa (202)
10196 Jim Qin CN-China
10474 Richard Tan yun fee CN-China PG Assistant Instructor 2015 Oriental Paragliding 南洋飞行伞 (38)
10487 Michel Fougere CN-China paraglideyunnan.smugmug.com Paraglide Yunnan (29)
11353 Ronald Enrique Mendoza Gonzalez CN-China www.airtoplay.com Air to Play Paragliding (85)
11821 Linchao Yuan CN-China Hanyuan Paragliding Club 汉源滑翔伞运动俱乐部 (188)
13447 Jun Zhang CN-China PG Tandem Pilot 2014 Zero G Flight Center 零技飛行中心 (166)
10694 Erik Sanchez CO-Colombia www.parapenteando.co Parapenteando (35)
11175 Javier Fernando Castro Acosta CO

-Colombia
www.volandoenparapente.com Volando en Parapente (68)
11289 Juan Carlos Rios Pulgarin CO-Colombia PG Instructor 2013 club vuelo libre paradigma (104)
11292 Andrea Jaramillo Jaramillo CO-Colombia
11298 Ricardo Mantilla CO-Colombia www.colombiaparagliding.com Colombia Paragliding (99)
11299 Russell Agnew CO-Colombia www.colombiaparagliding.com Colombia Paragliding (99)
11336 Ruben Dario Montoya Vargas CO-Colombia www.paraglidingmedellin.com Pajaros150 (150)
11904 Andres Felipe Ramirez Orozco CO-Colombia
15200 Julio Aguilar CR-Costa Rica PG Assistant Instructor 2016 www.parapenteturrialba.net Parapente Turrialba (240)
13190 Manuel Viola CY-Cyprus www.cyprusflyadventures.com Cyprus Fly Adventures (162)
13962 Demetris Antoniou CY-Cyprus PG Instructor 2015 www.parafly.com.cy Para Fly (195)
11265 Craig Papworth DE-Germany
14541 Simon Kirsch DE-Germany
14124 Jose Luis Moronta Hernandez DO-Dominican Republic PG Instructor 2016 www.hawkparagliding.com Jarabacoa-Palo Blanco (212)
15439 Bastian Egli DO-Dominican Republic PG Assistant Instructor 2016 Aerolightrd.com
15447 Benjamin Egli Keim DO-Dominican Republic PG Assistant Instructor 2016
10668 Santiago Duque EC-Ecuador PG Instructor 2013 www.quitoparagliding.com Quito Paragliding (34)
10675 Jorge A. Duque C. EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2013 www.flyecuador.com.ec Flyecuador (33)
10699 Salcedo Franklin Eduardo EC-Ecuador PG Assistant Instructor 2013 www.aeparapente.org Pajaros150 (150)
11305 Edgar Paul Soria Cordones EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2015 www.flyniton.com.ec Escuela de Parapente Tungurahua (149)
11806 Sebastian Carpio Vélez EC-Ecuador PG Instructor 2013 www.montanitaparapente.com Pajaros150 (150)
12784 Jorge Mora Arana EC-Ecuador PG Instructor 2013 Opeturmo S.A. (Parapente Montañita) (159)
10309 Ivan Ripoll Julia ES-Spain Nomad Paragliding (26)
10364 Carlos Gonzalez ES-Spain www.horizonte-vertical.net Horizonte Vertical (28)
11093 Raul Rodriguez ES-Spain Parapente Tropical Flight Centre (131)
11094 Felix Rodriguez ES-Spain
11329 Jose Ramon Perez Martinez ES-Spain www.paraglidingspain.co.uk ZEROGRAVITY / PARAGLIDING SPAIN (82)
11469 Jordi Marquillas ES-Spain PG Master Instructor 2013 www.entrenuvols.com Entrenúvols (100)
12020 Antonio Castro ES-Spain www.parapentetropical.com Parapente Tropical Flight Centre (131)
12306 Jaume Duran ES-Spain Entrenúvols (100)
10005 Mathieu Abrard FR-France PG Master Instructor 2014 misty fly (40)
10064 Sabrina Thielen FR-France PG Master Instructor 2014 misty fly (40)
10171 David Eyraud FR-France PG Instructor 2015 Paragliding School of Passagers du Vent (18)
10173 Stephane Henry FR-France PG Instructor 2015 www.haut-les-mains.fr Ecole Haut Les Mains (19)
10262 Hubert Rochas FR-France
10527 Samuel Falaise FR-France
10591 Stephane Leclezio FR-France www.ecole-parapente-pyrenees.com Air aventure Pyrenees (61)
10684 Michel Rudolf FR-France PG Instructor 2015 www.parapente-planete.com Parapente Planete (78)
10797 Gilles Deleani FR-France
10798 Armand Dard FR-France Cordill'air (69)
10859 Fabien Cuervo FR-France
10914 Manu Bonte FR-France PG Master Instructor 2013 Flyinfrog (50)
11114 Francois xavier Lauri FR-France www.bourbonparapente.com Bourbon Parapente (52)
11214 Stephanie Brunel FR-France PG Assistant Instructor 2015 Parapente Patagonia (208)
11215 Manuel Canale FR-France PG Assistant Instructor 2015 Parapente Patagonia (208)
11218 Eric Argant FR-France www.argantair.fr Argant'Air (65)
11371 Nicolas Villet FR-France Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
11476 Fabien Blanco FR-France PG Instructor 2015 flyeo.com Flyeo (141)
11547 Serge BONIN FR-France www.wanderairs.com
11554 erwan lesire FR-France
11647 Thierry Venant FR-France
11740 Eric Gentelet FR-France www.azurtech.com
12419 olivier ELBET FR-France www.aerotrek.fr
12538 Dosogne Yann FR-France
13011 Bruce Goldsmith FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015 www.flybgd.com Bruce Goldsmith Instruction (156)
13230 Jean Patrice Lebreton FR-France PG Instructor 2015
13749 Bertrand Collet FR-France
14481 Sylvain Galerant FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015 han-vol.org
14659 Francois Ragolski FR-France PG Instructor 2015 www.francoisragolski.fr
14660 Loraine Humeau FR-France
14710 Jerome Sarthe FR-France PG Instructor 2015 www.jeromesarthe.com CERPP (207)
14711 Isabelle Fassino FR-France PG Assistant Instructor 2015 CERPP (207)
15337 Emmanuel Denecker FR-France PG Instructor 2015 www.changerdairparapente.com Changer d'air Parapente (228)
15614 nicolas ranque FR-France
16127 Patrick Magnier FR-France
10003 Zabdi Keen GB-United Kingdom PG Master Instructor 2015 www.flyingfever.net Flying Fever Paragliding School (2)
10127 Maurice Geraghty GB-United Kingdom www.flyingfever.net Flying Fever Paragliding School (2)
10133 Alex Ledger GB-United Kingdom www.skyschooluk.com SkySchool Flight Centre (7)
10176 Kester Haynes GB-United Kingdom www.skyschooluk.com SkySchool Flight Centre (7)
10380 Rob Arnold GB-United Kingdom www.para-excellence.co.uk
10719 Michael Muldoon GB-United Kingdom www.mikesm08.com
11310 Gilberto Cipriani GB-United Kingdom Skydemic Flying School (103)
11380 Toby Colombé GB-United Kingdom www.passionparagliding.com
12178 Zebur Mercan GB-United Kingdom SkySchool Flight Centre (7)
14208 Richard Jones GB-United Kingdom www.templepilots.com
10724 Asterios Makrovasilis GR-Greece PG Master Instructor 2015 www.paragliding.olympicwings.com Olympic Wings (36)
14315 Stavros Kostulas GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 parashop.gr FLY & FUN (194)
14318 Fotis Grivas GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015
14319 ioannis Katsandredakis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 www.cretanparagliding.gr Cretan Paragliding (206)
14320 Evangelos Stamellos GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 o2paragliding.gr Oxygen Paragliding (220)
14322 giorgios amaxas GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 freesky.org FREE SKY PARAGLIDING (217)
14323 Dimitris Chondros GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 Skyland (210)
14324 Claudia Kenk GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 paragliding.olympicwings.com Olympic Wings (36)
14327 ioannis xiros GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 paraglidingfun.gr paraglidingfun (225)
15228 Vasileios Gkoumas GR-Greece PG Assistant Instructor 2016 FREE SKY PARAGLIDING (217)
15232 Panagiotis Tsiranidis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2016
10903 Echeveria Zamora Yankell Giovanni GT-Guatemala ppgguatemala.wordpress.com Xejuyu Free Fly Park (51)
10006 Patrick TROUBET-LACOSTE HK-Hongkong PG Master Instructor 2016 Latroube Adventures (20)
10108 Alex Tang HK-Hongkong PG Assistant Instructor 2016 www.parasupply.com
12048 Chiu Kit MA HK-Hongkong PG Assistant Instructor 2015
14705 Ivica Knezevic HR-Croatia PG Instructor 2016 www.parafreek.hr
10135 Avi Malik IN-India PG Master Instructor 2015 www.templepilots.com Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10184 Ajay Kumar Sharma IN-India www.flybigparagliding.com
10478 Debu Choudhury IN-India hi-fly.in Hi Fly (32)
10492 Tanaji Takve IN-India www.paraglidingmantra.com Paragliding Mantra (42)
10503 Sanjay Pendurkar IN-India www.indusparagliding.in Indus Paragliding (27)
10551 Sachin Jadhav IN-India www.paraglidingmantra.in P G Fly (147)
10552 Ankush Takve IN-India PG Instructor 2016 www.templepilots.com Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10553 Sunny Kolekar IN-India www.templepilots.com
10586 Ganpat Newale IN-India PG Instructor 2016 www.templepilots.com Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10767 Sanjay M Rao IN-India www.flynirvana.com Fly Nirvana Paragliding School (48)
11143 Samson Dsilva IN-India www.paraglidingmumbai.com Space Apple (56)
12105 Mangesh Dighe IN-India www.paraglidingindia.com WINGS AND FLIGHTS (227)
12148 jitendra chindaliya IN-India PG Instructor 2016 www.templepilots.com Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
12149 ganesh gaikwad IN-India PG Instructor 2016 Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
12152 Vikas Shelar IN-India PG Tandem Pilot 2016
13579 Sachin Pathare IN-India www.templepilots.com Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
13467 hawkar mohammed esmail IQ-Iraq
10607 Mohammad Razeghi IR-Iran www.parsskyclub.com ParsSky (31)
11040 Mohammad Mehdi Farkhondehkalamghadim IR-Iran
11068 Vahid Nazari Nasab IR-Iran www.cirrusfly.com Cirrusfly (87)
11333 Shahin Fallah IR-Iran shahinfallah.blogfa.com Iran Paragliding School (84)
11343 Seyed Soheil Sadat Barikani IR-Iran Iran Paragliding School (84)
11354 Hamid Sarajan IR-Iran PG Pilot 2016 www.hamidsarajan.ir ParsSky (31)
11355 Payam Attaee IR-Iran Cirrusfly (87)
11394 Masoud Rahimi IR-Iran www.paramotor.ir Sepehr Ashian Club (105)
11739 Mohammad Hossein Panahi Nejad IR-Iran www.shirazflying.com ParsSky (31)
11174 Enrico Patuzzi IT-Italy www.flylibell.com Fly Nirvana Paragliding School (48)
11662 Fabio Loro IT-Italy www.mantaonline.it Asd Manta (112)
14477 Jurgen VON DUESZELN JM-Jamaica PG Assistant Instructor 2016 paraglidingjamaica.com
10460 Yevgeniy Oresunn KZ-Kazakhstan www.paraplan.kz
10785 Dusan Stevovic ME-Montenegro PG Instructor 2014 www.adriafly.com Adriafly (176)
10004 Mendo Veljanovsky MK-Macedonia PG Master Instructor 2014 www.acromacedonia.com Acro Macedonia (3)
11190 Bakija Shakirovski MK-Macedonia
14372 Marko Hrgetic MX-Mexico PG Master Instructor 2015 www.paraglidingmexico.com Paragliding school Flumen (209)
14831 Pablo Robles Gil MX-Mexico
14843 Ricardo Gomez Palacio MX-Mexico PG Assistant Instructor 2016 Paragliding school Flumen (209)
15269 Benjamin Silva Cuevas MX-Mexico www.parapentecolima.com Parapente Colima (235)
15732 Warenka Smutny MX-Mexico Parapente Colima (235)
15795 JOSE LUIS YEPEZ S. MX-Mexico PG Instructor 2016 www.gofly.com.mx GoFly México (236)
15826 Salvador Lara MX-Mexico PG Instructor 2016 www.parapentitis.com Parapentitis vuelos en parapente (234)
15869 MIGUEL GUTIERREZ MX-Mexico PG Instructor 2016 www.alas.com.mx ALAS DEL HOMBRE (232)
15890 Alfredo Tello Toledo MX-Mexico PG Assistant Instructor 2016 Paragliding school Flumen (209)
10002 David Arrufat NP-Nepal PG Master Instructor 2014 www.paragliding-nepal.com Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10010 Bal Krishna Basel NP-Nepal www.nepalparagliding.com.np Babu Adventure Paragliding School NEP (123)
10062 Sano Babu Sunuwar NP-Nepal www.babuadventure.com Babu Adventure Paragliding School NEP (123)
10065 Damodar Parajuli NP-Nepal Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10244 Dilan Benedetti NP-Nepal
10538 Adam Hill NP-Nepal www.himalayan-paragliding.com Frontiers Paragliding (44)
10134 Lisa Bradley NZ-New Zealand www.extremeair.co.nz Extreme Air Queenstown School (8)
10195 Maurice Mathey PE-Peru Fly with me Peru / Infinity (24)
11384 Arturo Wong PE-Peru PG Instructor 2016 www.infinitycross.com Infinity Paragliding School (91)
12239 Loqman Almutawa QA-Qatar Qatar flying school (151)
12720 Ali Al saadi Alyafei QA-Qatar www.flyqat.com Qatar flying school (151)
11317 Miodrag Bujic RS-Serbia www.pk-cirus.org Cirus (93)
11863 BRANKO JANKOVIC RS-Serbia www.zlatibor.rs
10835 Sergey Elizarov RU-Russia www.macpara.ru
11572 Sergey Shelenkov RU-Russia shelenkov.ru
14317 Dmitry Gusev RU-Russia PG Instructor 2015 www.extreme-style.ru Extreme Style (219)
15293 Vladimir KHASKELEVICH RU-Russia PG Instructor 2016 Extreme Style (219)
15295 Andrey Saprunov RU-Russia PG Instructor 2016 www.fly-chegem.com Paradrom "Chegem" (239)
15296 Denis Silaev RU-Russia PG Instructor 2016 Paradrom "Chegem" (239)
10683 Sinan Tarakci TR-Turkey PG Assistant Instructor 2015 www.flyanatolia.com Fly Anatolia Paragliding School (57)
10756 Erdogan SANSLI TR-Turkey PG Assistant Instructor 2015 www.istanbulparamotor.com Istanbul Paramotor & Paragliding (39)
10843 Muzaffer Can ERGIN TR-Turkey www.mayaparasut.com skysports paragliding (94)
11330 Sanlı Fidan TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 www.teyak.com Paragliding Club of Tekirdağ (98)
11395 Murat Tuzer TR-Turkey PG Master Instructor 2015 www.skysports-turkey.com skysports paragliding (94)
11402 A. Onur ERTAS TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 www.skysports-turkey.com skysports paragliding (94)
11412 HASAN CANSIZ TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 www.skysports-turkey.com skysports paragliding (94)
11568 Bora KÜÇÜKYILMAZ TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 www.skywalkers.com.tr SkyWalkers Paragliding School (121)
13462 Mustafa TURA TR-Turkey
13499 YILMAZ ACIKGOZ TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 www.ucuskulubu.com Reaction Paragliding (201)
14656 yıgıt yıldrım TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 ucuskulubu.com Reaction Paragliding (201)
10138 Dale Covington US-United States PG Master Instructor 2016 Www.flybigskypg.com Big Sky Paragliding School (12)
10926 Robert Sporrer US-United States www.paragliding.com Eagle Paragliding (53)
11132 Michele McCullough US-United States www.evolutionmindbodyflight.com Evolution Mind Body Flight (158)
13862 Kay Tauscher US-United States www.peaktopeakparagliding.com
15360 Blake Pelton US-United States PG Instructor 2016 SpeckedOut.com
15361 Hayden Dudley US-United States PG Instructor 2016
15367 David Thulin US-United States PG Instructor 2016 High Country Paragliding (223)
15382 Mitchell Damion US-United States PG Assistant Instructor 2016


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