Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation
To enroll in an APPI Assistant Instructor course, an individual must:
- Be a Certified APPI Tandem Pilot for at least one year, or with another paragliding training organization.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- 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.
- Have completed and logged at least 50 hours/ 100 professional tandem flights.
- 3x 20 days assistant instructor training with minimum 2 different schools, and 3 different Instructor or Master.
- Minimum 5 days course with an APPI Master.
- Following the complete course of minimum 3 students, from Open Sky Pilot to APPI solo Pilot.
- Have completed five days theoretical, pedagogic and practical course under a Master Instructor’s supervision.
- Submit documentation of First Aid training (Red Cross or recognized equivalence).
- Submit documentation of any qualifying certifications issued by another recreational paragliding training organization.
- 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.
Renewed APPI Assistant Instructor Pilots who are in Active status are authorized to:
- Accompany student pilots during their training, under the indirect supervision of an APPI Instructor.
- Conduct the ground handling skills segment of the APPI Open Sky and Adventure Pilot courses.
- Conduct the APPI Discover Paragliding program.
- Conduct the APPI Paragliding Review program for certified pilots, or for APPI Pilots who want only to refresh their skills.
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.
- Assistant Instructor certification requirements
- APPI Instructor Logbook
- APPI Piloting Progression
- Training organization