APPI recommend to use certified glider
With regular control.
CEN A, B, C .or DHV1, DHV1-2, DHV2
Be aware this classification does not mean performance, is about security and we can have a DHV1 or Class A paraglider with better performance then a DHV2 or class 2 paraglider.
If we can have DHV1 competition glider then I take it, but for commercial purpose nobody will buy it !!!
Company have to create DHV1-2 for commercial purpose as pilot do not want to buy School Glider!
Class 1 or DHV1
The new generation of basic glider have great and excellent performance.
APPI pilot should fly CEN class A or DHV1 glider
The best glider is the glider making you feeling good.
APPI Advanced Pilot can fly CEN class B or DHV2 Glider
APPI Advanced pilot with Performance or Acro training certification can use CEN class C glider
APPI Tandem Pilot have to use certified tandem glider
APPI tandem pilot flying tandem with mini-wing have to be certified APPI Mini wing.
APPI tandem pilot have to use tandem rescue, with system Ross and passenger harness with "No forget Line".
Advanced APPI tandem Pilot in exceptional case can fly without rescue (High mountain fly).
Checking rescue installation is part of the 5 APPI points before take off.
Rescue and the installation have to be controlled every 6 Month (repack).
Rescue packing can be done by Advanced pilot with certification rescue Packing on is own equipment only, with report on logbook.
Rescue Packing can be done by APPI tandem pilot only with the certification Rescue Packing on is own equipment with report on logbook.
Rescue Packing for third party can be done only By Instructor with certification Rescue Packing
APPI School need to have all proper equipment Glider / Rescue / Radio communication
( First aid box on site )
APPI give a maximum life time of:
- 5-6 years for one glider with periodic control
- 10 year for rescue and Harness
- 5 year for Aluminum and Zicral carabiner
In snow or sandy area be careful of the clipping obstruction.
Respect the 5 APPI point process before every take off.
In case of ventral rescue (close your harness before), the rescue have to be fixed to the top (shoulder of the Harness).
Control the under line of your harness, possibility of friction with your seat (specially carbon seat).
Carbon seat have to protect with side tape or any soft material.
APPI does not accept side rescue pocket, and top back rescue pocket (handle to the front)
Back and under seat rescue pocket are recommended.
APPI does not accept nnder pocket with drawer style.
In case of under seat rescue the ccceleration and comfort line have to come back to the seat if not in use, (elastic or have security clip attach to the rescue).
APPI recommend in ventral Rescue only Light rescue.
APPI does not accept nod or tape over the line (corrosion) in the connection with harness / rescue (Direct connection or carabiner).