Group Leader


Group Leaders 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. Group Leaders are not authorized to use radio guidance communication, or take responsibility for pilots during the flights.

Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation

To enroll in an Group leader an individual must:

  1. Be certified as an APPI Tandem Pilot.
  2. Completed a 2 day leader Assistance, with supervision of an APPI Fly guide instructor.
  3. Be approved on Practical and Audition Exams and validated by APPI Fly guide instructor
  4. Or have validated experience by sending request to APPI

Training and Certification

APPI Group Leader has two phases; a training phase and an evaluation phase. Instructor candidates who have successfully completed the training Program can be validated. The certification must be validated by an certified APPI XC instructor. Group Leader candidates must satisfactorily complete all course requirements to be certified as APPI Group Leader Pilots.
To apply for equivalence certification, all document have to be submited on-line, applications should be sent to APPI website, along with the required photo, application, and other qualifying certification documentation (if applicable). Upon approval of the application, APPI will issue an APPI Group leader card.

Renewal

Group Leader status does not require separate renewal.

Download Documents:

  1. APPI Contact Evaluation Form
  2. APPI Guide requirements

Tandems/Instructors having the specialty APPI Group leader
Firstname Lastname Country Certification Website School
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)
11152 Juan marcos Francisco AR-Argentina
10928 Mitteregger Alois AT-Austria
10761 Ted Jenkins AU-Australia www.alpineparagliding.com Alpine Paragliding (41)
11082 Daniel Walter Arcidiacono AU-Australia Alpine Paragliding (41)
11097 William Oates AU-Australia
11413 Mirvad Zenuni BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina PG Instructor 2015 www.extremesport.ba Paragliding Academy Sarajevo (96)
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)
10696 Vincezo Di Martino BR-Brazil
11113 Mauricio Braga BR-Brazil www.aprendavoar.com.br
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
11150 François Chapuis CL-Chile
10474 Richard Tan yun fee CN-China PG Assistant Instructor 2015 Oriental Paragliding 南洋飞行伞 (38)
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)
11162 Manuel Alejandro Bermudez Raigosa CO-Colombia
11287 Juan nicolas Jaramillo manjarres CO-Colombia
11289 Juan Carlos Rios Pulgarin CO-Colombia PG Instructor 2013 club vuelo libre paradigma (104)
11316 Jonathan Vigano CO-Colombia PG Tandem Pilot 2014 www.CloudbaseColombia.com Cloudbase Colombia (95)
11318 julian andres Carreño colonia CO-Colombia
11336 Ruben Dario Montoya Vargas CO-Colombia www.paraglidingmedellin.com Pajaros150 (150)
11608 Carlos Andrés Hernández Castañeda CO-Colombia
12085 Edison Rodriguez Sanchez CO-Colombia Voladero Jardin (146)
10347 Peter Volf CZ-Czech Republic www.volfik.com
10847 Simon Muller DE-Germany
11265 Craig Papworth DE-Germany
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)
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)
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)
10005 Mathieu Abrard FR-France PG Master Instructor 2014 misty fly (40)
10064 Sabrina Thielen FR-France

PG Master Instructor 2014
misty fly (40)
10173 Stephane Henry FR-France PG Instructor 2015 www.haut-les-mains.fr Ecole Haut Les Mains (19)
10209 Pascal Dumesnil FR-France
10591 Stephane Leclezio FR-France www.ecole-parapente-pyrenees.com Air aventure Pyrenees (61)
10796 Elsa Hee FR-France www.freevolparapente.com Freevolparapente (59)
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)
11218 Eric Argant FR-France www.argantair.fr Argant'Air (65)
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
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
14710 Jerome Sarthe FR-France PG Instructor 2015 www.jeromesarthe.com CERPP (207)
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)
10133 Alex Ledger GB-United Kingdom www.skyschooluk.com SkySchool Flight Centre (7)
10597 Graham Saunders Griffiths GB-United Kingdom
11380 Toby Colombé GB-United Kingdom www.passionparagliding.com
12046 Johannes Stefanidis GR-Greece www.paragliding-greece.gr Paragliding Greece/Lefkada (161)
14315 Stavros Kostulas GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 parashop.gr FLY & FUN (194)
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)
10006 Patrick TROUBET-LACOSTE HK-Hongkong PG Master Instructor 2016 Latroube Adventures (20)
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)
10478 Debu Choudhury IN-India hi-fly.in Hi Fly (32)
10492 Tanaji Takve IN-India www.paraglidingmantra.com Paragliding Mantra (42)
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)
10607 Mohammad Razeghi IR-Iran www.parsskyclub.com ParsSky (31)
11068 Vahid Nazari Nasab IR-Iran www.cirrusfly.com Cirrusfly (87)
11333 Shahin Fallah IR-Iran shahinfallah.blogfa.com Iran Paragliding School (84)
11174 Enrico Patuzzi IT-Italy www.flylibell.com Fly Nirvana Paragliding School (48)
10785 Dusan Stevovic ME-Montenegro PG Instructor 2014 www.adriafly.com Adriafly (176)
11189 Dusan Simovic ME-Montenegro www.montenegroparagliding.com
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)
10010 Bal Krishna

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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)
10172 Rebati Raman Pahari NP-Nepal Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10244 Dilan Benedetti NP-Nepal
10538 Adam Hill NP-Nepal www.himalayan-paragliding.com Frontiers Paragliding (44)
10056 Petar Loncar RS-Serbia
11317 Miodrag Bujic RS-Serbia www.pk-cirus.org Cirus (93)
11572 Sergey Shelenkov RU-Russia shelenkov.ru
10756 Erdogan SANSLI TR-Turkey PG Assistant Instructor 2015 www.istanbulparamotor.com Istanbul Paramotor & Paragliding (39)
11395 Murat Tuzer TR-Turkey PG Master Instructor 2015 www.skysports-turkey.com skysports paragliding (94)
11412 HASAN CANSIZ TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 www.skysports-turkey.com skysports paragliding (94)
10926 Robert Sporrer US-United States www.paragliding.com Eagle Paragliding (53)


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