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Master Instructor


APPI Master Instructors are experienced instructors who have achieved the highest APPI Instructor ratings. They have a wealth of experience in conducting a wide range of programs and courses. Master Instructors are committed to the development of APPI educational system. They influence changes to APPI programs and standards.

A - Prerequisites

To apply for the Master Instructor rating, an APPI instructor must:

- Use APPI as main certification system for his students.
- Have instructed and certified at least 15 students as APPI 3 Pilots.
- Have attended at least one pro-workshop or one full instructor course as observer.
- Have developed their own written syllabus for Pro workshop or instructor course.
- Have been part of the pedagogical team of at least one pro-workshop or one full instructor course which they partly gave.
- Have been involved in at least 5 APPI Instructor qualifications.
- Be committed in the development of APPI education system.

In order to access to master qualification, they must have an APPI master supporting them, that certifies:
* They are able to give a pro-workshop or an instructor course (deep theoretical knowledge in a wide range of fields, super clear explanations).
* They have mastered how to validate pro levels according to APPI procedures and standards.
* They are able to make an instructor progress in the elaboration of their sessions (pedagogy and safety) using the APPI tools.

B - Application for master

With the support of an APPI master, they will apply to the pedacom with a letter where he will explain what is their project for APPI.
In this letter they will commit to be:
- straight forward and impartial,
- incorruptible,
- above personal fellowship/enmity, local business control and power struggle considerations.

Master instructor rating is obtained by vote of pedagogical committee.

C - Prerogatives

Prerogatives of master instructor are:
- be the person in charge of tandem and instructor course,
- be the person in charge of a pro-workshop, with the assistance of another master or an instructor,
- validation of assistant instructor,
- validation pro tandem pilot and instructor with another instructor or master.

D - Duties

APPI master:
- register their student in APPI system (if not, student is not covered by your instructor’s insurance),
- give an APPI logbook to your student,
- gliders used for school should be in good state and adapted to student’s skills and morphology,
- contract a third party liability pro insurance if available,
- inform student about benefits to contract a liability insurance and risks to fly without (if applies),
- validate student qualifications according to APPI standards,
- report in APPI system any accident when involved or student involved,
- respect rules and regulations of the countries he is flying and teaching (working laws),
- act in an exemplary manner (value of example),
- provide a free welcome visit to any APPI pilot.

When validating an APPI level, the APPI instructor is responsible to ensure that the student can perform all the required tasks for the APPI level certification. The instructors decisions are final with no right of appeal..
APPI certification awarded to a pilot is internal to the APPI organization and shows no particular right in the country where the activity is done unless APPI certification is recognized by local authorities. check with them if such an agreement exists.


Pro Tandem Pilots/Instructors having the certification Master instructor
Firstname Lastname Country Certification Website School
10170 Pablo Lopez AR-Argentina PG Master Instructor 2015 www.lopezsat.com Safety Acro Team (17)
10761 Ted Jenkins AU-Australia www.alpineparagliding.com Alpine Paragliding (41)
10137 Emil Kirilov BG-Bulgaria PG Master Instructor 2015 www.sky-camp.com Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
10130 Marc 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)
10675 Jorge A. Duque C. EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2013 www.flyecuador.com.ec Flyecuador (33)
11305 Edgar Paul Soria C. EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2015 www.flyniton.com.ec Escuela de Parapente Tungurahua (149)
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)
10171 David Eyraud FR-France PG Instructor 2015 Paragliding School of Passagers du Vent (18)
10914 Manu Bonte FR-France PG Master Instructor 2013 Flyinfrog (50)
11476 Fabien Blanco FR-France PG Instructor 2015 flyeo.com Flyeo (141)
13011 Bruce Goldsmith FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015 www.flybgd.com Bruce Goldsmith Instruction (156)
14481 Sylvain Galerant FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015 han-vol.org Han'Vol (244)
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)
10724 Asterios Makrovasilis GR-Greece PG Master Instructor 2015 www.paragliding.olympicwings.com Olympic Wings (36)
10006 Patrick TROUBET-LACOSTE HK-Hongkong PG Master Instructor 2016 Latroube Adventures (20)
10135 Avi Malik IN-India PG Master Instructor 2015 www.templepilots.com Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10607 Mohammad Razeghi IR-Iran PG Advanced Pilot 2016 www.parsskyclub.com ParsSky (31)
10004 Mendo Veljanovski MK-Macedonia PG Master Instructor 2014 www.acromacedonia.com Acro Macedonia (3)
14372 Marko Hrgetic MX-Mexico PG Master Instructor 2015 www.paraglidingmexico.com Paragliding school Flumen (Escuela de Vuelo) (209)
10002 David Arrufat NP-Nepal PG Master Instructor 2014 www.paragliding-nepal.com Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10134 Lisa Bradley NZ-New Zealand www.extremeair.co.nz Extreme Air Queenstown School (8)
14317 Dmitry Gusev RU-Russia PG Instructor 2015 www.extreme-style.ru Extreme Style (219)
11395 Murat Tuzer TR-Turkey PG Master Instructor 2015 www.skysports-turkey.com skysport-ıq (144)
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.eagleparagliding.com Eagle Paragliding (53)