Master Instructor

APPI Master Instructors are experienced pilots educators who have achieved the highest APPI Instructor ratings. Master Instructors have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the APPI System of Paragliding Education and have experience of conducting the large range of programs and courses.
Master Instructors are members who influences changes to programs and standards. APPI Master Instructor follow APPI Education System and are representatives of APPI.

Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation

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

  1. Have been an active APPI Instructor for at least two years.
  2. Be certified as an APPI Specialty Instructor, with one or more specialty ratings.
  3. Have issued at least 5 APPI Instructor certifications.
  4. Have certified at least 50 students as APPI Pilots, with at least 10% of the certifications on APPI Specialty Pilot.
  5. Have completed three Instructor Course Assistance, by supervision of an APPI Master Instructor.
  6. Use the complete APPI System of Paragliding Education including all appropriate APPI training materials when conducting APPI programs.
  7. Issue APPI as the primary certification, and conduct all APPI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with APPI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the APPI Instructor Manual.
  8. Have no verified Quality Assurance violations within the past six months and no open quality assurance inquiries in progress. (A member in Review status may not qualify for Master Instructor until the Review status is lifted.)
  9. You need to participate to an APPI workshop and your application must be approved by the pedagogical committee.


The Master Instructor candidate must send application to APPI and be certified by the Paragliding Pedagogical committee .


To renew annually, an APPI Master Instructor submits a Membership Agreement online to APPI website, with payment of membership fees.

*Note: APPI Master Instructors retain their rating by being APPI members in good standing. This rating may be rescinded or suspended if found in violation of APPI Standards during a Quality Assurance inquiry.

Pro Tandem Pilots/Instructors having the specialty Master instructor
Firstname Lastname Country Certification Website School
10170 Pablo Lopez AR-Argentina PG Master Instructor 2015 Safety Acro Team (17)
10761 Ted Jenkins AU-Australia Alpine Paragliding (41)
10137 Emil Kirilov BG-Bulgaria PG Master Instructor 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
10130 Marc Pugin CH-Switzerland Gruyere Parapente (110)
10174 APPI Equivalence CH-Switzerland PG Master Instructor 2015 APPI International (1)
11079 Alain Zoller CH-Switzerland SIV Air Turquoise (204)
10675 Jorge A. Duque C. EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2013 Flyecuador (33)
11305 Edgar Paul Soria C. EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2015 Escuela de Parapente Tungurahua (149)
11469 Jordi Marquillas ES-Spain PG Master Instructor 2013 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 (141)
13011 Bruce Goldsmith FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015 Bruce Goldsmith Instruction (156)
14481 Sylvain Galerant FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015 Han'Vol (244)
10003 Zabdi Keen GB-United Kingdom PG Master Instructor 2015 Flying Fever Paragliding School (2)
10133 Alex Ledger GB-United Kingdom SkySchool Flight Centre (7)
10724 Asterios Makrovasilis GR-Greece PG Master Instructor 2015 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 Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10607 Mohammad Razeghi IR-Iran ParsSky (31)
10004 Mendo Veljanovski MK-Macedonia PG Master Instructor 2014 Acro Macedonia (3)
14372 Marko Hrgetic MX-Mexico PG Master Instructor 2015 Paragliding school Flumen (Escuela de Vuelo) (209)
10002 David Arrufat NP-Nepal PG Master Instructor 2014 Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10134 Lisa Bradley NZ-New Zealand Extreme Air Queenstown School (8)
14317 Dmitry Gusev RU-Russia PG Instructor 2015 Extreme Style (219)
11395 Murat Tuzer TR-Turkey PG Master Instructor 2015 skysport-ıq (144)
10138 Dale Covington US-United States PG Master Instructor 2016 Big Sky Paragliding School (12)
10926 Robert Sporrer US-United States Eagle Paragliding (53)

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