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,
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
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.