Newsletter In English - August 2013

August 2013
1) Simplified requirements for APPI Tandem Pilot
2) The Rescue Packer course needs to be updated
3) Invite your friends to join the APPI community
4) PPG News
5) APPI Master Mathieu Abrard explores the Karakoram

1) Simplified requirements for Open Sky Tandem Pilot and APPI Tandem Pilot

Change is good! The requirements for Open Sky Tandem Pilot and APPI Tandem Pilot have been simplified to facilitate access to these ratings.

Affiliate instructors can download the form for tandem pilots here.

2) The Rescue Packer course needs to be updated

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We must follow the evolution of our sport and include packing of the ANTI-G.

APPI appreciates feed back from all instructors about the teaching and use of the ANTI-G and the ACCRO BASE.

* Reminder: The Rescue Packer course for Advanced Pilots and tandem pilots certifies these pilots to pack their OWN rescues.

All other packing must be done by an Instructor certified rescue packer every 6 months.

ALL certifications for Rescue Packer are given after a proper course and validated by an Instructor Rescue Packer (for more information see Requirements).

3) Invite your friends to join the APPI community

Do you know someone who would benefit from becoming a member?

Just go to your account page and click on the link Invite a friend to APPI.

Then write a message to your friend.


4) PPG News

  • - APPI PPG will be running another instructor course. It will take place at Aerodromo Ordis near Figueres in Spain from the 22nd / 29th September.
    For further information please contact: secretary-ppg@appifly.org
  • - The APPI PPG Student Training Logs have now been completed and are available for Instructors to purchase in batches of 10 for £50 plus post and packaging.
    To place an order please email: secretary-ppg@appifly.org.

5) APPI Master Mathieu Abrard explores the Karakoram

While flying his Ozone M4 deep into the heart of Pakistan’s Karakoram. He writes of his adventure:

APPI Master Mathieu Abrard explores the Karakoram
“I am now in Pakistan with my M4 and I love it! I fly the small size, over the top [of the weight range] with the o2 equipment and all of my bivouac staff and it’s still flying well, which is great ;-) They were all taken above 6000m in the K2 region, this is an amazing place with 3 summits over 8000m (K2, Gasherbrum, and Leila) and so many glaciers… I still have 2 more weeks, and I will try to go for a 200km and maybe push the Mantra at 7000m. All the best from Pakistan!!”
See the AMAZING flight here.

If you are an APPI PILOT and have achieved something exceptional, flown in a new place or had an epic adventure related to paragliding we want to hear about it! Send us a short description with a picture so that we can share these stories with all APPI members.

Upcoming Paragliding events and courses

Check out some things APPI has on the calendar!

  • - APPI partner of Iran championship 2013, from Aug 11, 2013 to Aug 16, 2013 at Shahre kord, Iran
    more info: http://airtribune.com/iran2013
  • - SIV course by Jordi Marquillas (11469), from Aug 12, 2013 to Aug 15, 2013 and from Aug 19, 2013 to Aug 22, 2013 at La Pobla de Segur, Sant Antoni lake, Spain.
    more info: http://www.entrenuvols.com/parapent/en/parapent_seguretat_en.htm
  • - Guided Expedition in Yunnan LTX Visit and Fly, from Aug 19, 2013 to Aug 30, 2013 at North West Yunnan Province, China.
    Adventure Pilot level and higher are welcome to join this tour.
    more info: http://ParaglideYunnan.com
  • - 40th COUPE ICARE from Sep 19, 2013 to Sep 22, 2013 at St Hilaire du Touvet - Lumbi, France.
    The world’s greatest free flight encounter!!!! Packed with emotion, audacity, creativity, fantasy, thrills, laughter, color and dreams. An unflinching passion for flying…
    more info: http://www.coupe-icare.org/GB_home.html

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