Newsletter In English - December 2014

December 2014
1) APPI Pro workshop certification
2) Evolution of APPI Education system and rules
3) PPG News
4) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

APPI Pro Instructor Certification 2014

1) APPI Pro workshop certification

Participation in the Pro workshop leads to a certification that will be dated, exposed on the profile, and will certify that the tandem pilot or APPI instructor in the latest technical knowledge in the field of equipment and pedagogic for the instructors. View the APPI Pro Workshop logo on the right.

Many pro APPI workshops will be organized for 2015 in several countries (Colombia, Bosnia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, China, Nepal, Iran ...).

The dates of these workshops will be further disseminated.

These workshops are intended for tandem pilots and instructors who are already working as professionals and not to those who want to become.

There are also for advanced pilots who wish to improve their skills.

2) Evolution of APPI Education system and rules

The validation rules for Pro levels within APPI Paragliding are changing: validations of tandem pilots and instructors will be under the control of a pedagogical committee master.

The APPI instructors and master instructors will be invited to participate in a pro-workshops as soon as they’re organized nearby.

This will allow upgrading of knowledge and provide a common foundation for all APPI instructors.

This change became effective on December 1st, 2014

Please see the new rules in the table of "registration rules": www.appifly.org/?Registration-rules.

You can contact the APPI Pedagogical committee directly on a forum accessible to all APPI registered members on this dedicated page.

For other questions, you should contact the APPI secretary.


3) PPG News

- The APPI PPG & ParaTrike Instructor course in Brazil went very well and resulted in 9 PPG Instructors, 3 Assistant PPG Instructors, 3 ParaTrike Instructors and 3 Assistant ParaTrike Instructors.

- The next APPI PPG Instructor course is taking place in Brazil from the 20th - 29th March 2015.
To register contact: caju@cajubr.com.

- The next European APPI PPG Instructor course is scheduled for 14th - 21st June in Spain.
To register contact: zebur@appifly.org.

- Master Instructor Kester Haynes has been running APPI PPG and ParaTrike Pilot courses in Oman recently for the Military and Police.

4) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

- SIV course by Flyecuador with Jorge A. Duque C. from November 1 to December 21, 2014 at Yaguarcocha Lake- Ibarra City, Ecuador.
Basic & Advance SIV course, training Tandem SIV for instructors, basic Acro course and Free Acro Training.
Courses each week from november to december. Languages available : english, spanish, french and portuguese.
More infos here.

- Encontro de Natal da Flyalvor, December 14 at Ferragudo, Faro, Portugal.
Convido todos os pilotos de paramotor que no dia 14 de Dezembro pelas 10h estejam presentes com o seu fato de pai Natal neste encontro.
O objetivo é fazer um passeio aéreo sobre a cidade de Portimão e Praia da Rocha, e um almoço com todos os pilotos num restaurante de modo a que todos possamos desfrutar de um bom dia..
More infos here.

- Open Placivel 2014 1era. Valida Nacional Venezolana FAI 2, December 14 -19 at Placivel, Venezuela.
Cross country, carreras con balizas y llegada a Gol.
More infos here.

- 9th Annual PlanetPPG Christmas Fly-In, December 26, at Pine Island Airport, USA
Great flight destinations, local hotels and attractions nearby.
Campfire each night – meet and get to know your fellow pilots and families!
More infos here.

- Australian National Hang Gliding Championships 2015, January 1 - 8 at Australia.
More infos here.

- Paragliding Road Trip Colombia January 2015, January 5 - 30 at Bucaramanga, el Cañon del Chicamocha, Medellin, Damasco, Ansermanuevo, Roldanillo, Bogota, Villa de Leyva, Barichara, Colombia.
Road Trip with a full size van in differents fly sites all around the country.
Visiting the world cup in Roldanillo, 12 pilots max at the time.
More infos here.

- 24. Stubai-Cup, March 5 - 8, at Stubaital, Tirol, Austria.
More infos here.

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