Newsletter In English - May 2013

May 2013
1) What is APPI anyway?
2) A chance to win every month!
3) S.I.V. rating...it’s changed! 
4) APPI PPG has been globe trotting
5) Events coming up

APPI international would like to welcome all the new schools that have joined us and congratulate the students on their progression within the APPI education system.

1) What is APPI anyway?

For those of you still confused about the purpose of APPI, for the instructors who need help for registering students, or those who have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our secretary: secretary@appifly.org.

There is a common misconception regarding APPI as a competitor to local paragliding federations. APPI’s role is NOT to take the place of any local federation or rating system but rather to collaborate with them.

Before receiving an APPI instructor rating, we ask that all instructors be licensed by their local federation.

APPI strives to unite schools, instructors and federations throughout the world and to set an international standard for paragliding and paramotor education. In some countries there is no federation and education is desperately lacking. In this case APPI would like to help the pilots and the schools in these countries gain access to the best training, top schools and instructors around the globe.

2) A chance to win every month!

We love to see what all of the APPI members are getting up to so send us your awesome photos. As a thank you the best photo of each month will receive 2 carabineers by Zicral.

3) S.I.V. rating...it’s changed!

APPI’s S.I.V. rating for paragliding is now divided into 2 parts, ’SIV pilot’ and ’Advanced SIV pilot’.

Please note the specialty ’XC pilot’ rating now requires the ’SIV pilot’ rating and the ’D-bag pilot’ and ’Acro. pilot’ ratings now require an ’Advanced SIV pilot’ rating.

More details can be downloaded on the form entitled:
SIV Pilot specialty requirements’.


4) APPI PPG has been globe trotting

An APPI PPG master traveled around the world running instructor course in Indonesia, Iran, Nepal and the U.K.

APPI PPG has been developing fast in the last 6 months and continues to grow with a large number of competent pilots, tandem pilots, and instructors.

For further information or to keep up to date on APPI PPG please visit:

5) Events coming up

Check out some things APPI has on the calendar!

  • - Indonesia Paragliding Event, West Sumatra, FUN over MANINJAU 2013 from May 12, 2013 to May 19, 2013,
  • - Yunnan Expedition in China, Expedition to Yunnan’s North West up to the border of Tibet, from May 15, 2013 to June 15, 2013,
  • - 23rd SIV, Acro & XC course in Turkey at Oludeniz, from May 17, 2013 to May 31, 2013,
  • - Indonesia paramotor trip 2013, at Bali over Prambanan and Borobudur Temple, beautiful beach of Bali around Lombok, from April 25, 2013 to May 8, 2013.

your APPI team.