Newsletter In English - November 2014

November 2014
1) New APPI secretary for China
2) APPI Paragliding Pedagogical committee
3) PPG News
4) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

1) New APPI secretary for China

APPI in China

We are pleased to welcome Rebecca into the APPI team.

She is now the APPI secretary for China, and for all of our Chinese speaking members.

For inquiries in Chinese, you can contact her at the following address: rebecca@appifly.org

Cooperation continues with ASFC: Air Sports Federation of China, another instructor workshop is planned for 2015 in China. The dates for this workshop will be announced soon.

We are working on the translation of the examination questions and the site pages and messages into Chinese.

We are also working on the possibility of using alipay to pay for contributions from our members.

However if you want to go flying in China, do not hesitate, this vast territory awaits you with these varied and beautiful landscapes.

2) APPI Pedagogical committee for Paragliding

The pedagogical committee for paragliding is now fully operational.

The role of this committee is to make decisions about education system, course content, exams, educational manuals, the choice of APPI masters, the option to blacklist members, to manage complaints not resolved by the secretary, and to propose modifications of the internal rules about pedagogic choices.

The committee is currently improving the content of a pro-workshop to establish a regular inspection of pilot skills for APPI tandem pilots and APPI instructors.

This certification pro-workshop will be valid for a fixed period, and accessible to all tandem pilots and instructors who want to improve their knowledge and share their experience.

You can contact this 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


- APPI PPG Secretary Alex Ledger is currently in Brazil running an Instructor course for Paramotoring and ParaTriking. Paramotoring is developing rapidly in Brazil, mainly due to the exposure it has received through a Brazilian TV series called ’Aereas’ involving APPI PPG Master Instructor Dean Eldridge: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbNrKEHEngA.

- After Brazil Alex Ledger is heading to Argentina to run another APPI PPG Instructor course outside Buenos Aires. A few slots are still available, for further information email: secretary-ppg@appifly.org.

- APPI PPG Master Instructor Kester Haynes is in charge of overseeing the safety of a mad project called the Icarus Trophy, organised by The Adventurists: youtu.be/uRnzYF0aaTk.

5) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

- Paragliding trip to Nepal, with Gruyere Parapente - Switzerland - from October 17 to November 2, 2014.
Two weeks of adventures and discoveries in Nepal!
Flying cross, night home stay, SIV courses...
More infos here.

- Thermalling/XC Expedition Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India, from October 31 to November 5, 2014.
Tour de Himalayas 2014 - blue skies, big thermals, magical mountains, stunning scenery, epic flights and friends to share it all with. I call it the tour for Ascension and Expansion.
Open to both experienced pilots looking to go further and first timers who wish to open the doorway to Himalayan flying.
More infos here.

- 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.

- Copa Rio de Parapente, November 7 - 9, 2014.
Campeonato Estadual de Vôo Livre de Parapente do Rio de Janeiro 2014.
Etapa de Sampaio Correia - Saquarema/RJ.
Classificatória para o Brasileiro 2015!
More infos here.

- Puerto Rico PPG Tour II, November 16, 2014.
More infos here.

- Pre-copa Mundial de Parapente, November 22 - 29, 2014, at Terranostra, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
More infos here.

- Open Placivel 2014 1era.
Valida Nacional Venezolana FAI 2, December 14-19, 2014 at Placivel, Venezuela.
More infos here.

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