Newsletter In English - September 2014


APPINEWS
September 2014
SUMMARY :
1) Workshop and cooperation in China
2) Updating rate of subscription and APPI rules
3) Opportunities to Help
4) PPG News
5) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

1) Workshop and cooperation in China

Chinese flag

Ni haa.

Things are changing in China.

APPI and the Chinese government representative for the Airsport ASFC have had their first meeting and begun to collaborate to improve their paragliding education system.

ASFC is in the process of developing the Chinese system and discovering a way to join the international standard of APPI.

China is extremely motivated to promote and develop paragliding as sport accessible for everybody and the conversations have been very positive.

The new generation of Chinese people are looking for outdoor sports, fresh air and nature. China change! China move! China fly!

This is the beginning of many adventures. I assure you there are several places to fly and to discover in China, and they now welcome YOU.

We’ve met 20 to 25 Instructors, almost all of the Chinese instructors, for a workshop discussing the first level of becoming a professional Tandem Pilot.

APPI has already started the translation of more than 800 test questions to Chinese.

Coming soon… some pages on the APPI website in Chinese.

2) Updating rate of subscription and APPI rules

- The cost of the subscription and the APPI membership card has not changed for 2 years. Beginning in September, the fee will increase to 27 Euros, and certification card will increase to 8 Euros. We have limited the increase to a minimum, but without it we could not cope with our ever increasing expenses.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO: Secretary, Your certification card, Lawyer for international rights and your protection, Sponsoring projects, Insurances, Pedagogic development, Itinerant instructors and masters, Support of local schools, Instructors support, To improve and support APPI service, website development...

- To APPI school managers: all schools registered on the website by APPI instructors are all APPI schools.
Using the term "APPI school" when recording the name of the school, can lead to confusion about the role of the school in the APPI system.
Under these conditions, it was decided by the APPI board to ban the use of the term "APPI school xxxx", and we ask those who use it to remove "APPI" in the name of their school as registered on the APPI website, and put in place the real name of their school.

- Due to excessive spam control, many messages sent by yahoo are lost. We recommend, if possible, to not use yahoo mail, but instead another mail server.

- Now the manager of an APPI school can pay the bill of any APPI member. Just click on the button: "Pay for member". Payment is permitted only if the school has sufficient credit or if an authorization has been given explicitly to the school. If necessary, the manager can buy a credit of 200 euros (or more if the operation is repeated).

3) Opportunities to Help

One of our instructors in Australia Brooke Whatnall is preparing documents for the D-bag (jump by helicopter with a wing).

He is trying to get D-Bagging approved and legal in Australia under CASA and the HGFA. With this we can move forward, grow acro, allow show runs out of helicopter drop, and write a training manual and syllabus for teaching pilots how to D-bag. Then pilots can get ticked off with an endorsement, thus legalising it in Australia.

One of our masters already works with him, but any document on this subject will be greatly appreciated, please send any document to APPI secretary.

4) PPG News

APPI PPG news

- APPI PPG Master Instructors Alex Ledger and Kester Haynes are currently in Kenya on the Flying for Heroes expedition. They have now completed more than 300k flying the afresh Breeze ParaTrikes and have another 700k left to go! Follow them online: www.flyingforheroes.org.

- APPI PPG Master Instructor Dean Eldridge is currently running an Instructor course in Cyprus. The next Instructor course takes place in Spain from 5-12 October. For further info email us.

5) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

- APPI Workshop for Tandem pilots, Hangzhou, China, 30 August - 4 September 2014 by the school : The Hump Paragliding 駝峰航線飛行學校.
More infos here.

- SIV course at Oludeniz, Turkey, from 13 september to 20 september 2014 by the school ParsSky.
More infos here.

- Every weekend PPG flight programs at Black See shord Ağaçlı Village Istanbul, Turkey, until 26 October 2014 by Istanbul Paramotor & Paragliding.
More infos here.

- Paragliding courses from 6 September to 2 November 2014 at Sarajevo, Bjelasnica - Babin do, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Paragliding Academy Sarajevo.
More infos here.

- Adaptación de montaña para pilotos, at La Rioja, Argentina, from 9 september to 14 september 2014.
More infos here.

- Waterkloof AAD, at Air Force Base, Waterkloof, South Africa, 20 september 2014.
More infos here.

- 2º Encontro de Paramotor de Castro Verde at Castro Verde- Alentejo, Portugal, 4/5 october 2014.
More infos here.

- Airshow Aviacol San Gil 2014 at Aeropuerto Los Pozos San Gil Curití, Colombia, 11 - 13 october 2014.
More infos here.

- OKTOBERFLIEGEN (OPEN) Abertura da Temporada 2014/2015 at Igrejinha, Brazil, 11 October 2014.
More infos here.

- Himalayan Unclimbed peaks to raise money for Sherpa, Nepal, 12 October 2014.
More infos here.

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