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Newsletter in English - December 2015


APPINEWS
December 2015
SUMMARY :
1) APPI and people with disabilities
2) Summary of the APPI general assembly 2015
3) APPI workshops
4) News from the paragliding pedagogical committee
5) Job proposal in Switzerland
6) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

1) APPI and people with disabilities

HanVol association

Sylvain Galérant is our expert for flying with disabled people, he is APPI Handifly master, and French instructor with specialty of certification for integration of people with disabilities "CREPS Bordeaux".

He created the association Han’vol which aims to promote and encourage the integration of people with disabilities in the world of free flight, it is the only school for people with disabilities in France.

This year, the association has permit to 38 pilots to fly alone and 81 persons to fly in tandem.

Sylvain offers courses for paragliding instructors wishing to teach how to fly to disabled people.

The association needs funds to build flying chairs and buy specialized equipment (equipped bus, quad biking, gliders...), your help is welcome.

See the video presentation on this page.

You can contact Sylvain or the association on their website.

2) Summary of the APPI general assembly 2015

Took place on 29 November 2015 the General Assembly of the Association APPI.

The following points were discussed:

- Summary of the progression of the APPI Association this year,

- Report of the action of the pedagogical committee, the meeting of this committee in Turkey and the APPI pro-workshops,

- Report of the PPG and paratrike activities for the current year by Alex Ledger,

- Creation of the Representative Committee in progress,

- Agreed to the proposal to establish a disciplinary committee,

- Presentation of a financial report by the treasurer,

- Renewal of the APPI board with the same members plus Alex Ledger for 2 years more,

- No change of annual contribution and certification card prices for the current year,

- Acceptance of contractual terms with sixpaypent company to allow the throughput of credit cards directly on our website, Chris is responsible for this task,

- Presentation of the progress of talks with an insurance company to offer insurance for pilots and instructors for paragliding and PPG in Europe and Turkey.

The report and statutes are available to our affiliated members on the APPI websites.

3) APPI workshops

APPI workshop Turkey 2015

We remind to APPI instructors and tandem pilots that as a professional you have to attend at least once a pro-workshop as soon as it takes place in your country or a neighboring country.

These workshops are provided by highly skilled masters of the pedagogical committee.

It is also important to us to allow us to know you better, and share our knowledge.

This is also imposed by the insurance company to allow soon to be assured via APPI in a large number of countries, in order to reduce the risks of accidents by certification of skills of each of you.

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.

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.

APPI makes no profit on these workshops in order to keep the price as low as possible.

The price of these workshops may vary depending on location and masters in charge.

For a list of upcoming workshops, look on this page for paragliding, or this page for PPG.

4) News from the paragliding pedagogical committee

Following the meeting of the paragliding pedagogical committee, changes of APPI education system were adopted. The pro-qualifications (from Open Sky tandem pilot) can be provided only by instructors and masters certifed during an APPI pro-workshop.

For example the tandem pilot and instructor qualifications can be delivered by one master and one instructor, both certified during a pro-workshop.

Other modifications will be effective in January 2016.

See the page Registration rules for more details.

5) Job proposal in Switzerland

Proposal for a job, SIV instructor in Switzerland from April to September 2016.

French mother language or at least really confident with Independent and able to work alone.

Already perform anyhow some SIV courses.

Contact Alain Zoller APPI master n° 11079 on this email.

6) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

- APPI Pro-Workshop in Patagonia, Argentina, 4-12 December 2015 with Pablo Lopez and Manu Bonte.
More information and registration here.

- APPI PPG Pro-workshop in Italy From 31 January 2016 until 7 February 2016 with Alex Ledger and the school SkySchool Flight Centre.
6 Day APPI PPG Instructor Workshop in Italy run by APPI PPG Master Instructor Alex Ledger.
For all enquiries please contact: secretary-ppg@appifly.org.

- APPI Pro-workshop planned in India at Kamshet from 28 March to 3rd April 2016 with Avi Malik and Mathieu Abrard and the collaboration of the school Temple Pilots Paragliding.
Dates to be confirmed.
For all enquiries please contact here.

- APPI PPG will be running a Paramotor Instructor Pro-workshop in Thailand from the 23rd March to the 11th April with Alex Ledger and the school SkySchool Flight Centre.
For all enquiries please contact: secretary-ppg@appifly.org.

- APPI Pro-Workshop in Greece, Sikaminea, Mount Olympus area, 3-12 April 2016 with Asterios Makrovasilis and Manu Bonte, with the collaboration of Olympic Wings school.
More information and registration here or here.

- APPI Pro-Workshop in Russia, Verhniy Chegem, North Caucasus area, 1-10 May 2016 with Mendo Veljanovski and Dmitry Gusev, with the collaboration of Extreme style school.
More information and registration here or here.

- APPI Pro-Workshop in USA, 11-19 June 2016.
With Dale Covington and Manu Bonte, with the collaboration of Big Sky Paragliding School.
More information and registration: secretary@appifly.org.

If you organize or know any paragliding & paramotor festival or meeting, give us this info to share this with APPI community.

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