LOG IN
Go to APPI PPG

Newsletter in English - January 2016


APPINEWS
January 2016
SUMMARY :
1) Developments in 2015
2) Reporting of the pro-workshop in Patagonia
3) APPI pro-workshops forthcoming
4) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

1) Developments in 2015

Almost 30% of members in addition on the period of one year, but relatively few new instructors, following the most rigorous selection policy of our instructors.

More and more authorities contact us to use the APPI educational system in their country. Indeed, the full education system including various levels with the details of each one, the manuals and forms, online exam questions and the ability to check on the website the details of qualifications for APPI pros is a guarantee of reliability and quality. We created a representative committee to pool the efforts of those who deal with relationship with the authorities of a country.

In addition, 8 pro-workshops were organized during the year in Europe, America and Asia. These pro-workshops that certify the skills of those involved, are also a guarantee of quality and confidence in the team of the paragliding pedagogical committee. All APPI professionals must be certified by 2017 during a pro-workshop to not lose their level of qualification. It is a request of the insurance company in order to minimize the risk of accidents.

A disciplinary committee will be established soon to decide the cases of those who do not respect the rules of APPI and endanger pilots by their behavior.

Many other projects are in development, we will talk when they launched.

2) Reporting of the pro-workshop in Patagonia

APPI workshop Patagonia 1 2015

From December 4 to 12 took place in El Bolson, Patagonia, the last pro-workshop APPI 2015.

This pro-workshop intended to instructors and tandem pilots from Argentine wishing to have their skills validated in the APPI system has also benefited to professional pilots from other horizons: Ecuador, Mexico, Croatia, Dominican Republic ...

APPI workshop Patagonia 2 2015

The participants benefited from the contributions of Pablo Lopez, Argentinian specialist of piloting (co-founder of Team SAT), and Edgar Soria, one of the most advanced instructor in Ecuador.

Presence noticed of Marko Hrgetic, 6 times champion of Croatia, and who developed the local educational system.

APPI workshop Patagonia 3 2015

This workshop allowed a sharp upgrade for local instructors, and validate promising some assistants instructors in APPI.

For tandem pilots who all had excellent technical level, the emphasis was on compliance with safety procedures.

A pro-workshop which took place in an atmosphere and exceptional framework ’muy buena onda en Patagonia’.

3) APPI Pro-workshops forthcoming

- 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 Master Instructors Alex Ledger and Zebur Mercan with the support of Raffaele Benetti.
For all enquiries please contact: secretary-ppg@appifly.org.

- APPI Paragliding Pro-Workshop in Philippines at the beginning of February 2016 with David Arrufat.
Dates to be confirmed
For more information see the secretary.

- APPI PPG will be running a Paramotor Instructor Pro-workshop in India at the end of February 2016 run by Master Instructor Kester Haynes with the support of APPI Paragliding Master Instructor Avi Malik.
Dates to be confirmed
For all enquiries please contact the PPG secretary.

- 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 Paragliding Pro-workshop planned in India at Kamshet from 28 March to 4th April 2016 with Avi Malik and Mathieu Abrard and the collaboration of the school Temple Pilots Paragliding.
For all enquiries please contact here.

- APPI Paragliding 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 Paragliding 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 Paragliding Pro-Workshop in USA, 21-30 May 2016.
With Dale Covington and Manu Bonte, with the collaboration of Big Sky Paragliding School.
More information and registration: secretary@appifly.org.

4) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses

- 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.

- SIV course in Àger (la pobla de segur) on 10-14 April 2016 with Jordi Marquillas and the school Entrenúvols.
Course in English
For all enquiries, please click here.

- SIV course in Greece on 23 - 28 April 2016 with Alain Zoller and the school Olympic Wings.
SIV instructor workshop & SIV pilot training course.
SHV and APPI course certification.
Come & join our Flying Safari South Greece to fly with us in the best areas of Peloponese & Delphi directly after the SIV workshop with Alain Zoller – just enjoy and fly !
The SIV instructor workshop aimes for paragliding instructors to learn how to instruct SIV.
This workshop will teach you the professional techniques and method, you will improve your abilities to instruct your students with SIV.
Course in English.
For all enquiries, please click here.

- XC seminar with Bruce Goldsmith, Asterios Makrovasilis and the school Olympic Wings in Greece, Mountain Olympus on 4-11 June 2016.
Come on our Flying Safari East to West Greece and fly with us the best XC mountains Olympus & Pindos directly after the XC seminar with Bruce – cross Greece from coast to coast!
XC seminar topics:
. Heaps of tips to help you climb fast and efficiently
. Psychological techniques to help you perform at your best
. In-depth guides to flying the flatlands and mountains
. Advice to keep you safe while flying near clouds and terrain
. Skills and tactics to help you fly bigger cross country distances
. Straight-forward illustrations to help you maximize flying conditions
. Simple explanations of diverse wind and thermal flow patterns and structures
. Insights into paragliding design. What does the modern design features mean to the XC pilot
For more infos, click here.

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

Note: To unsubscribe from our newsletter, log on to APPI website, click on ’Modify my personal information’, then click on ’Subscription for the newsletter: No’, or send the message unsubscribe to secretary@appifly.org.