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Newsletter in English - January 2020


APPINEWS
January 2020
SUMMARY :
1. Colombia 2019
2. Latin America 2019
3. Europe 2019
4. Russia 2019
5. Various
6. Pro-workshops and pro-courses for 2020
All APPI team wishes you a happy 2020 and many memorable flights.
PRO-WORKSHOPS and PRO-COURSES 2019, a successful year !

No less than 10 pro-workshops and 5 pro-courses were carried out this year with a special mention for Latin America and in particular Colombia where the APPI-FEDEAEREOS collaboration was particularly beneficial.

1) Colombia 2019

APPI-FEDEAEREOS pro tandem workshop in Colombia, May 2019
APPI-FEDEAEREOS pro tandem workshop in Colombia, May 2019

Following the first joint pro-workshop organized at Jerico, Antioquia, in May, an instructor pro-workshop and another tandem pro-workshop were organized in Cocorna and Barbosa. Pilots who passed the exams have received certification from both APPI and fedeaereos systems. A big thank you to the board of the Colombian federation for its energy and its desire to support high quality standards for tandem pilots and instructors.

The participants of the tandem pro-workshops benefited from the most recent knowledge on equipment aging, flight mechanics, piloting, weather forecasts, stress and risk management, as well as on safety procedures and operations in tandem.

For participants in the instructor pro-workshop, a week dedicated to the study of pedagogy and to field exercises served as a foundation for a period of application in personal work in the field. The final instructor exam will take place at the end of January.

The courses give a systematic method of verifying the trim and setting of the wings, as well as the proper repacking and installation of the emergency rescues. Often, our inspections revealed major problems that we had the opportunity to fix.

The Colombian tandem pilots were really well prepared for the pro-workshop tandem and the success rate was quite impressive, despite the technical conditions on landing.

These workshops provided Colombian instructors the opportunity to learn new techniques of organization and teaching, under the supervision of masters Edgar Soria and Pablo Lopez. Thanks to good preparation from the participants, the level of pedagogy was raised significantly, both in terms of mastering the content and how to transmit it.

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2) Latin America 2019

Cusco Peru APPI tandem pro-workshop 2019

The presence at the Colombian instructor pro-workshop of Peruvian, Bolivian and Ecuadorian representatives has boosted projects in the region. A first tandem workshop took place in Cuzco-Peru with the master Marko Hrgetik.

Workshops are scheduled for early 2020 in Lima-Peru, Cochabamba-Ecuador among other projects. Local instructors are already preparing future participants to ensure the best possible results.

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3) Europe 2019

A Significant event in Europe, an instructor course was organized in Greece in October 2019 at the foot of Mount Olympus.

The Skill level of the attendees was exceptionally high, with some of the best Acro pilots in the world in the class, and participants from all over the world

This pro-course allowed, among other things, an opportunity to explore the application of the APPI teaching methods to piloting and acrobatic training. A good dynamic at the end of this course facilitated a number of trainings in Turkey in November with the master Shahin Fallah.

13 professional tandem pilots and Turkish instructors joined the pro-workshop in Turkey. Mr. Yigit Yildirim was also present as an APPI instructor.

Given the high number of candidates, we will organize two other tandem pro-workshops in English and Turkish from 12th to 18th January 2020 and from 11th to 17th February 2020 in the same place.

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4) Russia 2019

APPI PG pro-workshop in Russia 2019

Dynamism also in Russia with two pro-workshops organized this year with the masters Mendo Veljanovski and Dmitry Gusev.


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5) Various

- APPI and Sky Masters Sports Club QatarAlex Ledger, APPI master and founder of APPI PPG & Paratrike, is currently running an APPI PPG & ParaTrike Master Instructor Workshop in Qatar to establish SkyMasters as a centre of Paramotoring and ParaTriking excellence there. It is run by Mohammed Ahmed Al Yafei who is President of the SkyMasters Sports Club.

- The paragliding website pages relating to professional qualifications have been updated, we invite you to consult it.
appifly.org/spip.php?page=rubrique&id_rubrique=12
appifly.org/?APPI-pro-workshops-pro-courses

- Job proposal: Commercial tandem flight in Tsukuba, Nasu JAPAN (around 1.5-2 hours drive from Tokyo) from May to October 2020.
Requirement: APPI Pro Tandem Certification and English or Japanese speaker.
Contact: Naohisa Okada (APPI instructor), tel & Whatapp: +819014615005, email: okada.n1969@gmail.com

6) Many pro-workshops and pro-courses are scheduled for 2020

- APPI tandem pilots pro-workshop in Oludeniz, Turkey, 12th - 18th January 2020 with Shahin Fallah, Yigit Yildirim and Artun Bayrak.
For any information and registration contact : iranparaglidingschool@gmail.com

- APPI tandem pilots pro-workshop in Oludeniz, Turkey, 11th - 17th February 2020 with Shahin Fallah, Yigit Yildirim and Artun Bayrak.
For any information and registration contact : iranparaglidingschool@gmail.com

- APPI Instructor pro-workshop with Master Instructor Manu Bonte in Pamukkale,Turkey, 15th - 23th March 2020.
For more information: secretary@appifly.org

- APPI Tandem pilot pro-workshop with Master Instructor Marko Hrgetic in Bolivia, 20th - 28th March 2020.
For more information and registration: info@aprendeavolar.com.mx

- APPI Maintenance pro-workshop with Master Instructor Manu Bonte in Tsukuba, Japan, 30th March - 6th April 2020.
For more information: secretary@appifly.org

- APPI Tandem pro-workshop with Master Instructor Dale Covington and Marko Hrgetic, USA, Salt Lake City, April 25 - May 6, 2020, to be confirmed.
For more information: Big Sky Paragliding School.

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