1) Various APPI infos
- New flight certificate to download for paragliding or paramotor tandem flights, to customize with the logo of your school. Issue this certificate to your passengers, they will be happy to have it, and allows you to publicize your flight center.
Thanks to Marko Hrgetic, APPI instructor in Mexico for his help.
- When paying by bank transfer, please send an email to the secretariat stating your member number or APPI school number. Currently we have several payments pending validation, because we do not know the identity of the issuer.
2) PPG News
In the last month APPI PPG Master Instructor Zebur Mercan has run another Instructor Workshop in Italy which was a huge success.
Meanwhile APPI PPG Secretary Alex Ledger has recently returned from Oman after running a Tandem ParaTrike course.
The next APPI PPG Instructor Workshop is scheduled to take place in Thailand in October and November.
To arrange a workshop in your country contact: APPI PPG secretary.
3) Reporting of the pro-workshop in India
The APPI Pro workshop, was held in Kamshet from 28th of March until 4th of April. It was conducted by 3 APPI masters from pedagogical committee, Mathieu Abrard, Sabrina Thielen and Avi Malik, the local APPI master witch offered a great support and organization for this event.
Day 1 to 3 for hobby pilots & professionals had over 40 participants. The APPI Pedagogical faculty consisting of Mathieu Abrard, Sabrina Thielen & Avi Malik did a thorough job of breaking myths & sharing new insights that were eye openers for most.
The participants, 19 solo pilots, 9 tandem pilots and 9 instructors from India and abroad, shared the class room for 3 days of intense theoretical courses, revisiting, clearing and updating advanced knowledge of paragliding.
Day 4 and 5 where dedicated to tandem theory in the morning and practical examinations in the afternoon on the beautiful flying site above Pawna Lake.
Deep instructor knowledge was given from days 6 to 8, many subjects concerning pedagogical methods where discussed on interactive basis and APPI tools were introduced.
More photos on facebook.
4) Reporting of the pro-workshop in Greece
Second APPI Pro workshop in Mount Olympus area, Greece, 3rd/12th April 2016.
This workshop has allowed the Greek, Cypriot and Croatian instructors and tandem pilots seeing their skills validated in the APPI system.
Instructors with extensive experience (some with nearly 20 years of experience) appreciated the contents of this workshop which enabled a sharp update of knowledge, both technically and pedagogically.
Organized in an exceptional place by olympic wings, he received the visit of the Greek federation representative, Stergios HARISIS.
10 instructors and 4 tandem pilots were validated, which means that to date almost all Greek instructors have been validated in APPI.
5) Some upcoming Paragliding events and courses
- 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.
- Pro Paramotor Instructor course at Saquarema, Rio de janeiro, Brasil, 24-29 May 2016 by Ricardo Maciel.
For all enquiries please contact : Caju Brasil school.
- 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.
- APPI Pro-Workshop in Dominican Republic, Jarabacoa, 1-9 June 2016 with Manu Bonte and the collaboration of Jarabacoa-Palo Blanco school.
Given in Spanish.
More information and registration: Jose Luis Moronta, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- VI Paramotor Concentracion, Islas del Mediterraneo, 13-17 July 2016 at Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza y Formentera.
More information here.
- Advance Coastal Clinic, Timbis, Bali, Indonesia, 25 August-3 September 2016 with the collaboration of Temple Pilots Paragliding School.
The Course will include the following:
1. Cliff Launching Techniques
2. Coastal Soaring Techniques
3. Top Landing Skill Development
4. Ground Handling & Kiting Skill Development
5. Safe Flying under Supervision
6. Briefing & Debriefing Sessions
Please write to Sachin or Temple pilots school for costs and details.
- XC seminar with Asterios Makrovasilis and Simon Kirsch at mountain olympus, Greece, 27 August-3 September 2016, With the collaboration of the school Olympic Wings.
If you organize or know any paragliding & paramotor festival or meeting, give us this info to share this with APPI community.