Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation
To enroll in an OSTP Program, an individual must:
- Be certified as an Advanced Pilot (Including XC, Advanced SIV, Soaring and Alpine specialties), with APPI or another recreational paragliding training organization, for at least one year.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have a good medical record (stated on the health form), and be in a state of health which is fit for paragliding as a profession.
- Have completed a five day Tandem Basic Course, including minimum 10 flights with the APPI Tandem Instructor Examiner.
- Submit proof of First Aid training (Red Cross or other rescue organization equivalence).
- Submit documentation of any qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level issued by another recreational paragliding training organization.
Training and Certification
Open Sky Tandem Pilots candidates must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements. To apply for certification, the certified APPI Instructor submits online a completed, validated Open Sky Tandem Pilot Application to APPI website, along with the required photo, application fee and other qualifying certification documentation (if applicable). Upon approval of the application, APPI will issue an APPI Certification Card.
Note: Open Sky Tandem Pilot Course has a 2 year validity, for candidates who want to enroll in an APPI Tandem Pilot Course and validate Certification. If certification expires, the course must be repeated (safety rules and APPI quality standards).
To renew annually, an Open Sky Tandem Pilot submits a Membership Agreement with payment of membership fees. Pilots who have let their membership lapse will need to fulfil additional requirements designated by the APPI Training and Quality Management Department before regaining their status.
- APPI Response Awareness
- APPI Logbook
- APPI Open Sky Tandem Pilot certification requirements
- APPI Open Sky Tandem Pilot Exam