If you are already an Instructor and wish to become an APPI Instructor, please visit ’Join APPI by equivalence’ or contact the APPI secretary.
You can also contact one APPI Master or Instructor, for your validation. He/She will help you to register with APPI.
For new individual members: registration must be completed by an APPI instructor.
For new instructors and tandem pilots: registration must be completed by an APPI master certified (by workshop), usually during an APPI workshop, see the list of APPI workshops.
The APPI instructors and master instructors will be invited to participate in a pro-workshops as soon as they’re organized nearby, this will allow upgrading of knowledge and provide a common foundation for all APPI instructors.
You can contact the APPI Pedagogical committee directly on a forum accessible to all APPI registered members on this dedicated page.
All qualifications/specialties have prerequisites, please pay attention to each course/specialty requirements. To apply for new qualification, the candidate must validate the precedent level (except open sky pilot), this also applies to instructor levels.
For validation requiring 2 different Instructors, please follow this procedure:
- The instructor in charge registers the student "in progress" and informs the second instructor for double validation,
- Once the training is completed successfully, the second instructor completes the student’s validation,
- In case of equivalence, the first instructor or the student must send a copy of the student’s logbook, together with all certified documents to the secretary for validation.
To register a student: instructors must be teaching in an APPI school and be registered by the school director. Instructors can teach in only one APPI school at the time.
When a new student is registered, the APPI permanent certification card will be issued a maximum of 45 days after the validation from the instructor and the fee payment is received. The exception if one of the qualifications is in progress, in which case the shipment of the card will be postponed.
Instructor or master certified means he/she was certified instructor or master during a pro-workshop.
Flight School/Fly Centre Registration Rules
If you are a TANDEM PILOT you can register a one star APPI FLIGHT CENTER.
If you are an INSTRUCTOR you can register an APPI SCHOOL.
The numbers of stars for a flight centre or school means how many instructors work at the school.
- One star for a flight centre managed by a tandem pilot.
- Two stars for a flight school with one instructor.
- Three stars for a flight school with two instructors.
- Four stars for a flight school with three instructors.
- Five star schools means a school with a master instructor (validated by APPI) plus an instructor.
School managers have to choose if the membership fee for new students will be paid by the member or by the school, permission is given for each instructor.
Qualifications/Specialties rules table
|Title||Type||Student 1st requirement||Student 2nd requirement||Instructors needed||1st instructor requirement||2nd instructor requirement||Level|
|First aid rescue||Specialty||1||APPI instructor|
|First aid rescue instructor||Specialty||1||APPI staff|
|Open sky pilot||Qualification||1||APPI instructor||PG School Pilot|
|Adventure pilot||Qualification||Open sky pilot||1||APPI instructor||PG School Pilot|
|Winch technician||Specialty||1||Winch instructor||PG School Pilot|
|APPI pilot||Qualification||Adventure pilot||1||APPI instructor||PG Pilot|
|Advanced pilot||Qualification||APPI pilot||Advanced SIV pilot||2||APPI instructor||APPI instructor||PG Pilot|
|Open sky tandem pilot||Qualification||Advanced pilot||First aid rescue||1||Instructor certified||PG Pilot|
|Soaring||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||APPI instructor||PG Pilot|
|Alpin||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||APPI instructor||PG Pilot|
|Winch||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||Winch instructor||PG Pilot|
|Advanced SIV pilot||Specialty||SIV pilot||1||SIV instructor||PG Pilot|
|Acro. pilot||Specialty||Advanced SIV pilot||1||Accro. trainer||PG Pilot|
|D-bag pilot||Specialty||Advanced SIV pilot||1||D-bag trainer||PG Pilot|
|XC pilot||Specialty||APPI pilot||SIV pilot||1||XC instructor||PG Pilot|
|Perfo. pilot||Specialty||XC pilot||1||Perfo. trainer||PG Pilot|
|Rescue packer||Specialty||Advanced pilot||1||APPI instructor||PG Pilot|
|Mini wing||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||Mini wing instructor||PG Pilot|
|Speed ride||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||Speed ride instructor||PG Pilot|
|Parahawking pilot||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||Parahawking instructor||PG Pilot|
|SIV pilot||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||SIV instructor||PG Pilot|
|APPI tandem pilot||Qualification||Open sky tandem pilot||2||Master certified||Instructor certified||PG Tandem Pilot|
|Advanced tandem pilot||Specialty||SIV Tandem||XC pilot||1||Tandem instructor||PG Tandem Pilot|
|APPI Group leader||Specialty||APPI tandem pilot||1||APPI Fly guide||PG Tandem Pilot|
|SIV Tandem||Specialty||APPI tandem pilot||1||SIV instructor||PG Tandem Pilot|
|Assistant instructor||Qualification||APPI tandem pilot||1||Master certified||PG Assistant Instructor|
|APPI instructor||Qualification||Assistant instructor||2||Master certified||Instructor certified||PG Instructor|
|APPI staff||Specialty||Master instructor||1||Administrator||PG Instructor|
|Tandem instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||Advanced tandem pilot||1||Master instructor||PG Instructor|
|XC instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||1||XC master||PG Instructor|
|Perfo. trainer||Specialty||XC instructor||1||Perfo. master||PG Instructor|
|SIV instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||1||SIV master||PG Instructor|
|Accro. trainer||Specialty||SIV instructor||1||Acro. master||PG Instructor|
|D-bag trainer||Specialty||SIV instructor||1||D-bag master||PG Instructor|
|APPI Fly guide||Specialty||APPI instructor||APPI Group leader||1||APPI Sky guide||PG Instructor|
|APPI Sky guide||Specialty||APPI Fly guide||XC instructor||1||Administrator||PG Instructor|
|Winch instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||Winch||1||Winch master||PG Instructor|
|Mini wing instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||Mini wing||1||Mini wing master||PG Instructor|
|Speed ride instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||Speed ride||1||Speed ride master||PG Instructor|
|Parahawking instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||Parahawking pilot||1||Parahawking master||PG Instructor|
|Handifly instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||1||Handifly master||PG Instructor|
|Master instructor||Qualification||APPI instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|XC master||Specialty||Master instructor||XC instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Perfo. master||Specialty||XC master||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|SIV master||Specialty||Master instructor||SIV instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Acro. master||Specialty||SIV master||Accro. trainer||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|D-bag master||Specialty||SIV master||D-bag trainer||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Winch master||Specialty||Master instructor||Winch instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Mini wing master||Specialty||Master instructor||Mini wing instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Speed ride master||Specialty||Master instructor||Speed ride instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Parahawking master||Specialty||Master instructor||Parahawking instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Handifly master||Specialty||Master instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|