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.
- In the case of two requirements for instructors, and only one instructor required, the instructor must have both requirements.
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||Level not defined|
|First aid rescue instructor||Specialty||1||APPI staff||Level not defined|
|Winch technician||Specialty||1||APPI instructor||Winch technician||Level not defined|
|SIV pilot||Specialty||1||SIV instructor||Level not defined|
|Acro. pilot||Specialty||Advanced SIV pilot||1||Accro & D-bag trainer||Level not defined|
|D-bag pilot||Specialty||Advanced SIV pilot||1||Accro & D-bag trainer||Level not defined|
|Advanced SIV pilot||Specialty||SIV pilot||1||SIV instructor||Level not defined|
|Open sky pilot||Qualification||1||APPI instructor||PG Open Sky Pilot|
|Adventure pilot||Qualification||Open sky pilot||1||APPI instructor||PG Adventure Pilot|
|APPI pilot||Qualification||Adventure pilot||1||APPI instructor||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||APPI instructor||Winch technician||PG Pilot|
|XC pilot||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||XC instructor||PG Pilot|
|Mini wing||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||APPI instructor||PG Pilot|
|Speed ride||Specialty||APPI pilot||1||Speed ride instructor||PG Pilot|
|Perfo. pilot||Specialty||XC pilot||SIV pilot||1||XC instructor||PG Pilot|
|Advanced pilot||Qualification||XC pilot||Advanced SIV pilot||2||APPI instructor||APPI instructor||PG Advanced Pilot|
|Rescue packer||Specialty||Advanced pilot||1||APPI instructor||PG Advanced Pilot|
|Non-commercial tandem pilot||Qualification||Advanced pilot||First aid rescue||1||PG Instructor certified||PG non-commercial Tandem Pilot|
|SIV Tandem||Specialty||Non-commercial tandem pilot||1||PG Instructor certified||SIV instructor||PG non-commercial Tandem Pilot|
|Handifly tandem pilot||Specialty||Non-commercial tandem pilot||1||PG Master Instructor certified||Handifly master||PG non-commercial Tandem Pilot|
|Advanced tandem pilot||Specialty||SIV Tandem||1||PG Instructor certified||XC instructor||PG non-commercial Tandem Pilot|
|APPI pro tandem pilot||Qualification||Non-commercial tandem pilot||2||PG Master Instructor certified||PG Instructor certified||PG Pro Tandem Pilot|
|APPI Group leader||Specialty||APPI pro tandem pilot||1||PG Master Instructor certified||XC instructor||PG Pro Tandem Pilot|
|Assistant instructor||Qualification||Non-commercial tandem pilot||1||PG Master Instructor certified||PG Assistant Instructor|
|APPI instructor||Qualification||Non-commercial tandem pilot||2||PG Master Instructor certified||PG Instructor certified||PG Instructor|
|XC instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||1||PG Master Instructor certified||XC instructor||PG Instructor|
|SIV instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||Rescue packer||1||PG Master Instructor certified||SIV & Acro master||PG Instructor|
|Speed ride instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||Speed ride||1||PG Master Instructor certified||Speed ride master||PG Instructor|
|Handifly instructor||Specialty||APPI instructor||1||PG Master Instructor certified||Handifly master||PG Instructor|
|APPI staff||Specialty||Master instructor||1||Administrator||PG Instructor|
|APPI Sky guide||Specialty||XC instructor||1||PG Master Instructor certified||XC instructor||PG Instructor|
|Accro & D-bag trainer||Specialty||SIV instructor||1||PG Master Instructor certified||SIV & Acro master||PG Instructor|
|Master instructor||Qualification||APPI instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|SIV & Acro master||Specialty||Master instructor||Accro & D-bag trainer||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Speed ride master||Specialty||Master instructor||Speed ride instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|
|Handifly master||Specialty||Master instructor||Handifly instructor||1||Administrator||PG Master Instructor|