SIV Pilot

SIV (Simulation d’Incident en VOL) Pilots course is designed for solo pilots on the way to becoming advanced pilots. They have the skills for action and surprises in the sky, safety from turbulence, collapses, throwing rescue, etc. And for advanced pilots who wants to update and refresh their skills and safety. The pilot practices how to collapse and control the wing in stages, over the water, and safe general emergency procedures.

Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation

To enroll in a SIV Pilot course, an individual must:

  1. APPI Solo Pilot certification recommended, or have a qualifying certification from another training organization (see equivalence standard).
  2. Have completed a minimum 3 day course on practical, preparation, technical and safety, by supervision of an APPI SIV Instructor.
  3. Have completed a minimum 8 to 10 flights/ training sessions, with radio supervision.
  4. Respect APPI Safety Rules and Quality Standards following the instructions.
  5. If not an APPI SIV Pilot, successfully complete the APPI SIV course equivalence.

Training and Certification

APPI SIV Pilot Certification, must be validated by an APPI SIV instructor. APPI Advanced Pilots candidates must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements. To apply for certification, the certifying APPI Instructor submits a completed, signed Pilot Application to the appropriate APPI Office along with the required photo, application fee and other qualifying certification documentation (if applicable). Upon approval of the application, APPI will issue an APPI SIV Pilot Certification Card.


APPI SIV Pilots do not require separate renewal.

Download documents:

  1. APPI Contact Evaluation Form
  2. SIV Pilot specialty requirements
  3. APPI Piloting Progression
  4. APPI Flight Logbook for Solo Pilot

Tandems/Instructors having the specialty SIV instructor
Firstname Lastname Country Certification Website School
10768 Roland Dorozhani AL-Albania PG Instructor 2014 Aeroclub Albania (86)
10170 Pablo Lopez AR-Argentina PG Master Instructor 2015 Safety Acro Team (17)
10761 Ted Jenkins AU-Australia Alpine Paragliding (41)
11413 Mirvad Zenuni BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina PG Instructor 2015 Paragliding Academy Sarajevo (96)
10137 Emil Kirilov BG-Bulgaria PG Master Instructor 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
10128 Herve Cerutti CH-Switzerland Element Air (5)
10130 Marc Pugin CH-Switzerland Gruyere Parapente (110)
10174 APPI Equivalence CH-Switzerland PG Master Instructor 2015 APPI International (1)
11079 Alain Zoller CH-Switzerland SIV Air Turquoise (204)
10474 Richard Tan yun fee CN-China PG Assistant Instructor 2015 Oriental Paragliding 南洋飞行伞 (38)
10668 Santiago Duque EC-Ecuador PG Instructor 2013 Quito Paragliding (34)
10675 Jorge A. Duque C. EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2013 Flyecuador (33)
11093 Raul Rodriguez ES-Spain Parapente Tropical Flight Centre (131)
11094 Felix Rodriguez ES-Spain
11469 Jordi Marquillas ES-Spain PG Master Instructor 2013 Entrenúvols (100)
10005 Mathieu Abrard FR-France PG Master Instructor 2014 misty fly (40)
10171 David Eyraud FR-France PG Instructor 2015 Paragliding School of Passagers du Vent (18)
10173 Stephane Henry FR-France Ecole Haut Les Mains (19)
10914 Manu Bonte FR-France PG Master Instructor 2013 Flyinfrog (50)
11476 Fabien Blanco FR-France PG Instructor 2015 Flyeo (141)
13011 Bruce Goldsmith FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015 Bruce Goldsmith Instruction (156)
14659 Francois Ragolski FR-France PG Instructor 2015
10133 Alex Ledger GB-United Kingdom SkySchool Flight Centre (7)
10724 Asterios Makrovasilis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015 Olympic Wings (36)
10135 Avi Malik IN-India PG Master Instructor 2015 Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10478 Debu Choudhury IN-India Hi Fly (32)
10607 Mohammad Razeghi IR-Iran ParsSky (31)
11068 Vahid Nazari Nasab IR-Iran Cirrusfly (87)
11333 Shahin Fallah IR-Iran Iran Paragliding School (84)
11383 Siamak Pourkalantar IR-Iran Fly Delicate Aviation School (119)
11174 Enrico Patuzzi IT-Italy Fly Nirvana Paragliding School (48)
10004 Mendo Veljanovsky MK-Macedonia PG Master Instructor 2014 Acro Macedonia (3)
14372 Marko Hrgetic MX-Mexico PG Instructor 2015 Paragliding school Flumen (209)
10002 David Arrufat NP-Nepal PG Master Instructor 2014 Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10065 Damodar Parajuli NP-Nepal Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10244 Dilan Benedetti NP-Nepal
10134 Lisa Bradley NZ-New Zealand Extreme Air Queenstown School (8)
14317 Dmitry Gusev RU-Russia PG Instructor 2015 Extreme Style (219)
11395 Murat Tuzer TR-Turkey PG Master Instructor 2015 skysports paragliding (94)

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