SIV Instructor

APPI SIV Instructors are specialists and experienced Pilot educators who have demonstrated a thorough experience in APPI System of Paragliding Education, conducting a large range of programs and courses. The teaching status SIV Specialist Instructor is able to give from a history of safe flying, SIV courses, collapses and manoeuvres with paragliding and simulation of accidents. They are able to train any level of Pilot, from APPI Solo Pilots to Advanced Pilots.

Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation

To enroll as a SIV Instructor an individual must:

  1. Be certified as an Instructor for at least one year, with APPI or with another paragliding training organization.
  2. Have completed a minimum of 25 APPI Solo Pilot formations.
  3. Present SIV Certification, and recognized participation in acrobatics competitions.
  4. Have completed 3 APPI SIV Course Assistance, documented and signed by the Instructors.
  5. Be approved on theoretical, Practical and Audition Exams, which means to give one full SIV course to real students, under one Master SIV Instructor supervision.
  6. Be certified as an APPI Rescue Packing Provider or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
    Note: This Certification may happen at the same time as the formation.
  7. Submit documentation of any qualifying certifications by another paragliding training organization.
  8. If not an APPI Instructor, successfully complete the APPI Instructor course equivalence.

Training and Certification

APPI SIV Specialist Instructor has two phases, a training phase and an evaluation phase. ONLY Instructor candidates who have successfully completed the training Program may enroll in the exams. The exams must have one certified SIV & Acro master instructor to validate the certification. Instructor candidates must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements to be certified as APPI SIV Specialist Instructors.

To apply for certification, the certifying Master Instructor submits on-line a completed, validated Instructor 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 instructor card.


Specialty Instructor status does not require separate renewal – they are renewed when APPI instructors renew their membership annually.

Download Documents:

  1. APPI Contact Evaluation Form
  2. SIV and Acro. Instructor specialty requirements

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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)
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
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10171 David Eyraud FR-France PG Instructor 2015 Paragliding School of Passagers du Vent (18)
10173 Stephane Henry FR-France PG Instructor 2015 Ecole Haut Les Mains (19)
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