Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation
To enroll as a Sky Guide an individual must :
- Be certified as an APPI XC Instructor, for at least 6 months.
- Have guided and logged at least 10 groups, in the past 2 years.
- Have guided and logged at least 5 different flying sites.
- Have completed 2 APPI Sky Guide Course Assistance, with supervision of an APPI XC Master Instructor.
- Be approved on Practical and Audition Exams, which means to guide one group, under one Sky Guide Instructor supervision.
- If not an APPI XC Instructor, successfully complete the APPI XC Instructor course equivalence.
Training and Certification
The APPI Sky Guide Course has two phases – a training phase and an evaluation phase. ONLY Instructor candidates who have successfully completed the training Program may enrol in the exams. APPI Sky Guide candidates must satisfactorily complete all course requirements to be certified as an APPI Sky Guide Instructors.
To apply for certification, the certified Master Instructor (having the specialty XC instructor), submits online a completed, signed 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 Sky Guide Instructor card.
APPI Sky Guide status does not require separate renewal – they are renewed when APPI Instructors renew their membership annually.
- APPI Contact Evaluation Form
- APPI Guide requirements
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