Sky Guide

APPI Sky Guides are top rating APPI Fly Guides, with bivouac attitude, and Instructors who have demonstrated a thorough experience in guiding paragliding groups. APPI Sky Guides are allowed to use radio guidance and to guide groups of pilots of any level at any flying site, having 2 pilots or students in radio guidance at the same time.

Prerequisites/ Course Contents/ Obligation

To enroll as a Sky Guide an individual must :

  1. Be certified as an APPI XC Instructor, for at least 6 months.
  2. Have guided and logged at least 10 groups, in the past 2 years.
  3. Have guided and logged at least 5 different flying sites.
  4. Have completed 2 APPI Sky Guide Course Assistance, with supervision of an APPI XC Master Instructor.
  5. Be approved on Practical and Audition Exams, which means to guide one group, under one Sky Guide Instructor supervision.
  6. 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.

Download documents:

  1. APPI Contact Evaluation Form
  2. APPI Guide requirements

Pro Tandem Pilots/Instructors having the specialty APPI Sky guide
Firstname Lastname Country Certification Website School
10174 APPI Equivalence CH-Switzerland PG Master Instructor 2015 APPI International (1)
11079 Alain Zoller CH-Switzerland SIV Air Turquoise (204)
11094 Felix Rodriguez ES-Spain
10133 Alex Ledger GB-United Kingdom SkySchool Flight Centre (7)
10004 Mendo Veljanovski MK-Macedonia PG Master Instructor 2014 Acro Macedonia (3)
14372 Marko Hrgetic MX-Mexico PG Master Instructor 2015 Paragliding school Flumen (Escuela de Vuelo) (209)
10062 Sano Babu Sunuwar NP-Nepal Babu Adventures Paragliding School NEP (123)
11402 A. Onur ERTAS TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 skysports paragliding (94)
11412 HASAN CANSIZ TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015 skysports paragliding (94)

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