APPI Team


David Arrufat

Mastermind and president of APPI Educational System, David is directing APPI to ensure APPI best standards and propagation around the world. Accro pionner, SIV Master, David has large experience background in projects management, with unique simplicity and good humor.

Christian Nougaret

APPI webmaster, behind the computers, he is in charge of APPI IT system. Chris is a computer engineer fully dedicated to the project, a sweet and determinate man. Also APPI treasurer.

Hervé Cerutti

Accro pioneer, Swiss champion, smile addict, Hervé Cerutti supports APPI in administrative affairs in Switzerland, while APPI team is traveling around the world.

Alex Ledger

In charge of APPI PPG and APPI Paratrike development, Alex is travelling everywhere. A complete adventure sports addict and a passionate Paragliding and Paramotor Master.

Manu Bonte

Author of the book Parapente Sauvage, The Flying Frog, Manu Bonte is internationally known for his amazing pictures and articles, sensitivity and travels around the earth. Manu Bonte is traveling around South America and other incredible places.
Communication supervisor of APPI development and projects in South America, regarding best standards and instruction with high dose of perfectionism, Manu is also responsible on APPI quality control and improvement. Manu is also member of APPI Pedagogical committee.

Mathieu Abrard

SIV Master born from APPI Educational system, Mathiew supports APPI courses documents development. He is also responsible on quality control for international standards. Mathieu is also member of APPI Pedagogical committee.

Bruce Goldsmith

World Paragliding Champion 2007, Paraglider designer and owner of ’Bruce Goldsmith Design’ known as BGD, and also Hang Gliding Champion (Cross Country). Author of article series ’Icaristics’ in XCmag, and ’50 ways to fly better’, experienced SIV and advanced XC Instructor. Bruce is also member of APPI Pedagogical committee.

Mike Fougere

In charge of APPI development and projects in China, Mike is an active APPI Instructor, very motivated on APPI expansion.

Richard Hoio

Communication supervisor in APPI development and projects in China, regarding to SIV courses and general affairs.

Ming song Li

In charge of APPI development and projects in China, Li Ming Song is an active Aero Sport Federation of China Instructor, very motivated on APPI expansion. Also is a senior trainer for Sino France Caving Federation, High Mountain and Caving Rescue Consultant in SW China.

Rebecca Lui

In charge of secretary and APPI translation for development and projects in China, Rebecca is an active ASF China Member, very motivated on APPI expansion.

Vincent Ciletti

Collaborator as a jurist, Vincent supports APPI to the right perspective on administration and juridic affairs.

Claire Nobileau

Complementary staff secretary, Claire is in charge of printing APPI certification cards and APPI postal responsibilities worldwide.

Zabdi Keen

Documents supervisor on educational affairs and collaborator for illustrations of APPI Manuals. Zabdi is also member of APPI Pedagogical committee.

Sanu Babu Sunuwar

Totally born from APPI Educational System, Babu supports APPI projects promotion. With the film Hanumam Airlines Fly over Everest, winner of Saint Hilaire Film Festival, 2011, APPI celebrate its Grand Opening, helping to consecrated Babu the adventurer of the year by National Geographic.

Laurent Lavaste

Collaborator for illustrations of APPI Manuals, Laurent is a talented artist who supports APPI Educational System.

Ted Jenkins

Collaborator of APPI development in Australia, with the challenge of breaking frontiers to equal opportunities, defending the rights of international pilots.

Scott Masson

Master in falconry, ecologic defender, Scott Masson is a collaborator of parahawking in APPI Educational System.

François Bon

François is among the builders of paragliding aerobatics and precursors of speedflying/speedriding in the world. François is internationally known for background, as senior judge at FAI World Cup, World Championships, World Air Games, going to events, demos, shows, comps, shootings, producings, expeditions.
François Bon is working with APPI to promote and include speed riding as part of the APPI Educational System.


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