About APPI

What is APPI?

APPI is a pioneer Paragliding International organization, which brings evolution and best quality for Paragliding Education.

Start Paragliding

Choose your Paragliding Certification Learning Preference
Join a Class : Join a scheduled paragliding class around the world at an APPI Fly School.
Try it First : Try a ’Discover Paragliding’ experience at an APPI Fly Center, available locally or on vacation.
Get Educated with an APPI (...)

How to join APPI

Welcome to APPI !
Paragliding without borders with the best standard everywhere you go! An evolutionary system and worldwide flying community.
PROFESSIONAL INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, BEST PEDAGOGIC SYSTEMS (the science and art of education.), SAFETY, JOY AND HAPPINESS ALL WAITING FOR YOU. (...)

Join APPI by Equivalence

You are very welcome to join APPI, the Association of Paragliding Pilots and Instructors Worldwide!
Equivalence for pilots and tandem pilots
If you are already a confirmed pilot, you want to become an APPI member.
Check which federations allow you APPI equivalence. Should your issuing (...)

Get affiliated

How can an Association, Federation or Club join APPI?
The best way to introduce APPI into an Association or Club is to hold an APPI workshop and to be validated as instructor.
An APPI Master and Representative give a 3-5 day APPI workshop. The contents are: Operational and APPI System in (...)

What APPI and FAI do

What is the difference between the APPI card and the IPPI card (from FAI) ?
The two cards are for different purposes. The APPI card shows a certain level of training has been received & is recognized internationally among all APPI schools worldwide, and partner Associations and (...)

APPI & Local Laws

Important Information to uphold APPI procedures:
APPI certification awarded to a pilot is internal to the APPI system, and shows no particular right in the country where the activity is done, unless APPI is recognized by the legal authority managing free flight in that country. Check with the (...)

Rules and Regulations

GENERAL RULES
Your paragliding activity (solo, tandem, instruction) must comply with the laws of the country in which it is performed.
As an APPI Member, one should be familiar with paragliding related legislation and protocols specific to one’s region.
APPI certification is internal to (...)

APPI Certification Cards

Your APPI Paragliding Certification Card is proof that you’ve successfully completed your APPI training.
Your APPI Certification Card has a permanent validity, as well you need to order a new card only if you have acquired a new certification or specialty.
The APPI card requires a clear head (...)

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 (...)

FAQ

1. Does having an APPI card alone is recognize to operate in any site around the world?
APPI is an international certification that includes all the requirements for flying paragliding among the major federations and associations around the world. The APPI schools and instructors help the (...)

Fees & payment

MEMBERSHIP FEE
APPI Welcomes all pilots and professional pilots
From June 2012, the affiliation fee will be 25 Euros only for everybody, with the success of APPI and the number of pilot joining around the world we can now decrease the price.
Registration is free, and will be always free. (...)

APPI presentation video
  • Paraglide Yunnan
    Paraglide Yunnan
    China
  • Fenix Centro de Vuelo Libre
    Fenix Centro de Vuelo Libre
    Colombia
  • Picovoolivre
    Picovoolivre
    Brazil
  • Himalayanskysafaris
    Himalayanskysafaris
    United Kingdom
  • Altazor Skysports
    Altazor Skysports
    Chile
  • Parapente Planete
    Parapente Planete
    France
  • Volando en Parapente
    Volando en Parapente
    Colombia
  • Gruyere Parapente
    Gruyere Parapente
    Switzerland
  • Karia Wings Paragliding School
    Karia Wings Paragliding School
    Turkey
  • Fly Nirvana Paragliding School
    Fly Nirvana Paragliding School
    India
  • Eagle Paragliding
    Eagle Paragliding
    United States
  • INFINITY Paragliding School
    INFINITY Paragliding School
    Peru
  • Space Apple
    Space Apple
    India
  • Bourbon Parapente
    Bourbon Parapente
    France
  • Addict Parapente
    Addict Parapente
    France
  • PG-Gurukul
    PG-Gurukul
    India
  • Sunrise
    Sunrise
    Iran
  • APPI International
    APPI International
    Switzerland
  • PPGFLY TURKEY & PPGFLY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    PPGFLY TURKEY & PPGFLY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    United Arab Emirates
  • Flyverbier
    Flyverbier
    Switzerland


  • Pay for member by school

    Now the manager of an APPI school can pay the bill of any APPI member. Just click on the button: "Pay for member". Payment is permitted only if the school has sufficient credit or if an authorization has been given explicitly to the school. If necessary, the manager can buy a credit of 200 euros (or more if the operation is (...)
  • Avoid Yahoo mail

    Due to excessive spam control, many messages sent by yahoo are lost. We recommend, if possible, to not use yahoo mail, but instead another mail server.
  • Do not use APPI in school name

    To APPI school managers: all schools registered on the website by APPI instructors are all APPI schools. Using the term "APPI school" when recording the name of the school, can lead to confusion about the role of the school in the APPI system. Under these conditions, it was decided by the APPI board to ban the use of the term "APPI school (...)
  • Creation of APPI Pedagogical Committee

    The role of this committee is to take decisions about education system, contents of courses, exams, educational manuals, the choice of APPI masters, to black list members, to manage the complaints not resolved by the secretary, and to propose modifications of the internal rules about pedagogic (...)
  • Recall harnesses GIN Gingo Airlite for inspection

    Gin Gliders Inc. recalls the last model Gingo Airlite (released in 2012) to perform a precautionary inspection and check after a few months of use the harness is still consistent with our quality standards. We ask owners of harness Gingo Airlite (Serial No. which the 3rd and 4th digits are "12". Exp xx12-xxxx) to contact their dealer for a (...)

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