Pilot Level courses

For more information about the Course, please click on the heading.

Open Sky Pilot

Open Sky Pilot is the first degree in the APPI Education System. The student learns how to install and control the wing on the ground (’Ground Skimming’) and have his/her first solo flight experience. At this level, the student is allowed to fly ONLY with radio communication and under Instructor’s supervision.

Adventure Pilot

Adventure Pilot is a paragliding student capable of flying from the take-off to the landing zone in stable weather conditions, in altitude gliding. At this level, the student is still allowed to fly ONLY with radio communication and under Instructor’s supervision.

APPI Pilot

APPI Solo Pilot is a student who has achieved the level to become an Independent Pilot.
They are able to :

  • fly without supervision,
  • analyze different weather conditions,
  • have a specialty in alpine, soaring and/ or flat land.
    Before flying at different sites, APPI Solo Pilots are recommended to choose places where they can receive the assistance of an APPI School. Here, they receive important information, support and more security. As a benefit of being an APPI member, any APPI Solo Pilot can get one day FREE Assistance in any APPI School around the world.

Advanced Pilot

Having already reached the APPI Pilot level, an Advanced Pilot is qualified to continue APPI Paragliding Education, to improve his performance skills and knowledge and is ready to go Pro.


APPI presentation video
  • Ecole Haut Les Mains
    Ecole Haut Les Mains
    France
  • Airfield
    Airfield
    South Korea
  • Paragliding Pamukkale Turkey
    Paragliding Pamukkale Turkey
    Turkey
  • Falcos Escuela de Vuelo...
    Falcos Escuela de Vuelo...
    Venezuela
  • Altazor Skysports
    Altazor Skysports
    Chile
  • Xailes
    Xailes
    France
  • Skynomad
    Skynomad
    Bulgaria
  • Volando en Parapente
    Volando en Parapente
    Colombia
  • Roc N' Vol
    Roc N' Vol
    France
  • SportAviaService
    SportAviaService
    Russia
  • Addict Parapente
    Addict Parapente
    France
  • INFINITY Paragliding School
    INFINITY Paragliding School
    Peru
  • Foot flight Paramotors
    Foot flight Paramotors
    United Kingdom
  • Clubul Sportiv AirSports
    Clubul Sportiv AirSports
    Romania
  • Entrenúvols
    Entrenúvols
    Spain
  • Anemos Parapente
    Anemos Parapente
    Switzerland
  • Parapenteando
    Parapenteando
    Colombia
  • ASD Manta
    ASD Manta
    Italy
  • Cayooshexpeditions
    Cayooshexpeditions
    Canada
  • Olympic Wings
    Olympic Wings
    Greece