Mexico, Valle de Bravo, México, From 24 Oct 2016 until 02 Nov 2016

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte, Edgar Paul Soria Cordones, Marko Hrgetic, Dale Covington
Collaborating school: Escuela de Parapente Tungurahua.
Description:

TALLERES DE CAPACITACIÓN, REENTRENAMIENTO, EVALUACIÓN Y VALIDACIÓN DE PILOTOS, PILOTOS TANDEM E INSTRUCTORES DE PARAPENTE

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APPI Workshop Mexico October 2016

Iran, Teheran, From 13 Oct 2016 until 23 Oct 2016

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte, Mendo Veljanovsky
Collaborating school: ParsSky.
Description:

Given in english by Mendo Veljanovski and Manu Bonte, organization and translation Mohammad Razeghi.
Workshop of trainiing, evaluation and validation of paragliding tandem pilots and instructors.
For more information and registration, contact niviukiran@gmail.com or madrazeghi@yahoo.com

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APPI Workshop Iran October 2016

Dominican Republic, Jarabacoa, From 01 Jun 2016 until 09 Jun 2016

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte
Collaborating school: Jarabacoa-Palo Blanco.
Description:

Talleres de capacitacion, evaluation y validacion de pilotos, pilotos tandem y instructores de parapente.
Given in Spanish.

PDF - 217.3 kb
APPI Workshop Dominican Republic June 2016

United States, Salt Lake City, From 21 May 2016 until 30 May 2016

Status: Expired
With: Dale Covington, Manu Bonte
Collaborating school: Big Sky Paragliding School.
Description:

Theory course for paragliding pilots, tandem pilots and instructors Pro-workshop

PDF - 172.2 kb
APPI WORKSHOP USA May 2016

Russia, Verhniy Chegem, North Caucasus area, From 01 May 2016 until 10 May 2016

Status: Expired
With: Mendo Veljanovsky .
Description:

THEORY COURSE FOR PARAGLIDING PILOTS, TANDEM PILOT & INSTRUCTOR PRO-WORKSHOP
With Mendo Veljanovski and Dmitry Gusev
Language: English, Russian
Partnership: www.extreme-style.ru
More Information and registration:
paradrom-chegem@mail.ru
extreme-style@mail.ru

PDF - 199.3 kb
APPI Pro-workshop Russia, May 2016

Greece, Pieria, From 23 Apr 2016 until 28 Apr 2016 Canceled

Status: Canceled
With: Alain Zoller, Asterios Makrovasilis
Collaborating school: Olympic Wings.
Description:

SIV instructor workshop & SIV pilot training course.
SHV and APPI course certification.
Come & join our Flying Safari South Greece to fly with us in the best areas of Peloponese & Delphi directly after the SIV workshop with Alain Zoller – just enjoy and fly!
The SIV instructor workshop aimes for paragliding instructors to learn how to instruct SIV.
This workshop will teach you the professional techniques and method, you will improve your abilities to instruct your students with SIV.
For more infos, click here.

Greece, Sikaminea, Mount Olympus area, From 03 Apr 2016 until 12 Apr 2016

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte, Asterios Makrovasilis
Collaborating school: Olympic Wings.
Description:

THEORY COURSE FOR PARAGLIDING PILOTS, TANDEM PILOT & INSTRUCTOR PRO-WORKSHOP

More Information and registration:
info@olympicwings.gr
manubonte1@gmail.com

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APPI WORKSHOP Greece April 2016

Philippines, Luzon, From 30 Mar 2016 until 03 Apr 2016 Canceled

Status: Canceled
With: David Arrufat .
Description:

The largest APPI PRO workshop will be held in South East Asia this year in collaboration with Air Sports Adventure Philippines Inc. and Philippine Paragliding and Hang Gliding Association (PPHGA). The workshop will cover a 3-day theory workshop for paragliding pilots, and a 5-7 day pro-workshop for validation of tandem pilots & instructors.

India, Kamshet, From 28 Mar 2016 until 04 Apr 2016

Status: Expired
With: Avi Malik, Mathieu Abrard, Sabrina Thielen
Collaborating school: Temple Pilots Paragliding School.
Description:

THEORY COURSE FOR PARAGLIDING PILOTS
TANDEM PILOT & INSTRUCTOR PRO-WORKSHOP

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APPI WORKSHOP India March/April 2016

Argentina, El Boson, Patagonia, From 04 Dec 2015 until 12 Dec 2015

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte, Pablo Lopez
Collaborating school: Safety Acro Team.
Description:

TALLERES DE CAPACITACIÓN, REENTRENAMIENTO
EVALUACION Y VALIDACION DE PILOTOS, PILOTOS TANDEM Y INSTRUCTORES DE PARAPENTE

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APPI Pro-workshop Patagonia, December 2015
Expired

France, france & suisse, From 10 Nov 2015 until 10 Nov 2015

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte, Mathieu Abrard, Sabrina Thielen, David Arrufat .
Description:

validation des instructeurs francais et suisses par equivalence

Turkey, Oludeniz, From 16 Oct 2015 until 22 Oct 2015

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte, Mathieu Abrard, Murat Tuzer
Collaborating school: skysports paragliding.
Description:

Pro-workshop for instructors and tandem pilots

PDF - 271.1 kb
APPI Pro-workshop Turkey, October 2015
Expired

Bulgaria, Sopot, From 15 Sep 2015 until 30 Sep 2015

Status: Expired
With: Mendo Veljanovsky, Emil Kirilov
Collaborating school: Sky Camp Paragliding School.
Description:

Supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Partnership and Expert Fund.
- Advanced courses
- Courses for tandem pilots
- Courses for instructors
For more infos, contact Victoria.

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APPI Pro-workshop Bulgaria, September 2015
Expired

Greece, Sikaminea, Mount Olympus area, From 06 Jun 2015 until 12 Jun 2015

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte
Collaborating school: Olympic Wings.
Description:

Theory course for paragliding pilots, tandem pilots & instructors pro-workshop
In collaboration with Stelios Makrovassilis, APPI instructor.
Language: English.
Planning: 7 days
Fees:
- Workshop I for pilots: 80 Euros, 3 days theory
- Workshop II for tandem pilots: 180 Euros, 5 days with practical validation
- Workshop III for instructors: 280 Euros, 7 days theory plus 1-2 days pratical validation
Included: Organisation of workshop and courses, pedagogical material, written and electronic documents
Accommodation: info@olympicwings.gr.
More information and registration: info@olympicwings.gr and manubonte1@gmail.com.

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APPI Workshop Greece June 2015
Expired

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, From 05 May 2015 until 11 May 2015

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte
Collaborating school: Paragliding Academy Sarajevo.
Description:

THEORY COURSE FOR PARAGLIDING PILOTS
and
EVALUATION and VALIDATION TANDEM PILOT WORKSHOP
Organisation: APPI instructor Mirvad Zennuni
Language: English
Partnership: www.extremesport.ba
Practical area: Bjelašnica

Colombia, Medellin, From 09 Mar 2015 until 16 Mar 2015

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte
Collaborating school: Paraglidingmedellin.com.
Description:

Will be held in Medellin area an APPI professional workshop intended to pilots and tandem pilots. Part of the workshop will also be open to recreational pilots of all levels who wish to acquire advanced theoretical knowledge.
Organized by APPI and APPI school n°83 Paragliding medellin (Instructor: Ruben Darío Montoya Vargas).
More infos at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6umkvBUhoRVUVoySDZTVmpUZ0NkMllTYTVvQ0RTY2VIaS1r/edit?usp=docslist_api

Philippines, Mindanao, Sarangani Bay, Safi ranch, From 06 Mar 2015 until 08 Mar 2015

Status: Expired
With: David Arrufat
Collaborating school: Adventure Nomads.
Description:

During a 3 days evaluation workshop, APPI and PPHGA the Philippine Paragliding and Hang Gliding Association will be working together, an opportunity to verify and upgrade your pilot skills.
In collaboration with Armand Dard (10798) an APPI instructor, Randell ’Buko’ Raymundo a Filipino instructor (10774) and the school Adventure Nomads.
David will give a free half-day short course for take off & landing safety.
For instructors, Tandem pilots, Advanced pilots and pilots, with possibility of exams for Tandem pilots and Advanced pilots.
Day 1: paperwork, half day free for observation and tips (short course),
Day 2: flight skills practice, theoretical exams,
Day 3: practical exams day.
To register and more info: pphga.email@gmail.com

Colombia, Roldanillo, From 01 Dec 2014 until 10 Dec 2014

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte .
Description:

To describe

China, Hangzhou, From 30 Aug 2014 until 04 Sep 2014

Status: Expired
With: David Arrufat
Collaborating school: The Hump Paragliding 駝峰航線飛行學校.
Description:

APPI Tandem workshop In Hangzhou, China.
With the involvement of David Arrufat, APPI Master Instructor, president of APPI.
August月30日
Arrival Team Installation ( check Landing /Take Of /Classroom )
下午2:35到達杭州機場
考察起飛場,降落場及課室等
August月31日
Afternoon 下午
Workshop presentation 工作坊
- What is tandem Pilot 什麼是雙人傘飛行員 ?
- Requirement 要求
- Equipment 裝備
- Insurance / Responsibility 保險 / 責任
- Technical level 技術水平
- Local rule /international rule /APPI rule 當地守則 / 國際守則 / APPI 守則
- Exams requirement and exams process 考核要求及過程
September月1日
Exams Workshop (how to organize one exams) 考核工作坊
- Morning 2 flights ( 2 time 10 Pilot )
上午 : 每人飛一次
- Afternoon 2 flights ( 2 time 10 Pilot )
下午 : 每人飛一次
- Debriefing
解說
August月2日
Morning 上午
Briefing Last flight
對作天的飛行繼續進行解說
2 flights (2 time 10 Pilots)
每人飛一次
Afternoon 下午
Debriefing Exams and course
解說、模擬考核及課程
August月3日
Morning 上午
Theoretical preparation Course
預備理論考核課程
Theoretical exams 1 hrs 理論考核 (1小時)
Debriefing Exams 1 Hrs 解說 (1小時)
Afternoon 下午
Feed Back from Instructor, Idea and proposition
各飛行員對是次工作坊的評價、意見及建議等
Future planning ASFC ..APPI…..
ASFC, APPI 未來的發展
Big Party 大派對

Montenegro, Herceg Novi, From 07 Apr 2014 until 14 Apr 2014

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte, Mathieu Abrard .
Description:

APPI west BALKANS instructor WORKSHOP
MONTENEGRO, April 2014
 
Knowledge update for APPI instructors
validation of instructors into the APPI system
 
place: Herceg Novi–Montenegro
Dates: 7-13 April 2014

 Master instructors APPI: Manu Bonte
Matt Abrard

language: english

accomodation:
contact :Dusan Stevovic dusan.stevovic@t-com.me

information and reservation:
Manu Bonte manubonte1@gmail.com

Purpose:
The purpose of this workshop is to renew the knowledge of APPI instructors, and also to evaluate instructors or tandem pilots asking their skills to be recognized and validated into APPI system.
This workshop is also open to every pilot wanting to learn more about paragliding.
Warning: this workshop is not a training ex nihilo, it will not allow pilots having no experience as tandem pilot, or no experience as instructor to get a validation in those levels

main public :
- APPI instructors/ tandem pilot looking for an update of their knowledge.
- Instructor of a federation asking for a validation of their levels in APPI.
- Independent instructor with 2 years experience/20 students minimum asking for a recognition of his skills in APPI

contents:
Each Validation Unit (UV) is a summary of the important points to master as an instructor or as a professional pilot. It is also a tuition of the latest theory (exemple in aerodynamics or piloting)
This is not a teaching of all the basic knowledges that instructors are supposed to master and practice

The workshop lasts 7 days and includes 6 Validation Units (UV)

how does it work:
For instructors or tandem pilot asking for a validation of their proficiency into APPI:
each validation unit (UV) can be validated independently of the other ones

in order to have the instructor level validated, two points have to be completed:
A-each of the 6 UV have to be validated (theory part)
B-a field check of the candidate must be performed by an APPI master instructor (practical part)

in order to have the tandem pilot level validated:
A-3 out of the 6 UV have to be validated. Those are UV 1,2 &4 (theory part)
B-a field check of the candidate must be performed by a APPI tandem instructor (practical part)

for APPI instructors renewing their knowledge

There is no exam, an open discussion will end this workshop, as an opportunity to share advices and experience. A specific sign on your APPI profile will show that you updated your knowledge.
Program : (Validation Units UV)

Validation Unit N°1 (UV1): Gear :
characteristics, care and control of a paraglider components, lines length control and adjustment, harness, reserve, EN certification.
 
Validation Unit N°2 (UV2):
1. aerodynamics, flight mechanics:
how does a paraglider fly, causes of pressure center migration and influence on stability, consequences on paragliding teaching
Sharknose and Rigifoils, how does this work, benefits and disadvantages
paraglider turn
miscellaneous (rain and profile, static towing, etc..)

2. Piloting:
piloting technique from classic to modern gliders (piloting a 2 liner by Luc Armant)
aerodynamic and pendulum movements
spiral instability
 
Validation Unit N°3 (UV3): flight and performance flying
Steps to bring a student to the flight, from first flights to XC
Cross and competition: optimization of gear and pilots performances
 
validation Unit N°4 (UV4): Meteorology and aerology: 
global and local forecast
tools for atmosphere analysis, stability / instability
dangerous phenomenon
airspaces and flying rules
 
Validation Unit N°5 (UV5):
Pedagogy
Psycho pedagogy
Guiding on radio
Rules, Federations, APPI
 
Validation Unit N°6 (UV6): Exercises
practical training: pedagogic organization of teaching sessions

Colombia, Cocorna, From 01 Mar 2014 until 10 Mar 2014

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte .
Description:

To describe

Ecuador, Ibarra, From 09 Dec 2013 until 21 Dec 2013

Status: Expired
With: Manu Bonte, Jorge A. Duque C., Jordi Marquillas
Collaborating school: Flyecuador.
Description:

TALLER A
VALIDACION DE NIVELES PARA INSTRUCTORES APPI
Este taller NO es una capacitación de instructor sino una validación dentro del sistema APPI de un nivel de instructor.
Se destina a :
- Instructores APPI en actualización.
- Instructores de una federación que desean una validación APPI.
- Instructores experimentados con 2 años de experiencia/20 alumnos mínimo que desean una validación APPI.
Cada unidad de validación (UV) es un conjunto de temas importantes y avanzados, así como una actualización sobre los últimos conocimientos
No es un curso sobre los conocimientos básicos que se supone que los instructores ya conocen y practican.
La validación de cada unidad se hace mediante un examen. Cada unidad se valida independientemente de los resultados conseguidos en los otras
unidades.
El proceso completo de validación de un nivel de instructor necesita:
- Que cada unidad sea validada,
- Un examen práctico en la escuela del instructor con sus propios alumnos bajo el control de un master instructor APPI.
El taller dura 6 días y conta con 6 Unidades de Validacion (UV)
Programa : (Unidades de validación UV)
Dia 1 : UV1: 4 h, UV2 4 h.
Dia 2 : UV3 4 h., UV4 4 h.
Día 3 : UV5 4 h., UV6 4 h.
Dia 4 : ejercicios prácticos sobre el contenido de las unidades de validación: 8h.
Dia 5 : Día de trabajo sobre nociones problemáticas, con apoyo de los master instructores: 8h.
Día 6 : exámenes.
Unidad de validación N°1 (UV1): Equipo :
Conocimiento de los materiales, control, mantenimiento y ajustes, paracaídas, normas EN.
Unidad de validación N°2 (UV2):
1. Mecánica de vuelo:
Como vuela un parapente, influencia de la migración del centro de presión sobre el comportamiento de la vela, sharknose, 3 o 2 líneas y rigifoils:
ventajas y peligros, lluvia y perfil.
2. Pilotaje:
Técnicas clásicas, pilotaje de velas modernas
Unidad de validación N°3 (UV3): Vuelo y Performancia
Cross y competición: preparación, optimizar las performances del equipo y del piloto.
Unidad de validación N°4 (UV4): Meteorología y aerología:
Nivel global, local, herramientas para el análisis de la atmosfera, estabilidad/instabilidad, fenómenos peligrosos, espacios aéreos.
Unidad de validación N°5 (UV5):
1. -Pedagogía
2. -Psicopedagogía
3. -Técnicas para guiar en radio
4. -Reglamentación, federaciones, APPI
Unidad de validación N°6 (UV6): Práctica
Ejercicios sobre el terreno, aplicación de las técnicas pedagógicas, como ensenar las técnicas básicas del parapente.

TALLER C
CURSO SIV PARA PILOTOS
Dirigido A: Pilotos APPI, cualquier piloto con experiencia de 50 vuelos mínimo.
Duración: 2-3 días
Objetivo: Obtener la validación el nivel SIV básico o SIV avanzado en el sistema de la APPI.
Documento de referencia:
siv_pilot_certification_requirement.v1.1
Contenidos:
1. Teoria :
- Consignas de seguridad,
- Pilotaje tempo/timing clásico, el caso de las alas modernas
- Envejecimiento del material, especificación de los materiales utilizados
- Los distintos montajes del paracaídas de emergencia: ventajas e inconvenientes, problemas que se pueden encontrar (extraccion, apertura)
- APPI, presentación , sistema de educación, manejar el sitio web: sus aportes.
2. Practica:
- Chequeo de los paracaídas de emergencia
- SIV básico
- SIV avanzado