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APPI 5 Advanced Pilot


An APPI5 Advanced Pilot is a pilot with a wide range of skills and knowledge. He shows a solid experience. This qualification is the door for more advanced practices like tandem flying, and why not go Professional.

A - Prerequisites

To enroll in an APPI 5 advanced pilot course, an individual must:

  1. Be certified as an APPI 3 adventure pilot for more than one year or have a qualifying certification from another training organization equivalent to FAI IPPI 3 for more than one year.
  2. Have the minimum age in accordance with local rules (Federation/ Civil Aviation/ Army, etc), and have the authorization of a parent/guardian if of minor age.

B - Training

The training includes high level theoretical knowledge about weather, mechanics of flight, air-laws, piloting and equipment.

The mental part is about having an objective evaluation of risk, self-evaluation techniques and planning of their own progression.

On the field: ground handling skills are pushed to an excellent level.

In flight: ability to set a flight plan and adapt it to conditions and terrain, improvement of piloting techniques, solid approach skills and decent accuracy will allow the advanced pilot to widen their flight range with a high level of safety.

C - Qualification

To validate APPI 5 advance pilot qualification, the student must:

- Have Completed the theoretical, ground handling and practical tasks described in the APPI logbook in the APPI5 advanced pilot section.
- Have logged in their logbook a minimum of 200 flights total, 100 hours on 10 different flying sites.
- Have at least thermalling and dynamic soaring certifications validated.
- Have at least advanced SIV and XC certifications validated.
- Have passed the APPI advanced pilot practical exam.
- Have passed the APPI advanced pilot theoretical exam.

APPI Advanced Pilots qualification must be validated by two different APPI instructors (or higher rating status).

D - Prerogatives

APPI 5 advanced pilot will be welcomed in any APPI School around the world, and they will receive important information in order to fly the area safely.

APPI 5 advanced pilot can register for tandem course.

E - APPI rules

According to APPI rules, an APPI 5 advanced pilot:
- Must report in APPI system of accident when involved.
- Must respect the rules and regulations of the countries he is flying in.
- Must keep his logbook updated.

When validating an APPI level, the APPI instructor is responsible to ensure that the student can perform all the required tasks for the APPI level certification. The instructors decisions are final with no right of appeal.

APPI certification awarded to a pilot is internal to the APPI organization and shows no particular right in the country where the activity is done unless APPI certification is recognized by local authorities. check with them if such an agreement exists.

Related documents:

  1. APPI 5 advanced pilot qualification requirements
  2. APPI logbookfor solo pilot

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