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Newsletter in English - May 2017


APPINEWS
May 2017
SUMMARY :
1) Hot APPI news
2) APPI Pro-Workshop in USA, April 2017
3) PPG news
4) Upcoming APPI workshops and events

1) Hot APPI news

- Please note the new APPI address:
APPI International, Crutzweg 1, 3707 Darligen, Siwtzerland.

- Note to instructors to allow their students to take out APPI insurance:
To qualify for APPI pilot and instructor insurance for paragliding (not for PPG and Paratrike), your students must be residents or nationals of the European Community, Switzerland or Turkey.
You must also register at least one qualification even with the status ’pending’, and the student must fill in an ID card or passport.
To obtain an insurance certificate, you can order the APPI certification card or print it yourself by clicking on the button ’APPI member license certificate’ on your APPI account page.

- General Meeting of 23 April 2017.
The report is available on the website.
It should be noted that the Executive Committee was voted last year for 2 years, so it is not renewed this year.

- APPI cards valid for one year:
The APPI card now contains information about your APPI insurance which is limited to a maximum of one year, and For eligible countries, the IPPI (FAI) card is also limited to one year.
As a result, the APPI certification card is also limited to one year.

- Improvement of the online examination system for instructors and masters:
We recommend that instructors​ ​put their students through the theoretical qualification exam using the new online examination system instituted last month (previously called "armed exam"). Masters can use the system too for workshop review​s.
It has been improved to allow greater flexibility and a more accurate display while the exam is in progress.
It also ​​enables the instructor to view the answers given by the student.
To create an exam, click on the button ’Create a new exam’ from your account page, then to view in real time the progress of the exams and the results, click on the link ’My exams created’, then on Refresh to reload the current information.

2) APPI Pro-Workshop in USA, April 2017

APPI pro-workshop USA 2017
The second APPI Pro workshop took place April 1-11, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah with the help of Big Sky Paragliding School And the support of the United States Hang gliding and Paragliding Association, USHPA.

29 pilots, tandem pilots and instructors from the United States, Japan, Canada, Nepal and Hong Kong participated in this very intensive workshop. On the program: updated information on aging of equipment, flight mechanics, piloting, weather forecasting, stress management and risk management, tandem procedures and teaching tools.

For the Tandem pilots, the focus was on safety procedures. For instructors, tools to structure pedagogical sessions and improve safety management were introduced.

This workshop was presented by Manu Bonte, Marko Hrgetik and Dale Covington. USHPA sent representatives as observers and participants with Martin Palmaz, executive director, Greg Kelley, safety and training committee chair, and Julie Spiegler secretary and instructor. The cordial and constructive exchanges suggest a fruitful collaboration ahead.

Okada Naohisa, Education Officer of the Japanese Federation and Babu Sunuwar for the Nepalese Federation were also present.

The final validation of the instructors will take place in a few months, in order to give them sufficient time to master the procedures and the pedagogical tools.
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3) PPG news

APPI PPG workshops
APPI PPG will be running an Instructor Workshop in Italy at Fly Zone Fermo on 7th - 14th May 2017.

APPI PPG Master Instructor Raffaele Benetti will be running an Instructor Workshop in Saudi Arabia for 2 weeks on 13th - 27th May.

To secure your preferred dates or to enquire about where our next workshops will take place please email : secretary-ppg@appifly.org.

4) Upcoming APPI workshops

- APPI PPG Paramotor & Trike pro-workshop in Italy, Fly Zone Fermo, From May 7th until May 14th 2017 with Alex Ledger master PPG instructor.
For more information, email to secretary-ppg@appifly.org.

- APPI PPG Master Instructor Raffaele Benetti will be running an Instructor Workshop in Saudi Arabia for 2 weeks on May 13th - 27th, 2017.
For more information, email to secretary-ppg@appifly.org.

- More workshops are being prepared in many other countries, Spain and Asia for paragliding for the 2nd part of the year 2017, then more are in preparation.
Watch this page regularly to see paragliding workshops planned or for PPG workshops, see on this page.

If you organize or know of any paragliding and paramotor festival or meeting, give us this info to share with the APPI community.

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