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Newsletter in English - May 2019


APPINEWS
May 2019
SUMMARY :
1) APPI-FEDEAEREOS Tandem Workshop Colombia 2019
2) APPI Tandem Pro-Course & workshop, May 2019 India
3) APPI Tandem Pro-Course, May 2019 Macedonia
4) APPI PPG workshop, May 2019, Albania

1) APPI-FEDEAEREOS TANDEM Pro-Workshop in Colombia, 22-30 April 2019

APPI-FEDEAEREOS pro tandem workshop in Colombia, May 2019The first APPI-FEDEAEREOS Pro-Workshop was held in JERICO, Antioquia.

Historically its the first time this type of event was jointly organized by APPI and the Colombian Federation FEDEAEREOS. The pilots that passed the exams received the certification of both systems according to their standards. Special thanks to the Fedeaereos board and specifically the vice president Héctor Arboleda, and the secretary Erik Sanchez for their dedication and energy.

Due to the large number of pilots attending (50), the Workshop had been scheduled for 9 days to allow extra time for the class and several exams days.

This workshop was given by the APPI masters Edgar Soria and Pablo Lopez. It also featured the teaching of other assistants or experts: Isabel Bernal, Lukas De Sanctis, Edinson Rodriguez, Yannick Rousse, and Jorge Serna.

APPI-FEDEAEREOS pro tandem workshop in Colombia, May 2019They provided up-to-date information about gear aging, flight mechanics, piloting, weather forecasting, stress and risk management, as well as tandem safety procedures and operations. During the course a systematic check of glider trim and the reserves showed major problems with the rescue installation. The course allowed pilots to make the necessary corrections and teach the proper way to proceed.

The Colombian tandem pilots showed up well prepared to the workshop and at the end the success rate is quite impressive. A big majority of pilots even nailed the practical exam without the the need for extra flights despite technical conditions at landing. Congratulations!

Let’s hope the collaboration between APPI and FEDEAEREOS will keep on flying. We are looking forward to more joint events in the future.


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2) APPI Tandem Pro Course & Pro Tandem Evaluation Workshop, May 2019, India

APPI Master Instructor Avi Malik conducted an APPI Tandem Pro Course & Pro Tandem Evaluation Workshop at his School & Club base at Kamshet in Maharashtra, India.

The Tandem Pro Course was Officially Announced on APPI Website a month ago & duly conducted from the the 6th of May to the 14th of May 2019.

A total of 8 Tandem Pilots attended the Pro Course & the Evaluation Workshop for NCTP & Pro Tandem. The Pro Course included thorough Theory Training in the subjects of Weather, Equipment, Aerodynamics, Mechanics of Flight, Piloting & Mental States. Tandem Specific topics covered Tandem Glider Trimming, Air-law, Tandem Obligations & Insurance. The flying conditions were perfect at the Pawana Lakeside to conduct the field exams that included Briefings, Set-up & Launch Procedures, timed 360’s & Reversals, Descent Manoeuvres, Aircraft (U-Turn) Approaches, Spot Landings & quite a number of Ground handling Tasks as per APPI Validation Requirements.


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3) APPI Tandem Pro-Course, May 2019, Macedonia

Pro tandem course in Krushevo, Macedonia, run by APPI Master instructor Mendo Veljanovski and APPI instructor Roland Dorozhani.

This course was organized by Acro Macedonia and Aero Club Albania.

The participants from China, Canada, Turkey, Albania and Macedonia had chance to add to his knowledge the newest APPI theory lessons of: gear, aerodynamics, mechanics of flights, piloting, tandem procedures, psychological approach and many other subjects of the APPI educational program.


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4) APPI PPG workshop, May 2019, Albania

APPI PPG workshop in Albania, May 2019From 15th - 20th May APPI PPG Secretary and Master Instructor Alex Ledger visited Albania to run an Instructor Workshop.

This was organised by Artion Vreto, General Secretary of the Albanian Sports Federation.

The Workshop was a big success, producing two qualified APPI PPG Instructors and several Trainee Assistant Instructors.

Albania has huge potential when it comes to Paramotoring, which is still a relatively small sport in the country, unlike Paragliding which has been firmly established for many years.

Alex plans to return later in the year to run another Instructor Workshop. For further information about this you can email Alex on: secretary-ppg@appifly.org or Artion on: artionvreto2012@gmail.com


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