Pilot Level Specialties

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APPI Paramotor

Conversion to APPI Paramotor Pilot in 10 day course.

Alpine

APPI Solo Pilot with ALPINE validation means the pilot has completed a formation course in an area of mountain, valley wind and thermals, and has the aviation standard PTU landing skills.
Validation: minimum one day under Instructor supervision on fly, analyze condition, landscape, (...)

Soaring

APPI Solo Pilot with SOARING validation means the pilot has completed his/her formation course in one area of weather wind, venture, top landing, etc.
Validation : minimum one day under Instructor supervision, fly with weather wind and top (...)

Winch

APPI Solo Pilot with Winch - Flat land validation means the pilot has completed his formation course using winch system for take off.
Validation: minimum one day under Instructor supervision, fly and safety winch take off, by APPI instructor having the specialty Winch (...)

XC Pilot

Cross Country Pilots are pilots who want who have better skills in thermaling and performance. Both APPI Advanced and Solo Pilots can participate in this course, targets are different upon to the instructor’s supervision and students level.
During the Cross Country Pilot course, students learn about thermals and flying techniques in long distance flights, expeditions and practices.

Perfo. Pilot

Performance Pilots are pilots who want to have better paragliding skills, combining performance in flight, distance, speed and safety. During the Performance Pilot course, students have training and preparation for competitions.
Both APPI Advanced and Solo Pilots can participate in this course.
The goals vary, according to the instructor’s supervision and student’s level.

SIV Pilot

SIV Pilots are solo pilots which have the skills for action and surprises in the sky, safety from turbulence, collapses, stall fast descents manoeuvre, etc... SEE Progression Form
The pilot learns how to control the wing in all required situation stages, and has experience of safe general emergency procedures.
Over the water, the SIV Pilot course, the pilot develops basic techniques which are pre-requisites to become an APPI XC and Perfo. Pilot.

Advanced SIV Pilot

During the Advanced SIV Pilot course, the pilot develops basic techniques which are pre-requisites to become an APPI Advanced and Acro. Pilot, and to go Pro.

Acro Pilot

APPI Acro Pilots are Advanced SIV Pilots who intend to learn and progress in special techniques of acrobatic flights. During the course, the pilot learns many manoeuvres, has acro training and practice in security, over the water, in fundamental progression and safety conditions.

D-bag Pilot

APPI D-BAG Pilots are Advanced Pilots with Acro certification who intend to learn and practice deployment techniques with secure processes. The pilot learns the deployment over the water, during a tandem flight, and how to open his glider in the air. The objective of this course is to learn how to have a secure deployment process in safety conditions.

Mini wing

Pilot flying with a mini-wing type of glider.
Validation by APPI instructor.

Speed ride

Pilot practicing speed riding.
Validation by Speed ride instructor.

Rescue Packer

Rescue Packing Provider are APPI Advanced Pilots or Instructors with higher rating, who have completed the Specialty Rescue Packing Course and are able to recognize, control, pack and install all different models of rescue and in any paragliding harness, following APPI Security International Rules.

First Aid Rescue

For the moment, available only by equivalence from Red Cross Society or other equivalent organization.

Winch technician

Responsible for monitoring, operating, cleaning, and repairing hoists or winches to lift and pull material with cable equipment, specializing in winch to tow gliders.
Validation by APPI instructor having the speciality Winch (...)


APPI presentation video
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    France
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    Brazil
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    Ecole Haut Les Mains
    France
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    Australia
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    Slovenia
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    France
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    India
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    Spain
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    India
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    Australia
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    Spain
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