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APPI ParaTrike

APPI Courses with SkySchoolAPPI ParaTrike is the International ParaTrike Association responsible for licensing ParaTrike Pilots, Tandem Pilots and Instructors around the world. All of SkySchool's ParaTrike Courses follow the APPI ParaTrike Training Syllabus, which is designed to allow students to learn in a safe and professional way. SkySchool also runs APPI ParaTrike Instructor Workshops around the world. For further information about the APPI ParaTrike syllabus or to book an Instructor Workshop contact us.


APPI ParaTrike Training Syllabus

Open Sky Course: Days 1 and 2

1. Introduction and completion of all paperwork

2. Lecture 1: Theory of Flight

3. Introduction to the Wing

4. Preparation of glider, untangling, folding and care of the wing

5. Introduction to ParaTrike, Safety Checks and Pre-Tandem Briefing

6. Safe starting procedures with electric and/or pull start ParaTrikes

7. Clipping into the ParaTrike and Pre-Take Off checks

8. Tandem Flight 1: 30 Minute Orientation flight

9. Static running of the ParaTrike on the ground and Figure of 8's, 360's and circuit patterns

10. Unpowered Assisted Launch Practise

11. Adjustments, Reserve Practice Deployments and Pre Solo Flight Simulation


Adventure Pilot Level Course: Days 3 to 6

1. Lecture 2: Basic Meteorology

2. Lecture 3: Basic Air Law

3. Tandem Flight 2: 30 Minute Dual Control flight

4. Powered Launch Practise

5. SKILLS CHECK: Capable of controlling ParaTrike on the ground without the canopy

6. SKILLS CHECK: Capable of launching the canopy and controlling it with the ParaTrike running

7. SKILLS CHECK: Correct Pre Flight Checks, Site Assessment, 'Weather to Fly', Motor and Canopy usage

8. SKILLS CHECK: Capable of Landing the ParaTrike while under dual control

9. SKILLS CHECK: Minimum of 2 x Tandem flights (if legally possible)

10. Lecture 4: Pre Solo Flight Briefing

11. Flight 1: A multiple circuit flight of between 20 and 30 minutes in an open, unobstructed area, in smooth conditions and windspeeds less than 10mph, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified APPI ParaTrike Instructor.


APPI ParaTrike Pilot Level Course: Days 7 to 12

Course Theory:

1. Further Meteorology Lecture

2. Further Air Law Lecture

3. Effects of the Motor upon the Wing Lecture

4. Navigation and Flight Planning Lecture

5. General Paramotoring Information Lecture

6. Pilot Level Exam


Practical:

Flight 2: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 3: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 4: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 5: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 6: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 7: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 8: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 9: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 10: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 11: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 12:Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 13: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and practising in Flight Restarts followed by performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 14: A 10km Out and Return Cross Country Flight over an open area in wind speeds of less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 15: A 30km Cross Country Flight, either an Out and Return via at least 3 different turn points or an A to B, over an area with multiple emergency landing options in wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Certification:

SKILLS CHECK: Capable of Launching without assistance from Instructor

SKILLS CHECK: Capable of landing into wind without assistance from Instructor

SKILLS CHECK: Minimum total of 3 hours and 15 flights as a Solo ParaTrike Pilot

APPI ParaTrike students must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements to qualify as APPI ParaTrike Pilots, using the APPI ParaTrike Pilot Level Training Syllabus and Logbook to document their progression. To apply for certification, the certifying APPI ParaTrike Instructor must submit online a completed, validated APPI ParaTrike Pilot Application on the APPI ParaTrike website, along with the required photo and application fee. Upon approval of the application and validation, APPI ParaTrike will issue an APPI ParaTrike Pilot Certification Card.

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