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APPI PPG Courses and Certificates

APPI PPG, the International Paramotor Association responsible for licensing Paramotor Pilots and Instructors

APPI PPG

APPI PPG is part of APPI Power, the International Paramotoring and ParaTriking Association responsible for licensing Pilots, Tandem Pilots and Instructors around the world. All of SkySchool's Paramotor Courses follow the APPI PPG Training Syllabus, which is designed to allow students to learn in a safe and professional way. SkySchool runs APPI PPG Instructor Workshops around the world. For more information about booking an APPI PPG Instructor Workshop contact us.

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APPI PPG Training Syllabus

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Days 1 and 2

Open Sky Course

  1. Introduction and completion of all paperwork
  2. Lecture 1: Theory of Flight
  3. Introduction to the Wing and Harness
  4. Untangling, folding and care of the Wing
  5. Wearing the harness, clipping into the wing and 6 point checks
  6. Forward and Reverse launch training
  7. Ground Handling Training
  8. Hand Towing Training no higher than 30ft
    OPTIONAL: Student Training Flights in a Tandem Paramotor
    OPTIONAL: Low hops from no higher than 250ft having completed the above training
  9. Motor Safety Check List
  10. Safe Starting Procedures with electric and/or pull start Paramotors
  11. Wearing the motor and running it on the ground
  12. Hang Tests, Adjustments, Reserve Practice Deployments and Pre Solo Flight Simulation
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Days 3 to 6

Adventure Pilot Level Course

  1. Lecture 2: Basic Meteorology
  2. Lecture 3: Basic Air Law
  3. SKILLS CHECK: Forward Launch Competency
  4. SKILLS CHECK: Reverse Launch Competency
  5. SKILLS CHECK: Ground Handling Competency
  6. SKILLS CHECK: Landing Competency
  7. SKILLS CHECK: Pre-flight checks, site assessment, weather to fly, motor usage competency after lectures and briefings
  8. Lecture 4: Pre-Solo Flight Briefing
  9. Flight 1: A multiple circuit flight of between 20 and 30 minutes in an open, unobstructed area, in smooth conditions and wind speeds less than 10mph, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified APPI PPG Instructor.
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Days 7 to 12: Theory

APPI PPG Pilot Level Course

  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

SkySchool has an online Theory course that takes you through all of the lectures with a series of diagrams and films, culminating in an exam consisting of 30 multiple choice questions and a 70% pass mark.

Days 7-12: Practical

APPI PPG Pilot Level Course

  1. Flight 2: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph
  2. Flight 3: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph
  3. 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)
  4. Flight 5: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph
  5. Flight 6: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph
  6. Flight 7: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns downwind 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)
  7. Flight 8: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns downwind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph
  8. Flight 9: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns downwind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph
  9. 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 downwind 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)
  10. 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 downwind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph
  11. 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 downwind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph
  12. 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 downwind 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
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Certification

SKILLS CHECK: Capable of Forward and Reverse Launching without assistance from Instructor

SKILLS CHECK: Capable of performing stand up landings into wind without assistance from Instructor

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

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

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