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1. I want to change the password given by the APPI system.

Click on the “lost password” link below the password box and follow the steps.

2. I have lost my password, how to log in?

Click on the “lost password” link below the password box and follow the steps.

3. I follow the password recovery procedure and I dont receive any email.

Check in your spam folder. If there is nothing in your spam folder, contact APPI secretary (see Contact link in the menu).

4. I am a pilot and I want to join APPI!

Meet with an APPI instructor, he will evaluate your theoretical knowledge and a practical skills and certify you according to APPI standards.

5. Does having an APPI card allow me to operate in any site around the world?

APPI certification is internal to the APPI system, and shows no particular right in the country where the activity is performed, unless APPI is recognized by the legal local authority managing free flight. Many countries around the world do not regulate free flight.

6. Does an APPI card have the same rating like FAI IPPI card?

APPI has an excellent relationship with FAI (International Aeronautical Federation) which is the main authority in the sport.
We have been working together on the FAI international standard SAFEPRO 2017 and there is a clear equivalence chart between APPI ratings and FAI IPPI levels (IPPI card).
However FAI only allows APPI to issue their certification in certain countries. The FAI stamp therefore only appears on APPI certification cards for pilots of those countries where FAI permit this.
APPI also provides paragliding qualifications that do not exist in the FAI system : all professional tandem and instructor qualifications, as well as technical certifications like winch technician or control & maintenance expert.

7. Can I join FAI competitions with my APPI license, as with FAI’s IPPI license?

Yes, only if your licence is issued from a country where APPI has the right to issue FAI IPPI safepro levels.

8. How does APPI relate to others Associations/ Federations?

At APPI we are convinced that a strong local federation of pilots in a country is critical for paragliding development, and is key for airspace regulation, national competition, and many other issues.
If we can help any federation or local authority with our experience and training program to build a synergy, we do so enthusiastically.
APPI is the official training system in some countries, the number of countries where the APPI certification is recognized is constantly increasing.

9. I am an instructor with many years of experience, what should i do to get my APPI license?

You should attend an APPI seminar for profesionals. Check What is a Pro-workshop and Forthcomming Pro-workshops.

10. How can I get an insurance with APPI

After 5 years cooperation, our insurance company suddenly decided to discontinue to insure any free flight activity.

The reasons are the following:
-Insuring paragliding has always proved to be risky for an insurance company: due to the small number of pilots and the risks involved in the activity, the premium / risk balance is not very favourable.
-Our insurance company insures many associations or federations. Recently the number of accidents rose dramatically (not in APPI) and the situation in the first 6 months of 2020 is so bad that it pushed the company to take this drastic decision.

APPI is a collateral victim of the global situation: Due to the quality of our teaching and the efforts of the safety and disciplinary committee, our balance after 5 years of insurance is excellent, however we represent a relatively small number of pilots.

The insurance commission and our broker are working to find an alternative solution.