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APPI ParaTrike Open Sky Taster Course


The APPI ParaTrike Open Sky Taster course is a 1 or 2 day program consisting of a course for those who want to have a basic understanding and knowledge of Paratrike before progressing on to the 6 day Adventure Pilot course.

Prerequisites/Course contents

To enrol in an APPI ParaTrike Open Sky Taster course, an individual must:

  1. Be physically fit enough to take part in the training course.
  2. Have a minimum age of 16 years old.
  3. Respect the APPI ParaTrike Safety Rules and Quality Standards.
  4. Agree to sit the 1 or 2 day Taster course with a certified APPI ParaTrike instructor, consisting of the following syllabus.

Training Course:

Days 1 and 2:

1. Introduction to APPI ParaTrike, the Sport, the School and completion of all paperwork

2. Lecture 1: Theory of Flight

3. Introduction to the Wing and ParaTrike

4. Untangling, folding and care of the Wing

5. Sitting in the trike, clipping into the wing and 6 point checks

6. Ground Handling Training

7. Practicing with the ParaTrike without the wing

OPTIONAL: Student Training Flights in a Tandem ParaTrike at any time during the course
(Instructor must hold a valid APPI ParaTrike Tandem License to provide Tandem flights)

8. ParaTrike Safety Check List

9. Safe Starting Procedures with electric and/or pull start ParaTrikes

10. Hang Tests, Adjustments, Reserve Practise Deployments and Pre Solo Flight Simulation

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