Students Pilots who book a ParaTrike course with an APPI ParaTrike school will be registered with APPI ParaTrike by the school. Upon completion of the course they will be issued with the relevant qualification. Students who attain the APPI ParaTrike Pilot qualification can then apply for their Certification Cards by completing the payment online. If you are already a qualified ParaTrike pilot, Tandem Pilot or Instructor and want to become an APPI ParaTrike member then you can join by Equivalence.
ParaTrike Tandem Pilots and Instructors must be validated by an APPI ParaTrike Master Instructor in an APPI ParaTrike School. To join APPI ParaTrike as a Professional Member please read the following information carefully and send us the documents listed below.
Requirements for Instructors to Join by Equivalence:
- Have at least two years experience as a ParaTrike Instructor
- Have taught a minimum of 50 students how to fly Paramotors
- Submit documentation of experience and qualifications from their National Organization
- Submit a valid First Aid Certificate
Once the applicant has submitted all documents along with a JPEG passport ID picture, we will explain the Terms and Conditions of being an APPI ParaTrike Instructor. Once the applicant has accepted and agreed to abide by APPI ParaTrike’s Terms and Conditions, and we have approved their application, we will issue an APPI ParaTrike Instructor card. All Applications should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
License Agreement for APPI Members
APPI professional membership is offered by APPI Association to qualified individuals. It provides an array of programs and services, including, depending upon the member’s current classification, the ability to offer and advertise APPI Paragliding Education Courses as well as other courses and programs provided by APPI’s licensed Center and Schools.
APPI membership and continued renewal is partially based upon your reading and validating this Agreement. APPI will consider your membership or renewal of your membership subject to the following terms and conditions:
- I have made myself familiar with and will abide by the applicable Standards and Procedures, and will adhere to all standards changes published in website, Training Bulletins and other updates, within the capacity of my current classification, when conducting any APPI-related Program. I also will not deviate from the applicable standards when representing myself as an APPI Member.
- I have become familiar with all APPI-related Program educational materials and am knowledgeable of any revisions to such materials and the introduction of new materials. I am aware of the fact that paragliding can seriously affect a person’s health and life. I agree to omit from certification or course completion registration any student who does not meet all the prerequisites and performance requirements specified for any APPI related Program.
- I understand and agree that any false reports of standards violations deemed by the Quality Management Committee to have been made for competitive, political or financial reasons shall be grounds for Quality Assurance action.
- I am aware of the Quality Assurance Report Form that may be filed with APPI. I am further aware of the recourse available to me through the APPI Quality Assurance process to refute any complaints that may be reported. I understand and agree that all rulings by the Quality Management Committee with regards to such complaints shall be deemed binding.
- I understand and agree that APPI may notify other paragliding organizations should any APPI Member be required by the Quality Management Committee to undergo instructor- level retraining. I also understand and agree that APPI may notify other paragliding organizations or schools of the existence of any active or unresolved Quality Assurance inquiry concerning my activities as an APPI Member. I further understand that the names of suspended and expelled members will be published on APPI website.
- I agree to provide APPI with true and correct student/participant contact information, including the student’s proper mailing and e-mail address, when I submit or validate any certification authorization or participant registration (online application/registration, ID card and validation) for any APPI-related Program to APPI. I understand and agree such information regarding an APPI program shall be the property of APPI and the submitting member.
- I acknowledge that paragliding and paragliding instruction are mentally strenuous activities and that it is my personal responsibility to maintain the necessary level of balance and fitness in order to involve myself in paragliding instructional and supervisory activities. I also acknowledge that should my mental or physical condition or health change, rendering me incapable of meeting the requirements paragliding instruction and supervision, I will cease my instructional and supervisory activities until I am again capable and, if necessary, cleared by a medical examination performed by a licensed physician.
- I understand and agree that all members (individuals, APPI centers and schools) involved in the training of a particular student, as determined by student certification records at APPI, are responsible for adherence to APPI Standards, as appropriate, during the conduct of that training. The Training and Quality Management Department will communicate with all involved members upon receipt of reports or any other information indicating possible violations of Standards and Procedures.
- I understand and agree that financial irresponsibility in dealings with APPI or its affiliates or associated companies is grounds for membership suspension or termination.
- I will not discredit APPI or its affiliates or associated companies, nor cause any action that will create a liability to them. APPI will have the sole right to determine whether any of my actions violate the intentions of this paragraph.
- I will file an APPI Incident Report Form with APPI for any incident relating to my activities as an APPI Member of which I may become aware that may have or potentially may have harmed myself or another individual.
- I understand and agree that the terms and conditions of this Agreement are effective and binding from the day I started and for subsequent years of my membership with APPI. Should APPI modify this Agreement, I will be notified in writing of the changes prior to the next renewal.
- I understand and agree that this Agreement does not create an agency relationship between APPI and me. Except as otherwise provided in this Membership Agreement, APPI has no control over or involvement with my day-to-day operations and activities and bears no responsibility for the same.
- I understand and agree that APPI Membership is granted at the sole discretion of APPI, based upon its unilateral determination of several criteria including, but not limited to, whether acceptance and continuation of any membership is in the best interest of APPI. Satisfaction of minimum requirements does not guarantee membership. APPI Membership, at any level, may be revoked by APPI, at its sole discretion, at any time.
- APPI has Logmarks to indicate the source of origin of its and its related services and certifications, so that the public will be protected; and so APPI individual members, students and others associated with APPI will receive the highest-quality services and products pertaining to paragliding. To provide APPI Members with the ability to advertise, promote and indicate the source of origin of the APPI services, and certification they provide, APPI Members are hereby granted a license to use the APPI logomarks on promotional materials only, specifically printed, film or video formats, and software, fixed media, such as floppy disks, hard drives or CDROM, or any interactive digital or broadcast media or methods, including, but not limited to, internet or world wide web sites. The single exception to the terms above is that, with specific, written authorization from the respective licensed APPI Center or School, may place the APPI globe Mark on their facility staff shirts, in very limited quantities. Such shirts may not be resold in any manner, and each such printing must receive separate written authorization.
The license shall not extend to the provision of other printed materials, such as manuals, books, instructions, clothing (except as noted above) or products or any other materials whether or not they are manufactured, sold, distributed or licensed to others by APPI.
This license extended by APPI Assoc. shall only be with respect to (1.) Printed advertising and promotional materials, (newspaper and periodical advertisements, telephone- directory advertising, handbills and signs, except for staff shirts, as noted above); (2.) Film and video format promotional materials such as television commercials, slide shows or promotional videos; and (3.) Software, fixed media, such as floppy disks, hard drives or CD-ROM, or any interactive digital or broadcast media or methods, including, but not limited to, internet or world wide web sites, with such uses governed by the most current guidelines, as may be published by APPI from time to time; none of which shall include use on any item or product intended for resale.
None of the APPI logomarks may be used in internet domain names or e-mail addresses. The foregoing license for advertising and promotional use shall in all respects follow the exact format, character, general appearance, type style, background and proportions of the Marks originating from APPI. In no case shall the logomarks be combined with other marks, symbols, language or be in a format and appearance other than that actually used by APPI. The full trademark must be used; truncated or partial use of a logomark is not authorized. This license shall be personal to the individual member and shall be nontransferable, non-divisible and not capable of being sublicensed in any manner through any party. None of the APPI company name, trade name or logomarks may be incorporated into any other trademark or trade name. Notwithstanding the foregoing, APPI and the licensed APPI Centers and Schools shall have the sole right to disapprove of any promotional materials prepared and shall be the sole judge of the criteria of whether it meets the standard of this license agreement. To this end, any suggestions or requests by authorized members of the APPI staff as to the usage of the logomarks shall be complied with as soon as possible to avoid mistakes, deceptions, dilution or other problems that would be detrimental to the foregoing logomarks.
Regardless of the foregoing license, APPI individually and cooperatively, shall have the right to institute and bring any suit or any other action necessary to protect the logomarks as to any person, firm or corporation now or prospectively using the logomarks or any similar marks, derivations, analogs, trade names, fanciful scripts or designs. This license shall extend for the term of membership and shall be terminated forthwith upon termination of the member’s membership with APPI Assoc.
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More information about being an APPI ParaTrike Instructor
- An APPI ParaTrike Instructor denotes an individual who has exemplary ParaTrike skills and role model behaviour, solid first aid skills, a high level of theoretical knowledge, management and supervision abilities, and competence as a certified ParaTrike instructor.
- APPI ParaTrike Instructors are ParaTrike Instructors from other ParaTrike Training organizations or schools who have joined APPI ParaTrike by Equivalence.
- APPI ParaTrike Instructors may conduct a large range of APPI ParaTrike courses and programs including Open Sky Taster and APPI ParaTrike Pilot courses and Advanced and Specialty courses. APPI ParaTrike Instructors may become Specialty Instructors and APPI ParaTrike Master Instructors.
IMPORTANT AND FUNDAMENTAL RULES:
- Having your school as an APPI ParaTrike School your target is to add the APPI Education System, you don’t need to change your own system but add APPI to it.
- After the validation of your application, you will receive your APPI Certification Card, sent to your address. And an APPI login, to access information and take advantage of the online resources for Instructors.
- From then you must register your students on the APPI ParaTrike website, which will be in your name and in the name of your School, and each one of them will receive their APPI Card, after validation of level. Becoming an APPI ParaTrike instructor, you will be able to access all APPI documents for applications, all courses, formations and examinations online.
- Any accidents must be reported to APPI, which will be confidential, and to help APPI to develop safe and high standards for ParaTrike.
- When any APPI ParaTrike pilots arrive for the first time at your School, you must welcome them to your flying site and give them one day of free assistance, which means important information and a check flight. If the pilot has further training requirements a course should be proposed.
APPI is a modern and practical way of learning and teaching that we have waited a long time for. An intelligent way of learning, an intelligent way of teaching, an intelligent way of living.
As an APPI Member you have many advantages and new possibilities:
- With the APPI ParaTrike Education System you can join a WORLDWIDE ParaTrike COMMUNITY. APPI propose one link between all the schools in the world, where students can choose many different types of courses and travel from school to school, all APPI affiliated.
APPI is an evolution system, creating a worldwide community in which all pilots and instructors can participate and exchange information.
- With APPI you have all courses and certifications approved in high international standard. Everything is practical and very well organized, based in safety formations to promote and develop ParaTrike.
- By registering your school, you will join the worldwide connection and appear on the APPI website, the world ParaTrike map, and be easily reached. It gives your school easy access to pilots and new students for all ParaTrike Courses and graduations.
- APPI is an evolutionary system which offers many benefits to those who register their school as an APPI ParaTrike Center and follow the APPI ParaTrike Education System.