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Registration Rules


If you are a pilot and want to became an APPI member, please go to Join by equivalence or contact an APPI school or an APPI ParaTrike instructor.

If you are an instructor and want to became an APPI instructor, please go to Join APPI by equivalence or contact the APPI secretary.
You can also contact one APPI Master or Instructor, for your validation. He will help you to register in APPI.

  • For new individual members: registration must be done by an APPI ParaTrike instructor.
  • For new instructors: registration must be done by an APPI ParaTrike master instructor or online, in this case the instructor must be validated by a master instructor.
  • All qualifications/specialties have prerequisites, please pay attention to each course/specialty requirements. To apply for new qualification, the candidate need the precedent level to be validate, as well for instructors levels.
  • For validation which need 2 different Instructors, please have the following procedures:
    • The instructor in charge register the student "in progress" and register the second instructor for double validation
    • The second instructor will have to complete the validation.
    • In case of equivalence, the first instructor or the student has to send the copy of logbook and all certified documents to the secretary for validation.
  • To register a student, instructors must be teaching in a School and be registered by the school director. Instructors can teach only in one school at the time.
  • Once registering a new student, the APPI permanent certification card will be issued within maximum 45 days after the validation from the instructor and the fee payment, except if one of the qualification is in progress, in this case the shipment of the card will be postponed.

Flight school registration rules

  • If you are an INSTRUCTOR you can register an APPI SCHOOL.
  • Numbers of stars for a flight center or school means how many instructors work at the school.
    • Two stars for a school with one instructor, three stars for two, four stars for three.
    • Five stars schools means a school with a master instructor (validated by APPI) plus an instructor.
  • School managers have to choose if the membership fee for new students will be paid by the member or by the school, permission is given by instructor.

Certifications/specialties rules table

Title Type Student 1st requirement Student 2nd requirement Instructors needed 1st instructor requirement 2nd instructor requirement Level Display card IPPI level
First aid Certification 1 APPI Paratrike Instructor Level not defined No display
First aid instructor Certification 1 APPI staff Level not defined No display
Open Sky Paratrike Taster Qualification 1 APPI Paratrike Instructor Paratrike Open Sky Taster APPI 1 Open sky pilot
Adventure Paratrike pilot Qualification Open Sky Paratrike Taster 1 APPI Paratrike Instructor Paratrike Adventure Pilot APPI 2 Adventure pilot
APPI Paratrike pilot Qualification Adventure Paratrike pilot 1 APPI Paratrike Instructor Paratrike Pilot APPI 3 pilot
Advanced Paratrike Pilot Qualification APPI Paratrike pilot First aid 1 Paratrike Advanced instructor Paratrike Advanced Pilot APPI 5 Advanced pilot
Paratrike Performance Certification Advanced Paratrike Pilot 1 Paratrike Perfo. trainer Paratrike Advanced Pilot APPI 5 Advanced pilot
Rescue packer Certification Advanced Paratrike Pilot 1 APPI Paratrike Instructor Paratrike Advanced Pilot APPI 5 Advanced pilot
APPI Paratrike tandem Qualification Advanced Paratrike Pilot 1 Paratrike tandem instructor Paratrike Tandem Pilot Pro tandem
Assistant Paratrike instructor Qualification APPI Paratrike tandem 1 APPI Paratrike Instructor Paratrike Assistant Instructor Assistant instructor
APPI Paratrike Instructor Qualification Assistant Paratrike instructor 2 Paratrike Master instructor APPI Paratrike Instructor Paratrike Instructor APPI instructor
Paratrike tandem instructor Certification APPI Paratrike Instructor 1 Paratrike Tandem master Paratrike Instructor APPI instructor
Paratrike Fly guide Certification APPI Paratrike Instructor 1 Paratrike Fly guide master Paratrike Instructor APPI instructor
Paratrike Advanced instructor Certification APPI Paratrike Instructor 1 Paratrike Master instructor Paratrike Instructor APPI instructor
Paratrike Perfo. trainer Certification Paratrike Advanced instructor 1 Paratrike Perfo. master Paratrike Instructor APPI instructor
APPI staff Certification APPI Paratrike Instructor 1 Administrator Paratrike Instructor No display
Paratrike Master instructor Qualification APPI Paratrike Instructor 1 Administrator Paratrike Master Instructor Master instructor
Paratrike Perfo. master Certification Paratrike Master instructor Paratrike Perfo. trainer 1 Administrator Paratrike Master Instructor Master instructor
Paratrike Fly guide master Certification Paratrike Master instructor Paratrike Fly guide 1 Administrator Paratrike Master Instructor Master instructor
Paratrike Tandem master Certification Paratrike Master instructor Paratrike tandem instructor 1 Administrator Paratrike Master Instructor Master instructor