APPI PPG Pilot Course


The APPI PPG Pilot course is an intermediate course and provides the student with the APPI PPG Pilot qualification. Students must complete the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot course first. An APPI PPG Pilot is someone who has become an independent paramotor pilot, capable of flying solo and analysing the different weather conditions without supervision. Before flying at different sites, APPI PPG Pilots are recommended to choose places where they can have assistance from an APPI PPG School.

Prerequisites/Course Contents

To enrol in an APPI PPG Pilot course, an individual must:

1. Be physically fit enough to take part in the training course.

2. Be certified as an APPI PPG Adventure Pilot having completed at least one solo Paramotor flight, or have a similar certification from another training organisation.

3. Have a minimum age of 16 years old.

4. Respect the APPI Safety Rules and Quality Standards.

5. Agree to sit a minimum 6 Day course with a certified instructor consisting of the following APPI PPG Pilot training syllabus.

Note: The APPI PPG Instructor will decide if the student is ready to qualify as an APPI PPG Pilot.

Course Theory:

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

Practical:

Flight 2: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 3: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

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)

Flight 5: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 6: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 7: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind 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)

Flight 8: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 9: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

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 down wind 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)

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 down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

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 down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

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 down wind 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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

APPI PPG Pilot Exam

Having completed the APPI PPG Pilot Practical and Theoretical training course
the student needs to sit and pass the APPI PPG Pilot Exam to become a qualified APPI PPG Pilot. The exam is multiple choice and consists of questions relating to International Air Law, Principles of Flight, Meteorology, Airmanship and Navigation. The pass mark is 70% or 18/25.

Certification

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.

Note:

The APPI PPG Pilot qualification is only available to students who have completed the full APPI PPG Pilot course, which consists of the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot courses and the APPI PPG Pilot course. Only APPI Advanced Paraglider pilots, or those with a similar qualification, can move directly onto the APPI PPG Pilot course without having to sit the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot course first.

Renewal

To renew annually, the APPI PPG Pilot must submit the membership payment online. Once completed the APPI PPG Certification Card is automatically validated and membership is activated. To find an APPI PPG School or Instructor in your area email: secretary-ppg@appifly.org and for regular updates follow APPI PPG on Facebook