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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 PPG 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 PPG instructor.
- For new instructors: registration must be done by an APPI PPG 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 Workshop Instructors needed 1st instructor requirement 2nd instructor requirement Level Card level max Card level min Card priority
Open Sky PPG Taster Qualification 1 APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. PPG Open Sky Taster APPI 1 Discover APPI 1 Discover
Adventure PPG pilot Qualification Open Sky PPG Taster Validated-eq. 1 APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. PPG Adventure pilot APPI 2 Explore APPI 2 Explore
APPI PPG pilot Qualification Adventure PPG pilot Validated-eq. 1 APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. PPG Pilot APPI 3 pilot APPI 3 pilot
Advanced PPG Pilot Qualification APPI PPG pilot Validated-eq. First aid Validated-eq. 1 PPG Advanced instructor Validated-eq. PPG Advanced Pilot APPI 5 Advanced pilot APPI 5 Advanced pilot
PPG Perfo. Pilot Certification Advanced PPG Pilot Validated-eq. 1 PPG Perfo. trainer Validated-eq. PPG Advanced Pilot APPI 5 Advanced pilot APPI 5 Advanced pilot
Assistant PPG instructor Qualification Advanced PPG Pilot Validated-eq. 1 APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. PPG Assistant Instructor Assistant instructor Assistant instructor
APPI PPG tandem pilot Certification Assistant PPG instructor Validated-eq. 1 PPG tandem instructor Validated-eq. PPG Assistant Instructor APPI instructor Assistant instructor
APPI PPG Instructor Qualification Assistant PPG instructor Validated-eq. 2 PPG Master instructor Validated-eq. APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. PPG Instructor APPI instructor APPI instructor
PPG tandem instructor Certification APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. APPI PPG tandem pilot Validated-eq. 1 PPG Tandem master Validated-eq. PPG Instructor Master instructor APPI instructor PPG Tandem master
PPG Fly guide Certification APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. 1 PPG Fly guide master Validated-eq. PPG Instructor Master instructor APPI instructor PPG Fly guide master
PPG Advanced instructor Certification APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. 1 PPG Master instructor Validated-eq. PPG Instructor Master instructor APPI instructor
PPG Towing Instructor Certification APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. 1 PPG Master instructor Validated-eq. PPG Instructor Master instructor APPI instructor
PPG Perfo. trainer Certification PPG Advanced instructor Validated-eq. 1 PPG Perfo. master Validated-eq. PPG Instructor Master instructor APPI instructor PPG Perfo. master
APPI staff Certification PPG Master instructor Validated-eq. 1 Administrator Validated-eq. PPG Instructor No display
PPG Master instructor Qualification APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. 1 Administrator Validated-eq. PPG Master Instructor Master instructor Master instructor
PPG Perfo. master Certification PPG Master instructor Validated-eq. PPG Perfo. trainer Validated-eq. 1 Administrator Validated-eq. PPG Master Instructor Master instructor Master instructor
PPG Fly guide master Certification PPG Master instructor Validated-eq. PPG Fly guide Validated-eq. 1 Administrator Validated-eq. PPG Master Instructor Master instructor Master instructor
PPG Tandem master Certification PPG Master instructor Validated-eq. PPG tandem instructor Validated-eq. 1 Administrator Validated-eq. PPG Master Instructor Master instructor Master instructor
Technical certification
First aid Technical certification 1 APPI PPG Instructor Validated-eq. Level not defined No display
First aid instructor Technical certification 1 APPI staff Validated-eq. Level not defined No display
Pro rescue packer Technical certification 1 Control & maintenance instructor Validated Level not defined Master instructor APPI 1 Discover Control & maintenance expert
Control & maintenance expert Technical certification Pro rescue packer Validated-eq. 1 Control & maintenance instructor Validated Level not defined Master instructor APPI 1 Discover Control & maintenance instructor
Control & maintenance instructor Technical certification Control & maintenance expert Validated-eq. 1 Administrator Validated-eq. Level not defined Master instructor APPI 1 Discover