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APPI PPG Advanced Pilot Course


The APPI PPG Advanced Pilot course is an advanced course and provides the student with the APPI PPG Advanced Pilot qualification. Students must complete the APPI PPG Pilot course first. An APPI PPG Advanced Pilot is someone who is capable of performing advanced skills safely with more advanced knowledge.

Prerequisites/Course Contents

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

1. Be certified as an APPI PPG Pilot.

2. Have a minimum age of 18 years old.

3. Respect the APPI Safety Rules and Quality Standards.

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

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

APPI PPG Advanced Course:

Lecture 1: Low Level Flying & Spot Landings (CFI to explain procedures using white board)

Flight 1: Fly low level no lower than 5ft above the ground into wind in an
open area and wind speeds of less than 10mph and then perform an engine
on spot landing from 1000ft within 10m of a target

Flight 2: Fly low level no lower than 5ft above the ground into wind in an
open area and wind speeds of less than 10mph and then perform an engine
on spot landing from 1000ft within 10m of a target

Flight 3: Fly low level no lower than 5ft above the ground into wind in an
open area and wind speeds of less than 10mph and then perform an engine
on spot landing from 1000ft within 10m of a target

Flight 4: Perform a Touch and go landing without collapsing the wing in wind speeds of between 5 and 10mph and then perform an engine off spot landing within 5m of a target

Flight 5: Perform a Touch and go landing without collapsing the wing in wind speeds of between 5 and 10mph and then perform an engine off spot landing within 5m of a target

Flight 6: Perform a Touch and go landing without collapsing the wing in wind speeds of between 5 and 10mph and then perform an engine off spot landing within 5m of a target

Lecture 2: LECTURE 2: Dynamic Flying Skills (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task. The student should start by performing only one full 360 before building up to two etc. The student should not use a beginners wing when performing dynamic manoeuvres)

Flight 7: Climb to 2000ft, kill the engine, and perform left and right 360’s with no more than 3 revolutions, then wing overs, before performing a swoop
landing within 10m of a target in windspeeds of less than 10mph

Flight 8: Climb to 2000ft, kill the engine, and perform left and right 360’s with no more than 3 revolutions, then wing overs, before performing a swoop
landing within 10m of a target in windspeeds of less than 10mph

Flight 9: Climb to 2000ft, kill the engine, and perform left and right 360’s with no more than 3 revolutions, then wing overs, before performing a swoop
landing within 10m of a target in windspeeds of less than 10mph

LECTURE 3: Thermalling (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures
and risks before attempting task. The student can use a non reflex wing which will be easier to thermal with but not possible to swoop land)

Flight 10: Climb to 2000ft in mild thermic conditions, kill the engine, then
attempt to thermal for as long as possible, before performing a spot landing
within 10m of a target in windspeeds of less than 10mph

Flight 11: Climb to 2000ft in mild thermic conditions, kill the engine, then
attempt to thermal for as long as possible, before performing a spot landing
within 10m of a target in windspeeds of less than 10mph

Flight 12: Climb to 2000ft in mild thermic conditions, kill the engine, then
attempt to thermal for as long as possible, before performing a spot landing
within 10m of a target in windspeeds of less than 10mph

LECTURE 4: Reflex Wings (CFI to explain the system and procedures using white board)

Flight 13: Climb up to 1000ft, initiate the reflex system and carry out a 10k Cross Country flight no lower than 500ft using wing tip steering and the speed bar system before reverting back to non reflex and performing a swoop landing in windspeeds of less than 10mph

Flight 14: Climb up to 1000ft, initiate the reflex system and carry out a 10k Cross Country flight no lower than 500ft using wing tip steering and the speed bar system before reverting back to non reflex and performing a swoop landing in windspeeds of less than 10mph

Flight 15: Climb up to 1000ft, initiate the reflex system and carry out a 10k Cross Country flight no lower than 500ft using wing tip steering and the speed bar system before reverting back to non reflex and performing a swoop landing in windspeeds of less than 10mph

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Capable of landing into wind within 10m of a target

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Capable of using the Reflex System safely and correctly

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Capable of advanced ground handling techniques

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Minimum total of 10 hours and 30 flights as a Solo PPG Pilot

APPI PPG Advanced Pilot Exam

Having completed the APPI PPG Advanced Pilot Practical and Theoretical training course the student needs to sit and pass the APPI PPG Advanced Pilot Exam to become a qualified APPI PPG Advanced Pilot. The exam is multiple choice and consists of questions relating to Low Level Flying, Reflex Wings, XC Flying, Dynamic Flying and Thermalling. The pass mark is 70% or 14/20.