Adventure Pilot is a paragliding student capable of flying from the take-off to the landing zone in stable weather conditions, in altitude gliding. At this level, the student is still allowed to fly ONLY with radio communication and under Instructor’s supervision.
To participate and complete an Adventure Pilot course, an individual must:
WEATHER: Global weather, High and low pressure systems, Isobars, Air masses, Weather fronts: Cold, Warm, Occluded, Associated clouds, Lenticular cloud, Cumulonimbus, Orography, Radiation fog, Temperature inversion
MECHANICS OF FLIGHT: Pitch on a slope, pendulum stability, Understand causes and recovery from Stalls, Spins, Asymmetric and symmetric collapse
AIRLAW: Airspace rules and regulations, APPI rules, Keep a logbook, Wear a helmet
AIRMANSHIP: Emergency landings on trees, water, power lines, Parachute landing fall, Reserve parachute
STATE OF MIND: physical and emotional, Understand limits
EQUIPMENT: Know how to connect and adjust the speed bar, Adjust harness length, Safety of chest strap setting, Seat, Check safety points of a reserve system, Understand the maintenance and packing periodicity
ANALYSIS: Daily weather analysis, Taking topographic markers in flight, Slope, Height difference, Approach, Landing analyze conditions: wind speed, direction, cycles, Choose right timing, Taking information, position and condition, on landing wind sock, Drift
Adventure Pilots candidates must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements. To apply for certification, the certifying APPI Instructor submits online a completed, signed Pilot Application to APPI website, along with the required photo, application fee and other qualifying certification documentation. Upon approval of the application, APPI will issue an APPI Certification Card.