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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:

  1. Be certified as an Open Sky pilot or have a qualifying certification from another training organization
  2. Minimum age 18 years old
  3. Minimum 10 days course
  4. Complete the theoretical and practical: analyze, technique and mental preparation
  5. Have minimum 10 flights done, with instructor on radio.


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


  1. Make clear the 3 parts of the flight: Take-off, Flight, Landing
  2. Daily weather analysis and evolution
  3. Take-off 5 point control, pre-flight checks
  4. Take off in 4 phases: Inflation, Control, Decision, Acceleration, Looking ahead with good trajectory
  5. Stopping the take-off on safety line
  6. After take-off in flight check, Getting into harness
  7. Hands through brake handles
  8. Respecting flying direction after take off
  9. Big Ear + change of trajectory
  10. Roll + control, roll with big ears
  11. Pitch control
  12. Speed bar
  13. Speed control
  14. Figure 8, Down wind, Up wind position
  15. Landing technique PTU/ S/ 8
  16. Landing in decided area
  17. Maneuvering with D line in case of brake line failure


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.

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