APPI Pro-workshops Bulgaria
15 – 25 September
Paragliding pilot: 15 – 19 September
Tandem pilot validation: 15 – 21 September
Instructor validation: 15 - 25 September
Place: Bulgaria, town of Sopot
Master Instructor APPI: Mendo Veljanovski, Emil Kirilov
APPI Instructor: Roland Dorozhani
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Download the document below for the detailed program by days.
The project “Fly more” of the Sky camp club (“Fly independent”) is an opportunity for accessible training of pilots in Bulgaria and for attracting pilots and professionals from around the world. Supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Partnership and Expert Fund.
More about Pro Workshops
Theory course for paragliding pilots
Aimed at: any pilot
Objectives: theoretical elements for paragliding pilots. Each course proposes important and advanced items, as well as an updating with recent knowledge. This is not a teaching of the basics of paragliding.
Main topics: Gear – ageing, care and control of a paraglider components, Aerodynamics and flight mechanics, Piloting techniques from classic to modern gliders, Meteorology and aerology, Psychological aspects, Performance flying, Environment, Air spaces and flying rules, Paragliding authority role
APPI tandem pilot validation
Aimed at: Tandem Pilot with more than 2 years/150 tandem flights experience
Objectives: To obtain the APPI pilot tandem validation
The certification for APPI pilot tandem requires to validate an advanced SIV course and first aid certificate. If not, final validation will be confirmed when the pilot passes an advanced SIV course, and get first-aid certificate. This workshop starts with Workshop I (day 1, 2 and 3) and continues with the 2 following days.
Main topics: Legal aspects of tandem flying, Practical items, Specifics of tandem flight mechanics, Practical and theoretical check
APPI instructor validation
Aimed at: instructors with more than 2 years/ minimum of 20 students taught from initiation to autonomous pilot level.
Objectives: To obtain the APPI instructor validation
The certification for APPI instructor requires to validate an advanced SIV course and first aid certificate. If not, final validation will be confirmed when the instructor passes an advanced SIV course, and gets a first aid certificate. This workshop starts with Workshop I (day 1, 2 and 3) and continues with Workshop II (day 4 and 5) (instructor will be part of tandem pilot validation).
Main topics: Pedagogy - methods, competences to develop to make a pilot, Pyscopedagogy, Radio guiding techniques, APPI system, Field practice, Field check
More about Sopot
The perfect microclimate and its chairlift have made Sopot the most famous point of hang gliding and paragliding in
Sopot, the birthplace of the famous writer Ivan Vazov, a population of over 12 thousand people. It is situated at 520 meters above sea level, at the feet of the steep south slopes of Stara Planina Mountain in the the legendary Valley of the Roses. Sopot is 136 km east of
More fun and accommodation
Delicious traditional food, cheap accommodation, transport and beer.
Close to Sopot there are spa resorts and outdoor swimming pool with mineral water.
Beautiful nature, relaxed atmosphere and possibility for camping next to chairlift station.
In addition to being excellent for flying, the town is also a very popular destination for mountain bikers. The downhill route is an annual host of the biggest mountain bike race on the Balkans, participation in which counts for the World Cup (UCI).
Sopot is a Bulgarian town rich in history and stories of legendary heroes from the National Revival Era. The town has many water fountains bringing fresh water from mountain springs which tell many a secret.