APPI5 Advanced Pilots show a wide range of skills and knowledge and a solid experience. This qualification is the door for more advanced practices like tandem flying, and why not to go Professional.
To enroll in an APPI 5 advanced pilot course, an individual must : Be holder of an APPI 4 progress rating or be holder of a rating equivalent to FAI IPPI 4. Have the minimum age in accordance with local rules (Federation/ Civil Aviation/ Army, etc), and have the authorization of a parent/guardian if of minor age.
The training includes high level theoretical knowledge about weather, mechanics of flight, air-laws, piloting and equipment. The mental part is about having an objective evaluation of risk, self-evaluation techniques and planning of their own progression. On the field: ground handling skills are pushed to an excellent level. In flight: ability to set a flight plan and adapt it to conditions and terrain, improvement of piloting techniques, solid approach skills and decent accuracy will allow the advanced pilot to widen their flight range with a high level of safety.
To verify the proficiency of an APPI 5 Advanced Pilot, the student must: – Have held APPI 3 Adventure rating for over a year – Have completed the theoretical, ground handling, and practical tasks outlined in the APPI 5 Advanced Pilot section of the flight logbook. – Have logged a minimum of 200 flights, totaling 100 hours across 10 different flight sites in the flight logbook. – Hold Advanced SIV and XC certificates. – Have passed the APPI Advanced Pilot practical exam. – Have passed the APPI Advanced Pilot theoretical exam.
The APPI5 rating is granted by two APPI professionals, both holding at least an APPI Instructor rating. The primary instructor is designated as the main instructor, while the second instructor (confirmation instructor) is selected by the pilot themselves.