The IPPI card is an international proficiency card that serves as a standardised way to assess a pilot’s skill level and qualifications in paragliding and hang gliding. It allows pilots to demonstrate their proficiency and experience when participating in flying activities across different countries and regions.
The card typically includes information about the pilot’s skill level, experience, and any relevant certifications. Different levels of the IPPI card may be associated with various flying tasks and maneuvers, reflecting the pilot’s capabilities and training. This system helps ensure a common understanding of a pilot’s skill level globally and facilitates the recognition of qualifications in the international paragliding and hang gliding community.
|IPPI ParaPro Level
|South African Licence
|IPPI Level 1 - Ground Skimming
|Not flying higher than you would care to fall
|IPPI Level 2 - Altitude Gliding
|Altitude and space to do manoeuvres, no soaring.
|IPPI Level 3 - Active Flying
|Preparing for turbulence, recovery and descending techniques.
|IPPI Level 4 - Soaring
|Using both ridge and thermal lift
|IPPI Level 5 - Senior pilot
|Mastering one or more advanced practices
|IPPI Level 6 - Tandem pilot