Foreign ratings equivalence
資歷互換

Anyone undertaking paragliding activities within the territory of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region should possess a HKPA paragliding rating to illustrate you are qualified, competent and fit to conduct the paragliding activity. The HKPA certifies individuals qualified to teach and certifies paraglider at various levels of competence. Holders of FAI recognized foreign pilot rating may apply for HKPA rating through equivalence. As HKPA adopt APPI system, APPI rating could be directly convert to HKPA rating.

在香港特別行政區範圍內從事滑翔傘活動的任何人,應持有香港滑翔傘協會的滑翔傘証書以闡明自己具備合適資格和能力,及身體狀況適合的情況下進行滑翔傘飛行活動。本會認證具不同程度技能的滑翔傘運動員 。持有FAI認可機構發出的滑翔傘證書者,可透過互換制度獲取香港滑翔傘協會的滑翔傘証書。由於香港滑翔傘協會與APPI合作採取該系統,APPI資歷持有者可以直接轉換為HKPA資歷。

Foreign Pilot ratings to HKPA rating mapping:

Holders of foreign and other pilot and instructor ratings may apply for HKPA ratings through direct equivalence. 

Equivalence to HKPA Intermediate Pilot (HKPA 4) level and above may be approved, subject to the assessment by the EC, on the merit of the individual case and supporting documentation provided.

Place of origin        Pilot Level        Reference

Hong Kong

HKPA

Novice

(HKPA 0)

Solo Novice

(HKPA 1)

Club Pilot

(HKPA 2)

Pilot

(HKPA 3)

Intermediate Pilot
(HKPA 4)

Advanced Pilot

(HKPA 5)

HKPA Ops Manual Section 3

-

FAI IPPI SAFEPRO PARA

No IPPI equivalent

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

https://www.fai.org/page/safe-pro-para-training  (1/2022)

-

APPI

Paragliding Introduction Tandem Flight

Discover

(APPI 1)

Explore

(APPI 2)

Pilot

(APPI 3)

Intermediate Pilot
(APPI 4)

Advanced Pilot

(APPI 5)

https://flyappi.org/home/ (1/2022)

USA

USHPA

P1

P2

P3 + TUR/
P4

P4 + RS/
P3 + TUR + RS,

P4+XC

https://www.ushpa.org/page/ippi-cards-for-international-travel
(1/2022)

Great British

BHPA

---

Elementary

Club Pilot

Pilot

Advance Pilot

https://www.bhpa.co.uk/documents/safety/overseas/  (1/2022)

New Zealand

NZHGPA

PG1

---

PG2

---

PG3

http://www.nzhgpa.org.nz/members/pilot-ratings (1/2022)

Switzerland

SHV FSVL

Übungshang

Höhenflüge

Einfaches Soaring

Thermik

Streckenflieger

https://www.shv-fsvl.ch/mitgliederservice/fliegen-im-ausland-ippi-karte/  (1/2022)

China

CHINA

LEVEL A

---

LEVEL B

---

LEVEL C

https://www.hkpa.net/resources/Documents/Shenzhen%20Hong%20Kong%20paragliding%20agreement.pdf 
(1/2022)

France

FFVL

Niveau Orange

Niveau

Vert

Brevet Initial

breveté pilote

breveté pilote confirmé

http://parapente.ffvl.fr/ (1/2022)

Australia

SAFA

PG1

PG2

PG3

PG4

PG5

https://www.safa.asn.au/training/stay-safe-be-certified (1/2022)

Thailand

RASAT

ParaPro 1

ParaPro 2

ParaPro 3

ParaPro 4

ParaPro 5

http://www.rasatthailand.com/frontend/web/ 
(1/2022)

Taiwan

CTAF

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

http://www.ctaf.org.tw/(1/2022)


*HKPA 4 applicants are required to submit foreign pilot rating issued by FAI recognized organization AND two 20km+ open distance/flat triangle/FAI triangle track logs certifying they are eligible to the scheme.  
**HKPA 5 applicants are required to submit foreign pilot rating issued by FAI recognized organization AND three 30km+ open distance/flat triangle/FAI triangle track logs AND SIV training records certifying they are eligible to the scheme.
*** HKPA EC reserve the final decision on granting the HKPA rating through foreign paragliding license. 

Professional qualifications mapping:

Place of origin        Pilot Level      Reference

Hong Kong

HKPA

Tandem pilot

Advanced tandem pilot

Assistant Instructor

Instructor

Master Instructor

HKPA Ops Manual Section 3

-

APPI

Non-commercial Tandem pilot

Pro Tandem pilot

Assistant Instructor

Instructor

Master Instructor

https://flyappi.org/home/ (1/2022)



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