Foreign ratings equivalence
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.
Foreign Pilot ratings to HKPA rating mapping:
*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.
Tandem Pilot APPI Rating mapping:
*** HKPA EC reserve the final decision on granting the HKPA rating through foreign paragliding license.