Core Team
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Our team is our strength. It’s young, energetic and passionate. Young not only in age but in their attitude to keep learning. Energetic not only in strength but also in their desire to be the best. Passionate because they seem to have found their calling, they love it.

They are true sports people – patient yet know when to give a push, kind but yet know when to be firm, lots of fun but super serious at work...from playing cricket at the landing sites after flying or taking care of elderly flying enthusiasts to fulfil their lifelong dream to fly – they are up for any challenge with honest hearts and a smile that shines through all fear & doubt.

 

Avi Avi Malik

CHIEF FLYING INSTRUCTOR TEMPLEPILOTS
APPI MASTER INSTRUCTOR, APPI PPG INSTRUCTOR, SIV INSTRUCTOR, CROSS COUNTRY INSTRUCTOR,
TANDEM INSTRUCTOR, EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER INSTRUCTOR.
(License no: 10135)

Avi is effectively the most qualified Instructor in the country today. APPI International’s only Master Instructor in India, Avi is a Qualified and Certified Tandem Instructor, Acro Trainer, XC (Cross Country) Instructor and SIV Instructor.He is also a Qualified & Certified Paramotoring Instructor with APPI PPG, Switzerland.

 

Anita

APPI Pilot
(License no. 10491)
Avi

Anita, is an adventure enthusiast since her childhood, all thanks to her dad’s love for the outdoors. She is a typical Sagittarian, who has been actively trekking in the Sahyadris from her toddler days and traveling the world with her shippy (Capt.Merchant Navy) dad. The traveling and adventure bug caught her rather early so the longing to fly the open skies came pretty naturally.

Ganpat

Avi APPI SENIOR INSTRUCTOR, TANDEM PILOT, CHIEF OF OPERATIONS TEMPLEPILOTS (License no: 10586)

Ganpat is the Senior Instructor of Temple Pilots with 10 years of flying & teaching experience to back his competence. He is calm, collected and very thorough in his training, right from dealing with the apprehensions of a new student pilot to teaching thermalling techniques to an advance pilot.

Ankush Takve

Avi APPI INSTRUCTOR, TANDEM PILOT, SENIOR INSTRUCTOR TEMPLEPILOTS (License no: 10552)

Ankush is a thorough gentleman and an epitome of sincerity. Everything is right and good about Ankush,add to that his beautiful smile. He has a wonderful attitude that shows in his keenness to keep learning and growing in every aspect of his profession. He is a very focused young man with a very helpful nature.

Ganesh Gaikwak

Avi APPI ASST. INSTRUCTOR, TANDEM PILOT
(License no. 1249)

Ganesh is a man of few words but he is commitment personified. A gifted and natural solo pilot and a thoroughbred Instructor, extremely dedicated to his craft. He is quiet and unassuming but with a keen eye to observe and give precise feedback with a generous use of the ‘Okay’ 

Jitendra Chindaliya

APPI ASST. INSTRUCTOR, TANDEM PILOT
(License no. 12148)
Avi

Jitu as we fondly call him, is the power punch of the team. He is one of our star performers bursting with energy and ideas. Do not be fooled by his lean frame, young age and boyish looks. He is a no nonsense guy, who is ready to take on any challenges the world of paragliding can offer him. He strives to be the best and has big dreams for flying in International Paragliding Competitions and be the top pilot in the country.

Vikram Shukla

Avi ASST. INSTRUCTOR
(License no. 12151)

He is the gentle giant of our team. Towering solid frame but a caring soft personality. Vikram comes from Mumbai where he began his career in professional cricket. He then pursued mountaineering and organized many expeditions in the Himalayas. All his life he has spent in outdoor and sports pursuits and has taken on paragliding with a natural flair. He practices Art Of Living and is now keen to master the Art Of Flying.

Vikas Shelar

ASST. INSTRUCTOR, TANDEM PILOT
(License no. 12152)
Avi

Young and handsome, this promising pilot is maturing into a fine Instructor. He has a very friendly personality and connects to the student pilots with ease. You will usually find him smiling mischievously and up to some prank with one of his teammates. He is stylish, charming and a very kind soul.