The most widely accepted governing body for paragliding around the world is the Association of Paragliding Pilots and Instructors (APPI) based out of Switzerland. This Association is recognized in over 50 countries including India and has over 180 registered schools worldwide. Apart from APPI, there are certain countries that have their own regulating bodies for the sport like the USA, the UK, Germany and Australia. Apart from various levels of education offered by the APPI, they also offer pilot insurance.
The most popular paragliding courses in India include the P1, P2 and P3 levels which essentially cover your beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. With each advancing stage, the technicality and the know-how of the sport increases in difficulty and training. The basic course level goes up till P5 and beyond that, one can learn thermalling, cross country flying, dynamic soaring etc.
The most popular paragliding schools in India include Temple Pilots in Talegaon, Fly Nirvana in Kamshet and Hi-Fly in Bir Billing. All these schools are affiliated to APPI. Apart from these, there are some unrecognized paragliding schools as well, including Bir Billing Paragliding in Bir and Indus Paragliding School in Kamshet.