Join Us for 7 days of fun and progression in Lake Garda, one of the best SIV/Acro training locations in the world! Learn how to control your glider on the ground and in the air with this combined course that solely focuses making you are safer and better pilot.
We have the “teach a man to fish……” approach to SIV. We hope that you will leave our 7 day course confident enough to continue training the maneuvers you have mastered during the SIV training, on your own in your home flying location. That way you can continue your progression alone so you become more independent and confident!
We teach both basic and advanced Ground Handling techniques in all types of wind conditons. This is in order to improve your glider control and reaction speed. Ground handling is the way we can teach you to PREVENT problems before they even occur.
SIV Training is our RECOVERY after our reaction or inputs have been too slow or inadequate to prevent the incident (collapse, stall, spin) from happening.
The instruction of the SIV Course is entirely in ENGLISH. For ease of instruction, organisation and understanding we will only be speaking English. If you wish to participate in the course you must be fluent in understanding English (speaking English is less important).
If you are searching a course in German, we highly recommend Heli Schrempf who has 15+years experience and also teaches SIV Courses here in Lake Garda.
Day 1: Gear Check, Orientation, Introduction Flight
Day 2: Instruction, Maneuvres and Debrief
Day 3: Instruction, Maneuvres and Debrief
Day 4: Free Fly Day to practice the maneuvres alone (optional)
Day 5: Instruction, Maneuvres and Debrief
Day 6: Instruction, Maneuvres and Debrief
Day 7: Instruction, Maneuvres and Debrief
Day 8 (optional): Back up day in case of bad weather. Instruction, Maneuvres, Rescue Throw (optional), Overall Debriefing.
What is included:
What you need to bring:
We do not supply accommodation for the course but we highly recommend staying at Camping Tonini (camping option) or Casa Tonini (comfortable B&B but a little pricier). They are both very conveniently located directly by to the Landing Field, are paraglider friendly (don’t mind us hanging rescues and gliders to dry) and our Debrief room is in the middle of the campground.
Descent Methods: BIG Ears, Falling Leaf (Big Ears, Bar, Small Wingovers), Counter Collapse Spiral, Spiral, Wingovers, B-Line (optional)
Pitch Maneuvres: Dolphin, Rapid Entry-Rapid Exit
Collapses and Direction Control: 25% A Line Collapse and control direction, 50% A Line Collapse and control direction, Trim Speed Frontal Collapse, Accelerated Frontal Collapse, Trim Speed Asymmetric Collapse, Accelerated Asymmetric Collapse
Stall: Fullstall, finding Backfly Point, Acro Stall, Manouvering in Backfly, Dynamic Stall (optional), Parachutal stall (optional)
Spin: Slow Speed Spin Recovery, Trim to Spin, Spin Stall
Critical Situations: When to throw a Rescue, How to throw a Rescue, Twists, Auto-Rotation
(Serial Gliders): Helicopter, Misty, SAT
(Acro/Freestyle Gliders): Mactwist, Asymetric SAT, SAT – Heli, Heli – SAT, Cowboy, Cork, Looping (Inversion)
Light Wind: Reverse Launch, Forward Launch
Strong Wind: Cobra Launch, Reverse Cobra Launch, Rosette Launch
Advanced: Ground Backfly, Groundspin
We have a limited number of ground handling speedgliders for when wind is extremely strong so you wont get dragged on your big glider!
Obviously the focus of the course is on flying and progressing as much as possible. However, If the weather is impossible to fly on any particular day of the course, we have a lot of great suggestions for back up activities
Please fill out the information below to sign up for our 7 day SIV Course (26 May – 1 June)!
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