Basic S.I.V.

Program  for beginners and adv pilots who have never done any kind of S.I.V training. Focus is on basic active piloting, glider dynamics, collapses, and basic descending maneuvers. During the programs the student will learn on the mental aspect of how to appropriately react under abnormal circumstances, and will also learn how does his wing reacts. These 2 aspects are the most important factor in the progression

Duration : 3 Days 

No. Of flights: 6 at 700 mts over box

Set of Exercises :

  • Towing technique and instruction

  • Dolphins A:  Pitch Progression from 10º to 45º

  • Dolphins B: Pitch progression from 45º to 90º with glider control at  12 o clock for exit. 

  • Collapses A: Non accelerated collapses (frontal and asymmetric)  10% - 50%.  Controlled collapses with focus on appropriate reaction and direction control. 

  • Collapses B: Accelerated surprise collapses with focus on Pilot correct reaction. 

  • Descent Technics : Big Ears, controlled spirals. 

Theory and Video Analysis : 6 hours. 

Advanced Piloting for

 the X.C. oriented

Master active piloting!

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This program is intended to give the pilot with already some flying experience (50+ hours and/or previous S.I.V), a hands on training in advanced active piloting. It has a higher intensity, and it is focused on giving the pilot proper glider control to fly in active air and/or with high performing wings.  The core exercise of this program is the nose down spiral that will be practiced over and over. For training purpose, the instructor will have you enter spirals with very high energy and do a "hands up" exit, to have you practice correct pilot input at the different stages : Enter, exit,  pilot climbing and glider back, glider climbing, and glider shooting" . The goal here is that the  pilot must be able to: A. enter a nose down spiral, B. exit "hands up", and control the glider upon shooting. Very few pilots can´t really do this appropriately. The instructor can actually see a pilots level just by watching them do this exercise the first time.  So because of this we think this is very important exercise to master the essence of active piloting which is pitch control.  But you will not only learn active P. but also how to do a  spiral, how to get use to High Gs, and how to exit in the event of a high G nose down spiral or sat configuration quite often found with now days performing gliders after an accelerated collapse.  During the pitch control exercises, the use of speed bar will be introduce and actively used for pitch control. This training is by far much more useful in real life. Collapses will be a normal occurrence while practicing this. Spins and full stalls will be introduced. 

Duration:  3 - 4 Training Days 

No of Flights:  10  at 800 mts over the Box. 

Pilot Level:  Pilot with Previous SIV or more than 50 hrs of Flying time.

Set Of Exercises: 

  • Collapses B: Accelerated surprise collapses with focus on Pilot correct reaction. 

  • Spiral A: Entrance, progression and exit to nose down spirals with focus on correct exit with zero to no pitch. Its also trained to learn to accelerate or de accelerate a spiral with out exiting. 

  • Spirals B: Different intensity spirals with focus on "hands up"exit to induce dynamic, high energy pitch control situations. This will put your active piloting skills to the limit in a real situation quite common found on now days gliders. 

  • Stall Point Search. Start developing the feeling of air in the face, glider form, and brake range to get familiar with "near stall" situations. 

  • Based on Pilot performance, Full stalls and spins  can  be introduced.

  • Reserve Throwing: a Must thing to practice. Reserves save life everyday, and when they don´t is because of bad technique, poor gear, or simply pilots that have never throw and are afraid to doing so. 

Theory and Video Analysis: 10 hours 

Performance Training 

Basic Acro 

So you have done your S.I.V., you fly cross country in active air,  your active piloting is fine, but you want more!! . Master glider control to make sure when you get on that hot wing your confidence is high and your skills ready to go.  Or maybe you want to experience a little bit of acro. Whatever your reasons, this program will take you to the next level of self confidence and Glider control.  Here the main goal will be tackling the 2 pillars of acrobatic flying. WingOvers and Full Stalls!! The goal is to brake through mental barriers and fears to get the glider into crazy configurations. Your self confidence and your glider control will improve dramatically. You will also have lots of fun playing with your glider and tossing it around like there was no tomorrow. 

 You will stall and spin,  you will learn the famous SAT, you will do wingover and asymmetric spirals, you will stall cravats out, and by the end you will have great understanding of the glider dynamics.   

 

 

Duration 3 - 4 days 

 

No of Flights:  10 at 1000 mts over the box

Theory and video analysis: 10 hours 

NOTE: In order to asses the pilot level during the first flight it will be required that the pilot performs a nose down spiral with "hands up" exit, along with some Refresher full accelerated collapses. Based on this initial assessment the instructor will recommend the appropriate program tailored to the student skill level and his objectives. 

General Program:

  • Spirals B: Different intensity spirals with focus on "hands up"exit to induce dynamic, high energy pitch control situations. This will put your active piloting skills to the limit in a real situation quite common found on now days gliders. 

  • Stall Point Search. Start developing the feeling of air in the face, glider form, and brake range to get familiar with "near stall" situations. 

  • Full stalls: slow speed, trim speed, fast stalls, Fulls Stall to Flyback, Dynamic Full stalls

  • Spins: Spins with stalled exit, spins with correct exit, 180 spins, 180 dynamic spins, 360 dynamic spin (mysti flips).

  • Wing Overs

  • Assymetric Spirals

  • Sat