We are excited to be teaming up with Sky Out Paragliding in Sydney to run both tow endorcement and S.I.V. courses
Through experienced instruction you will build confidence in both your gear and piloting ability. These courses are a must for all pilots regardless of experience.
Who should do SIV?
Every paragliding pilot should do S.I.V. training. Well run S.I.V. courses with experienced instructors build wing confidence and understanding. As you go through this course you will become a pilot in charge of your wing, recognising situations as they develop and how to pilot those situations without incident.
S.I.V. is about enhancing your ability and confidence, and therefore enjoyment in our sport. Doing this course with a group is more fun then going alone so come and join a supportive like minded group.
The tow course is completed first
Your training starts with a safety briefing and theory lesson which covers all aspects of towing - boat and vehicle based. We will then move out to Lake St Clair and begin our paraglider tow training (minimum of 10 tows of varied height including simulated emergencies).
The Tow Endorsement Clinics are taught using Pay-Out winching, resulting in our pilots gaining experience in both towing techniques. This course will complete your NZHGPA PTP Paraglider tow pilot rating.
Then we move onto S.I.V.
This is your course. Progression through manoeuvres depends on your skill and what you want to achieve. Flying over the beautiful Lake St Clair in the Hunter Valley, you will learn all aspects of controlling your wing.
S.I.V. training develops flying skills and builds confidence in yourself and your wing, enabling you to maximise your performance and make the most of your airtime. The course is suitable for both novice and advanced pilots wanting to develop skills, build confidence and explore their wings performance.
Manoeuvres conducted at the S.I.V. Clinic may include the following:
Big Ears, B line stall, Big Big ears, asymmetric deflation's (from trim, accelerated and dynamic), symmetric deflation's (from trim, accelerated and dynamic), Search for spin, Search for flat spin, Search for stall, stalls and variations of (slow entry, trim entry, spin entry, acro stall), spiral dives and variations of, turn reversals, wing overs, Acro (sats, loops etc)
S.I.V. is no longer a box ticking exercise with the course based on enhancing pilot skill and understanding.
Our course includes -
- Transport to and from Sydney's international airport
- Daily transport to and from flying sites
- SAFA Visiting pilot membership
- Tow course
- SIV course
We take care of the logistics - you just have to get to Sydney's international airport with your flying gear. Transport is using a comfortable 12 seater van easily able to transport 8 people and all equipment. Accommodation is a 4 bedroom house in Singleton which is around 15 minutes from the course location, and is a mix of double rooms and single beds with full cooking facilities and three bathrooms. SAFA visiting pilot membership is around $105NZD and covers membership to Australia's equivalent to the NZHGPA.
Jocky Sanderson runs courses with Sky Out Paragliding, however, due to current COVID-19 travel restrictions we are unsure if he will be running our courses.
During your 5 day stay, weather permitting, we may also get to thermal fly and hike and fly.