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BASIC SIV – FLIGHT SAFETY

BASIC CONTROL OF YOUR PARAGLIDER. ESSENTIAL...

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is for novice pilots, who can already launch and land on their own but who would like to start flying in turbulent conditions (thermal flight). You will learn about the most common flight incidences and the basics for controlling your paraglider.
It is also suitable for more experienced pilots who don’t want to learn the most demanding manouvres.

REQUIREMENTS

Pilots must be capable of solo flight

DURATION

The course duration is normally around 6 flights and 4 days, however they may vary from 3 to 5 according to meteorology and number of learners.

GOALS

  • Improve your level of pilotage
  • Recognize flight incidences and control the paraglider in turbulent conditions
  • Learn the basic descent manoeuvres
  • Learn correct handling of flight incidences
  • BASIC SIV
  • 510
    per
  • Practical and theoretical training
  • Video analisis
  • 6 flights
  • Self inflatable life jacket
  • Waterproof radio and earphone
  • Liability and medical insurance

PROGRAMBASIC SIV

First day:
17h:Presentation of the course, inspection of the gear, first briefing
Following days:
9h: Start flying at Sant Antoni reservoir
Afternoon: Analysis of flight videos, theory and briefing for the next day
In normal conditions we will perform 6 flights across 3 days. That means that the course will usually last 4 days.

Inspection of the equipment

The first thing that we will do will be to check that the reserve parachute is well connected and we will perform a basic inspection of the harness. We will do a thorough equipment check in order to detect any failings (often this is the main and most serious problem) such as parachutes that have expired or are the wrong size, etc... Serious mistakes in installation of the equipment are very frequent and they gravely compromise the pilot’s safety.

Flight briefings

We will give details on every manoeuvre that we will perform:

  • Sensations
  • Origin: Incidence? Pilotage error? Utility manoeuvre?
  • Resolution
  • Prevention: Active pilotage
  • Possible consequences
  • Simulation: How we’ll induce the incidence
Seguretat - Pilotatge - SIV

Flight over water

The part of the course that everyone looks forward to!
In the basic course we will perform 6 flights in 2 or 3 days, that means 2 or 3 flights per day, not more. The brain needs time to process the information so it’s no use to do too many flights in one day.
On the other hand, in each flight we will have an effective altitude of 600 to 1,000 m, which is practically the double of Annecy, for example.

Curs de parapent - Classes teòriques

Theory classes

In the afternoons, theory:

Post-flight analysis of the videos: we will analyze the flight videos in order to strengthen good choices and correct errors. Debriefing.

Theory: Aerodynamics, new technologies, reserve parachutes, pendular movements, homologation, etc...

BASIC SIV COURSE MANOEUVRES

This is the complete program of the flight incidences that we’ll practice during the course. The course is tailored to each individual pilot. Each incidence will only be practiced if the pilot feels capable and the instructor considers that the pilot is prepared. It is more instructive to focus on learning to control basic incidences instead of trying to induce an incidence in which the pilot could lose control.

  • Brake range
  • Parachutal stall
  • Asymmetric collapse
  • Front collapse
  • Pitch control
  • Spirals
  • Inversions with weight shift
  • Evasive manoeuvres
  • Reserve parachute deployment (not compulsory)

An unforgottable experience everybody recommends!

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  • 5 star review  A fantastic experience. All the people at Entrenuvols are wonderful, friendly and always with a smile. The flight is great, Xavi is a crack, I really enjoyed it !! Thank you... read more

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    9/15/2020

    5 star review  Very exciting. Xavi, my very experienced monitor and dedicated to making the experience fantastic

    thumb Maria Vidal i Font
    9/02/2020

    5 star review  Very professional company. We have been treated very well in response to all previous questions via email. During the flight they have given us a lot of confidence. Wonderful experience... read more

    thumb Laura Banyoles
    8/17/2020

    5 star review  100% recomanables!! No cal que us mireu cap altra agència/escola. Aquí són alegres simpàtics, atents, professionals, servicials, i em falten els adjectius. Del minut 0 fins a acabar, no podríem... read more

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    9/01/2019
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    8/06/2019

    5 star review  Great school made by amazing people. I had a lot of fun last summer taking on paragling lessons

    thumb Damien Gavard
    1/22/2019

    5 star review  Very friendly and helpful staff. If you like adrenaline you will definitely like paragliding, the view is incredible!

    thumb Naan Silva
    7/18/2018

    5 star review  At Entrenuvols, our two teenage sons had their first parasailing adventure. It was a wonderful experience. From start (making reservations) to finish (finding an alternate location to launch... read more

    thumb T. Chung
    8/21/2017

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