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SIV REFRESHER COURSE – FLIGHT SAFETY

GET UP TO DATE! PRACTICE, IMPROVE, ADAPT

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is for pilots who already completed an ADVANCED SIV course and would like to refresh, update or expand their knowledge and experience.
It is also suitable for pilots who have recently completed a BASIC SIV course and want to expand their knowledge.

REQUIREMENTS

To have already completed a SIV course

DURATION

The normal duration of this course is of 6 flights and 3 days, however it can vary from 2 to 4 according to the meteorology and the number of learners.

GOALS

  • Improve pilotage level
  • Recognize flight incidences and control the paraglider in turbulent conditions
  • Learn common descent manoeuvres
  • Correct handling of flight incidences
  • Update knowledge and learn new techniques
  • Make piloting actions automatic.
  • SIV REFRESHER
  • 510
    per
  • Practical and theoretical training
  • Video analisys
  • 8 flights
  • Autoinflatable lifejacket
  • Waterproof radio and earphones
  • Medical and liability insurance

PROGRAMSIV REFRESHER

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...

SIV REFRESHER COURSE MANOEUVRES

This is the complete program of incidences that we will 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 and Dives
  • Evasive manoeuvres
  • Maniobra d'evasió
  • Full stalls
  • Spins and negatives
  • Reserve parachute deployment (not compulsory)
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