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Turkey – Olu Deniz – 6 days

Pilot Level – CP.

What is SIV?

“SIV” stands for “Simulation d’Incident en Vol,” which is a French term that translates to “Simulation of Incidents in Flight” in English. SIV is a type of advanced safety training that involves intentionally inducing and practicing recovery from various in-flight incidents or maneuvers that paraglider pilots may encounter.

This training is designed to enhance a pilot’s awareness, skills and confidence in handling unexpected situations, such as collapses, spins, stalls, and other potentially challenging scenarios. By simulating these incidents in a controlled environment, pilots can learn how to react appropriately and safely recover their paraglider. SIV training is an important component of advanced paragliding education and contributes to overall pilot safety and proficiency. Some of the BHPA advanced pilot tasks can be signed off after this course.

Mastering Glider Control

Our gliders are meticulously designed to prioritize your safety. In certain situations, they are made to collapse, minimizing potential risks. For instance, if the glider pitches excessively forward with a substantial amount of energy and fails to collapse, there is a risk of entanglement as the sail passes beneath you. However, gliders are equipped with innovative safety features that detect a critical angle of attack in front of you, prompting the wing to collapse, averting any perilous scenarios. Embark on this course to familiarize yourself with these new skills and understand the importance of maintaining composure and making accurate calm decisions when faced with unexpected circumstances.

Throughout this course, we will dive into the intricacies of handling adverse situations, focusing on recovery techniques used for symmetric and asymmetric deflations. Stall and spin points. B line stalls and full stalls and rapid decent methods. Moreover, we will practice with the pitch, roll and yaw, through pitch adjustments, and wingovers, thus allowing you to build a more fluid and profound level of piloting. By honing these skills, you can elevate your skill level and ascend to a more advanced level of piloting.

Furthermore, this course will induce a heightened sense of connection between you, and your glider working together as one unit. We believe in your safety and this course will equip you with the tools needed to be becoming a safer and better pilot.

Customized Training Programs: You’ll receive personalized attention to help you progress at your own pace. Here at Mid Wales Paragliding, we take pride in our personalized approach. No two adventurers are alike, and neither are their learning needs. This course is designed to cater to individuals of all skill levels – whether this is your 1st SIV or your more advanced pilots seeking to refine your techniques, learn about the limits of your new glider or push out into more advanced acrobatic maneuver’s. This unique six-day course is meticulously designed to provide you with a comprehensive education that prioritizes your growth and development.

We prioritize your safety during your SIV flights and have taken proactive measures to ensure it. Rest assured, a dedicated safety boat will be deployed in the water at all times. Additionally, in line with our commitment to your well-being, we will provide each participant with top-quality life jackets for added peace of mind.

Arrive on Saturday and get settled into your accommodation, as the 1st day begins on Sunday. Over the course of 6 days, you will have 8 SIV instructional flights.

Day 1 – Sunday

Start the day with an introduction and briefing on the layout of the area. We will discuss the Maneuvering area where all maneuvers will be carried out, as well as the landing zone. You will learn about things to look out for and places to avoid. Afterward, we will ensure that your equipment is properly set up and check your reserve parachute to ensure it is correctly routed and functional. Next, we will take to the mountain for a free flight, allowing you to become comfortable in your new environment.

Day 2 – 5

During these days, we start with individual preflight briefings, so you know what’s expected of you. Then at the end of the day we will have postflight briefings to discuss how the flights went. We will also cover any contingency plans or options that may arise. There is an option to pay extra for additional high-definition footage to analyze your performance at each stage. This process will be repeated for the next 7 flights, with 2 flights scheduled per day.

Day 6 – Friday

In case of bad weather, we have the 6th day reserved. However, if the weather permits, we will embark on a small xc adventure to butterfly valley. Here, you can take the opportunity to relax or explore this beautiful area before we return to the mainland via boat.

Departure is scheduled for Saturday.

What’s included:

  • All tuition and training
  • Preflight Briefings
  • Post Flight Briefings.
  • Safety Boat
  • Life jackets
  • Assistant on take off..

What’s Excluded:

  • Flights
  • Hotel
  • Optional HD flight Footage
  • Transport fees to take off
  • Take off fees

Flights are to Dalaman in Turkey, and Olu Deniz is a 2 hour bus journey or just a 45-minute taxi ride away. To make your journey quicker, we can arrange for a private taxi to pick you up, bypassing the buses provided by the tour operators as Olu Deniz is the last stop on their route.

Our base will be the family run TURK HOTEL, just a short walk from the landing area. We can take care of your booking there, or if you prefer to stay somewhere different, feel free to book on your own. An alternative option is to consider Jet2 holidays, which offer a comprehensive package including the Turk Hotel, and other hotels potentially giving you a more cost-effective choice.

For this course, please ensure you have the following:

  • A suitable glider
  • A recently repacked reserve parachute
  • A 2m radio
  • At least CP license or equivalent
  • Paragliding insurance

Before you leave to turkey all flyers need to download an app for your phone and register to fly. To do this you will need to forward a copy of your paragliding license to them. once registered you will need to open a flight every time you fly and close the flight on landing. If you don’t close the flight, it will not let you open another.

NOTE: We don’t any refunds or alternative options for bad weather days and missed flights, but we have done our part in making the choice of when to go based on many trips made twice a year over the last 20 years. We believe the most reliable times when it’s not too hot and unstable are middle of April to end of May and September to Middle of October.