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Pilotage and SIV training camp

Having run Siv weeks in Turkey and Italy for over 15 years we can now offer the same service closer to home.

We now provide an opportunity to get some monster flights over freshwater with a chance to build in some really valuable experience about how your glider flies and what to do when greeted with the unexpected. 

Pilotage & SIV - Learning doesn't stop at Club Pilot

The French have been offering a Pilotage course for years, compared to a full Siv course it's slightly trimmed down and aimed at the newer pilot. It's essential to get to grips with the pitch control and behaviour of your glider in unstable air. There is nothing to fear in deflations when you realise how stable your glider really is.

Equally schools all over the world encourage you to climb high all the time, but there are few safely educating you on how to get down in a safe and sensible fashion. Everyone can yank a brake toggle and have a go at Spiral dives but practising essential life-saving manoeuvres over water is imperative and should form a regular part of your flying education.

Tailoring courses to pilots needs - SIV Club

Not only do our courses comprise pilots making their first pilotage courses, we also offer more advanced manoeuvres like stalls and spins for more experienced pilots, so if you've done a pilotage or SIV course elsewhere and want to up the billing just ask. Tailoring courses to pilots' needs is crucial for pilot progress

Your regular Xc pilot almost never ponders stalling a glider, we concentrate on keeping them in one piece and going around in circles, but deflations in thermic air can happen so preparation is everything! See one of our Promo videos for some idea

So.... Pilotage, a course aimed at boosting your confidence not wrecking it!

  • No towing experience will be needed 
  • No mountain or Tele cabin passes
  • We will provide tow bridles
  • Towing over fresh water lakes 
  • Optional reserve deployment practise 
  • Gas inflated life jackets and waterproof bags
  • You will need to bring all your kit as you like to fly it.
  • Course limited to 8 pilots
  • The remainder of the week we will free fly around Andalucia. 
  • Tow licence available at end of week
  • Choose what level you want to do Siv or Pilotage -  Same price

Reserve deployments - the one piece of equipment you never practise using! So if you're tempted we'll even lend you a spare reserve whilst yours dries out! 

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Pilotage Syllabus

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£850 p/week

includes, course, safety gear, accommodation & transfers

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