SIV Annecy with Airworks April/May 2017

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SIV Instability training – APRIL/MAY 2017

Whether you have just passed Club Pilot or pilot a two-liner, this course is personally tailored to you.

Simulated Incidents in Flight, SIV, in the first world! Lake Annecy, France.

Groups of only eight pilots.

As well as being educational, SIV is great fun… The initial trepidation at collapsing your perfectly functional glider is rapidly replaced by a huge grin as you learn how safe your wing is and just how easy it is to pilot out of the most unusual attitudes.

If you do manage to get it slightly wrong or are just having too much fun to stop, the fresh water of Lake Annecy waits patiently below…




Saturday: You will arrive at Geneva in the afternoon and will be driven directly to launch for an orientation flight. If you are traveling independently you need to plan to get to Aneccy by 15:00 or you’ll miss the first briefing & flight.

Sunday: We’ll go over reserve and harness systems, ensuring that everyone knows that theirs will function correctly if required. We’ll then do some free flying – Let’s see if the magic lift works and we can do the Grand Tour du Lac cross country flight.

Monday to Wednesday: loads of SIV flying, with a little free flying too if conditions permit.

Thursday: More guided XC flying unless the weather means we need to catch up on some SIV.

Friday (Trip one only): Guided XC flying

How much is it going to cost? A measly £650 for trip one & £600 for trip two, including:

– Tuition,

– Lifejacket hire,

– Briefing and video de-briefing,

– Video of the course & XC flying.

Catching the train from the UK to Annecy is a very good way to get there. Civilised and no luggage allowance worries. Also clients often choose to drive down in order to spend more time enjoying the flying in Annecy after the course.

Accommodation and transfers are not included. However, we will probably be staying at the Nublieres campsite and if so will try to arrange chalet sharing. Transfer from/to Geneva will be available for the specified flights for £50 both ways.

Flights are not included in the cost. However the trip is scheduled around Easy Jet’s low cost Gatwick-Geneva flights:

Trip one:

  • Departure 12:50 Saturday 22nd April 2017 Gatwick to Geneva.
  • Returning 16:00 Saturday 29th April 2017.

Trip two: 

  • Departure 12:50 Saturday 29th April 2017 Gatwick to Geneva.
  • Returning 16:00 Friday 5th May 2017.

To confirm your place please send us a cheque for £650/600, payable to ‘Airtrips’ or, preferably, make a bank transfer as soon as possible – Spaces are very limited and we are not planning any further SIV trips for 2017.
See you in Annecy!

Steve Purdie

Book now on 01273 434002.

P.S. If you fly an uncertified comp wing in a canoe harness, do SIV on that. Do not remove pods or otherwise change your setup for SIV! You will not learn how to fly your rig if you do…


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