SIV and advanced SIV certifications means that the pilot has acquired basic or advanced piloting techniques according to APPI standards.
This course is given above water with appropriate safety equipment. The pilot explores his glider’s limits and learns how to avoid and recover from flight incidents. Also he will learn to improve his emotional control in emergency situations.
These certifications are issued by an APPI SIV instructor.
SIV exercices Basic
Big ears with speed bar
Asymmetric collapse, fly straight
Spiral and progressive exit
SIV exercices optionnal
B line stall
Roll with and without big ears
180° turn in opposite side of the collapse
Landing with rear riser
Spin to Back fly
Exit from auto-rotation
Exit spiral dive (dynamic and progressive)
360° turns, flat to deep to flat
Collapses on speed bar
Glider stabilization (avoid down plane effect)
Ground handling: Back fly and spin on the ground