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SIV and advanced SIV

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

- Pitch Control
- Big ears with speed bar
- Symmetric Collapse
- Asymmetric collapse, fly straight
- Spiral and progressive exit

SIV exercices optionnal

- B line stall
- Roll with and without big ears
- Dynamic turn
- 180° turn in opposite side of the collapse
- Landing with rear riser

Advanced SIV

- Full Stal
- Back Fly
- 90° spin
- Spin to Back fly
- Minimum speed
- Exit from auto-rotation
- Exit spiral dive (dynamic and progressive)

Advanced optional

- 360° turns, flat to deep to flat
- Wing overs
- Collapses on speed bar
- Dynamic spin
- Reserve deployment
- Glider stabilization (avoid down plane effect)
- Ground handling: Back fly and spin on the ground