Stunning Pitt Lake will be the site of our upcoming Paragliding SIV Simulation of Flight Incidents Seminar September 20 & 21, with 27 & 28 as weather back-up days. Here you will learn first hand the limits of the flight envelope of your paraglider!
SIV is among the most important pieces of training a paraglider pilot can receive, and is a real paradigm changer in terms of a pilots ability to know and trust the limits of their paragliders' flying envelope.
The only way to safely become proficient at anything is with practice. Learning to prevent or recover from bad flight attitudes is something that should be done with expert coaching in a controlled environment over water; not by chance the first time when over hard ground...
SIV will empower you with vital skills to be able to deal with turbulent conditions and will greatly help in: preventing the development of an extreme flight attitude; restoring an extreme flight attitude to regular paragliding flight; or executing a well timed and delivered reserve parachute toss.
Paragliding SIV should be conducted at least once a season to keep your skills sharp and especially every time you get a new paraglider, so that you can understand your new gliders' behavior characteristics at the limits of the flight envelope.
Towing is an even better way to experience paragliding SIV. Learning a new skill and a new way of flying up to launch altitude is a rush of its own!
Hanging out at the beach and learning from and enjoying the entire show - just epic!
Towing is also the most efficient delivery method for SIV. That is because launch and landing is from the same location. So pilots do not need to pack up their paraglider each time, drive up a mountain, layout, and then fly out over the lake before they can begin their routine. With towing we are able to stay ahead of the pilots.
This is a quality paragliding SIV course, with a smaller group size to ensure you get lots of flights and learning opportunities are maximized. We use a high-end Pro-Tow hydraulic payout winch and jet powered boat to tow you up to 3000ft over the lake.
Saturday & Sunday mornings we are meeting at 07:00 at the boat ramp at Grant Narrows Boat launch at the end of Rannie Road in Pitt Meadows.
From the boat ramp we will take you on a great cruise to Raven Creek beach where we will do SIV.
The beach at Raven Creek is remote. That will be the site of our paragliding SIV.
For your enjoyment please bring:
- recently repacked reserve & harness with back protector
- helmet, life vest, hook knife, safety glasses, gloves & ankle support boots
- two FRS radios fully charged & chargers (Motorola ONLY) zip lock bags & duct tape
- food & water, coolers
- sunscreen, bug dope, folding chairs
- warm clothes for tow, towels & spare clothes
- tripods, video/photo cameras
Hook knives, tow bridals and life jackets can also be rented by paraglider pilots for $30/day.
Towing for paragliding SIV / Acro training is the most favored delivery method worldwide for many reasons:
- turnaround time is superior with no need to pack up, drive up a mountain, then fly to lake
- exhilarating flights up to altitude, learning new skills
- more adaptable to wind, not dependent on mountain wind cycles
- participants can see others maneuvers and hear all instructions, learning from entire event
- lounging and watching the show from the relaxed comfort of the beach is just plain fun!