Panticosa Pirinees Course

A paradise in the mountains

 

Panticosa (Huesca) is located in Valle de Tena, into de Pirinees. This place is really famous for winter outdoor sports and amazing XC flights during the rest of the year. This is one of the stop for X-Pyr competition. 

S.I.V. Course

Basic Incident Exercises and rapid descent maneuvers

 

As it says on the tin, this course is suited for beginners with no less than 30 hours flight time. 

Made up of 5 hours theory and total of 6 flights with 800 meters of altitude from the two take offs to the lake.

Tailored to your level you will progress through the course confidently, you set your limit.

In class you will cover the theory of each exercise, how to execute them, how to resolve them, and how to avoid them hopefully.

All exercises will be simulated step by step on the ground before attempted in the air.

 

The main aim of the course is to teach you:

  1.  How to check your reserve. 

  2.  How to recognize the most common risk situations.

  3.  How to safely resolve them in real flight.

  4.  Know how to safely deploy your reserve.

  5. Feel confident & maintain control.

Some exercises that we will cover:

  1.  Asymmetric deflations

  2.  Frontal deflations

  3.  Pitch Control

  4.  Spirals

  5.  B Risers stall

  6.  Avoid Collision maneuver

  7.  Twisted in flight

  8.  Deploy Reserve (optional)

Acro Course

Basic Acrobatic Maneuvers

For those of you who have friends that think you are crazy, this course is focused of pilots who have already completed a S.I.V. Course

 

and want to learn Basic Acrobatic Maneuvers.

Made up of 5 hours theory and total of 6 flights with 800 meters of altitude from the two take offs to the lake.

In class you will cover the theory of each exercise, how to execute them, and the consequence should you lose control.

All exercises will be simulated step by step on the ground before attempted in the air.

The main aim of the course is to teach you:

  1. How to check your reserve and/or reserves

  2. How to safely induce basic acrobatic maneuvers in flight and,

  3. How to control them, and if necessary,

  4. How to recover when it all go's wrong.

  5. Know how to safely deploy your reserve.

  6. Most importantly have fun with your cup of crazy

 

Some acro exercises that we will cover:

  1. Asymmetric Spirals

  2. Looping

  3. The Parachute

  4. The Stall

  5. Spin

  6. Dynamic Stall

  7. SAT

  8. Asymmetric SAT

  9. Wingovers

Level dependent additional advance acro maneuvers could be included, agreed by your instructor.

Schedule

 

First day afternoon

  • Personal Interviews

  • Theory

  • Check equipment

  • Practice Simulator

  • Debriefing

Second day 8.00am

  • First and Second flight

  • Debriefing 

  • Theory

Third day 8.00am

  • Third and fourth flight

  • Debriefing

  • Theory

Fourth day 8.00am

  • Fifth and sixth flight

  • Debriefing

Fifth day back up in case bad weather.


 

What's Included?

  • A one to one with your instructor.

  • Shuttle from the landing area and school to the take offs.

  • Wet bag for radios.

  • Life jacket.

  • 6 flights 800 meters above the water.

  • Theory and post flight briefings.

What's not Included?

  • Airport transfers.

  • Accomodation. 

    • 25€ per night and person Hostel in El Pueyo.

What to Bring?

  • Your Glider! 

  • Harness with foam/airbag protection. (No exceptions).

  • And of course your lifeline, your reserve packed within the last 12 months.

  • 2 meters Radio.

     PRICE 750€

Special offer for groups, schools and clubs.

What can you Incluye?

  • Breakfast pack 10€ per person and day (coffee and juice, fruits, snacks, yogurt...)

  • Pack lunch 5€ per person and day (sandwiches, fruits...) 

    • Water incluyed

  • Filming your course 15€ per person

In collaboration with

Acción Pirineos Paragliding School

Acción Pirineos Paragliding School is located in Panticosa town (Valle de Tena - Huesca) offering all the necessary facilities and safely equipment. Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery Pirinees has to offer they provide  an array of mountain sports, please visit their site for more information.

       

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