The goal of this clinic is to build the pilot’s confidence progressively and deepen their understanding of each maneuver, rather than using a standardized curriculum and pushing pilots beyond their current level of understanding and ability. All the maneuvers are designed to be progressive, with each pilot advancing at their own pace.
SIV Clinic is for any pilot who wants to progress and stay safe, whether they are a low airtime pilot or an XC hound stepping up to two-liners. This clinic will help you achieve your goals.
The flying site
Babadağ is located in the world-famous Ölüdeniz and offers five launch sites at varying altitudes and with suitable wind directions. The launch sites include 1200m, 1700m, 1800m, 1900m North, and 1900m Patara. Each flight offers a large box with around 1000m altitude, which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more during each run. The landing zone is located on Ölüdeniz beach. While the site can be crowded with other pilots and tourists, we will provide you with the best instructions before and during each flight to ensure your safety and make your experience stress-free.
Upon arrival, we begin with a general SIV briefing, which is followed by a full kit inspection. Typically, we start each day with a morning briefing at 8:30 am. On the first day, we plan to make one flight, and on the second, third, and fourth days, we plan to make two flights per day. Each day ends with individual briefings and a full video debrief.
Active pilotage techniques
› Turn controls (weight-shifting, 360 turns, 8 turns, dynamic turns)
› Pitch control
Rapid descent techniques
› Big ears (in normal and accelerated flight)
› B line stall
› Asymmetric collapse (in normal and accelerated flight)
› Frontal collapse (in normal and accelerated flight)
› Dynamic collapse and auto-rotation
› Search for min speed/full stall point
› Full stall and slow exit
› Full stall and fly back exit
› Dynamic stall
› Search for spin point
› Spin and fast exit
› Spin and fly back exit
› Search for deep stall point
› Deep stall and exit
› Asymmetric 360
Ölüdeniz is a popular tourist destination with a variety of accommodation options available to suit different needs and budgets. There are several hotels, ranging from luxury to budget-friendly, that offer comfortable and convenient stays for visitors. Additionally, many tourists opt for Airbnb rentals. From cozy apartments to spacious villas, there are numerous options available. You can check any international booking site to see the available options. If you want to be close to the action, be sure to book a hotel in Ölüdeniz. On the other hand, if you want to have a laid-back stay, consider booking an Airbnb in Ovacık. You can always ask for recommendations, if in doubt.
In this course, pilots use their own flight equipment. Some of the equipments (radio, gps etc.) can be rented, if notified in advance. Here’s a summary of what is required and recommended during this clinic:
- Expert instruction
- Morning briefings
- Launch assistance
- In-flight radio guiding
- Debriefs with video analysis
- Transportation to cable car
- Flight videos (don’t forget to bring a memory card, USB, etc. to get your videos)
- Life jackets
- Safety boat
The course fee does not cover:
- Airport transfers
- Mountain park entry fee