SIV or Pilotage courses are designed to develop and improve your piloting skills in all situations. These courses are a ideal to help you progress safely as a pilot. As well as developing your technical skills you will also improve your confidence in your skills and equipment.

You will develop rapid descent techniques, learn to manage flight incidents and even learn basic acrobatic manoeuvres if you wish. Whether you are already an XC, acrobatic pilot or leisure pilot our SIV courses will help you become more relaxed, confident and safe in flight. Your training programme will be individually tailored to your experience, skills and needs.

You should be able to take off and land independently in varied conditions.

Flying Site

Monte Baldo, Lake Garda, Italy. With 1700m altitude between take off and landing, Malcesine is an Ideal site for SIV courses. The take off is a large grassy slope where also great for ground handling and soaring flights in the right conditions.

Transport

– The cost of the cable car is not included, 11€ per uplift (6 during the course)

– Transport to Malcesine is not included in the course costs.

– You will also need to take a taxi once per day (3€) from the landing to the cable car.

– The meeting point on the first day will be at the landing at 14:00

– The closest airports are Venice and Milan

Accomodation

Your accommodation is not included in the course cost, you have a wide choice according to your budget and taste, from camping to luxury hotels.

Pilot’s Equipment

You should come quipped with the following equipment:

– Certified paraglider within the weight range

– Reserve parachute, repacked within 6 months and of the correct size

– Certified Harness

– Helmet certified EN 966 or equivalent

– Radio VHF

– Change of clothes and towel

Provided Equipment

INFINITFLY will provide the following equipment:

– Waterproof bag for the radio

– Earpieces for most major radios

–  Self inflating life vest

Programme

 4 days of training with a fifth day in case of bad weather.

Day 1: (meeting at 14:00)

– Introductions. Course, safety and site briefings. Equipment checks. Equipment allocation

– Individual objectives definition

– Technical briefing of flight exercises for the following day

Day 2 :

– Technical briefing of flight exercises

– 2 Guided flights and individual debriefs.

– Daily video debrief

Day 3 :

– Technical briefing of flight exercises

– 2 Guided flights and individual debriefs.

– Daily video debrief

Day 4 :

– Technical briefing of flight exercises

– 2 Guided flights and individual debriefs.

– Daily video debrief

– Course debrief

– Personal progressions plans

Day 5 :

– Reserve day in case of bad weather

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Insurance

INIITFLY is fully insured via the FFVL for SIV courses

You must have a valid 3rd party liability insurance for paragliding in Italy

We also advise an individual accident and repatriation insurance, this can be purchased through the FFVL.

Videos

You can recieve a copy of the videos of your flights after the course, videos will be supplied on an SD card for an additional charge of 10€