The SIV has, I remind you, an essential role in your progression.

This course is the means to live certain situations useful to the dynamic movement of the paraglider. It often has another role, that of confronting your fears or traumas which block you in order to fly relaxed with a maximum of pleasure.

Our brain reacts quite easily by imagining disaster scenarios, situations that you have never experienced, but that everyone talks about. These unfounded fears pollute you and limit your flying.

In a course you can test yourself, make a technical and mental assessment of what it is possible to produce under low stress.

The two skills are linked. If you are comfortable in the air and aware of what you are doing, you will be able to feel, adjust, and accumulate the different technical gestures that the progression offers.
If this is not the case, if your thoughts take over and freeze your piloting actions, then you will have to take up the basics again to gain confidence and better accept the situations.
The progression is not fixed, it is individualized and respects the pilot in his state at the day of the training courses.

All this personal and technical work will take time and energy before it is completely anchored in your way of piloting.

vrac stage siv

Thanks to Tim for capturing the moment!

3-day course

These 3 days will allow you to do volume, and to confront yourself in autonomy on your sensations and your state of consciousness to carry out these manoeuvres, with a goal of reproducing them above the ground when you return home (fast descent for example).

  1. The first day is often a discovery, of the language, the atmosphere, the volume of theory and the management of emotions.
  2. The second day is the learning and emotional management mode. You discover speeds, positions and new sensations. Your confidence increases, the relationship with the instructor gives you wings and motivates you. You have a better understanding and associated sensations. This allows you to talk freely about the moments you have experienced.
  3. The third day is for me the day of confirmation, and autonomy. It is important that the instructor cuts the cord, the butterfly must leave its chrysalis to fly on its own. This day is dedicated to the volume on actions and manoeuvres to be carried out in pseudo autonomy. The pilot is under the watchful eye of the instructor, but the pilot becomes aware of his speed and his responsibilities. For me, this is the only way for the pilot to feel in control of what he is doing. He is no longer assisted and he is face to face with himself, as on his usual flying site.

3 days is the right compromise to advance on these axes of progression. One should not neglect the fatigue that accumulates during these long days.

2-day course

It is best suited to people who have already completed a course before, and wish to continue their quest for control.

It is also suitable for people with a low level of experience. These two days will allow you to take basic steps and to confirm the sensations. The energy expenditure of some people is so important that I advise them to take two 2-day courses instead of one of three.
The delay between these two courses has the effect of facilitating the digestion of all that was seen during the first course. Communication with the instructor is clearer, the organisation of the course is known, there are no more unknowns, the pilot can now concentrate on himself and his objectives.

In any case there are no rules, a SIV course could be renewed every year, and every year have a benefit for the pilot.

So see you soon!

Fabien

One Comment

  • John Buterbaugh says:

    Hi.

    I and two friends from USA would be interested in booking an SIV in May 2023. I could not get the calendar on your web website to work for me.

    We would like to do the SIV with Malin.

    Hoping you can help us get a course reserved.

    Thank you.

    John

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