SIV – Oludeniz, Turkey

(4 customer reviews)


SKU: SIV-001 Category:


SIV is your next building block once you are out of a school. The number of hours you need before embarking on an SIV course is a myth, as everything is tailored to you as a pilot. As pilots we fly in an active environment, Elevate is here to help prepare you for that mentally and physically, giving you the tools and confidence you need to stay safe in the air. We will help you to think clearly in stressful situations, to enable you to make the right decisions. The ultimate goal is to give you the skills and knowledge to avoid these situations altogether. Whatever your goals are, be it to just enjoy some weekend ridge soaring, smash your xc goals or venture into advanced wing control such as acro, we are here to help you do it safely and keep doing it for a long time to come. #elevateyourself  

Prices & information

The cost of the trip is £ 1650 with accommodation for 7 nights in a luxury villa. Breakfast included. £1250 per person per week course only. Accommodation supplement for a partner is £450. If you wish to stay additional days in the accommodation please call to discuss availability. The course includes:
  • Pre-trip consultation to identify personal objectives
  • Twice daily transport to launch on SIV manoeuvre days
  • A safety boat on SIV manoeuvre days 
  • Waterproof radios provided
  • SEAGO 300n Life jackets
  • Full expert tuition throughout the course
  • Daily pre-flight and post-flight briefings
  • Daily debrief using on board GoPro footage and filmed by our camera on the ground 
  • Edited video footage of your week’s manoeuvres (£50)
Please note the following is not included and must be arranged independently although recommendations can be provided:
  • Flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Forestry tax up to launch 90L per trip (Subject to change)
  • Lunchtime and evening meals
  • Travel insurance
Some items of kit to remember:
  • Glider in fully serviceable condition.
  • Harness with adequate back protection. We fly over water but take off and touch down over land.
  • Suitable reserve parachute system that has been checked and repacked within the last 12 months.
  • At least one 2M Radio able to receive and transmit from 142.100 up to 146.400, We do provide radios, although we recommend each pilot brings a second spare radio if possible.

Example SIV Programme

Saturday Arrive at the Villa
Sunday – AM 10 AM – Meet for Kit Check and Initial Briefing
Sunday – PM Orientation flight – To establish comfort with Radio, Life Jacket, GoPro and Heading Instructions
Monday – Thursday 2 x Instructional Flights per day covering the following manoeuvres: Pitch Control and Energy Management (Wingovers) Asymmetrical / Symmetrical Deflations both unaccelerated and accelerated (speedbar) Held in Asymmetrical / Symmetrical Deflations both unaccelerated and accelerated (speedbar) Raid Descent Techniques such as Big Ears, Big Big Ears, B-Line Stalls and Spiral Dives Search for Spin
Optional manoeuvres: SAT Full Stall-Backfly
Friday AM Pleasure Flight / Reserve day in case of bad weather
Saturday Depart from Ölüdeniz 

Interested in ACRO?

Are you are interested in progressing in to acro flying? You can get a taste on the SIV with SAT and wingovers.  If you would like to really progress into acro we will tailor the SIV with this in mind. The prerequisites for the acro coaching are spin to backfly and a 360 spin with a positive exit. Once these manoeuvres are mastered it gives you a great base to safely progress into the world of acro and move onto the faster paced acro coaching course.

Additional information

Course Dates

October 1st to the 8th 2022, October 8th to the 15th 2022


Villa Accommodation, Added non-flying spouse, No Accommodation

4 reviews for SIV – Oludeniz, Turkey

  1. Graham Bennett

    Taking myself for a second SIV session was simple, after so many years paragliding,(17) It’s far easier to see better results, from different instructors using different methods.
    I’m so glad I opted for elevate. And got outstanding results.
    This guy is different from the average. Far better than some on many levels,
    Which for me came out in my performance.
    For this I am truly grateful. And feel I had value for money.

  2. Kevin Roberts

    As a nervous pilot I told myself I would limit myself to the essentials only-not push things to far, but with Dave’s encouragement, great radio manner and trust in his ability to look after me, i pushed well beyond my intended goals. No pressure applied but I had the confidence to give it a go after the first few days. Finished on spirals and SAT and feel far more confident in the air now with the knowledge to deal with most situations. All equipment supplied – accommodation great – organisation spot on. Will book again with Elevate 100 percent. Thanks again everyone.

  3. Colin jones

    Well what can I say.. this course was excellent well presented and very well structured.
    Elevate have gone above and beyond that of a normal siv would! Such great dedication from all the team and are always looking and working on how to improve the pilot from the first moment we arrive.
    I can’t believe how much I have learnt In such a small a mount of time these guys are very focused going from the siv to now the arco training! So excited!
    The brief and debrief and second to non very well presented and shows exactly the good and the bad points which i believe is crucial in progressing.
    The villa was awesome too very spacious and great views!!
    I can’t wait for next time would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to progress and learn more.
    5 stars all day very pleased and grateful thanks.

  4. Will Rose

    The SIV course was incredible, I’m blown away by how much everyone on the course learned, progressed and got comfortable with doing crazy deflations and manoeuvres.
    Dave’s ability to tailor the pace of the course to each individual pilot was brilliant and it really helped us all get the most out of our time there.
    His coaching style over the radio Is hugely confidence inspiring.
    Having the knee mounted GoPro video synchronized with the excellent video shot from the beach helped immensely with debriefing each manoeuvre at the end of each day. Staying as a group all day meant that everyone could learn a lot from eachother’s mistakes and share in the successes, it was a great supportive group and it still felt like a great holiday with mates In the sun.
    I’ve already recommended the course to many of my friends and I can’t wait to get back out there in October to progress onto learning Acro. Something I couldn’t have imagined myself doing beforehand.

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