SIV Season is well and truly underway!

By Lee Tryhorn  –  Posted June 8, 2016

We’ve just completed two SIV course in Oludeniz and without a doubt we have to say it is one of the highlights of our annual calendar.

It seems each year our groups get more and more enthusiastic and the commitment to the manoeuvres this time round was impressive. Symmetrical Deflations, Asymmetrical Deflations, Held in Deflations, Deflations with the brakes clipped on, B-Line Stalls, Search for Spin, Spiral Dives, Full Stalls, Wingovers and SAT’s were all completed with more than a little bit of welly and for that we would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that participated!

The Crazy Crew - Fly Sussex & Free Flight Academy SIV

If you’d like to see a little of what we got up to, click the link below to see the Fly Sussex group in action.

Fly Sussex SIV from Lee Tryhorn on Vimeo.

SIV Week 2 - end of week celebratory beers

On a different note, this year we had several enquiries regarding the safety of running course in Turkey and although it was noticeable that Oludeniz is suffering reduced tourist numbers, we’d like to say in our experience it has and always will be the friendliest and best place to hold an SIV course. Coming off Babadag mountain and into the box at almost a mile high you get the opportunity to practice manoeuvres over and over again until you are comfortable with them. In fact you can practice 3 full stalls, a couple of SAT’s and several deflations in one run (should you choose too) so by our calculations 9 SIV runs per course in Oludeniz is actually equivalent to 18 or more anywhere else!

Recent events in Europe prove trouble can happen anywhere, so Free Flight Academy will continue to support the locals in Oludeniz unless government travel information indicates otherwise.

We look forward to heading back there in October and hope you will join us!