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Cross Country Paragliding Clinics

** This Course for 2006/07 season has been booked out **
 
This course is designed to enable pilots to gain a full understanding of the principles of thermaling and cross-country flying.
Cross Country Paragliding Clinics, Queenstown, New Zealand
 
We meet at 9:00 am, on the first morning of the course at Flight Park. There we will have an initial discussion on your expectations from the clinic.
 
The purpose of the clinic is to enable pilots to gain a full understanding of the principles of thermaling and cross-country flying. We will try to achieve this through a mixture of discussion and practical flying ,depending, of course, on the weather conditions.
 
We intend to make use of as many sites as possible. Treble cone (Wanaka) will be popular. We also have available Mt Rosa (Queenstown) , Long gully (Wanaka), Leaning Rock (Cromwell), Old man range (Alexandra), Remarkables (Queenstown) and Coronet Peak (Queenstown). We will use whichever sites offer the best potential conditions.
 
A vario, altimeter, reserve parachute and radio are required for the clinic. We also require pilots to use certified paragliders.
 
The clinic provides theory and practical application of thermaling principles. A retrieve driver is permanently on hand to get you back up the hill in good time.
 
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S.I.V. Manoeuvres Course

** This Course for 2006/07 season has been booked out **
 
This course is designed to enable pilots to practice the voluntary approach, entry into, execution of and recovery from several extreme manoeuvres. S.I.V. Manoeuvers Courses, Queenstown, New Zealand
 
These manoeuvres can include spiral dives, asymmetric tucks, symmetrical tucks, dynamic stalls, parachute stalls, B-line stalls, frontal stalls, spins, wing-overs, and reserve deployments.
 
The clinic provides the facilities to allow pilots to have significant height over the Lake where they can practice their chosen manoeuvres over the security of the lake.
 
Every pilot should provide a paraglider and harness with reserve parachute. It is also recommended that each pilot has a copy of the manufacturer,s manual for the paraglider they are flying.
 
What to Expect:
We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the day before the clinic where we have a briefing on the manoeuvres we intend to execute. We will discuss execution and recovery from all of them. We hope to be starting at dawn the next day to be sure that we get as much from the day as possible.
 
Bring a change of clothes. All launches will be foot launching. There will be buoyancy jackets available, which must be worn on every flight. In the event of landing in the water there is a boat to recover pilots. The clinic provides facilities for a minimum of four flights.
 
In the event of bad weather the course will continue on the following day. If the course cannot be completed on the following day, it will be rescheduled. The clinic will be video taped so you can review and analyse your flights.
 
Allow 2 days
Price: $NZ 400-
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