Mount Babadağ is located in Turkish Mediterranean coast and tops at 2000 m providing a perfect flying site for all wind directions. Light winds and cloud base at 2500-3500 m are common during the day. The most commonly used and biggest launch stands at 1700 m facing SSW. At 1800 m there is another take-off, facing the opposite direction. The 1900 m take-off allows for launch in two different directions, NNE and SSE. There is also 1200 m take-off, used generally in stronger conditions or when the top gets covered by clouds. In any case, you have more than 1000 m when you arrive in the box which makes this place one of the most (if not the most) attractive SIV sites in the world.
This is 3 days flying event with +1 reserve day in case the flights are not completed on time. Maximum number of participants are limited to 8 people only. Throughout the course, there are 2 instructors guiding at all times.
The course is tailored according to participants’ needs. The aim is to enable participants to develop their skills to apply active pilotage and emergency procedures in safe conditions and in a planned manner. Although the course is carried out with a group, it evolves according to individual skills of each pilot.
In active pilotage and SIV course, it is aimed that pilots gain the necessary skills for piloting and handling emergencies. At the beginning of this course, 2 theoretical lessons are given, Flight Technique and Emergency Situations. A short briefing is held before each flight. Debriefing is performed every evening with flight videos.
All maneuvers within the course are individually designed according to the personal experience, progress and comfort of the pilots. The maneuvers trained in this course:
Active pilotage techniques › Turn controls (weight-shifting, 360 turns, 8 turns, dynamic turns) › Pitch control
Rapid descent techniques › Big ears and big big ears (in normal and accelerated flight) › B line stall › Spiral
SIV maneuvers › Asymmetric collapse (in normal and accelerated flight) › Frontal collapse (in normal and accelerated flight) › Dynamic collapse and auto-rotation › Search for min speed/full stall point › Full stall and slow exit › Full stall and fly back exit › Search for spin point › Spin and fast exit › Spin and fly back exit › Search for deep stall point › Deep stall and exit
Acro basics › Wingover › Asymmetric 360 › Dynamic stall › Loop › SAT › Helico
The nearest airport is Dalaman (DLM), 45 minutes drive from Fethiye. You can take the airport shuttle directly to Fethiye bus station where you can take a taxi to your hotel or Airbnb.
You will be required to fly with your own personal equipment: glider, harness, helmet, rescue parachute and radio.
Besides this you must ensure you have a valid pilot license (FAI IPPI, APPI, national licensees etc.) and a suitable insurance policy (liability and personal). Speaking and understanding English is mandatory.
The course fee includes
Expert instruction Briefings before and after flights Transportation to cable car Flight videos (don’t forget to bring a memory card, USB, etc. to get your videos) Life jackets Safety boat
The course fee does not cover
Accommodation Insurance Mountain entry fee
Being a tourist resort, there are many restaurants/bars along the beach were you can have fun and relax after this intense experience. If you prefer something different you'll have the chance for a more cultural program as there are some nice historical places to visit around the area.
Your Host: Dora
Dora is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.