Welcome to the world of thermal flying. To learn to find rising air & the skill to go right up to the cloud base is pure addiction. Then to combine more thermals and go further is awe inspiring & exhilarating. You learn the art of Thermalling which is pretty much the key to Cross Country flying - your First Solo Flight.
- Avi Malik
This course is conducted by APPI Qualified SIV/XC Instructor Avi Malik. Avi is the only APPI Master Instructor in India and also part of prestigious APPI pedagogical committee which is dominated by French and Swiss pilots.
One must be at least APPI Pilot rated pilot or equivalent for attending this course.
This Course is designed for any pilot desirous of learning the art of Thermalling or wishes to improve his thermalling skills and fly cross country. The thrill of finding invisible thermals and then climbing in them will make you feel particularly fortunate. Playing with these powerful forces of nature will give you a new freedom to fly long distances. This will open new possibilities to get higher than ever before, taking your addiction to fly to the next level.
Understanding the science of Thermals
Thermal Indicators and triggers
Thermal Formations & Development
Thermal safety and Practical Considerations
Thermal Rules and Etiquettes
Canopy control in thermals
Thermalling and coring techniques
Clouds and associated dangers
Reserve deployments and emergency landings procedures briefing
Extensive briefs and debriefs
The Instructors will fly alongside you marking the thermals for you and guiding you inside the thermals by guiding you, using their radios while flying with you. You will be provided with a Training Manual for the course and there would be extensive briefs and debriefs to maximise your learning along with film screenings on the subject.
Once you have mastered thermal flying the transition to cross country flying is relatively easy. Depending on level and progress we will then be doing a guided XC flying tour.