022 931 3416
083 267 5657
realflyerslodge@gmail.com
022 931 3416
083 267 5657
realflyerslodge@gmail.com
022 931 3416
083 267 5657
realflyerslodge@gmail.com

ADVANCED THERMALING AND XC COURSES


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REAL TALENT IN BIG SKIES

From effective ground-handling, correct vario/GPS- and radio use, to flight planning and outdoor survival, this course will improve your launch technique and increase your confidence through reinforced competence. The training includes meteorology from the micro- to the macro level; and developing personal, accurate weather forecasting.


Starting usually with a two-day Level One First Aid Course, this two-week programme is an invaluable link in any pilot’s flying career.

Plus hundreds of helpful tips on:

  • Soaring, staying up and top-landing
  • Coastal flying and sea breezes
  • How to core thermals and get to cloudbase
  • Valley winds, mountain flying and magic air
  • Flying the flatlands
  • XC tactics from first flights to 100km

Thermal Flying Includes comprehensive instructions on:

  • How to predict and find thermals
  • How and where thermals form – sources and triggers
  • Different types of thermal models
  • Windward and lee-side thermals
  • The theory of temperature gradients
  • Vortex ring structure and lift distribution in thermals
  • How to read clouds and weather