This paragliding training program is for those who know about paragliding and wish to increase the knowledge and practical experience and it is opened to anyone from any regions all over Turkey and any country in the world (*Non-Turkish speakers should have a good command of English).

Airborne, which has been conducting professional training of paragliding to sporting people, are performing those training with programs on certain levels in an organized manner using rating.

You may find some answers to what you would like to ask or to know about our Paragliding Training Program in the following list:

PARAGLIDING TRAINING BASIC COURSE (P2)

Paragliding Traininggoes at least 7 days according to the number of trainees and weather conditions.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION ARE :

  1. To be over 16 years old,
  2. To be over 1.5m and under 2m in height, over 45kg and under 120kg,
  3. To be a primary school graduate at least,
  4. To be free from any problematic conditions in health, and
  5. To be in conditions (mental, physical) are desirable for sports.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. A master copy and duplicate of ID card
  2. A criminal record issued within 6 months before the start date of the course. This is not required for those who are under 18. Those who are on trial or have been subjected to any criminal punishment for any reason excepting cases of negligence.
  3. Any official document showing applicant’s blood type. (Such record on driver license or family register can be accepted).
  4. Documents on educational background of applicant.
  5. A recognizance, a letter of consent signed by a person with parental authority over applicant and confirmed by notary if the applicant is under 18.
  6. 4 copies of ID photos of applicant taken within 6 months. Insurance for flight accident or bank transfer documents on his/her premium payments.
  7. Any report from local medical institutions on applicant’s capability for paragliding. If the trainer responsible for the applicant deems it necessary, report written by committee of full-fledged medical organizations writing that the applicant is able to perform paragliding and sky-diving”

PROGRAM FOR PARAGLIDING LESSONS

  1. Introduction of equipment
  2. Aerodynamics
  3. Meteorology
  4. Wing management
  5. Aeronautical rules
  6. Emergency response

During ground handling practices, each trainee is required to learn how to make a wing prepared for flight, control a wing lifted overhead and start running in a required manner after taking the takeoff position. At this stage, trainer judges trainees from standpoints of if they’re well informed or not and if they have enough skills in controlling and managing a wing. Those who are successful in theory and practice are required to take an exam. The passing score is 75 (75 percent correct).

PRACTICE PROGRAM

At this stage, trainees practice flight. Each trainee performs between 7-10 flights from the tops of hills at 60-350m above sea level. The aim of this lesson is to condition trainees to height in a step-by-step manner. The peak wind speed acceptable in this step is 20km/hour. Those who cleared all steps mentioned above and win trainer’s acceptance, receive “THY Paragliding Certificate” and “Paragliding Pilot License”.

EQUIPMENT TO BE SUPPLIED

  • A wing, harness, reserve parachute, helmet and walky-talky

WHAT ARE AT TRAINEE’S COST

  • Accommodation, food and drink, traveling expenses, transportation cost

LOCATION FOR TRAINING

In any requested province on condition that the group has more than 10 people, or in Mersin, Adana, Denizli, Fethiye regions, the desirable locations for training in terms of terrain and wind conditions.

PARAGLIDING TRAINING INTERMEDIATE COURSE (P3)

The training takes 30 days. The period might differ depending on the number of trainees and weather conditions.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION ARE:

  1. Not to have any problem in health performing flights,
  2. To be good for sports in term of physical condition, and
  3. To be certified as a P2 beginner level pilot.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. A master copy and duplicate of ID card
  2. A criminal record issued within 6 months before the start date of the course. This is not required for those who are under 18. Those who are on trial or have been subjected to any criminal punishment for any reason excepting cases of negligence.
  3. Any official document showing applicant’s blood type. (Such record on driver license or family register can be accepted).
  4. Documents on educational background of applicant.
  5. A copy of “P2” beginner paragliding license.
  6. 4 copies of ID photos of applicant taken within last 6 months before application.
  7. Insurance for flight accident or bank transfer documents on his/her premium payments.
  8. Any report from local medical institutions on applicant’s capability for paragliding. If the trainer responsible for the applicant deems it necessary, report written by committee of full-fledged medical organizations writing that the applicant is able to perform paragliding and sky-diving”
  9. A recognizance, a letter of consent signed by a person with parental authority over applicant and confirmed by notary if the applicant is under 18.

In this course, trainer judges each of their trainees from the standpoints of if he/she’s able to prepare his/her wing ready for flight, control the wing lifted overhead perfectly and start running properly from the reverse takeoff position. Those who are successful in theory and practice are required to take an exam. The passing score is 75 (75 percent correct). Those who are successful in the exam and ground training start flight practice. For the practice flight training (2ndstage), the basic emergency response training is conducted in addition to 50 practice flight trainings, takes 12 hours to complete (including at least 5 hour soaring and 2 hour thermal flying). Each flight performed by trainees is recorded on notebooks and signed by trainer. Before and after each flight, briefing and debriefing/feedback are given. For the first 20 flights, trainer judges each trainee’s takeoff performance, wing control and managing at takeoff and during flight, and landing of which the point is supposed to be closed to the target. All flights are recorded and signed by responsible trainer. At this stage, trainees are required to perform such practices as turning using break, without using break and applying weight and “big-ears”. At this stage, the acceptable maximum wind speed is 30km/hour.

EQUIPMENT TO BE SUPPLIED

  • A wing, harness, reserve parachute, walky-talky
  • A pair of SIV boots, life jacket

WHAT ARE AT TRAINEE’S COST

  • Accommodation, food and drink, traveling expenses, transportation cost
  • The forest entry fees and transportation for SIV training

LOCATION FOR TRAINING

  • Mersin, Adana

LOCATION FOR SIV TRAINING

  • Ölüdeniz or Alanya

PARAGLIDING TRAINING COURSE (P4)

The course takes 30 days. The period might differ depending on the number of trainees and weather conditions.

REQUIMENTS FOR APPLICATION ARE:

  1. Not to have any problem in health performing flights.
  2. To be good for sports in term of physical condition.
  3. To be certified as a P3 intermediate level pilot.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. A master copy and duplicate of ID card
  2. A criminal record issued within 6 months before the start date of the course. This is not required for those who are under 18. Those who are on trial or have been subjected to any criminal punishment for any reason excepting cases of negligence.
  3. Any official document showing applicant’s blood type. (Such record on driver license or family register can be accepted).
  4. Documents on educational background of applicant.
  5. A copy of “P3” intermediate paragliding pilot license.
  6. 4 copies of ID photos of applicant taken within last 6 months before application.
  7. 4 copies of ID photos of applicant taken within 6 months. Insurance for flight accident or bank transfer documents on his/her premium payments.
  8. Report from local medical institutions on applicant’s capability for paragliding. If the trainer responsible for the applicant deems it necessary, report written by committee of full-fledged medical organizations writing that the applicant is able to perform paragliding and sky-diving”
  9. A recognizance, a letter of consent signed by a person with parental authority over applicant and confirmed by notary if the applicant is under 18.

GROUND TRAINING FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE

Those who are successful in theory and practice are required to take an exam. The passing score is 75 (75 percent correct). For the practice flight training (2ndstage), trainees perform mass flights as a framework of air traffic rules and try to stay in the air as long as possible performing soaring in the designated area in some wind conditions including turbulence light and moderate in strength. In this phase, trainees are required to pay attention to safety of others as well as themselves. And also, each trainee performs 30 time/10 hour thermal flying. Flight durations (soaring/thermal flying) and long-distance flights are recorded using GPS and each trainee takes flight actions for emergency flight at this stage. Those who completed the training successfully will be given “THK Paragliding Certificate” and “Paragliding Pilot License”.

EQUIPMENT TO BE SUPPLIED

  • A pair of SIV boots, life jacket

WHAT ARE AT TRAINEE’S COST

  • Trainees prepare their own equipment for the course.
  • Accommodation, food and drink, traveling expenses, transportation cost
  • The forest entry fees and transportation for SIV training

LOCATION FOR TRAINING

  • -Mersin,Adana,Denizli,Fethiye,Kayseri,Maraş

LOCATION FOR SIV TRAINING

  • Ölüdeniz

PARAGLIDING TRAINING ADVANCED COURSE (P5)

The course takes 20 days. The period might differ depending on the number of trainees and weather conditions.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION ARE:

  1. Not to have any problem in health performing flights,
  2. To be good for sports in term of physical condition, and
  3. To be certified as a P4 level pilot.
  4. To be over 18 years old.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. A master copy and duplicate of ID card
  2. A criminal record issued within 6 months before the start date of the course. This is not required for those who are under 18. Those who are on trial or have been subjected to any criminal punishment for any reason excepting cases of negligence.
  3. Any official document showing applicant’s blood type. (Such record on driver license or family register can be accepted).
  4. Documents on educational background of applicant.
  5. A copy of “P4” intermediate paragliding pilot license.
  6. 4 copies of ID photos of applicant taken within last 6 months before application.

g.”First Aid Certificate” approved by the Turkish Ministry of Health.

  1. 4 copies of ID photos of applicant taken within 6 months. Insurance for flight accident or bank transfer documents on his/her premium payments.
  2. Report from local medical institutions on applicant’s capability for paragliding. If the trainer responsible for the applicant deems it necessary, report written by committee of full-fledged medical organizations writing that the applicant is able to perform paragliding and sky-diving”
  3. A recognizance, a letter of consent signed by a person with parental authority over applicant and confirmed by notary if the applicant is under 18.

GROUND TRAINING FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE (1ststage)

Those who are successful in theory and practice are required to take an exam. The passing score is 75 (75 percent correct).

PRACTICE FLIGHT TRAINING(2ndphase)

At this stage, trainees are expected to be prepared for any kind of flight conditions in limited circumstances and pay attention to safety of other pilots as well as themselves. In this phase, trainees are required to fly at least 90km in a straight line with 2-4 flights on condition that flights under 15km are not counted. A cross country flight is performed by gliding. Flights are recorded with GPS.Those who completed the training successfully will be given “THK Paragliding Certificate” and “Paragliding Pilot License”.

WHAT ARE AT TRAINEE’S COST

  • Trainees prepare their own equipment for the course.
  • Accommodation, food and drink, traveling expenses, transportation cost
  • A GPS and walky-talky

LOCATION FOR TRAINING

  • -Mersin,Denizli,Fethiye,Kayseri,Maraş

PARAGLIDING SIV COURSE

“SIV” (Simulation d’Incident en Vol= Simulated Incident in Flight) is a simulation for any adversity or unforeseen circumstances which pilots may encounter during their own flights. In the SIV course, experienced SIV trainer simulates some possible situations of technical adversity or troubles which a pilot may face during his/her flight and shows the specified maneuvers to recover from each of them. Trainees also practice the same steps themselves to learn the techniques, skills and reflex actions for recovery under the supervision of the trainer so that they can gain their own experiences. During the practices, trainees are expected to learn in real situations the maneuvers of correct entry and recovery against unforeseen circumstances such as wing’s collapse. And also, they can learndifficult and complicated maneuvers and improve their piloting levels. Those practices are performed mandatorilyabove the water and with a life jacket, walky-talky, and video recording. The safety of the practices performed above the water is still not fully ensured. For this reason, a rescue boat stands by. This course is one of the basic trainings indispensable for pilots to assure their progress. Undoubtedly, knowing prevention and actions for wing’s collapse is one of the essential flight skills. With successful SIV practices, you can learn lots of things about your wing and also can experience real situations of actions such as spin, stall and get the feel of those actions.

 

We are conducting the SIV training in Ölüdeniz or Alanya. For this training:

  • All practices are conducted with walky-talky.
  • Trainee completes the program after 5-6 flights which simulate some possible emergent situations in flight and actions for descending.
  • Trainer may make some changes to trainee’s practice flights arbitrarily according to how experienced the trainee is.
  • All equipment of trainees are to be inspected and their reserve parachutes are to be repacked.

SIV actions;

  • Asymmetric collapse
  • Porpoising
  • Front-tuck
  • Stall
  • Full stall
  • Spiral (Spin)
  • Actions for descending
  • “Big-ears”
  • Spiral dive
  • “Wingover”
  • We give lessons with 4 hour video to trainees to make them ready for the practice. In the meantime, trainees who have never flown from Fethiye-Babadağ, perform a pre-conditioning flight with an experienced pilot.

WHAT ARE AT TRAINEE’S COST

– Accommodation, drink and food, transportation

– Forest entrance fee, transport to mountain

– All equipment necessary for the course are prepared by trainee.

WHAT ARE TO BE SUPPLIED

– Life jacket, speed boat

– Video recording

DURATION AND COST

-2-3 days including theoretical lessons and practice flights

Cost for basic SIV course:

Full cost for advanced SIV course:

OUR PARAGLIDING TRAINER

Yüksel CAN

Started paragliding joining a regional course held by the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK) in 2002. Certified as an advanced pilot P5 in 2004. Started conducting paragliding trainings in Mersin and its neighboring areas in 2005. Certified as a paragliding instructor by THK, and has continued to supply trainings in a number of regions in Turkey till today, and has contributed to training of hundreds of trainees. At the same time, our teacher, a cross country competitor has joined a number of nationwide and worldwide competitions and is now counted as one of the 400 best pilots in the world. While conducting paragliding trainings actively, he is also working for AIRBORNE PARAGLIDING as a chief instructor and tandem pilot.

AIRBORNE PARAGLIDING PARAMOTOR & PARATRIKE

Basic Course

The course takes 20 days. The period might differ depending on the number of trainees and weather conditions.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION ARE:

  1. Not to have any problem in health performing flights.
  2. To be good for sports in term of physical condition.
  3. To be adaptive to disciplines during lessons and practices.
  4. To be strongly motivated to fly.
  5. To sign on to the agreement regarding flight and risk before training.

 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. A master copy and duplicate of ID card
  2. A criminal record issued within 6 months before the start date of the course. This is not required for those who are under 18. Those who are on trial or have been subjected to any criminal punishment for any reason excepting cases of negligence.
  3. Any official document showing applicant’s blood type. (Such record on driver license or family register can be accepted).
  4. A recognizance, a letter of consent signed by a person with parental authority over applicant and confirmed by notary if the applicant is under 18.
  5. Agreement of flight and risk signed before training.
  6. First Aid Certificate

g Documents certifying payment of fees for ID and license given by APPI.

LESSONS

  1. Introduction of equipment (PARAMOTOR & PARATRIKE)
  2. Aerodynamics
  3. Meteorology
  4. Handling of a wing
  5. Air traffic rules
  6. Emergency

Regarding ground handling, each trainee is required to learn how to make his/her wing prepared for flight, control a wing lifted overhead and start running in a required manner after taking the takeoff position. At this stage, trainer judges trainees from standpoints of if they’re well informed or not and if they have enough skills in controlling and managing his/her wing. Those who are successful in theory and practice are required to take an exam. The passing score is 75 (75 percent correct)

PRACTICE FLIGHT TRAINING

At this stage, practical flights are performed. Trainee Paramotor pilot who are successful in ground practices and theoretical lessons start flying with trainer. And then they start flying by themselves after clearing required tasks. Trainees who performed 15 sets of takeoff and landing and show successful results at this stage pass through the course as a basic-level pilot. APPİ  PPG  pilot ve APPİ paratrike pilot lisansı alırlar.The acceptable top wind speed at this stage is 20km/hour.

WHAT ARE TO BE SUPPLIED

*Paramotor & Paratrike, transportation, a wing, harness, reserve parachute, helmet and walky-talky, accommodation, transfer and transportation, paper and visual materials for training, license

WHAT ARE AT TRAINEE’S COST

– food and drink

LOCATION FOR TRAINING

–Fethiye-Ölüdeniz regions.

PARAMOTOR Training  5500 TRY Deposit 500 TRY

PARATRİKE Training :7000 TRY  deposit 500 TRY.

OUR PARAMOTOR TRAINER

Erdoğan ŞANSLI

1974 Born in Şumlu, Burgaria

1989 Emigrated to the Republic of Turkey with family

1990-1993 Went to a high school

1993 Participated in the THK sky-diving beginner course

1994-1996 Achieved more than 1000 flights with the sky-diving national team. Won 3rd place among Balkan countries and 5th place in Europe at the pre-Olympic competion.

1996 Participated in THK (Turkish Aeronautical Association) Microlight plane and hang glider courses. Started paragliding on his own.

1997-2015 Started working at a company, Butterfly as a tandem pilot and has been continuing to work for a variety of companies till today. Accomplished 8,000 flights. Put touristic microlight tours in practice and experienced more than 600 hour flights.

1999 Started paramotor paragliding

2002 Started giving paramotor flight lessons

2003 Licensed as a special pilot (PPL) by Sam Air Flight School

Experienced 61 hour flights.

Lisenced as a paramotor instructor by the Sky School Paramotor Flight Course in September, 2013.