One could also call these courses the ‘Mastering Advanced Flight Techniques Course’, because they are nothing if not exactly that.
A far cry from ‘hard-core’ acro; those rather who insist on perfecting their flying techniques will be in their element here.
A participant’s quote: "After Namibia, the best course I’ve been on..." (G. Hainzl)
The overall objectives of the Freestyle / Acro-Basic Course are the SAT spiral and wingovers. The course begins with a thorough exploration of spirals; because only through the spiral does the pilot learn the dynamics that are crucial to controlling wingovers. Taught manoeuvres are the steep spiral, asymmetric spiral and the SAT-spiral.
After that, we progress to wingovers. (Pictured ‘building up to the wingover’)
Course Schedule: Thu to Sat (Sunday, optional training day)
Pilot Requirements: participants must have successfully completed a full SIV course within the last two years.
Flying Equipment: no special equipment is required to participate in the Freestyle / Acro Basic Course. During the course, special freestyle gliders and harnesses are available for test flights. If you have any special requests, please put details in the application.
Practice: Freestyle / Acro Basic Course graduates can obtain the so-called ‘Acro-card’, with which they are allowed to train independently, but parallel to Sky Club Austria operations.
Walter Schrempf / Stefan Morocutti / Stefan Rupp