PARAGLIDING TRAINING

Turkey is a country that allows this sport to be practiced for 12 months due to its natural beauties and meteorological conditions being suitable for paragliding.

Turkey is very popular for being a place of historical and touristic importance in the world, it has enabled the development of sports in our country in terms of the suitability of geographical and meteorological conditions for paragliding, paragliding is quite convenient here. Turkey allows 12 months of single flight training and tandem paragliding flights, you can combine paragliding training with a sea holiday in the summer period, and you can combine paragliding training and winter sports in the winter period and spend pleasant days here.

Where can I get training in Turkey?

Turkey’s reliable, prestigious and award-winning (2020 Turkey’s Best Paragliding School Award) Fly Anatolia Flight School does this sport in atmosphere of discipline and entertainment with the APPI license, which you will receive from us at the end of the course, APPI license is popular in the world. You are very close to being crowned and become an internationally licensed pilot.

istanbul paragliding course
istanbul paragliding course

Paragliding Licensed Training Program

APPI P2 EXPLORE

Theoretical Training:

Fly Anatolia flight school covers about 10 hours of theoretical training in the Internet environment (zoom) or classroom environment. The course is given in English, then the student takes a written exam in English on the APPI online exam system.

In the implementation phase of the training, at least 1 or 2 full days of ground training is carried out on flat land, the ground training area is Maltepe Beach on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Ground training can also be planned in different regions if the weather conditions are not suitable for Maltepe beach.

Flight training:

Depending on the weather conditions, our flight training area is Marmara region Çorlu, Tekirdağ, Bursa or Pamukkale in Denizli. The responsible instructor makes the decision of the flight area as a result of meteorological conditions.

Flight Schedule:

On the 1.day: Video-assisted theoretical lessons in the classroom environment of the Fly Anatolia flight school and then ground training (on the coast of Istanbul Maltepe or in Çorlu.

On the 2.day: ground training and sloping terrain run are done all day on the sloping land (Depending on the weather conditions, Maltepe, Corlu or Pamukkale). It is done under the supervision of two instructors and radio controlled.

On the 3.day: 7-10 sorties are made from hills between 45-70 meters under the supervision of 2 instructors and under radio control.

On the 4.day: 200-350 for the trainees who are ready for the altitude flight a maximum of 2 sorties are made from the hills between meters and meters.

Number of sorties to be made in APPI P2 Explore training

Number of low-peak flights; 7 sorties (between 45-70 meters)

Number of High Altitude flights: 3 sorties (between 200-350 meters)

Alternative 1: Appi 2 Explore Paragliding Start Training fee 1050 Euro

Included in the course:

  • All flight equipment
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hill and Mountain ascent transfers

Not included in the course:

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation to the flight area
  • Eating and drinking
  • APPI licensing membership fee (27 EUR)

Note: In Alternative 1 training option, course activities are planned for a maximum of 5 days.

Alternative 2: All Inclusive APPI 2 Explore Paragliding Entry Level Training Fee from 1500 Euro

Included in the course:

  • All flight equipment
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hill and Mountain ascent transfers
  • Appi international P2 license
  • Round trip by vehicle to training and flight zones
  • APPI licensing membership fee (27 EUR)
  • Hotel accommodation (the hotel is determined by the course teacher and only includes breakfast and dinner)
  • 1-day guided tour of Istanbul with a guide
Paragliding Training in Istanbul
Paragliding Training in Istanbul

Note: In alternative 2 training option a trip to Istanbul is added in 1 additional day to the course activity days and a total of 6 days is planned.

APPI 3 PILOT

Alternative 1: Appi 3 Pilot Training Fee: 1.500 Euro

Theoretical training:

Fly Anatolia flight school covers about 10 hours of theoretical training in the Internet environment (zoom) or classroom environment. The course is given in English, then the student takes a written exam in English on the APPI online exam system.

In the implementation phase of the training, only high altitude flights are made by a trainee on the remaining course days.

Flight training:

Our flight training area is Denizli, Pamukkale, Tekirdağ or Bursa, depending on the weather conditions. The responsible instructor makes the decision of the flight zone as a result of meteorological conditions.

Flight Schedule:

On the first day, the first 2-3 sorties are planned as adjustment flights, the remaining flights are comprehensive flights (sail and thermal flights).

Course Program

1st day: ground training and theoretical lesson

2nd day: adjustment and duty flights

3rd day: duty flights ( sailing mainly flight )

4th day: Sailing flights

In case of missing flights on the 5th day, the previous 4 days, the flights will continue on the 5th day.

Note: All over the World after the paragliding initial training, the flight equipment is provided by the trainee for the Intermediate P3 Club pilot training and subsequent trainings. You can rent equipment.

Number of sorties to be made in APPI 3 Pilot training:

  • Total number of flights: 20 sorties (at altitudes between 50 and 350 meters)
  • Total airtime: approx. 3 hours

Included in the course:

  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hill and Mountain ascent transfers
  • APPI international P2 license

Not included in the course:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Accommodation and transportation
  • Flight equipment
  • APPI licensing membership fee (27 EUR)

Alternative 2: All Inclusive Appi 3 Pilot Training Fee: 1750 Euro

Included in the course:

  • Round trip by vehicle to training and flight zones
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hill and mountains ascent transfers
  • APPI international P3 Pilot license
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Appi licensing membership fee (27 EUR)
  • 1-day guided tour of Istanbul with a guide

How do I schedule a course?

If you inform us at least 2 weeks before the date of the desired date you want to start the course, we will organize the training calendar for you. For registration, you must send a deposit 20% of the course fee to our IBAN number, which we will send and send the receipt to us. The remaining tuition fee will be paid in cash on the first day of the course.

Note: Flight equipment is provided by the trainee for the Intermediate P3 Club pilot training and subsequent training after the Paragliding initial training all over the world.

Note: If you take APPI P2 Explore + Appi P3 Pilot training together, 10% Discount is applied to the total price.

Total training time of APPI 2 and APPI 3 is 8+1 days.

 

Exclusive in the Training

  • All flight equipment
  • Appi 2 Explore license

Note:

All our trainees are obliged to sign a Paragliding Commitment document and to make a Personal Paragliding insurance.

  • t is obligatory to attend the trainings with an high outdoor shoes wrapping around the ankle and thin gloves.
  • The trainees who do not bring boot-style high outdoor shoes and thin gloves will not be allowed to attend the flight course.

APPI 4 PROGRESS :

Theoretical training:

Fly Anatolia Flight School comprises approximately eight-hours theoretical training in the classrooms or online training (zoom). Courses are given in Turkish, English, or Arabic. Then the trainee takes an exam in Turkish-English, German, French or Arabic via the Appi online exam system.

During the applied training part, the trainees take only high altitude flight for the rest of the days.

Flight Training :

Flight Training area is designated as Adapazarı – Serdivan , Tekirdağ- Uçmakdere or Bursa or Pamukkale depending on the weather conditions. Course instructor in charge designates the flight area according to meteorological conditions. Trainees must have Appi 3 license and complete sailing and thermic flight.

Flight Program :

First day theoretical lectures are given. Orientation flight is planned in the 2. day. The remaining flights are task flights (sailing and thermic flying).  All type of flights, mainly normal flights and sailing flights take place in the 3-4 and 5. days and the course ends. Trainee is supposed to finish at least 2 or 3 flights by himself/herself without intervention of the trainer and without receiving any command via radio.

Course Program :

  1. day: Ground training, theoretical lecture and orientation flights
  2. day: Orientation and task flights (50 sorties from the heights between 45-350 meters)
  3. day: Task flights (normal, sailing and thermic flights)
  4. day: Flying all day
  5. day: Flying all day
  6. day: Flying all day
  7. day: In case of missing flights in the previous 6 days, flights continue in the 6th day.

Sortie numbers during Appi 4 Pilot Training :

Total flight number: 50 sorties (from the heights between 45-350 meters)

Total flight time: Approximately 30 hours

ALTERNATIVE 1 :

Appi 4 Paragliding Training Fee: 1650 Euro

Inclusive in the Course:

  • Personal accident insurance
  • Transfer to flight area

Exclusive in the Course:

  • All flying equipment
  • Transfers to the hill and the mountain
  • Accommodation
  • Food & beverage
  • Appi licensing membership fee (27 euros)
  • Appi  2 ve 3  license
  • Food & beverage

ALTERNATIVE 2 :

Appi 4 Explore Paragliding Training Fee: 1950 Euro

Inclusive in the Course:

  • Personal accident insurance
  • Transfers to the hill and the mountain
  • Shuttle service to training and flight areas
  • Appi licensing membership fee (27 euros)
  • Hotel Accommodation (The hotel is designated by the trainer and only breakfast is included in the accommodation)
  • One-day İstanbul tour with a professional guide (A flight day could be planned instead of tour if the trainee likes)

Exclusive in the Course:

  • All flying equipment
  • Appi International P2 license
  • Food & beverage

PARAGLIDING EXTERNAL TRAINING PROGRAMS :

 1- DYNAMIC SOARING TRAINING  :

Trainee must have at least Appi 2 or Fai 2 License in order to attend this training. Trainee makes minimum 10 sorties. The trainee lands to the hill at least once during any flight if the condition of the hill is suitable.

Number of the sorties: Minimum 10 sorties are performed from an altitude of 45-350 meters.

Inclusive in the Course:

  • Personal accident insurance
  • Transfers to the flight areas
  • Transfers to the hill and the mountain

Exclusive in the Course:

  • Accommodation
  • Food & beverage
  • Appi licensing membership fee ( 27 euros )
  • All flying equipment

Note : Training activities are planned for maximum 3 days.

Soaring training fee: 650 Euros

2- THERMAL TRAINING :

  • Trainee must have at least Appi 2 or Fai 2 License in order to attend this training.
  • Trainee makes minimum 10 sorties.
  • Number of the sorties:
  • Minimum 10 sorties are performed from an altitude of 45-350 meters.

Inclusive in the Course:

  • Personal accident insurance
  • Transfers to the flight areas
  • Transfers to the hill and the mountain

Exclusive in the Course:

  • Accommodation
  • Food & beverage
  • Appi licensing membership fee (27 euros)
  • All flying equipment

Note : Training activities are planned for maximum 3 days.

Thermal training fee: 650 Euros

3-  BASIC SIV TRAINING :

Trainee must have at least Appi 3 or Fai 3 License in order to attend this training.

Number of the sorties:

The trainee makes minimum 4 sorties. All flights are performed over a sea or a lake, equipped with life jacket and controlled via radio communication.

Activities to be done by trainee:

  • SIV exercises:
  • Pitch Control
  • Big ears with speed bar
  • Symmetric Collapse
  • Asymmetric collapse, fly straight
  • Spiral and progressive exit

SIV exercises optional

  • B line stall
  • Roll with and without big ears
  • Dynamic turn
  • 180° turn in opposite side of the collapse
  • Landing with rear riser

Inclusive in the Course:

  • Personal accident insurance

Exclusive in the Course:

  • Accommodation
  • Food & beverage
  • Transfers to the flight areas
  • Transfers to the hill and the mountain
  • Appi licensing membership fee (27 euros)
  • All flying equipment

Note : Training activities are planned for maximum 2 days.

Basic siv training fee: 600 Euros

4- ADVANCED SIV TRAINING :

Trainee must have at least Appi 3 or Fai 3 License in order to attend this training.

Number of the sorties:

The trainee makes minimum 6 sorties. All flights are performed over a sea or a lake, equipped with life jacket and controlled via radio communication.

Activities to be done by trainee :

  • Full Stall
  • Back Fly
  • 90° spin
  • Spin to Back fly
  • Minimum speed
  • Exit from auto-rotation
  • Exit spiral dive (dynamic and progressive)

Advanced optional

  • 360° turns, flat to deep to flat
  • Wing overs
  • Collapses on speed bar
  • Dynamic spin
  • Reserve deployment
  • Glider stabilization (avoid down plane effect)
  • Ground handling: Back fly and spin on the ground

Inclusive in the Course:

  • Personal accident insurance

Exclusive in the Course:

  • Accommodation
  • Food & beverage
  • Transfers to the flight areas
  • Transfers to the hill and the mountain
  • Appi siv licensing membership fee (27 euros)
  • All flying equipment

Note : Training activities are planned for maximum 3 days.

Advanced siv training fee: 850 Euros

Note: Istanbul Paragliding is a subsidiary of Fly Anatolia Flight School.