Safety Training and Control Courses (SIV)

SIV courses FlyÀger
FlyÀger work together with experienced instructors to offer Safety training (SIV) and Control courses to all levels of qualified paraglider pilots.

About safety training:
Our safety training courses are designed for pilots to learn to fly actively in turbulent air (thermal flight), to control the wing to prevent incidents or to control the result if an incident has occurred. It is also the basis of the acrobatic flying.
Our courses are aimed at pilots with 50+ flights through to experienced pilots or those wanting to practice acrobatics.
These courses are designed to improve flight safety by providing the pilot with the practical knowledge necessary to understand, control and resolve any abnormal condition in flight.
The Acro course is designed for pilots with experience and that have full control of the glider and want to learn to perform aerobatic manoeuvres safely.

We currenty offer three different courses:

It is not the aim of the safety courses to to practice extreme manoeuvres nor to lose control of the glider. Our goal is to increase flight safety and awareness through active flying techniques, proper control of incidents in flight and the correct use of reserve parachutes as a last resort.

It is essential that any pilot undertaking these courses is qualified to fly a paraglider or paramotor.

The Advanced SIV course is where we will see and practice the incidents and situations which can occur during ‘normal’ thermic flight paragliding. It is aimed at qualified and experienced pilots and those who want to progress into acrobatic flying.

The Acrobatics course is for experienced pilots who have mastered the techniques of Advanced SIV course and who wish to learn to perform aerobatic manoeuvres safely.

Courses run from April through until September. If you are at least 5 pilots we can arrange dates to suit you. Contact us to talk about it!

The lake is located at the Sant Antoni reservoir near La Pobla de Segur (Pallars Jussà), 30 minutes from our base in Àger.
The lake is approx. 11Km long and 2 – 3km wide. Our courses are run from the widest part in a zone 4-5 Km long and 3 Km wide. The area is characterised by wide open landing areas on the shore and a constant breeze that enables us to fly most days during the season and for many hours a day.
As it is not a ‘normal’ flying area it is possible to winch with the boat without impacting on other flying activities. However, as a tourist area we have the the benefit of a bar right beside the beach where you can eat, drink and relax.


  • Motor Boat
  • Payout winch with 1500m cable.

The system used to gain height is a high-powered speedboat with a 1500m payout winch. This enables us to achieve heights of 800 meters above the water.
It allows us to operate away from the usual busy flight areas and conduct our courses with confidence and without interuption. This allows students to concentrate fully on the course without distraction.

Why train with us?:
For the pilot, this system of winching has certain advantages:

  • We don’t need to drive to take-off! We launch from and land back at the beach.
    There is no need to pack the glider after each flight and drive for 30-40 minutes to a take-off filled with people.
  • Between flights we leave the glider bunched in a ‘cauliflower’ and relax until we play again. This enables us to relax more, have more extensive briefings, and if the learning curve / stress permits, to make more flights.
  • We are able watch the all flights of all the other pilots. Watching what others are doing and discussing amongst the group is very important since it helps all pilots, not just the ‘student’ to understand what is happening. Observation and discussion is an important part of learning.
  • The instructor is with the ‘other’ pilots all the time and so can answer any questions and comment on the flight in ‘real-time’ during the flights.
  • We are much less dependent on the weather. We are in an area where we can fly a lot. The airflow at the lake is very regular and constant with very little thermic turbulence.
  • The flying season at the lake is from April to September.
  • In addition, pilots will acquire a new skill – winch launching – which is often used in flatlands or areas with no accessible mountains.
    All pilots will be thoroughly briefed prior to the first flight. A formal ‘tow-rating’ is not required prior to the course.
  • We offer refresher flights after a course has finished.
  • … and don’t forget your swimming suit! We take-off and land at the beach, so you can relax in the water while you wait.

Combined Week:
We offer a ‘combined’ week to include a safety training course at our lakeside centre plus cross-country flying with guiding from Àger once the course is finished.
Please contact us for more details.

The boring stuff:
The course takes place over water, with all necessary safety measures and is guided by instructors certified by the Federació Aèria Catalana (FAC) and the ‘Escola Catalana de l’Esport’.