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Day 8 A new SIV course starts - Saturday 27th May 2006 - View the entire paragliding news archive
Jason`s Eighth Day in Olu Deniz - second SIV course
Lucky Git!
Jason, my identical twin brother lives in UK. I live in Canada. We are both paraglider pilots. Lucky git is in Turkey right now. He arrived in the early morning and managed to grab 3 hours sleep. He has promised to supply a daily update of all the fun he is having..

Latest from Jason:
`The new boys have arrived for training.

A very international group - I hope they all understand the briefing; it can`t be easy in a second language.

Today is the first day of the new SIV course and already one of the pilots is in hospital before even starting the course. One of the Israeli pilots went flying yesterday before the SIV course. He stalled his landing and dropped a few metres and is now on a plane back to Israel I think - got to go now, I want to meet the new pilots.

Something I might have forgotten to say in my last SIV diary is that if you do land in water, Jocky advises a down wind landing so that the wing over
flies you, and you don`t have to worry about being dragged. Also, don`t unclip and jump out; you might think you`re five metres above the sea but it can be very deceptive. You could be 50 metres up! The boat is ready for you so don`t panic if you do deploy a reserve and splash down....
It`s 1:30 as I type this and I have not been flying yet today as I wanted to meet the new pilots and sit through the initial briefing again. I booked two SIV courses, so I will be doing mainly SATs and helicopters this week while everyone does their SIV. It`s good to know you have a world class instructor in the boat talking you through the moves, with the engine running on the boat, just in case. I`ll send some more pics etc tonight.

Jason`


Babadag take-off



Chris discovers a karabiner that ıs potentially too weak on someone`s reserve - This one is only rated to 3500N equivalent to 115Kg at 3 Gs - You need more in case you deploy from a spiral etc.



Chris White points out the landing area and maneuvre zone from the Babadag take-off



Getting ready for the first flight of the course - They`ve had the briefing and been shown the landing - now to the take-off for B-lines, Big Ears and Wingovers.



Hiroshi Miyajima from Fukuoka, Japan at Babadag take-off



Hiroshi clips in ready to be next off the mountain.



Neil gets Chris to give his reserve system a quick `once-over`.



Night fliers land on the beach in front of Cloud Nine Bar.



Sat in Cloud Nine last night and watched their bloopers videos of launches and landings.


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