Get ready your suntan creams – we are about to fly!

This is the event which gets you into the game. Thermalling with the complete training of active piloting, descent and escape maneuvers and various kind of frontal collapse – in the best alpian sites – that all is El Speedo APT Training.

If you are looking for our former service „Safety Training“, the APT Training is basically the same but without practising spiral dive but with active thermalling.

Terms and reservations

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Brief information

Before lunch, we train active piloting, smooth exiting various collapses and descent maneuvers. After lunch, we train flying in thermals. That is El Speedo solution how to gain safe flying hours in thermals.

In the equipment for this training, you will find HD camera which we also use for SIV course and safety training. There is our instructor on both starting site and landing place – similarly to the elementary course. The instructor on the starting site takes care about safe starts and navigation in thermals while the other focuses on active piloting training itself which is precise handling of front stall and asymmetric collapses as well as descent and escaping maneuvers.

With PES (Pilot Education System) we are able to catch mistakes you are keep making in order to improve your skills. Your willingness to educate and train yourself has direct influence to your safety.

Must have

Valid pilot licence, at least Pilot or other equivalent licence

Physical demands

Middle or low

Recommended flying hours

  • any
  • the APT training is suitable especially for beginners just after the elementary course who want to get some flying hours in thermals

Goals of training

  • gaining flying hours
  • understanding the principles of active piloting
  • correct exiting asymmetrical collapses and front stall both with and without using speed bar
  • perfect handling of descent and escape maneuvers (using speed bar, ears, big ears, B stall)

Duration of the trip

Five days (morning training and afternoon flying)

Practical training

  • checking the spare parashute system
  • techniques of thermalling
  • asymmetrical collapses in combination with speed system
  • front stall
  • B stall and B stall with turning
  • ears and big ears with and without speed system
  • turning with ears

Theoretical Tuition

  • meteorology and weather analysis
  • active piloting
  • correct exiting symmetrical and assymetrical collapses
  • correct handling of descent maneuvers
  • correct handling of escape maneuvers
  • types of spare parashutes and how to use them


  • Meduno, Italy
  • Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • Lijak, Slovenia

Who with

  • SIV instructor
  • instructor of elementary course

Price includes

  • theoretical tuition and practical training
  • lending of HD camera
  • lending of walkie-talkie
  • recording of maneuvers and subsequent analysis
  • technical support and adjusting your the gear

Price includes:

  • help of instructor
  • lending of walkie-talkie
  • map of the flying site
  • technical service and help with adjusting your gear
  • transportation up the mountain if possible
  • El Speedo gift bag (T-shirt, promotional items, etc.)
  • DVD with photos and recordings from your flights

We can lend you:

  • Hannah tents and sleeping bags
  • variometres and GPS (see SKYTEST)

We will help you with:

  • accommodation and eating
  • common transportation with El Speedo bus or car sharing with other client

Transportation to the destination

El bus or on your own


All graduates of our training programs are provided

10% discount and the possibility of arranging VAT deduction.

Get more information in El Speedo office via tel. +420 777 311 661

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