Acro Courses


Our acro courses are for pilots who already have good siv skills and are wanting to start flying acro. We also cater for pilots already flying acro and just want to learn new manoeuvres in a safe environment. We offer a full step by step acro programme for pilots who what to work their way through each acro manoeuvre or pilots can choose any particular manoeuvres they want to learn.

Our instructor Craig Taylor is New Zealand most experienced acro/siv instructor. And performs all high end acro manoeuvres including infinite tumble and esphera.

Included in course

– 2-5 day course (depending on number of participants)
– radio instruction throughout each flight
– extensive briefing and debriefing with video analysis
– transport to launch via helicopter
– rescue boat
– life vest
– radio and headset for inflight instructions
– footage of each flight to take home
– t shirt


Manoeuvres we can cover

– wing overs
– tail slide
– dynamic full stall
– negative spin
– spiral dive
– asymmetric spiral
– looping
– sat
– asymmetric sat
– rythmic sat
– tumbling
– infinite tumbling
– helicopter
– mistyflip
– mactwist
– twister
– sat to heli
– heli to sat
– mactwist to heli
– dynamic full stall to heli
– reserve deployment


These manoeuvres will be limited to or exceeded by each persons individual ability and comfort

Pilot requirements

pilot must be confident in basic siv manoeuvres prior to taking part in any acro course
*- pilot must be a member or temporary member of nzhgpa
– pilot must have minumum pg2 licence or equivilant, (Australian intermediate).
– pilot must have own glider, harness and reserve
*- glider must have current wof
*- reserve must have been packed within the last 6 months

* can be arranged by us prior to course

See our course dates page for our next available course