Thermalling and XC

Conducted by APPI qualified XC Instructors, this course is meant to initiate you into the fine art of thermalling and cross country flying. Sniffing out invisible thermals like raptors, this course will open up new skies and high mountains for you. You are now ready to explore cross country flying, flying long distances and play with this wonderful force of nature called thermals.


  • Thermal Flying – understanding the art and science of thermals
  • Thermal Indicators and triggers
  • Thermal Formations & Development
  • Thermal safety and Practical Considerations
  • Thermal Rules and Etiquettes
  • Canopy control in thermals
  • Thermalling and coring techniques
  • Clouds and associated dangers
  • Reserve deployments and Emergency landings