Maneuvers and Tips
Maneuvers and tips for all pilots
Novice Maneuvers (for Deimos Novice Rating Course)
** Has meet all of the HPAC novice standards
25 Flights: 10 above 250m (at least ten minutes duration)
Launch alone in up to 10 kph wind
At least one forward and reverse launch
Two 360 turns
Reversing 360 turn
Perform a standard airplane approach
Landing on feet within 30m circle
Kite forward or reverse for 3 minutes
Give verbal analysis of current conditions, possible hazards, areas of caution, flight plan and self assessment
Pass HPAC Novice exam
* Steering with the D’s.
* Weight shift turns.
* Steering with one hand.
* Twist around in harness.
* Big ears.
* Big ears 360 and wing overs
* Big Ears approach to 200 feet
* Small Wing overs.
* Big ears speed bar.
* Small spiral dive (two or three turns, left and right)
* One sided Big Ears and counter steer (left and right)
* Asymmetrical deflation’s and recovery (left and right)
* Full Speed bar
* Spiral dive 5 seconds (left and right)
* Small Spiral to 1000 feet
(* Required for Deimos Novice Rating)
Deimos Intermediate Requirements (P3)
** Has meet all of the HPAC intermediate standards
150 Flights: 40 below 250m (at least ten minutes duration)
Kite forward 5 minutes
Kite reverse 5 minutes
Basic first aid
** Big ears approach to 100 feet
**JOF Spiral (Just Over the Falls – 1G spiral dive)
** Huge wing-overs
** Has successfully completed two deep spiral dives ending with a controlled exit (on course within 90 degrees)
** 25% Accelerated asymmetrical
**50% Accelerated asymmetrical
**75% Accelerated asymmetrical
** B-line stall
** Porpoise maneuver
** Deimos “Bird in a Cage” maneuver
** Full frontal deflation’s
** 25% Accelerated frontal
** Top Landing attempt (actual landing is not required)
**** High wind pumping (top) landing (below ten feet) – soaring site maneuver only (Whidbey Island)
**** Passed GPS turn point racing course
(** Required for Deimos Intermediate Rating)
Deimos Advance Requirements (P4)
*** Has meet all of the HPAC advance standards
200 flights with 100 hours
40km XC flight
Basic First Aid certificate (different than the Intermediate First Aid course)
*** Pumping Test (for 30 seconds)
*** 50% Accelerated frontal
*** 100% Accelerated asymmetrical
*** 100% Accelerated Frontal
*** Asymmetrical spiral dive (left and right).
*** Deep spiral (exit on course with 90 degrees)
*** Croissant maneuver
*** Top landing (on feet)
*** Surfacing (soaring site maneuver)
*** Top landing using pumping method
Optional (best done over water):
**** C-line stall
**** Search for stall (flying slow).
**** Quick full stall.
**** Small spiral to 200 feet
**** Small Spiral to ground
**** Asymmetrical spiral dive (left and right).
**** Search for spin.
**** Fast spin (left and right)
**** Slow spin (left and right).
**** SAT – Stupid Aerial Trick (left and right).
**** Ass ripper
**** Loops 1000 feet
**** Loops 500 feet
**** Loops to the ground
* Required for Deimos Novice Rating
** Required for Deimos Intermediate Rating
*** Required for Deimos Advance Rating
**** NOT Required for Deimos Advance Rating