ACAO, as organizer, is pleased to present the 2014 edition of The  ACAO HIGH PERFORMANCE  STAGE


The stage, run by Alberto Sironi in collaboration with Giorgio Ballarati will take place in the Calcinate del Pesce from Tuesday, April 1 (the day of arrival of the participants) to Sunday, April 6 (spare day) and will be attended by many very skilled coaches mainly belonging to the Italian team (one coach every 1 – 2  pilots participants).




The SAP aims to offer sport pilots the opportunity to face the 2014 season with a good practical and technical training.

Considering  the later period than the past editions of the SAP 2014, special attention will be devoted to long flights and distance and speed records.


Whom the stage  is addressed to

Pilots participants should have a good experience of  mountain flying , full control and effectiveness of the techniques of centering and climbing  in thermals (even along the ridge), good mental and physical form and a keen interest in the objectives of the SAP.

FAI 2014 membership card is required.

Most of the places are reserved to pilots with their own glider (single or two seater necessarily equipped with  logger, computer, Flarm / DSX and, possibly, ELT / PLB or similar, oxygen plant and, not  for Club class, equipment for making water and glycol). Some  coaches  will also fly with  some high-performance two-seater gliders (ARCUS and DUODISCUS) in which pilots who do not have their own glider  will fly , swapping   with glider pilots that come with  their own gliders.




In addition to the  daily flight operations (weather permitting) with task setting and analysis of the flights made the previous day at the briefing​​, the program provides lessons on the most important topics for sport flights. Some of these issues will be faced through its  practical application directly  in flight.


Application and fee

The fee to participate to  the Stage, quite low thanks to the availability of the Coaches  and the contribution AeCI, consists of a fixed amount of registration fee of € 170.00 (reduced to € 100.00 for members and ACAO for junior  pilots  belonging to national category) and a fee for each day of flight of 70,00 € if flying with own glider or € 130.00 if flying with a two-seater provided by the organization / coach (besides the cost of towing which will be the same as  the price for ACAO members). The fee for the days of flying and towing are free for junior national  team pilots, that will  then pay only the registration fee of

€ 100.00.

The application form must be submitted as soon as possible and not later than December 22, 2013 by filling out the following registration form online.

The number of pilots admitted at the stage is limited by the number of coaches and gliders available for the organization. The selection of applications for participation will be based on the position of the pilot in the international ranking IGC, the badges in possess , the experience of flight and the age. For more information, please refer to the program and the general conditions which will be published in the section of the site ACAO.


Useful documents

  • Registration  from
  • Presentation of the course
  • Terms and Conditions
  • ACAO Landing  Circuit
  • Procedures  scheme
  • Flight area