2-DAY OFF-ROAD DRIVING COURSE
This course is designed to improve and enhance off-road driving technique by giving students the necessary tools to successfully navigate both the expected environment and unexpected obstacles that one could face in an off-road environment. Throughout this course, our highly trained and qualified team of instructors will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of various types of off-road terrain and driving surfaces including things like dirt, gravel, grass, packed clay, rocks, hills, as well as steep ascents, descents, and elevation shifts. Our instructors will then demonstrate how to properly maneuver a vehicle over each of these road surfaces before the students get the chance to practice behind the wheel in the hands-on portion of the class, where they put into practice the theories that they have learned in the classroom. Driving technique is incredibly important in off-road driving, because a driver can never know exactly what to expect when facing these types of terrain. Our instructors understand that, and spend time teaching each student tips, tricks, and the proper techniques necessary in successfully navigating these types of road surfaces.
While we can’t plan for everything that you might encounter in an off-road driving situation, we can help prepare you for how to handle the possible obstacles you might face, and how to do so effectively. Throughout this 2-day advanced course, students can expect to split their time between classroom instruction and hands-on training exercises with our experienced instructors. We believe in the importance of practicing scenarios in a realistic setting by participating in real-time hands-on exercises where the student is in the driver’s seat. Students are always accompanied by an instructor who will coach them through each exercise from the passenger seat.
While in the vehicle with our instructors, students can expect to put into practice the theories that they learned in the classroom, by focusing on several areas that will help improve and enhance their off-road and unimproved road driving skills. These areas include:
- Maximizing Maneuverability on Off-Road Terrain
- Total Vehicle Control
- How to Avoid Obstacles (holes, ditches, tree stumps, large rocks or boulders, water crossings, etc.)
- Extreme Ascent / Descent
- Extreme Elevation Changes
- Brake/Throttle Management
- Vehicle Recovery Methods
- Vehicle Recovery Tools Instruction (winches, dynamic pull, static pull, etc.)
- Emergency Field Repairs
In order to qualify for this course, students must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Must have a valid driver’s license