To grow the number of paragliding pilots in South Africa and the rest of Africa by providing quality instruction and increasing awareness of this sport as a form of affordable recreational aviation, as well as the associated business opportunities which creates jobs and improves the lives of our fellow human beings on our planet
The most progressive school in South Africa
Air School Paragliding is a SAHPA-approved paragliding school. It draws on its founders wide range of experience including paragliding, skydiving, base jumping, engineering and data science. We employ a mix of old school proven teaching techniques such as those taught by the legendary Denis Pagan, as well as new techniques proven in modern times globally. Air School Paragliding prides itself on its quality instruction, and the quality of the pilots that graduate.
View our SAHPA School Acceptance Letter here: Acceptance letter for schools
Q and A Session with the founder, Ria
From a fear of heights to a love of a flying...
Paragliding is a legal form of aviation in South Africa, and around the world. Using naturally occurring rising air, paragliders are able to sustain flight and even travel long distances. In 2008, South African Neville Hullet was the first person to fly more than 500km (see the animation video of his flight in the above videos). In short, a paraglider is an aircraft that packs into a backpack typically weighing around 12kg but with ultra-lightweight gear this can can down to 1kg!
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Here’s what our happy student's had to say about our services:
My experience as a student at Air School Paragliding has been nothing short of fantastic. Ria is a great instructor and his passion and in depth knowledge of the sport is truly inspiring. I would recommend Air School Paragliding to anyone wanting to get into the sport
Best 10 days of my life 🙂
Thank you Ria
Amazing, thank you so much for your instruction and patience!!!
This course is brilliant for anybody who wants to explore meteorology further and who wants more confidence in reading the forecasts. It helps to ensure a more predictable day at the launch. Ria really puts in the effort to explain all the aspects in more depth, definitely a worthwhile two hours. I will be happy to do more of these courses in future
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