Spring Giveaway – Practical Weather Forecasting for Paragliding Pilots

Happy Spring Day! Here's my gift to you. Enjoy! "I've always focussed on being responsible for myself, and having an intimate understanding of the weather helps you understand what you're getting  yourself into" - Alex Robe (extract from Advanced Paragliding by Gavin McClurg) "It's definitely good to know how to read a Skew-T diagram... What we have to do as pilots is look at

By |2021-09-02T14:15:34+02:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

10 Reasons to learn how to paraglide in Cape Town

1. All year flying. It's amusing when visiting pilots ask when's "our season?". Our season does not end. It's on all year round. The types of flying and site choice may vary. You can have epic flying any time of the year. Summer is great for big distance flying and coastal dune soaring. Winter is great for city flying and light thermal flying. The northwest

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Congratulations to our newly licensed pilots. For Kevin Matisson (left), the Managing Director of Avior Captial Markets, the dream of flight has been there for some 20 odd years - it's been an honour making Kevin's dream a reality. Marc Bester (right), a former parabat and current Polygraph Examiner & Forensic Investigator, had a desire to take flight again and we were more than

By |2021-04-16T17:36:45+02:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Winter Task Flying in Franschhoek

I love task flying. It's like playing a computer game in the sky with the added bonus of it being 100% real. The first and usually only time most pilots fly tasks is during formal competitions of which South Africa has only two. It's a pity because flying a task is a great way to build your skills as a pilot. A few benefits of

By |2020-06-15T13:02:03+02:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lockdown Level 3 Ops

As we move into "Alert level 3" on 01 June 2020, we have been led to believe that paraglider training schools will be allowed to operate. The following are our intended procedures to resume operating in Alert level 3. This post will be updated as and when we know more about the regulations and any recommendations by SAHPA. Compliance Officer: As per Government regulations our

By |2020-05-29T19:27:29+02:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Connecting the dots…

In 2005 Steve Jobs' University of Stanford Commencement Speech made a real mark on my mind. Back then I was working in my first permanent job as an Agricultural Engineer with the KZN Department of Agriculture (DoA). Today, in my quest to understand the paths that lead one to air sports (attribution as it's known in the marketing world) I decided to look at

By |2020-05-26T13:53:53+02:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Our voucher system

Why the voucher system? Honestly, COVID19 has thrown us a humongous curve ball! Taken by surprise, we've had to adapt and adapt quickly. The voucher system is a way for us to make sales now. This helps us to pay for things like the eLearning platform used to host the online courses, and keep us on our feet making sure that as soon as this

By |2020-05-17T18:09:26+02:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments