[LEVEL 0] PG NEWBIE (No previous experience required)

[1.1] Learn to Paraglide in South Africa Quick  Guide

ONLINE / for: future pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • Quick-to-read PDF guide.
  • Written for those new to paragliding.
  • Learn about the various types of paragliding, equipment, takeoffs, landings, where to find a school and how to get started

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FREE

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[1.2] Tandem Paragliding + Solo Training Package

IN-PERSON / for: future pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • Session 1: Solo ground school training (1.5hrs)
  • Session 2: Instructional tandem flight 
  • Learn about: Turns, takeoff and landing techniques
  • Includes gear hire, instruction, temp SAHPA membership
  • Flight counts toward Basic License requirements should you continue with further training

Available Now

R1799

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[1.3] First Solo Flight Course

IN-PERSON / for: future pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • Intro to Paragliding
  • Aircraft familiarisation and launch techniques
  • Takeoff ground training
  • Site selection and basic meteorology
  • First flight practical (1-3 flights)
  • Includes gear hire, instruction, SAHPA membership

Available Now

R4499

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[1.4] 3 Day Beginner Course

IN-PERSON / for: future pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • 3-day full-time training
  • Up to 5 Instructional tandem flights
  • Up to 5 Solo supervised flights
  • Ground school training
  • Full equipment hire
  • Flights count towards Basic License should you choose to continue

Available Now

R8999

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[1.5] Basic License Course

IN-PERSON / for: future pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • 10-day part-time training
  • Practical flight training as required for the SAHPA Basic License
  • Fly with other pilots
  • Site selection and meteorology for paragliding
  • Air law
  • Ascent and descent techniques
  • Theory lessons and Exam marking

Available Now

R16499

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[LEVEL 2] INTERMEDIATE FLYER

[2.1] New Pilot Program

IN PERSON/ for: licensed pilots

PRE-REQ / Basic License

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • Further Training
  • Weather forecasting
  • Thermal flying
  • Mentoring
  • Guiding services
  • Aimed specifically at low airtime or newly licensed pilots

Available Now

From R799

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[2.2] Intermediate Pilot Program

IN PERSON/ for: licensed pilots

PRE-REQ / Basic License

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • More Training
  • XC Flying
  • Thermal flying
  • Mentoring
  • Task flying
  • Aimed at intermediate level pilots working towards their sport license

Available Now

From R799

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[2.3] Practical Weather Forecasting for PG Pilots

ONLINE / for: licensed pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • cold fronts
  • site selection
  • tools (web/app)
  • soundings (skew T’s & stuve)
  • 5 step method
  • Threat & Error Management

Available Now

R499

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[2.4] Thermal flying

ONLINE / for: licensed pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • formation
  • structure
  • behaviour
  • identification
  • prediction
  • mapping
  • Threat & Error Management

Available Now

R499

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[2.5] Cross country flying

ONLINE / for: licensed pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • equipment
  • route planning
  • inflight route adaptation
  • out landings
  • getting back
  • flight review
  • threat & error management

Available Now

R499

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[2.6] Intro to competition flying

ONLINE / for: licensed pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • benefits
  • planning
  • instruments
  • task setting
  • strategy
  • making goal
  • terminology

Available Now

R500

2.5hrs

[2.7] Intro to vol bivouac Flying

ONLINE / for: licensed pilots

PRE-REQ / None

KEY TOPICS / POINTS

  • planning
  • equipment
  • route selection
  • food
  • shelter
  • water

Available Now

R500

2.5hrs