Intermediate Pilot Program


Training, mentoring and coaching for licensed pilots. Aimed at intermediate level pilots working towards their sport license

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Are you past the new pilot phase and getting comfortable with your launches and flying? Would you like to take the next step in getting ready for your sport license? This program has been developed with helping you get ready for your sport license evaluation. The program will challenge with things like choosing a flying site and/or route dependent on the weather forecast; giving site briefings to other pilots; new skills to add to your toolbox and more. On the way, you’ll make new friends, gain exposure to the Cape Town clubs, further improve your ground handling, learn more about active flying and take on bigger cross country flights

The program focuses on the following core skills and product offerings
– Landings: learn advanced techniques for landing in strong wind as well as purposefully induced high-speed landings.
– Ground handling: you will gain further coaching and be given ground handling tasks to take your skills to the next level
– Thermal flying: expect to find yourself thermalling in a range of conditions
– Intermediate XC: we’ve designed several very achievable xc routes for the intermediate pilot

– Safety: join our bi-monthly online safety meetings – these live sessions are conducted by one or more of instructors enabling you to learn from the experiences of others
– Social: meet new pilots at your skill level and grow your network of flying friends
– New sites: fly new sites under the guidance of an instructor inclusive of hike ‘n fly sites should this appeal to you
– Self-study online courses: pilots who take the 4-month package get free access to our highly rated self-study online courses on XC Flying and Task/Competition Flying with a combined value of R1000
– Fly as much as you want and as often as you want with us: the 3rd Saturday of every month is reserved for licensed pilot training. Apart from this you are also welcome to join us whenever we are out flying or training
– Flyaways – join us on weekend getaways in the Western Cape as well as elsewhere in the country
– Daily weather forecast for every site in the Western Cape including ground handling spots

– Access to the school group communication channel

Package options:
– Full package – All the above for a period of 4 months (pay once-off upfront or split your payment into 4 monthly instalments – email us for instalment plan option)
– Monthly package – All the above for a period of 1 month. Excludes the 2 self study online courses. Includes 1 x Online Safety Meeting Invite
– Daily package – All the above for a period of 1 day. Excludes the 2 self study online courses. Includes 1 x Online Safety Meeting Invite

Excludes transport, accommodation, meals and gear hire

Pre-requisites: Valid South African Basic License or International Equivalent; SAHPA membership; New Pilot Program Graduate (or demonstrate sufficient experience and skills to the level of pilot coming out of this program – to be assessed on a case by case basis)

Additional information

Package Type

Full (4 month membership), 1 Month, 1 Day


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