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Basic Paragliding Training Course


Regular priceR 16,900.00
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Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to safely paraglide with this practical training course. Become a proficient pilot with ease.

Paragliding has evolved drastically in the 20th century, making it an affordable, accessible, and secure way to take to the skies. In fact, it's one of the simplest forms of aeronautical sports out there!

With our basic training course, you will learn to fly solo and ultimately become a competent pilot after completing the course.
You will learn basic flying techniques and maneuvers, with in-depth theory classes and assessments to ensure you are ready to fly unsupervised. 

Upon completing the course outcomes, you can apply for your South African paragliding license(from SACAA/SAHPA) and fly unsupervised after receiving your license.  You can also apply for your international license card to be used anywhere abroad or convert it to a local license. 

Cost:

  • R16900 Training course only(Theory and Practical)
  • R90000 with the Beginners gear package(70% off course fee)
  • R19900 45+ years old and Custom dates

SAHPA licensing fees:

  • Learner membership R440(included)
  • CAA License fee & SAHPA Membership R1960 (valid for 2 years)(not included)
  • IPPI 4  international license card (R200 - not included)

Duration: 

9 days (if additional training days are required, they will be at a day guiding fee plus equipment rental)

Included

  • Equipment Rental
  • Ground school sessions
  • 35 Instructional solo flights (minimum)
  • up to 5 Instructional tandem flights
  • Minimum 4 hours of airtime
  • Theory briefings during practical training
  • 1 social dinner on us 
  • Assistance with the license application process with SACAA/SAHPA
  • Inflight footage from your instructors

Practical

  • Minimum 4 hours of accumulated airtime
  • 1 x 20min total flight duration
  • 2 x 10min thermic flights 
  • Thermalling with consecutive 360-degree turns
  • Flying with other pilots
  • Demonstrate unassisted reverse launching
  • Rear riser steering and landing
  • Using the speed system in flight
  • Using big ears and the speed system
  • 3 Landings in a 50m diameter circle
  • Demonstrate good ground control
  • Demonstrate good landing approach and landing technique
  • Demonstrate assessing weather conditions for safe takeoff

Theory 

  • Principles of flight - Aerodynamics
  • Weather - Meteorology
  • Flight Management and rules of the air
  • Risk management
  • Aero Medical
  • Legal - Air law
  • Pass open book SAHPA exam -85% pass rate required

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