Learn to fly

Learning to fly has never been this easy

Now is the time - jump into learning a new activity!

With our Learn to fly courses you will get to dive into all you need to know to learn to competently fly solo! Our paragliding training course will guide you through all you need to know from start to finish. It is fun to learn! And you’ll have something that you’ve finally ticked off your bucket list.

In the process you might just have discover a new lifestyle and a true love of flying.

Basic Paragliding License
Basic Paragliding License
Basic Paragliding License
Basic Paragliding License
Basic Paragliding License
Basic Paragliding License
Basic Paragliding License
Basic Paragliding License
Basic Paragliding License

Basic Paragliding License

Regular price R 16,900.00
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  • Our recommended course
  • Gear rental included
  • Spesial rates for gear purchase option- *pre booking essential
  • Makes a great gift
  • Accommodation options available on request

Learn to Paraglide! It has never been this easy to become a pilot!

Paragliding technology has advanced significantly in the 20th century and has become very affordable as well as improved accessibility, aerodynamic performance, and ultimately safety turning it into the easiest aeronautical sport in the world.

With our learn-to-fly courses, you’ll get to dive into all you need to know to 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. 

Upon completing this course, you can apply for your paragliding license(from SACAA/SAHPA) and fly unsupervised after receiving your license. Alternatively, keep your progression flowing with our flyaway events to safely progress under supervision.


Duration:  10 Flying days (14 days period reserved) 
Included

  • Equipment Rental
  • Ground school session
  • 35 Instructional solo flights 
  • up to 5 Instructional tandem flights
  • Minimum 4 hours of airtime
  • Theory briefings during practical training
  • 1 Dinner on us 
  • Assitance with the license application process with SACAA/SAHPA
  • Inflight footage from your instructors
  • IPPI 4 card for international applicants possible(additional R200)

Practical

  • Minimum 4hours 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 

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

Introduction course

Not sure if Paragliding is for you - Simply try our Introducton course where you can discover the world of Paragliding.

When you realize how much fun it is you could always just extend to the full course

Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course

Introduction Paragliding course

Regular price R 6,900.00
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  • Phase 1 of the Basic course
  • Best way to try Paragliding first
  • Makes a great gift

The discover paragliding course is designed to show you what paragliding is all about, without having to commit to a full paragliding license. You will learn the basics of paragliding in ground school and then progress to doing your first solo flights.  

By enrolling in this course you will be registered as a student with SAHPA, which will be valid for 6 months to complete the requirements in order to get a paragliding license if the student extends his learning towards the Basic license course.

Duration  

  • 2-3 flying days

Included:

  • Equipment Rental
  • Ground School session
  • up to 10 Solo flights under instruction
  • up to 2 Instructional tandem flights
  • 6-month SAHPA Student membership
  • SAHPA training manual and information pack
  • Paragliding-The beginners guide book
  • Footage of flight if available
  • Theory briefings during practical training
  • Paraglide Africa drawstring bag and stickers

Practical Requirments

  • Perform up to 10 x solo flights using the forward launch method
  • Demonstrate good layout, 5-point pre-flight checks
  • Demonstrate 90 and 180-degree turn under instruction
  • Demonstrate one unassisted landing

Theory

  • Paragliding Safety
  • Paragliding Equipment 
  • Takeoff and flying techniques
  • Logging your flights

Training Holiday

Regular price R 35,000.00
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  • 4 Participants required to secure course
  • Excludes airfare
  • Group rates for more than 6
  • Special pricing for non-flying participants
  • Includes 11 day Basic training course

Need to break free after the lockdown? Enjoy unspoiled beaches, untouched nature, excellent cuisine, and good times with friends all while learning or acquiring new skills! Paraglide Africa offers a 14-day training holiday in the beautiful Wilderness area in the Garden Route, South Africa. Whether you want to learn to paraglide or if you are already a pilot wanting to improve your flying skills. 

Included

  • 14 nights B&B Accommodation
  • 3 Dinners 
  • Shuttle service
  • 11 days of Basic Pilot Course or any further paragliding training required from the pilot's current level.
  • 1x Tandem flight experience voucher for a partner
  • Paraglide Africa upcyled goodie bag
  • Guided hiking and adventure activities (when not flying)
  • Paraglide Africa branded T-shirt, Cap
Training Holiday
Training Holiday
Training Holiday
Training Holiday
Training Holiday
Training Holiday
Training Holiday
Training Holiday

Progression Flyaways

Not yet comfortable - Join the Club for flaway events
Competent Progression Flyaway
Competent Progression Flyaway
Competent Progression Flyaway
Competent Progression Flyaway
Competent Progression Flyaway
Competent Progression Flyaway
Competent Progression Flyaway

Competent Progression Flyaway

Regular price R 5,500.00
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Aimed at basic licensed or low airtime pilots that:

  • do not yet feel competent or comfortable flying on their own
  • flying their own equipment for the first time
  • want to improve on their flying skills
  • speed up their progression curve. 
  • Want to progress to basic thermal flights

These events primarily focus on thermal techniques and theory, active flying, flying with instruments, and stronger wind takeoff techniques.

Duration:  2-3 Flying days

Included

  • Theory briefings during practical training
  • Maximum 3 hours of airtime over 8-10 flights
  • up to 1 Instructional tandem flight
  • Multimedia Footage if available
  • Paraglide Africa drawstring bag and stickers
  • Ground school session for improvement

Possible Practical Objectives

  • Demonstrate unassisted thermalling using an instrument
  • Topping out in a thermal
  • Demonstrating good glider control in 20km + wind speed
  • Demonstrate mushroom/cobra launch
  • Demonstrate top landing
  • Demonstrate active flying techniques

Possible Theory discussions

  • Thermal theory and techniques
  • Active flying techniques
  • Flying with Instruments
  • Weather prediction

XC Progression Flyaway

Regular price R 4,500.00
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Aimed at the competent pilot looking to cut the umbilical cord from the usual landing area and join the world of cross-country flying. This course covers thermal techniques, SA weather prediction, micrometeorology, planning for cross-country flying, and competition flying.

Duration: 2 Flying days (*Needs to be pre-booked and arranged in advance)

Included

  • Theory briefings during practical training
  • In-flight guiding
  • Recovery Driving
  • Multimedia footage if available 
  • Paraglide Africa drawstring bag and stickers
  • 1 Dinner on us

Possible Practical outcomes:

  • Demonstrate thermal techniques
  • Fly cross country away from takeoff
  • Demonstrate active flying techniques
  • Flying with instruments
  • Weather assessment and prediction
  • Planning an xc route and flying a task
  • Having fun :)

Possible Theory discussions:

  • Thermals and thermal techniques
  • Weather prediction
  • Cross-country planning experience
  • Meteorology
  • Advance cross country flying
  • Competition flying
XC Progression Flyaway
XC Progression Flyaway
XC Progression Flyaway
XC Progression Flyaway

Equipment options

Having your own equipment provides a faster learning process and ensures you are comfortable on your equipment after school to continue your flying progression safely.

Get in touch to discuss your equipment needs and budget with one of our expert instructors.

Beginner gear package
Beginner gear package
Beginner gear package
Beginner gear package

Beginner gear package

Regular price R 67,900.00
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Equipment

This Package includes all the top-of-the-range necessary equipment from Flow Paragliders to fly fully independent, during, or after your course. 

Gear included in Package:

-Flow future EN A Paraglider
-Aura Reserve 
-Flow Vissta/Kortel Cool harness 
-Helmet- Charly Loop helmet 
-Flow Paragliders Concertina bag

Having your own equipment provides a faster learning process and ensures you are comfortable with your equipment after school to continue your flying progression safely.

The Flow Future ENA Paraglider is an easy, safe glider with excellent performance for its class, allowing you to successfully complete your training and progress in your flying career for years to come.

Having all the needed equipment for your training also gives you the advantage of continuous flying straight out of school!

*Please order the gear package in advance as delays in production and shipping often occur 

*Get in touch to discuss your equipment needs, sizing and budget with one of our expert instructors

Equipment Rental

Regular price R 1,000.00
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Duration
Simply rent one of our Flow Paraglider kits which will include everything you need to fly safely
  • Renting gear after completing your course is very easy and will get you flying safely with some of the best equipment on the market.
  • Lost luggage or simply don't feel like the hassle of traveling with your equipment through airport security.

Included: 

  • EN-A glider in your size - Flow Paragliders Future
  • Flow Vissta Harness with rescue /Kortel Kool
  • Certified helmet
  • Paraglide Africa quick pack bag.
  • Baofeng radio on SAHPA Frequencies.

*Please check the availability of size.  

**Terms and conditions for damage, wear and tear.

Equipment Rental

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