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Learn to Paraglide with Paraglide Africa

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
  • Our recommended course
  • Minimum group size - 2 | Maximum - 5
  • Gear rental included
  • Special rates for gear purchase option- *pre booking essential
  • Makes a great gift
  • Accommodation options available on request

Introduction Paragliding course


Regular priceR 6,900.00
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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
  • Phase 1 of the Basic course
  • Best way to try Paragliding first
  • Makes a great gift
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Introduction Paragliding course
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Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
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Introduction Paragliding course
Introduction Paragliding course
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Training Holiday


Regular priceR 45,000.00
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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

  • 5 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 upcycled goodie bag
  • Guided hiking and adventure activities (when not flying)
  • Paraglide Africa branded T-shirt, Cap
  • 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
Cross country XC Paragliding in the best places of South Africa

Progression Flyaways

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Training dates
Regular priceR 5,500.00
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Designed for basic licensed pilots with limited flying experience, this product is ideal for those seeking to advance their aviation skills or:

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

These sessions revolve around thermal flying, active airmanship, navigating with aids, and improved launch techniques in windy conditions.

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

  • Progression in thermalling skills using an instrument
  • Topping out in a thermal
  • Demonstrating good glider control at 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

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Training Dates
Regular priceR 5,500.00
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It is 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 basic task flying.

Duration: 4 Flying days (*Needs to be pre-booked and arranged in advance)

Participants: 5 Maximum per course

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
  • Choosing safe out-landing options
  • Having fun :)

Possible Theory discussions:

  • Thermals and thermal techniques
  • Weather prediction
  • Cross-country planning experience
  • Meteorology
  • Advance cross country flying
  • Competition/task flying
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Beginner gear package
Beginner gear package
Beginner gear package
Beginner gear package

Beginner gear package


Equipment
Regular priceR 85,900.00
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This ultimate gear package comes with high-end Flow Paragliders, ideal for independent flying before, during, and after your training course.

Gear included in Package:

  • Flow future Paraglider(EN A - school safety level)
  • Aura Reserve 
  • Flow Vissta open seat harness
  • Helmet- Charly Loop helmet 
  • Flow Paragliders Concertina bag
  • *get 70% off your Basic training course fee of R16900

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

The Flow Future ENA Paraglider offers a high level of safety and performance, making it the best choice for pilots undertaking their training, as well as intermediate pilots. It provides reliability and dependable performance for progressing through ample flight hours. 

*To ensure the best possible experience, we recommend ordering the gear package ahead of time, as delays in production and shipping are not uncommon.

*Connect with our expert instructors to evaluate your gear and size requirements.

Equipment Rental


Duration
Regular priceR 1,000.00
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Our Flow Paraglider kits provide all the necessary components for a safe flying experience - just rent one!

When would you need this:

  • Renting gear following the completion of your course is straightforward, providing access to some of the most reliable equipment available.
  • Avoid the trouble of bringing your equipment through airport security or risk losing your luggage altogether.

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 confirm size availability. 

*Equipment available in the Garden Route and might require a guiding fee for students with limited flight hours.

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

Equipment Rental

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