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Paragliding in Cape Town
« on: May 12, 2014, 02:25:09 pm »
Went along to some paragliding this weekend, put together a little video of it, pretty fun stuff  :thumleft:



 

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 02:27:37 pm »
The more eagle-eyed viewer will spot our very own Stroke-Her from the forum flying around.
 

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 03:16:54 pm »
 :thumleft:

Looks like loads of fun. What are the training requirements for that?
 

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 08:53:29 am »
Etienne , check out the aviation thread.
 

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 09:04:27 am »
you need a SAHPA license to paraglide - SAHPA is the south african hang gliding and paragliding association and falls under the SA CAA.

to get a paragliding license you need to do 35 flights under the supervision of an instructor at a registered school.
this can take anything from two weeks to 6 months, depending on how well the weather plays along, and how dedicated you are.
a license course costs in the region of 5-8k.

schools supply the equipment for training.

once finished you can set yourself up for under 20k with 2nd hand gear.
there is lots of second hand gear around because people are always upgrading long before the equipment has been used up.

SAHPA - http://www.sahpa.co.za/
 

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 12:37:24 pm »
Wilderness.



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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 01:03:00 pm »
Nice video ..great editing
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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 02:05:35 pm »
Nice video ..great editing

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2014, 02:57:49 pm »
and here's a photo you wont see every day - me and a mate flying the Drakensberg near the Sentinel.
 

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 03:53:50 pm »
you need a SAHPA license to paraglide - SAHPA is the south african hang gliding and paragliding association and falls under the SA CAA.

to get a paragliding license you need to do 35 flights under the supervision of an instructor at a registered school.
this can take anything from two weeks to 6 months, depending on how well the weather plays along, and how dedicated you are.
a license course costs in the region of 5-8k.

schools supply the equipment for training.

once finished you can set yourself up for under 20k with 2nd hand gear.
there is lots of second hand gear around because people are always upgrading long before the equipment has been used up.

SAHPA - http://www.sahpa.co.za/

thanks for the info :thumleft:
 

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 03:56:20 pm »
Went along to some paragliding this weekend, put together a little video of it, pretty fun stuff  :thumleft:



damit, i cant see the video or the pics!  :'(

where did you fly Etienne?

btw, i received my Basic licence in the post yesterday!   ;)
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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 03:57:40 pm »
Looks like Porterville.

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2015, 04:24:04 pm »
Please revive this thread, we need to see more pictures!
 

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Re: Paragliding in Cape Town
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2015, 12:53:58 pm »
you need a SAHPA license to paraglide - SAHPA is the south african hang gliding and paragliding association and falls under the SA CAA.

to get a paragliding license you need to do 35 flights under the supervision of an instructor at a registered school.
this can take anything from two weeks to 6 months, depending on how well the weather plays along, and how dedicated you are.
a license course costs in the region of 5-8k.

schools supply the equipment for training.


once finished you can set yourself up for under 20k with 2nd hand gear.
there is lots of second hand gear around because people are always upgrading long before the equipment has been used up.

SAHPA - http://www.sahpa.co.za/

Schools only supply the equipment for flying if you have a small or light frame.....If you are a heavy weight they ask you to buy your own equipment which will be anything from R10K up for a second hand rig. Heavy pilots is not a problem though, but the schools only cater for the avg guy which will be around 80kg. So this is a bummer, because now I have to wait longer and save more and there are always other priorities but I WILL get up there with the eagles!