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Powered paragliding
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:01:54 pm »
Was treated for my first tandem flight today at Grotto beach, Hermanus, what a thrill, this can become a new expensive hobby   :biggrin:  Thanks Keith  :thumleft:



















 

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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 07:09:32 pm »
Could you see your braai from up there?

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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 07:13:02 pm »
 :biggrin:
Busy with a fire for tonight's dinner
The food must be cooked, so I can just as well braai it
 

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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 07:43:46 pm »
:biggrin:
Busy with a fire for tonight's dinner
The food must be cooked, so I can just as well braai it
Good man!  ;D

I been up in a micro light...pretty scary at first but then you think if it was any aircraft you would be dead on impact anyway. That brought me some strange relief  :biggrin:
We landed on Blouberg beach then the blue bottles rocked up so we just chooned tally ho & took off ..
 

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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 07:54:22 pm »
This was awesome, best experience of flying ever, felt like floating in the air
 

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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 08:35:58 pm »
This was awesome, best experience of flying ever, felt like floating in the air

 :sip: I've done over 400 hrs in my microlight before I sold it. Expensive hobby?, you can say that again. But, the paragliding will not be that bad. No hanger and club fees and a lot of other shit.
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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 05:42:43 am »
This is still on my list of "to do items" :thumleft:

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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 07:12:31 am »
Saw some guys doing this im mozambique a couple of weeks ago....thought to myself....mmm...that looks nice, maybe I must try it......

What are we looking at cost wise to get started? do you need any qualification or training? Anyone already doing it?
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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 09:41:04 am »
Would also like to know what cost, training and effort is required to get into this sport.

Another factor would be location. I don't suppose one can take off anywhere near a city with an airport etc.

Anybody around that knows about the detail?
 

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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 08:33:00 am »
Normally you would have to do a paragliding course first but I see lately they do the paramotor course from scratch.

Contact Birdmen in Tableview.

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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2017, 10:30:25 am »
Bliksem  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2017, 11:26:01 am »
I did some homework a few years ago and it was cheaper than biking.
I did not have money then, but was offered a single seater in good nic for R15 000 and the guy was prepared to teach me.
I think it is a lot like the biking community, you want to and the guys will bend over backwards to get you started.
Maybe you guys in Cpt must pool together and buy a rig!
That way it will work out cheaper.
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Re: Powered paragliding
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 10:01:45 pm »
I am a paramotor instructor, master importer and tandem pilot, if you guys want any info, feel free to contact me directly.
Based in Cape Town. I can advise on equipment, training, licensing, etc.
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« Last Edit: October 15, 2017, 10:03:07 pm by ultraflight »
 
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