Background & history

SAHPA is an acronym for the South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association with a scope for the following sports:

  • paragliders (PG)
  • hang gliders (HG)
  • powered paragliders (PPG)
  • powered hang gliders (PHG)
  • para-trikes

All pilots that part take in these sports must be licensed by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), as required by the Civil Aviation Act. Please see Legislation & Regulations for more information.