Reporting of Incidents, Accidents & Fatalities

The SAHPA committee is concerned about the growing controversy amongst members with regard to Incidents, Accidents and Fatalities. In the interests of transparency, we would like to clarify some of the issues being raised.

Accident at Betty’s Bay on 27 March 2021

On 27th March 2021, a pilot on the dunes near Betty’s Bay, was involved in a paragliding accident. While initial information is limited, it is believed that the pilot sustained injuries and was rescued by the National Sea Rescue Institute.

SACAA General Notice # GAD-2021/001-1

“It has come to the attention of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) that there are flight activities encompassing general aviation operations and aviation recreational activities, being carried out in South African airspace by persons using equipment that fall within the definition of an aircraft, as listed in paragraph 2.2 (a) to (e) below, …

Read moreSACAA General Notice # GAD-2021/001-1

Porterville

Porterville is world-famous amongst cross-country pilots as being a place where pilots can break personal and world-records. There are several launch sites in the near vicinity of Porterville (the town): Pampoen fontein Dasklip Pass Piketburg

Part 106 Survey

In 2020, the SAHPA committee embarked on a project to move SAHPA out of Part 62, to a proposed new Part 106.

Anonymous Incident Reports

We have recently received several anonymous incident reports made through the Incident/Accident Report form. The SAHPA committee has considered each of these, and we find that these do not qualify as incidents.