In 2020, the SAHPA committee embarked on a project to move SAHPA out of Part 62, to a proposed new Part 106.
SAHPA regrets to hear of a young male pilot who was involved in a speed-flying accident at Lion’s Head on Saturday afternoon, 20th February 2021.
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.
This summary overview has been compiled by the Safety Manager, and is based on Incidents, Accidents and Fatalities reported to the SAHPA office during the period January 2019 to February 2021.
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), a public agency reporting to the Department of Transport and tasked with civil aviation safety and security oversight, has raised concerns over the recent spike in aircraft accidents. In just one month, i.e. January 2021, 14 accidents were reported, with 04 being fatal accidents that claimed the lives of 08 people.
On 30 January 2021, an experienced pilot had an unfortunate paragliding accident at the Sir Lowry’s Pass launch site just outside Somerset West. The pilot was taken to hospital for treatment and observation. No further information is available at present.
SACAA has issued SAHPA with a new Aviation Recreation Organisation (ARO) Certificate for 2021-2022.
Extract from the AIID Accident Report 9792 published by AIID on 7 December 2020 (Ref CA18/2/3/9792): “On Thursday, 6 June 2019 at 1200Z, a paraglider student pilot took off from the mountain site Bulwer 1000 … Read more
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.
The South Africa Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA) deeply regrets to convey that a male Swedish paragliding pilot was involved in a fatal accident at Porterville earlier today. The exact cause of the accident has yet to … Read more