On 7 March 2020, an experienced instructor had an unfortunate tandem paragliding accident at Sedgefield site landing area.
The landowner at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve (Franschoek, Western Cape) has expressed concern about a handful of paraglider pilots who refuse to pay permit fees. These objections are based on the mistaken premise that the Franschhoek launch site does not fall … Read more
SAHPA Members, We’d like to give you some feedback on our attempts to improve internal operations. We hope this demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improving levels of service to the flying community. In the beginning of … Read more
A long sand-dune situated between Langebaan and Saldanha Bay, access to this gentle ridge-soaring site is controlled by Weskus Radio Flyers.
The South Africa Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA) deeply regrets to convey that an Austrian paragliding pilot was involved in a fatal accident at Langebaan yesterday, 22 January 2020.
A consistent and beautiful site to fly, offering a panorama of Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles. While this site has a Basic-rating, it is challenging in stronger wind and must be treated with utmost respect.
Table Mountain is a Sport-rated site, with treacherous cliff launches and swirling, unpredictable wind. Guidance by an experienced local pilot is mandatory.
Hermanus is a Basic-rated thermic and soaring site, with a long wave-like ridge which offers consistent flying conditions. Ridge-lift combined with thermals makes for some interesting flying.
Hello SAHPA Members The SAHPA Committee have undertaken the much-needed regulatory re-write and hereby invite all current SAHPA members to comment on the Final Draft. Our aim is three fold: Establish a practical licensing system which is … Read more