All SAHPA members are invited to participate in an online Safety Seminar on 30th June 2021.
The South African Civil Aviation Authority has disabled the licence portal for pilots due to a potential disclosure of pilot’s personal information.
The recent events at the Mont Rochelle site in Franschoek have highlighted a few issues in our local flying community, primarily regarding communication, protocols and site briefings.
The SACAA issued a General Notice GAD-001 relating to BASE jumping and Speedflying in South Africa.
We would like to thank the SAHPA members who participated in the 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.
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.
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.
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