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Barberton Paragliding Nationals 2021

25th Apr 2021 @ 8:00 am 1st May 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Barberton Paragliding Nationals will be held over seven days between 25 April 2021 and 01 May 2021 with no rest days.  The 24 April 2021 will be a practice day, fees and indemnities apply.

Barberton is South Africa’s premier winter flying site, as Porterville in the Western Cape is to the free-flying community for summer flying.  Also, several South Africa paragliding Nationals have been held in Barberton.

Barberton the ideal place for beginners to travel on their first XC glides but also for hard racing and very technical decision making.

Dedicated to the memory of Andrew Smith

For those new to the sport of paragliding in South Africa, Andrew Smith is a name that is synonymous with our sport.  An internationally renowned pilot of great repute and inspiration to many pilots over three decades or more, Andrew touched many lives in his tireless passion for free flight.  He is one who pioneered all aspects of paragliding in South Africa, from administration to coaching, mentorship, epic cross-country, and the highest level of competition.  It was Andrew’s desire for years to compete in Barberton during April which was his birthday month and a month he believed would work really well for a paragliding competition out here.  We believe there can be no greater tribute to Andrew other than to grant this wish in celebration of his life.