Office Update: November 2021

Dear SAHPA member

The year is almost over and the festive season is upon us. Please take note of the following:

Issuing of licences

To avoid any delays in the issuing of licences over the festive season, PLEASE take note of the following dates:

  • Renewal and Application submissions to reach the SAHPA office No later than 30 November 2021.
  • CAA submission – last batch of renewals and applications submitted to SACAA for 2021 Wednesday the 1st of December.
  • SAHPA office closure 12pm, 22nd of December 2021 until 3 January 2022.
  • CAA Office closure 12pm, 24 December 2021 until Monday 03 January 2022.

Note: You may NOT fly without a current licence.

SAHPA renewal and application documents

A reminder that all renewals are renewable for 24 months and initial licence applications for 12 months.

We have received a lot of incomplete packs which delays the process and we hereby request that before submitting your licence packs, that you please check that all documents are signed, dated, flight and hours are written on the forms and medicals, etc are attached. On the renewal pack there is a checklist to assist everyone with what is required.

CAA is issuing the new credit card sized licence and SAHPA has requested all pilots to submit an updated ID / Passport photo, however the format we are receiving is incorrect. To assist you please submit the correct ID/ Passport photo in either a high-resolution JPEG or PDF according to the specifications of a passport photo (Any other format will not be accepted):

You will also receive correspondence from CAA. Firstly, the licence holder will receive an email requesting to activate login credentials on the portal, through the link provided. As the licence holder you will have 3 days in which to activate the account failing which, you will have to contact CAA customer services directly to reactivate. SAHPA cannot assist you with this process.

SAHPA Committee for 2022

As no NEW nominations were received and nominations were received from the current committee, the SAHPA committee remains unchanged.

  • Chairman – Pete Wallenda
  • Vice Chairman – Brett Ellis
  • Treasurer – Steve Burd
  • Regulations/NSO – Kevin Storie
  • PG Rep – John Henderson
  • HG Rep – Lennox Olivier
  • Powered Rep – Basjan Van Heerden
  • Digital – Louis Stanford

Wilderness Notice

Pilots to please note that no PPG/ PPT or PPC pilots may launch from the Map of Africa as instructed by the site owner. Please adhere to the site rules.

Wishing you all a wonderful festive season.

Stay Safe

Best regards

The SAHPA Team