This register is maintained ‘as-is’ to prospective students who are trying to find a suitable and approved school. It is not the authoritative source of information.
SAHPA does not provide any approval, endorsement, certification or oversight of training (
CAR Part 141) or commercial (
CAR Part 96) operations. This function is performed exclusively by the Civil Aviation Authority.
When considering training with a particular school, please contact the CAA for proof (in the form of a DTO Certificate) by sending an email to PEL.Training@caa.co.za. In the subject line of your email, please use “VERIFICATION OF TRAINING APPROVAL”.
|Name||DTO Approval (Part 141)||Accountable Manager||Chief Flight Instructor||Province||Districts||Approval Certificate||Disciplines||Website||Description|
|Air School Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Ria Moothilal||Ria Moothilal||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole, Garden Route District, Overberg District, West Coast District, Cape Winelands District||SACAA/0034/DTO||2023-10-31||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience, Guiding,||airschool.co.za|
|Airventures||School||Approved by CAA||Cal Dyker||Cal Dyker||Eastern Cape||Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole||SACAA/0055/DTO||2024-01-31||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience||Airventures|
|Attitude4Altitude Paragliding School||School||Approved by CAA||Tracey King||Tracey King||Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga, Western Cape||Bojanala Platinum District, Garden Route District, Ehlanzeni District, Nkangala District||SACAA/0044/DTO||2023-10-31||Paragliding||attitude4altitude.co.za|
|Birdmen Paragliding School||School||Approved by CAA||Barry Pedersen||Barry Pedersen||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole, Garden Route District, Overberg District, West Coast District, Cape Winelands District||SACAA/0031/DTO||2023-09-30||Paragliding, Paramotor, Guiding, Flying Tours||www.birdmen.co.za|
|Blue Gravity Paragliding School||School||Approved by CAA||Kevin Storie||Kevin Storie||Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga, Western Cape||Bojanala Platinum District, City of Tshwane Metropole, Garden Route District||SACAA/0001/DTO||2024-03-30||Paragliding, Paramotor, Hang-gliding||www.bluegravity.co.za|
|Cape Hope Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Francois de Villiers||Francois de Villiers||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0058/DTO||2023-09-30||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience||capehopeparagliding.com|
|Cape Town Tandem Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Manu Wegmershaus||Steve Burd||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0051/DTO||2023-10-31||Tandem Flight Experience||www.paraglide.co.za|
|Cloudbase Paragliding School||School||Approved by CAA||Jan Minnaar & Khobi Bowden||Jan Minnaar||Western Cape||Garden Route District||SACAA/0009/DTO||2023-09-30||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience, Paramotor||www.cloudbase.co.za|
|Dolphin Paragliding School||School||Approved by CAA||Deon Borrett||Deon Borrett||Western Cape||Garden Route District||SACAA/0059/DTO||2024-02-29||K2022682676||Tandem Flight Experience||Dolphin Paragliding School|
|Fly Cape Town Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Stephan Kruger||Stephan Kruger||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0019/DTO||2023-09-30||K2013207410||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience||flycapetown.co.za|
|Fly Plett Paragliding||School||Not approved, may not operate||Peter Viljoen||Not registered||https://www.facebook.com/FlyPlett|
|Flytime Paragliding School||School||Approved by CAA||Pete Wallenda||Pete Wallenda||Western Cape||Garden Route District||SACAA/0052/DTO||2023-09-30||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience||www.flytimeparagliding.com|
|Fly With Us Paragliding aka MrFlyCape||School||Not approved, may not operate||Jason Erwee||Not registered|
|Go Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Jan De Jager||Jan De Jager||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0045/DTO||2023-10-31||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience||goparagliding.co.za|
|Icarus Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Jacques Du Plessis||Jacques Du Plessis||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0046/DTO||2023-10-30||Tandem Flight Experience||icarusparagliding.co.za|
|Let's Fly Paragliding Wilderness||School||Approved by CAA||Michail van der Walt||Michail van der Walt||Western Cape||Garden Route District||SACAA/0053/DTO||2023-09-30||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience, Paramotor||www.letsflyparagliding.co.za/|
|MountAIR||School||Approved by CAA||Zelda Peenze||Zelda Peenze||Western Cape||Garden Route District||SACAA/0050/DTO||2024-04-30||Tandem Flight Experience||MountAIR|
|Nirvana Africa||School||Approved by CAA||Eugene Cussons||Eugene Cussons||Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West, Limpopo||Bojanala Platinum District, City of Tshwane Metropole, Ehlanzeni District||SACAA/0066/DTO||2024-02-29||Paragliding, Paramotor, Paratrike||nirvanaafrica.co.za|
|Paraglide Africa (Pty) Ltd||School||Approved by CAA||Theunis De Bruin||Theunis De Bruin||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole, Garden Route District||SACAA/0022/DTO||2023-10-31||K2019071962||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience||paraglideafrica.com|
|Tandem Paraglide CC t/a Paraglide SA||School||Approved by CAA||Wayne Heuer||Wayne Heuer||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0026/DTO||2023-12-31||B2011083412||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience||Paraglide SA|
|Paramotor SA (Pty) Ltd t/a Epic Aviation||School||Approved by CAA||Riaan Struwig||Riaan Struwig||Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga||City of Tshwane Metropole, Garden Route District, Bojanala Platinum District||SACAA/0012/DTO||2024-04-30||Paragliding, Paramotor||paramotorsa.co.za|
|Para-Pax Tandem Paragliding Flights||School||Not approved, may not operate||Stef Juncker||Not registered||B2003004965||www.parapax.co.za|
|Parapente CC||School||Approved by CAA||Steven Burd||Steven Burd||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0014/DTO||2023-09-30||B1991018139||Tandem Flight Experience||www.parapente.co.za|
|Rock On Adventures (Pty) Ltd t/a Sky Safari Adventures||School||Approved by CAA||Handré Fouché||Handré Fouché||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole, Garden Route District||SACAA/0038/DTO||2024-05-30||K2012064861||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience, Guiding, Flying Tours||skysafari.co.za|
|Safari Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Francois Miog||Francois Miog||Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West,Western Cape||Bojanala Platinum District, City of Tshwane Metropole, Garden Route District||SACAA/0041/DTO||2024-01-31||Paragliding||www.safariparagliding.co.za|
|SA Paragliding School t/a Hi5 Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Ruard de Bruyn||Grant Van Rooyen||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0032/DTO||2024-06-30||Tandem Flight Experience||hi5paragliding.co.za|
|Signal Hill Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Frank Swanepoel||Frank Swanepoel||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0040/DTO||2023-10-31||Tandem Flight Experience||Signal Hill Paragliding|
|Skyride Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Heinrich Marloth||Heinrich Marloth||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0067/DTO||2023-05-31||Tandem Flight Experience||www.skyrideparagliding.co.za|
|Skywings Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Kayhan Dura||Kane Dura||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole, Garden Route District||SACAA/0063/DTO||2023-11-30||Tandem Flight Experience||www.skywingsparagliding.co.za|
|Square1 Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Matthew van Zyl||Matthew van Zyl||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0033/DTO||2023-12-31||Tandem Flight Experience||www.square1paragliding.co.za|
|Table Mountain Paragliding||School||Approved by CAA||Herman Venter||Thomas Webb||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0025/DTO||2023-10-31||Tandem Flight Experience||tmparagliding.com|
|The Tandem Flight Co.||School||Approved by CAA||Earl Valentine||Thomas Webb||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole||SACAA/0024/DTO||2024-02-28||Tandem Flight Experience||tandemflight.co.za|
|Tom's Instructional Tandems||School||Approved by CAA||Theunis de Bruin||Theunis de Bruin||Western Cape||City of Cape Town Metropole, Garden Route District||SACAA/0021/DTO||2024-08-31||K2017127804||Tandem Flight Experience|
|Wallendair Paragliding School||School||Approved by CAA||Pete Wallenda||Pete Wallenda||Western Cape||Garden Route District||SACAA/0043/DTO||2024-06-30||B1994022322||Paragliding, Paramotor||www.wallendair.com|
|Wild2Fly||School||Approved by CAA||Johan Anderson||Johan Anderson||Western Cape||Garden Route District||SACAA/0047/DTO||2023-12-31||K2018230465||Paragliding, Tandem Flight Experience, Hang-gliding||www.wild2fly.co.za|
|Wildsky Paragliding School||School||Approved by CAA||Hans & Ria Fokkens||Hans Fokkens||Kwazulu-Natal||SACAA/0028/DTO||2023-10-31||Paragliding, Paramotor, Tandem Flight Experience||www.wildsky.co.za|
|Winelands Paragliding||School||Not approved, may not operate||Mias de Klerk||Western Cape||Not registered||-||winelandsparagliding.co.za|
Delays with re-issue of DTO Certificates
There are currently long delays within CAA to renew DTO Certificates, and as such, some DTO’s have expired certificates. The CAA does allow for a school to continue training provided the DTO has sent in their updated documentation and have paid for the renewal.
It is an offence in terms of
Part 185 of the Civil Aviation Regulations to conduct aviation training without approval as defined in (
CAR 141.08.2) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). This offence also includes a school “operating under” or “in association with” the DTO approval of another school.
In addition, it is also an offence to advertise aviation training (
CAR 141.08.4) without displaying the SACAA DTO approval number.
Consumer Protection Act
The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 applies to every transaction, agreement, advertisement, production, distribution, promotion, sale or supply of goods or services. This would be relevant in the following scenarios:
- You have paid for your training, but the training course was cancelled.
- You paid for a training course with a non-approved school, and your licence application was been rejected.
- You bought equipment, and you were never provided with the equipment.
- You bought new equipment, but you only discovered afterwards that the equipment has already been used.
Please ask the school about their Consumer Protection Policy.
If you have a dispute with a school or equipment reseller, you may consider lodging a complaint with the Consumer Goods & Services Ombud. This is not a matter that SAHPA has the jurisdiction or skills to resolve.
School owners: Is your DTO not listed, or does your listing have incorrect information? Please submit the correct information by contacting the SAHPA Office with a copy of your DTO certificate.