Basic Pilot License

This course is broken down into three parts:

 

Basic Pilots License Name Cost Flights Ave Duration
Introduction 2500 5
1 day
Learn to Fly 3000 10 4 days
Completion of Basics 3500 23 Over 2 -3 months
Totals: 9000 35

Introduction

The course takes place over a weekend and you will receive the following:

Full Supervision with Personal Assistance and the school provides all the necessary paragliding equipment.

Theoretical Instruction:

  • Introduction to Equipment
  • Introduction to Weather Assessment
  • Safety Aspects
  • Winch Conversion

Training Materials:

  • SAHPA (SA Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association) Temporary Membership valid for 5 months
  • Training Manual
  • Winching Manual

Practicals

  • Ground Handling
  • Preparation for Flight
  • In-flight Canopy Control
  • Landing Procedures
  • Safety
  • 2 Winch Flights

 

Once this course has been completed, you are eligible to continue with the "Learn to Fly" course

 


 

 

"Learn to Fly" Training Course - R 3000-00


Introduce yourself to solo free flight by developing the basic skills for paragliding through this informative 4 day - 10 flight training course.

Note: These 10 flights are weather dependant and can take more or less than 4 flying days. (You have a month to complete these flights.)


Comprises of:-

Theory

  • Introduction to Equipment
  • Introduction to Weather Assessment
  • Safety Aspects
  • Winch Conversion


Practicals

  • Ground Handling
  • Preparation for Flight
  • In-flight Canopy Control
  • Landing Procedures
  • Safety
  • 10 Winch Flights
  • Full Supervision with Personal Assistance


On completion of this course you will have experienced the wonder of following the birds into the sky. At this stage you are welcome to join us on the Basic License Course which will quickly take you to a confidence level with the ability to fly on your own.


Take Off

Note: Both courses must be completed before you are eligible to continue with the Completion of Basic Pilot License course.


 


 

Completion of Basic Pilot License - R3500-00


Put the knowledge and experience you have gained as a student pilot to good use. This intensive course covers takes you to a total of 35 flights (with the 'Learn to Fly'). The Basic Pilot's License is normally achieved within 2 to 3 months. Some pilots achieve their license in less time than this and others take longer. Our training obligation lasts until the pilot achieves their Basic License or until the Temporary Student License (valid for 5 months) expires whichever comes first. The Temporary Student License can be renewed for a further 5 months, see Terms and Conditions for details. After the 35 flights have been achieved the pilot has the option to rent equipment from us or purchase their own.

Comprises of:-

 

  • Continuation of the previous course facilities including full use of all school equipment.
  • 23 flights
  • Advanced ground handling
  • Basic Thermalling
  • Basic safety maneuvers
  • Mountain flying at a minimum of 2 different mountain sites.
  • With the use of videos, theory lectures, practical lessons, the required number of winch launch and mountain launch flights, we will bring you to the Basic Pilot Level.
  • Basic License Exam (lectures are given weekly to aid you in completion of the exam).
 


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