This is the perfect opportunity to learn to paraglide on the magnificent Garden route in South Africa by joining us on our Paragliding license course
This is the perfect opportunity to learn to paraglide on the magnificent Garden route in South Africa by joining us on our Paragliding license course.
The minimum requirements for a Basic license are:
-Valid student license;
-minimum of 35 logged flights (minimum 60 seconds duration each) under instructor supervision;
-minimum of 4 hours flight time;
-1 soaring flight must have been longer than 20 minutes;
-20 flights must be from over 100 meters height difference;
-2 flights in light thermic conditions of at least 10 minutes duration each;
-the student must have flown from at least two different mountain sites;
-the student must pass the practical flight test curriculum; and
obtain more than 85 % in the written open book exam.
-The license is also awarded at the discretion of the instructor.
In addition to the practical curriculum a series of lectures are presented covering the topics of aerodynamics, meteorology, air law, safety procedures, flying techniques and skills. Cloudbase Paragliding provides all aviation equipment, including two-way communication, required to complete the course.
South Africa Paragliding License Course Itinerary:
You are required to be present at the school from 9.00am to 5pm each day of the course on a good weather day, for the duration of the course.
Due to paragliding being weather dependent, we make the most of every day.
When the weather is good for flying we fly, and then during the non flyable windows we do the theory part of the course.
Day one - intro theory , equipment allocation and set up
Day two - 8- 10 flights on the sand dunes
Day three - high flights from Map of Africa
Day four - ten - high flights accomplishing the requirements of the course. As well as theory, review of exam, completion of paperwork.