Paragliding Porterville - Airspace

The entire paragliding Porterville area is bound by airspace:

  • Entire Area: Cape Town UTA B - Class C - FL195/FL145.
  • South of Saron: Cape Town TMA E - Class C - FL145/FL085.
  • West of R365/R44: Langebaan Military - FAR45A - FL195/FL1500AGL.


  • South Western Cape Aeronautical Chart as Published by the Chief Directorate, South Western Cape Second Edition 2000, Aeronautical Edition September 2009.

In broad terms this means:

  • FL140 ceiling applies everywhere.
  • Langebaanweg clearance is required to fly most sites in the area.
  • Stay below FL085 when flying south of Saron.
  • This is "friendly" interpreration is a rough guideline only.
  • The Chief Directorate via South African CIVL Aviation Authority is the only source.
  • If you are unsure then get an airspace map or ask.
Unofficial (but usefull) downloads:
Langebaan Airspace (FAR45/46) snippet with persmission from SAHPA
Did you know?

Porterville Paragliding - Blue Lotus Water Lily.

The lovely Blue Lotus Water Lily is South Africas’ most common indigenous water lily and is found in ponds, rivers and dams in and around rural Porterville.

The water lily does not have true stems, the leaves grow on long petioles (leaf stalks) and one plant can spread over an area of about 1 metre.

White, mauve and pink are other colour forms that occasionally occur. The flowers are fragrant and visited constantly by bees for pollination. A fully open flower measures 15-20 cm across and lasts for about four days. Once flower buds rise to the water surface they open in the morning and close in the evening.


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