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.

Source:

  • 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 - Winter snow on the Groot Winterhoek Mountains.

The Bergrivier features a diversity of dramatic seasonal terrains, from high altitude mountains and deep valleys to extensive flatland plains interspersed with wine estates, fruit farms and olive plantations.

Winter months bring an unexpected alpine look with snow often dusting the peaks of the Groot Winterhoek Mountains rising behind the front ridge.

Springtime flowers bring an array of colour to the countyside while the summer sun gradually transforms the green landscape to warm golds and then to browns.


 

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