Paragliding Porterville - Legal

To fly legally in Porterville or anywhere else in South Africa, you must have a current SAHPA (South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) license.  Your guide or group leader will obtain a 2 month permit for you.  Alternatively, you can contact us for assitance.

You must carry your SAHPA license and your flying association's flying license with you whenever you are flying.

The SAHPA license gives you:

  • The right to fly.
  • A radio license:
    • 141.600 mhz
    • 141.625 mhz
  • Casevac

Excluded:

  • Medical insurance.  It is advisable that you take out medical insurance from your country of origin.  Porterville does have a small but basic hospital.
  • Site fees.

Paragliding Porterville - Flatlands from the air
Porterville Flatlands by Dietmar Neumann.

Paragliding Porterville - A gaggle above town
A gaggle thermalling above town.

Did you know?

Paragliding Porterville - A small Porterville dam close to town.

Porterville was established in 1863 by Frederick John Owen an original 1820 British settler. By selling off portions of his farm “Pomona”, a settlement was established. The town was then named after the popular Attorney General of the Cape Colony, Sir William Porter.

Paragliding Porterville - Flatlands in summer.

Golden in summer and mint green in winter, Porterville region’s widespread carpet of wheat fields support its reputation as the bread basket of the Western Cape.


 

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Date : 2017/07/21
Time : 02:42:40
Temp : 9.3 °C
Dew : -31 °C
Wind Dir : NNE
Vmin : 2 km/h
Vmax : 14 km/h
Vavg : 8 km/h
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