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 - Agama Hispida on Pampoenfontein take-off.

Agama Hispida lizards often bask facing the sun, making Porterville perfect for them. Sun-warmed lizards are more brightly coloured than cooler ones.

Paragliding Porterville - Cape Skink.

The Cape Skink is common on the Porterville mountainside. It can gradually become domesticated and after some time tame enough to eat out of one’s hand.


 

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