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 - Speckled Mousebird.

The Speckled Mousebird is common in South Africa where it is a regular visitor to Porterville gardens and habitats feeding mainly on fruit.

These are very social birds, feeding together, engaging in mutual preening and accompanying each other when they go to ground to dust bathe.

A breeding couple are helped by 2-6 helpers, usually young birds from previous clutches although half are not even related!!

Mousebirds like to hang in trees with a monkey-like grip directing their bellies upwards to make the most of chilly winter sunshine.


 

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