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 - Black Headed Heron.

The Black Headed Heron stands 85 cm tall, has a 150 cm wingspan and sometimes breeds in towns and villages.

It is a wading bird often found near water in the Porterville area's wide spread agricultural lands, veld and farms.

Paragliding Porterville - Steppe Buzzard.

The Steppe Buzzard is a long-distance migrant, some spending winters in South Africa. They are often seen perched on roadside telephone poles in the open Porterville countryside.


 

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