9-12 Day Basic Licence Course
At the end of the introductory course, you can choose to continue immediately with the rest of the 9-12 day Basic Licence course. All your flights and Introductory course fees will be credited towards your basic license course fees.
Awesome – you’ve made the decision to get your basic licence and you are en-route to becoming a SAHPA certified paraglider pilot. The basic licence is the minimum requirement to legally (SACAA) fly without supervision or instruction at all the basic-rated flying sites in South Africa and the rest of the world. This thorough and intensive course is designed to give you the basic building blocks on which to develop and enhance your paragliding skills after the Intro Course. Training in a safe environment (Wilderness, Kleinkrantz and Sedgefield) with a manageable progression – from ground handling, dune hopping and ground skimming to taking flights from higher take-off sites – is the best way to learn and improve your confidence and skill as a pilot.
This is all done under close supervision of our professional SAHPA certified & licenced instructors and designed to provide maximum fun while you start your journey as a pilot in this exciting sport.
EQUIPMENT • GROUND CONTROL • SAFETY • FIRST GROUND SKIMMING FLIGHTS • INSTRUCTIONAL TANDEM
(Additional student & licencing fees to be paid directly to SAHPA – request fees breakdown from us)
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- All certified training equipment supplied.
- SAHPA training manual and theory lectures.
- Flights from safe, student-friendly sites in the Garden Route – Wilderness, Kleinkrantz & Sedgefield
- Hands-on tuition by passionate, SAHPA-approved instructors.
- Transport provided during course.
Bed & Breakfast at our place in George for ZAR 350 per person sharing. Enquiries should be made when booking the course. Overflow accommodation is booked into a lodge that’s a 3 minute walk away. We will assist with confirming accommodation.
WHAT TO BRING ON COURSE:
Closed comfortable shoes – trainers or hiking boots. Long or mid length sports pants, jeans or shorts. T-shirts. Long-sleeve top. Jacket. Flip flops. Sunglasses, hat and buff, sunscreen, lots of water, snacks (apples, nuts, energy bars, biltong), notebook, pen, attachable camera phone, proof of payment.
Enquire about our fly away trip to Porterville during the month of April for newly qualified pilots.
This is specifically aimed at improving thermalling skills.