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Meet the team

Flying is our passion

Meet the Team

The Dedicated FlyTime Crew

Pete Wallenda

Instructor / Owner

Pete started the sport of paragliding in South Africa in 1986. He owns and manages a paragliding school and a repair & service center for paragliding equipment.

He is also the chairman of SAHPA and is actively involved on a national level. Pete is an instructor & TFI pilot (tandem flight instructor) and has represented South Africa three times at the world championships.

Steve Burd
Steve Burd

Instructor / Owner

Steve started paragliding in Cape Town, when a climbing friend was sponsored a paraglider. Since then, he regards the experience as truly amazing, having been privileged to fly throughout Southern Africa and Europe.

He is married to his Swiss Miss, Carolina and together they share their passion, which includes tandem paragliding. Nature and free flight is an experience he loves to share with his fellow passengers, believing that “from the air looking down, one gets a better perspective”.

Carolina Burd- Rocchinotti

Instructor / Owner

Carolina has been pioneering the sport in South Africa with Peter Wallenda since 1986. As a child she used to watch the hang gliders take off from high mountains in Switzerland and wished she could be one of them but was not allowed. When she became of age, she came to South Africa to live her dream.

Married to Steve Burd they both share the passion of flying and have flown in various countries. For Carolina it is about freedom and being in nature.

Sue Wallenda

Instructor / Owner

Sue is our youngest member in the team and has been flying since 2013.

She is our fun loving socialite and always up for a flight especially when she has someone to share it with. Sue is an instructor and commercial tandem pilot.

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