Upcoming Courses

Start DateTypeLocationDuration
11/11/2017Basic Licence CourseWilderness9 daysMore
09/12/2017Basic Licence CourseWilderness9 daysMore
You are hereWallend-Air School of Paragliding CoursesBasic Licence Course


Basic Licence Course

Great! You have made the decision to become a certified paraglider pilot.

This program is a thorough and intensive course designed to produce a safe, confident and competent basic pilot. During this program you will learn about take off and landing procedures, glider aerodynamics, meteorology, thermal flying, ridge soaring, flight manoeuvres and emergency procedures.

The course starts in Cape Town with ground training and theory (on certain Saturday mornings) followed by 9 days in Wilderness where the mild weather conditions and forgiving sand dunes provide gentle low take offs and soft landings for your first solo flights.

Here we focus on building your launching, landing and flight techniques through further intensive ground handling with specially designed pull up Gliders (made by Wallendair) and repetitious flights, before progressing to the higher take offs. The course length can be variable, the average student taking 9 days to complete the logged skill requirements and Basic License written exam

You will have the greatest success in paragliding if you can immerse yourself into the course, and then continue with regular flying, perfecting your ground handling and aerial skills, long after you have completed the course.

Paragliding is a never ending learning experience. 

99% of the students finish the course in the 9 days however if you need additional training from your initial lessons to complete your Basic License, additional fees will be charged. You can join the next course at half price. 

Or private lessons are available at R300/hour.

So give it all you got and get your license!



The Wilderness is a quaint, seaside resort known for its charm, superb beaches and warm blue water, where dolphins are often seen frolicking in the waves close to the take-off.



There is also a large selection of restaurants and night life for those who still have the energy to party.

For those who need transport:

Our Microbus leaves Cape Town at 15h00 from:

Wallend Air

368 Main Road


Ph: 021 762 2441

Email: wallenda@iafrica.com or info@wallendair.com

A place on the bus costs R650 up and down.  Please phone, or email us at least three days before hand to book.



Saturday morning, at 08h00, we meet at the Wallendair flight lodge or TBA.

Don't forget to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, lots of water, something light to snack on (nuts/apples etc), your manual and proof of payment. 



After completion of the course you will have acquired the skill and knowledge to fly without direct instructor supervision at most of the sites in South Africa.(All Basic rated flying sites)

This course is internationally recognised and the beginning of your free-flying career.



For those who live in Cape Town, you have the option to join the Glen Paragliding Club.

Our clubhouse is at Clifton, directly below Lions Head, our home flying site.

The landing zone (Glen Bowling club/Bungalow Restaurant) is the green field in the picture to the left.


At our monthly meetings, first Wednesday of every month, you will have the opportunity to meet like minded people passionate about flying.

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Accommodation options:

The Wallendair house. Bed and breakfast - please inquire when booking your course for availability.

For backpacker accommodation, we can recommend The Beach House. It is right on the beach, our landing zone for flights from Map of Africa.  Visit Wilderness Beach House for more info.

Another option for backpacking is the Wildfarm.This is situated on route towards take-off site at the Map of Africa.Note: to stay at the Wildfarm you will need your own car/transport.

Come Fly With Us !!

Price: R13500
Duration: 11 days

Upcoming Courses

Start DateTypeLocationDuration
11/11/2017Basic Licence CourseWilderness9 daysMore
09/12/2017Basic Licence CourseWilderness9 daysMore

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