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BASIC INTRODUCTORY COURSE | SAHPA PILOTS LICENCE
WALLENDAIR IS A QUALIFIED PARAGLIDING TRAINING SCHOOL
LEARN TO FLY A PARAGLIDER
Running paragliding courses since 1987, Wallendair’s training program is the most qualified in the country. It is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and safest grounding you will get. Our learn to paraglide course is run by Pete Wallenda and Carolina Burd-Rochinotti. Both are the most skilled and qualified instructors in South Africa.
This two-day introductory course, based in the Wilderness, is designed as an introduction to a paragliding license in South Africa. It will give you a taste of what the sport is about along with some basic theory. If you decide you would rather become a paragliding instructor, you can look at our SAHPA License course here.
WALLEND-AIR IS THE LONGEST STANDING PARAGLIDING SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY.
We believe in service excellence which sets us apart. We have designed our own ground training gliders with great success and have a wide selection of rated training equipment. If you want to learn to fly – you want to learn with us! We love what we do!
UPCOMING BASIC COURSES:
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Get to know the equipment, features and controls, in both a theoretical and practical way. Learn to unpack and repack your equipment and about the maintenance thereof.
Control the glider overhead in different wind conditions while completing tasks. Learn the importance of underrunning the glider and progressively convert to bigger wings suitable for your first flight.
Assess wind direction, wind strength and topography and the layout of the glider relative to the wind and topography of the area.
PARAGLIDING LICENSE SOUTH AFRICA SAFETY
Understand the necessity for safety checks before and after a flight and how to conduct them.
Practice forward launches and reverse pull-ups with and without the front risers, using body weight to steer the glider while getting a feeling for the wing.
Progress to doing ground skimming flights off the dunes in Wilderness.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We provide all transport from Wallend-Air base Camp to flying sites during the course Note: You can also fly into George Airport and arrange transport from there. We offer shuttle services at a nominal fee.
Bed & Breakfast at the Wallend-Air Base Camp in George: R350 p/n 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 you with confirming accommodation.
WHAT TO BRING
Closed shoes like trainers or hiking boots.
Long or mid-length jeans or shorts.
Long-sleeve tops, jacket, flip flops, sunglasses, hat and buff.
Sunscreen, lots of water, snacks (apples, nuts, energy bars, biltong), basic license manual, pen, camera phone and proof of payment.
PARAGLIDING COURSE PRICES 2022
SAHPA Pilot's License CourseFully accredited
- 9 Days (1xWeekend & 5 Work Days)
- Safe training environment
- Location: Wildnerness, Kleinkrantz, Sedgeview
BASIC INTRODUCTORY COURSEINTRODUCTION TO PARAGLIDING
- two-day course (Sat & Sun)
- Runs from Wildnerness
- INCLUDES: Rental of all equipment. 4-8 dune training flights. 2-3 high flights, depending on weather conditions
- EXCLUDES: Accommodation + Transport. Both are available on request
TEAM BUILDINGtandem flight
- Excellent team building experience
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Frequently asked questions
Do I need my own glider?
What if I have my own glider, but I am rusty?
How does training work? What can I expect?
Our instructors will do instructional tandem flights with our students. In between we continue with theory and ground training which is the basis for safe flying. Paragliding is weather dependent, so we adjust the course accordingly. Expect to laugh a lot and have fun. The initial dune flights can be physical and an average fitness level is advisable.
How many times will I fly?
What if I fail?
Age, fitness level and weather play a role in completing your course. If you have to return for a second course then a ‘return’ discount will apply.