Tandem Paragliding, Courses, Tours, Accommodation
Come fly the Garden Route with us! It's fun, safe and easy! FlyTime Paragliding is ready to take you up in the sky and let you experience paragliding at its best.
TANDEM PARAGLIDING FLIGHTS
Tandem Paragliding Flights in Wilderness • Sedgefield • KnysnaCome fly the Garden Route with us! It’s fun, safe and easy! Paragliding is weather permitting and we will take our passengers/students only up into the sky if it is safe to fly. FlyTime Paragliding is a fully licensed and SAHPA (South African Hangliding and Paragliding Acc.) registered school. Experience a flying lesson with one of our highly qualified tandem rated instructor. The Garden Route is one of the best areas for paragliding in the world. Ideal conditions, from fun dune soaring to more complex thermal flying, makes this event to something unforgettable. Motorised Tandem flights are available. With a tandem introduction flight you will gain theoretical and practical knowledge taught by a experienced paragliding instructor. For this flight you will sign up as a student, this is the quickest and safest way to gain your first experience. All paragliding instructors are highly experienced. FlyTime Paragliding is ready to take you up in the sky and let you experience paragliding at its best.
From 750 to 20500
10 to 20 minutes long. Depending on what you choose.
Vouchers are available to buy if you want other special must be asked for.
Light jacket, Closed shoes/trainers (no high heals etc.!!), Ideally no skirts but pants, shorts or long pants depending on the weather and season. Good mood!
All year round only change in flights will be because of weather.
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All paragliding instructors are highly experienced. FlyTime Paragliding is ready to take you up in the sky and let you experience paragliding at its best.
We have several Paragliding flight instructors available for big groups and families.
FlyTime offers different tandem introduction flight options, most popular our standard Tandem Flight, with up to 10 min in-flight duration, for R 750.00, or our Adventure Flight for R 1350.00, with a guaranteed in-flight time of 15-20min. This flight is subject to weather conditions and we reserve the option to cancel.
Paragliding tours South Africa
FlyTime offers 2 week paragliding tours from November until January/February. Tours start usually in Cape Town and follow along the Southern Coast to Hermanus and Wilderness and Sedgefield in the Garden Route. The last days before heading back to Cape Town are spend in Porterville where great cross country flying is at home. One night is planned in central Cape Town itself.
Tours are organized and run by German DHV and SAHPA Instructor Jörg Bueble and his wife Lucille who both have extensive knowledge in paragliding and tour organization. A good instructor and guide takes up his wing to demonstrate glider skills and handling. This opens the horizon of the person wanting to learn discover new ways.
Number of tour participants
Our tours have a maximum number of 10-12 pilots. This ensures time for each individual and allows more flexibility if sites have to be chanced due to wind and weather conditions.
Pilot requirement and skill level
· Pilot license IPPI 4 rating
· Own equipment
This tour is for experienced pilots or individuals with little time to fly at home or newbie’s who would like to improve their take-off and reverse pull up skills, Ground control and overall glider handling. The consistent conditions down here along the South African coast are ideal to play for hours under your wing and make a step towards mastering your glider.
Our paragliding sites are the perfect place to practice your first top landings if the personal ability and experience level allows it. We offer a comprehensive theory lesson in the school facilities to talk you through all aspects of top landing and dangers to avoid.
Thermal and Cross country flying:
The Garden Route has sites which are perfectly suitable for thermal flying, both beginner or experienced pilots. Every pilot can later test his/her skills in Porterville and practice the first cross country flights in the safe environment of the tour, radio instructions and pick up service.
· Booking of the flight
· Reservation and booking of accommodation
· Radio guidance by a qualified instructor
· Weather briefings
· Site guidance
· Optimizing flying skills and technique
· Thermal and cross country guidance
· Site and SAHPA fees
· Organization of alternative programs and site seeing if the weather is not flyable. We will visit the best local restaurants to enjoy the culinary highlights in the evenings.
The tour includes all cost for accommodation, vehicle rentals and fuel. We will use a 2nd vehicle from 8 participants onward, to ensure relaxed travelling with enough space in the cars.
Accommodation at the tour will be comfortable and clean 3-4 star guest houses and B&B’s. The last night will be spend in a more luxury hotel in the centre of Cape Town.
Tour price for Double room, Euro 1290.00 per/Person (Euro 120.00 added for single rooms) Non flying company are welcome and priced Euro 1040.00 in the double room.
PARAGLIDING TRAINING COURSE
FlyTime offers training course for beginners and advanced pilots. The Basic License course teaches you all necessary skills to safely take-off, fly and land in basic and easy conditions. Schools cannot teach experience. The basic license enables you to gain flying experience without the school environment. It is recommended that you connect with other more experienced pilots for the first year and not to fly all alone. This way you will learn from other pilots about weather and other paragliding sites how to judge it right.
Below is the course structure to follow in South Africa.
Introductory Paragliding Course
Our 1 day introduction course gives you the first taste of free flying, learn something about the parts we use on a paraglider. Get an idea how to pull it up, fly and land on your own. The first flights are conducted from a training hill with around 40m heights.
The 2 day introduction course gives you an in depth insight into the feel of paragliding. After you completed the first day we will do some fine tuning to get you ready to fly safely off the higher hills and mountains. The second day consists of at least 2 flights from sites higher than 100m. We offer you to take you on a tandem and show you the world from above with one of our tandem instructors.
1 Day Introduction Course
Launching and Handling of the paraglider on the ground, followed by first solo flights under radio contact. You will learn how to launch, speed control, steer and land a paraglider safely. This all is done on a training slope, free of obstacles.
2 Day introduction Course
Consists of fine tuning of your already learned and developed flying skills to make you comfortable for the next step, real free flying from hill and mountain sites above 100m height difference. All flights done can be carried into a full basic license course if you decide to become a free flying pilot.
Tandem introduction flight
A tandem flight intro, including theoretical and practical lessons offer you the quickest way to experience the world of paragliding and free flight. You will be able to fly together with an experienced paragliding instructor under close supervision. If the conditions allow suitable, then you will control and steer the paraglider on your own. The in-flight duration of the flight will be up to 10min.
Basic License PLUS Course (IPPI 4 rating)
FlyTime Paragliding is a SAHPA (South Africa Hangliding and Paragliding Association) registered school. SAHPA is the governing body for paragliding in South Africa. Affiliated with FIA allowing to be internationally recognized. The chief instructor and owner of FlyTime, Joerg Bueble is holder of a SAHPA instructors license as well as the only German DHV (Deutscher Haengegleiter Verband) instructors license in South Africa.
SAHPA has established a high training and pilot standard and with its training book (pilots proficiency card), allows every student to follow up on each step of his/her training progress.
This all allows foreign national students and pilots to have recognition to convert their license with their national body. FlyTime has instructors which hold DHV/Oeaec (German/Austrian) and SAHPA instructor’s licenses.
After completing the basic license course requirements you will be issued a basic license from SAHPA which enables you to fly from almost all sites in South Africa without instructor supervision. This license gives you an IPPI (International Pilot Proficiency Identification) rating of 4. This is equal to the German Luftfahrerschein or the Austrian Sonderpilotenschein.
Why the PLUS
We go beyond the South African Basic License theory and practical minimum requirements. Airtime cannot be substituted. Unless the weather doesn’t permit so, our upcoming pilots, will do 5-7 hours of flying. This extended airtime allows you to extensively practice all practical manoeuvres. Our student pilots are training on the latest, state of the art equipment. Latest technology in paragliding equipment makes the learning teaching experience much easier and leads to a faster skill development. Modern gliders launch easier and have better performance while the passive safety has an edge over older equipment. We train mainly in light to moderate thermal conditions in Sedgefield. Through airflow (pressure) equalization in thermal conditions, mild turbulence is created. An upcoming pilot needs to learn how to react and handle such conditions, which eventually leads to an active flying style and subsequently a better pilot. It is easier to go back to coastal soaring instead of going from mainly coastal flying over to thermal flying. We do not only believe, but know, that theory lessons are a fundamental tool in paragliding training. We don’t skimp on theory or put you in front of a video. You can teach parts of the theory on site but in order to teach theory professional and with the necessary learning success, you need the right environment. We teach in a state of the art media room. Our comprehensive power point theory presentation covers all aspects as per minimum requirement. Because the minimum basic theory requirements are mainly a introduction, we cover a much wider part which is vital to develop to a better pilot. Each basic training course includes around 8-9 hours of theory. You will only develop skill with knowledge. Every student will receives custom made 60 page training manual, which covers all essential theory parts and also leads you in the right direction to find answers to complete the basic license theory exam. This way you save time looking for the answers while searching the net. The theory lessons together with the book, will answer most if not all of the questions.
To sum it up. Our passionate team strives to develop the best possible pilot out of each student. We will put a big smile on your face.
Sports License Course (IPPI 5 rating)
· Basic Licence for at least 6 months.
· Minimum of 125 solo flights of over 60 seconds each (copy of logbook attached).
· At least 10 flights of over 200 m height take-off.
· At least 1 flight of over 60 minutes duration:
· Minimum of 20 hours total airtime.
· Flown at least 6 different sites, ONE of which must have been coastal (within 20km of sea), and THREE inland. One of the inland sites must be from above 5,000feet ASL.
· Good layout and pre-flight checks.
· Very good ground control.
· Good control of reverse pull-up and take-off in soar able wind:
· Soaring in ridge lift.
· Top landing.
· Consecutive 360° turns (thermaling) to more than 300m ATO.
· Landing accuracy landing 3 out of 3 attempts in 30m-diameter circle.
Supply a certificate from a Registered School or SAHPA rated Instructor that the pilot has successfully completed all the tasks as required in the Operations & Procedures Manual; on a registered safety course (dates and list of tasks completed must be included).
Checks by the L&SO/Instructor that the pilot has the theoretical knowledge including knowledge of the dangers and can demonstrate and recover from the following tasks (each task must be separately checked and cross referenced to flight numbers in logbook):
· Emergency procedures, e.g. deployment of reserve parachute (when, how),
· Pendulum Control
· Point of stall approach
· Asymmetric and symmetric wing tucks
· Approach to incipient spin
· B-riser stall
· Front tuck
· Butterfly stroke landing
· Symmetrical wingtips-tucked landing (Big Ears)
(The Club L&SO may also accept signatures or verbal agreement by Observers, for practical checks in the list. Each manoeuvre must be separately signed.)
Thorough knowledge of (not required to demonstrate):
· The performance limitations of the pilot’s glider
· Cliff take-off
· Steep turns/spirals
· Ground Control and Strong wind take-off Course
· Thermal Flying Technique Course & Theory