SOUTH AFRICAN HANG GLIDING INFORMATION
Hang Gliding is a Airborne Sports that is popular in South Africa. Sportsite.co.za is a web site sport directory that includes links to Hang Gliding websites featuring Clubs, Equipment, Clothing, Training, Venues, Accessories, Tours, News, Forums, Results, Events, Online Shopping, Store, Merchandise, Experiences related to Hang Gliding and other Airborne Sports
Gelvenor - AN INNOVATOR IN AERONAUTICAL FABRICS
Gelvenor Textiles manufactures technical aeronautical fabric to provide solutions for a range of military and leisure requirements. Years of innovation and technical experience enable us to design and produce high quality textiles which are used to create canopies for paragliders, parachutes, hot-air balloons, flares and parasails. Our fabrics are also used to produce kites and aircraft coverings. In addition, we are continually innovating both our textiles and the market areas in which they can be utilised.
Hang Gliding School - Tandem & Quality hang gliding training since 1989
Johan Anderson has been flying for 30 years with thousands of flying hours. He has also won the National Hang Gliding Championship title six times, done excessive cross-country flying with numerous 100 Mile plus flights. His longest flight was 314km and this used to be the SA Open distance record for many years! He flies and instructs micro-lighting too and the best part; he is passionate about flying and teaching!
Hang Gliding South Africa
Hang gliding is an air sport or recreational activity in which a pilot flies a light, non-motorized foot-launched heavier-than-air aircraft called a hang glider. Most modern hang gliders are made of an aluminium alloy or composite frame covered with synthetic sailcloth to form a wing. Hang gliders can be launched off mountains or towed up by means of various types of towing rigs. Flying tandem with one our SAHPA rated instructors is a great way to experience hang gliding without the need to do a hang gliding course yourself.
South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association
SAHPA is the governing body for legally flying paragliders, hang gliders, powered paragliders, powered hang gliders and para-trikes in South Africa. All pilots that part take in these sports must be licensed by RAASA, as required by the Civil Aviation Act. Our dedicated associated members will guide you to practice safe and enjoyable flying. Many courses from basic to advanced are available. We invite YOU to come and explore the blue sky with us and be part of an exciting and festive social free flying community.
TANDEM HANG GLIDING
The hang gliding club offers an experience of free flight above the mountains of the Magaliesburg with views of the Hartebeespoort dam in the distance. Often thermal flights are experienced as the ground heats and thermals are generated influencing the wing to climb higher and stay airborne for longer periods.