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The South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA) is a membership-based organisation which represents the interests of pilots partaking in Paragliding, Hang-Gliding and related air-sports:

All pilots that part take in these sports must be licensed by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), as required by the Civil Aviation Act.


SAHPA focuses on the following sports:


SAHPA has been mandated by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (see South African Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011, as amended, Regulation 149.01.1) to:

All pilots that take part in these sports in South Africa must do so with a valid pilot licence. Foreign pilots may obtain a Foreign Pilot Permit from SAHPA by providing their IPPI Card for validation.

Site Guide

The SAHPA Site Guide is an ongoing project supported by volunteers who contribute their insight and experience. It is based on, and includes original content from Greg Hamerton’s Fresh Air Site Guide (5th edition, 2006).

See also


  1. ^ "SAHPA Online | ARO Certificate". SAHPA Online. Retrieved 16 April 2019.