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Paragliding Hermanus

Hermanus

Activity Description

Tandem paragliding is a heavenly adrenaline rush. No experience is necessary, your pilot will do all the hard work, you just need to run on take off then sit back and relax and enjoy the view, and don’t forget to smile for the camera.

A para-glider is a free flying, foot launched aircraft. A tandem para-glider is specifically designed to carry two people. The passenger is strapped into a harness in front of the experienced pilot.

Don’t confuse paragliding with skydiving, you will not be jumping out of a plane. Phew!

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round.
WhereHermanus
WeatherOur pilots will only fly in weather that is safe. If other pilots are flying but Jacques does not feel it is safe to fly, he will not let his pilots fly, we would rather schedule you for another day. Safety is key.
What to WearClosed shoes On a chilly day wear something warm, it can be freezing in the air Sunblock Sunglasses can be worn in-flight
Things to BringYou are welcome to use your own camera as long as you hold tight and your insurance policy is up to date, we cannot be held responsible for your camera being dropped a few hundred meters while we are doing a wing over with you. Friends and family are welcome to take photos during take off and landing. Your pilot will have a camera that is tightly strapped to his harness during the flight, you can buy the in-flight photos and video for R250.
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators are welcome to look while you take off and land but only paying guests in the flight.

Requirements

Minimum Age11 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Tandem para-gliding flight in Hermanus with your highly trained pilot. All tandem pilots are highly experienced TFIs (Tandem Flight Instructors) certified by SAHPA (the South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association).
Safety precautions include helmets, harnesses with back protection, reserve parachutes and careful pre-flight checks and pre-launch observation. You will be briefed before your flight, listen to your pilot, when you are told to run you must RUN, do not sit down.

ExclusionsFood and drinks are not included.

Notes

Where do we fly from?
Hermanus is ridge-lift with a healthy sprinkling of thermals, a fresh cool sea breeze and tranquil views. The ridge is 8km long and 235m above sea level

Where do we land?
Top landings are an option either on the actual take off or behind the take off (but still on the top of the mountain), alternatively there is a bottom landing on a spacious sports field (Richard Bishops Sports field) opposite the Hermanus High School. For pilots doing cross country flights, Grotto beach is a landing option.

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