What you will learn
// Equipment - Type of hike and fly equipment, how to pack your bag and glider and other equipment to use during the hike and fly adventures.
// Weather and site selection - Taking off from places where no one has flown from before can be daunting. Choosing the right day to go fly is the first step in having safe hike and fly adventures. Airflow. We also look at site selection and route preparation.
// Take off preparation - Takeoff and landing are where most incidents occur. We will look at glider layout, site selection and topography.
// Flight planning - Possible changing wind factors for the desired route, landing options. Setting a flight plan and sticking it.
// Landing options - Choosing a landing area. Glide, wind direction indicators, access to the landing area.
// Mountain safety - How to be prepared for the hike. Route planning, food and water, emergency situations, packing of the wing, hiking in a group, access and permissions, animals, weather factors on the mountain, GPS usage when hiking, hiking techniques. Risks and dangers. First aid preparation.
Fly with a guide:
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Cape Town and its surrounding areas have many big mountains that offer beautiful flying conditions, choosing the right site on the right day is important if you want to have a nice flying day. Sky Safari offers a site guide to the best sites within the Western Cape. Book a guide for a day or a few days, we will choose the site, assist with site briefings and have radio communication with you during your flight, so you can get the most out of your flying day.
You can either book a multi-day guided tour or choose to do individual guided days during your stay here. You will be picked up at your accommodation and go fly the whole day. Sites you might be taken to will depend on your own experience
// Transport from Cape Town // Take off preparation and assistance // Guide // Recovery after flight
// Below is a list of the main sites used by Sky Safari on guided days // Cape Peninsula: Lions Head, SIgnal Hill, Table Mountain, Noordhoek peak // Cape Winelands: Franschhoek, Paarl, Sir Lowries Pass // Dune Soaring Sites: Langebaan, Betty's Bay // XC: Hermanus, Porterville, Piketberg, Kardoesie, Du Toit's Kloof Pass // Garden Route: Wilderness, Sedgefield, Plettenberg Bay
Fly at the best sites during your visit to South Africa
Sky Safari Adventures offers site guidance to visiting and local pilots. We will guide you to get the most out of your time while flying in South Africa.
HIKE AND FLY
Why walk down a mountain if you can fly down? Over the last 10 years paragliding equipment has become lighter and more compact with many designers focusing on making hike and fly paragliding more accessible and safer to pilots of all skill levels. To hike and fly safely a fit pilot can hike up almost any mountain, assess the weather conditions, take-off area, landing options, and fly from there.
. We host hike and fly days for pilots of all skill levels at various locations in the Western Cape.