R1400 Summer Special until 20 December 2023. Simply click on the WhatsApp icon above to make a booking or to ask a question regarding Tandem Paragliding Introductory Flights in Cape Town. Please see our General information page for a more detailed description regarding Tandem Paragliding in Cape Town.
Table Mountain Paragliding School PTY LTD, offers professional Tandem Paragliding Air Experience flights in Cape Town. All our Instructors are SAHPA (South African Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association) members and licensed by SACAA (Civil Aviation Authority). We are based in Cape Town and train from Signal Hill and Lions Head. Once you arrive at the launch site we will do all relevant paperwork, a pre flight briefing and a few short lessons before commencing the beautiful tandem Air Experience training flight. The duration of the Air Experience is normally around 1 hour in total from arrival to completion. The minimum age for the Air Experience is 14 years old and the maximum weight limit is 110kg. We hope that you will enjoy the tandem Air Experience and perhaps even decide to complete your paragliding basic pilot license so that you can join our amazing flying community.
Herman Venter your host is a professional, qualified Tandem Flying Instructor (SAHPA Registered Member) with 26 years paragliding experience and thousands of flights done, you are in safe hands to enjoy the instructional training flight! Come and fly like a bird with us and depending on the wind direction we will Tandem Paraglide either from Signal Hill or Lions Head in Cape Town.
Table Mountain Paragliding has a 100% safety record so sit back and enjoy paragliding over the beautiful Cape Town! You don’t need any experience to do a tandem paragliding Air Experience introductory flight and our ground crew will assist you during the takeoff process. Read our the General Information page for any additional relevant information you might need before your first Tandem Paragliding flight. As a member of SAHPA (South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) and also registered and authorized training school with Civil Aviation we continue to strive to give you an air experience and necessary training as a student that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Tandem Paragliding is a must do first step for anyone interested in flying themselves.
What is Tandem Paragliding?
Tandem paragliding is a paragliding wing large enough to hold two people, an instructor and a passenger. Each person is seated comfortably in their own harness which are attached together by spreader bars, with the passenger in front and the pilot behind.
What is the difference between hang gliding and paragliding tandem?
Construction: A hang glider is delta shaped and rigid where a paraglider is parachute shaped and made of soft material. A paraglider can be packed in a backpack and easily be carried up mountains. Both hang gliders and paragliders are foot launchable aircraft and can maintain or even fly higher by utilizing dynamic lift from wind blowing up a mountain, or from using thermals which are hot air columns and bubbles rising up from the ground.
Flight: Hang gliders are more streamlined and are capable of much faster speeds, improved glide ratios, and the ability to fly in stronger conditions as compared to paragliders; due to their slower speed, paragliders can typically land in much smaller fields.
Paragliding versus skydiving.
Paragliding is very different from skydiving in the sense that the wing of a paraglider is much bigger, more aerodynamic and foot launched from a mountain instead of jumping from an aircraft as is the case with skydiving.
Is paragliding and parasailing the same?
Parasailing is not the same as paragliding. Parasailing is a round parachute and dragged behind a boat. Paragliders are shaped like a birds wing and can generate lift once there is airflow over the wing.
Finally our business is a SACAA certified DTO (Declared Training Organization) with DTO number SACAA/0025/DTO.
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