Every pilot who flies in South Africa must hold a license issued by the South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA)
The good news is that visiting overseas pilots can fairly easily obtain a two month temporary permit.
The process was pretty straight forward and has recently been streamlined with Icarus Trophy pilots in mind. You basically download and submit this form to us, alongside summary evidence of your training, any certification and experience, together with an admin fee of ZAR200 (about USD$17 but this may change).
I have a license in my own country
Great - download and submit this form to us, alongside summary evidence of your training, any certification and experience, together with an admin fee of ZAR200. The UK License for example would be the APPI PPG Pilot Certification card
I don't have a license but I did take a course and the instructor (registered with a recognised body) thinks I'm competent
As above, but you'll also need to submit a signed letter from your instructor stating that you are a competent paramotor pilot.
I don't have a license and have not done a course
You'll need to get assessed by one of our experts by taking part in the UK Icarus X at the end of June. You'll need to bring a flight log of at least 40 flights and the same paperwork above for the SAHPA Temporary visitors permit listed above.
Please get in touch if somehow your experience falls outside of any of these. We need to submit this by the end of June.