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Powered Paragliding Conversion Course

Extend the flying envelope by adding power to your aircraft. The Powered Paragliding(PPG) conversion course is a four-day course and requires a Basic Paragliding license, a Restricted Radio Certificate and your own equipment. The course consists of online lectures and some self-study to pass the PPG Theory Exam and three days of flight training from a suitable field. Additional training hours can be booked should requirements not be met during the course days.

16 Age Limit

Certified Intructors

100% Weather Dependent

4 Day Course

Own Equipment

Moderate Fitness Required

Basic Paragliding License

Restricted Radio Certificate

Powered Paragliding license


Minimum Airtime

Completed a minimum of 3 hours airtime during the course.

Forward Launching

Complete 3 forward inflations with visual canopy check each time followed by launch

Reverse Launching

Complete 3 controlled reverse inflations with proper surge dampening followed by launch

Theory Test

Pass Powered Paragliding theory test.

Power-on Landing

Two power-on landings within 5 meters of a target and into the wind.

Spot Landings

Five power-off landings within 15 meters of a target and into the wind.

Minimum Flights

Completed a minimum of 10 flights during the course.

Practical Assessment

Pass Practical assessment including pre-flight checks.

Flight Planning

Successfully plan and execute an out-and-return flight.

Equipment Requirements

We can facilitate and advise on equipment acquisition where ever needed with an objective to fulfil each individual pilot’s situation and ambition. All equipment must be approved by the instructor. We endeavour to give the best advice under circumstances but since the final decision rests with the pilot, I can not be held liable for injury, loss or damage caused by the use of any equipment. The following minimum PPG equipment is required to participate in the Powered Paragliding conversion course:

Para/Motor glider

Powered Paraglider wing suitable for PPG training.

Reliable Power unit

Reliable Power unit/paramotor for the pilot’s weight.

Aviation Helmet and Headset

PPG helmet with correct aviation headset for Airband communication.

Airband radio

Handheld Airband transceiver with SACAA permit.

Fuel and Oil

A suitable fuel container and the correct two-stroke oil.

Restricted Radio Certificate

Obtain a Restricted Radio Certificate prior to the course from these facilitators. Click Here


All our staff is passionate about what they do and receive continuous training to ensure we stay at the leading edge of our industry. Winelands Paragliding is a paragliding as well as powered paragliding school registered with the South African Hang gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA) and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

Winelands Paragliding is also affiliated and registered with local tourism authorities like South African National Parks (SANPARKS), Cape Winelands tourism and Drakenstein municipality. Our focus is to showcase the best paragliding has to offer and the only way to do so is to do it safely and responsibly.


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Optional Extras:
  • T-shirt
  • Winelands Paragliding Trucker Cap
  • Full Package