It is our intention as APCO Paragliding South Africa to provide detailed information on all the flying sites in South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, etc. The information will cover, perhaps 1 or 2 pages that can be printed out and taken with you to a site and should provide you with everything that you need to know about that particular site. The type of information we wish to publish will include the following:
- Directions to the site
- Height above sea level (meters and feet)
- Height of site (top to landing)
- Normal landing fields
- Landing areas to avoid (unfriendly landowners, rotor, etc.)
- Take off areas and prevailing winds at different times of the year.
- Cross country potential and best directions to fly.
- Site rules (ceilings, advanced site, etc)
- Dangers to look out for
- Emergency #s for the area
- Contact #s for the site
- etc, etc.
We plan to make this site comprehensive and informative, hope to spark interesting discussions in our paragliding forum. We will include a club section and a flying site section. If you would like your club or flying site included in this section please drop us a message. We will also post interesting links to other sites especially in South Africa. Also include a section where you can find paragliding equipment for sale. For those new to this recreational activity you can read up on the different types of paragliding.