Home Subscribe Classifieds Contact Login Logout
Welcome to Skydance Soaring
Learn to Fly
  Introduction
  Instruction
  School
  Safety
  SAHPA
Hang Gliders
  WillsWing
  Talon
  U2
  Ultrasport
  Eagle
  Falcon 2
  Moyes
  Litespeed
  LiteSport
  SX
  X2
Accessories
  Harnesses
  Helmets
  Instruments
  Clothing
  Glider Parts
 

The modern sport of hang gliding was born more than 30 years ago of a generation of young men and women whose passion for flight often overwhelmed any reasonable concern for their own safety. The lessons of personal soaring flight in light-weight wings were extracted from an unforgiving nature at a price that was often painful, and sometimes fatal. Nature has not grown more forgiving in those 30 years, and all the potential for danger is still inherent in this, or in any form of flight. The difference today is that we now understand the requirements for safe flight in hang gliders and paragliders as well and in as much detail as those requirements are understood in other forms of aviation. Thanks to the hard work and sacrifices of the founding members of our sport, we now know what it takes to be safe. All that remains is for each individual pilot to choose safety, and to act consistently on that choice.

When you first begin to fly, your instructor will make most of those critical decisions for you, and in so doing, assume the primary responsibility for your safety. (Of course, at the same time, you should be sure that you feel comfortable with what you're doing - and, if you don't, talk it through with your instructor until you do.) As you progress, you'll learn how to make decisions for yourself, such as, Do I fly today? Can I handle these wind conditions? etc. Ultimately your goal is to develop a complete, and very accurate understanding of exactly what you are capable of as a pilot, and then to never make a decision that puts you into a situation that you can't handle.

We're here to help, by providing you with a wide range of safety-related information.

 
Contest
Rules 
Log your Flight
Scoreboard
  Buying a Hang Glider
  Planning XC Flights
  Weather Conditions
Eastern Cape
Western Cape
Gauteng
Useful Links
Accommodation
The Team
Copyright © Skydance Soaring - 2003