AeCSA is affiliated to the FAI ( Federation Aviation
the world wide fly for fun association.
CIVL, http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/ , is the Hang Gliding and Paragliding section of FAI.
SAHPA is part of FAI and CIVL through the Aero Club membership.
Competition flying and world records are handled by FAI.
Want to fly in a comp or break a world record, better be an FAI member through the local Aero Club.
For a world record, check the CIVL and FAI website for the latest sporting codes. And have an FAI observer at hand.
Ask the SAHPA office on how to become an FAI observer.
Once a team has been approved by the SAHPA committee, the names get
passed on to AeCSA.
AeCSA then has to pass the info on to the National Sport Council to get the pilots approved for National or Provincial Colours.
So that they can then be called a SA National team or the whatever province team. And collect their Protea Colors at the Aero Club awards dinner around October
Any pilot attending a world championship event better has the
with him from the various governing bodies to support his credentials.
Otherwise anyone could rock up from SA in some place in the world claiming to be the SA team representative for the xyz world championship.
The IPPI levels as issued by SAHPA have been reviewed and altered, and
approved by the SAHPA Committee. In future they will be issued as follows:
IPPI 3: New Basic Licence with less than 30 minutes total thermalling
experience (determined from the logbook)
IPPI 4: Basic Licence with more than 30 minutes total thermalling
experience (determined from the logbook)
IPPI 5: Sport Licence
Before you plan to fly outside of Africa, get your IPPI card .
To enter in any FAI / CIVL competition a pilot has to have an FAI card. Which is part of the SAHPA membership.
Before you plan to fly a competition overseas , get your FAI card from the SAHPA office.
FAI Hang Gliding and Paragliding competitions are rated in categories.
Class 1 and 2 results are used for the world pilot ranking scheme (WPRS).
SAHPA competitions are scored using the CIVL RACE code.
Local comps use the SAHPA Scoring Formula in Paragliding events. The stiffies use GAP.
The SAHPA Formula takes into account the amount of Basic versus Sport rated pilots for the validity of a day.
Paragliding Team selection is based on a number of best tasks over a
time period. If you want to make it into the team, fly lots of local
And get a high score in all your tasks. Details, see the Addendum of the SAHPA Operations and Procedure Manual.
HG team selection works on the basis if a stiffy driver got
pocket money to represent SA on some overseas event. If you can afford
it, you can be on the team.
Taking a HG overseas just costs too much. HG up to now have not bothered about any team selection criteria. And we hardly ever have anyone representing SA in an overseas HG event.
This is a mass mail to all pilot registered at http://pilot.makes.it/ or http://race.has.it
The scope is to explain how to use the pilot & competition handling site.
The pilot only register ONE time.
When a new pilot register, he/she is not automatic connected to any competition.
The site can handle multiple competitions.
The pilot can apply for participate multiple competitions.
To apply for participating a specific competition, do following
1) login with the user identification and password U were given at registration. If U don’t login, U will NOT be able to apply to join selected competition.
2) Click on COMPETITION on menu
3) Click on VIEW COMPETITION for to select the competition U are interested of.
4) Click on JOIN A COMPETITION.
5) The pilot will be shown at WAITING LIST, for that competition.
The organization will get a message that U are interested of
And if all requirements are full filled, the organization will approve the pilots, which will be shown as PILOTS IN COMPETITION.
To clarify the difference between the SAHPA Sport Licence and the FAI
The SAHPA Sport Licence is our top licence. One must have it to become an
instructor or tandem pilot. It is required to fly competition or proto type
gliders and certain DHV 2 gliders that are rated for 250+ flights. (Most DHV
2 gliders require only a Basic Licence and approx 100 flights.)
The FAI Sporting Licence is
1. proof that a pilot is a member of a country affiliated to the FAI, the
international body controlling sport aviation competition and record
regulations. Only members of FAI affiliated countries can obtain this
licence (hence pilots from countries not affilliated cannot hold official
records or participate in international competitions)
2. is required for all pilots flying in competitions and attempting world
records (regardless of what licence they receive from their local
SAHPA licensed pilots are automatically issued the FAI Sporting Licence with
their normal membership fees, regardless of what licence they hold. In other
countries (and in other aviation sports in SA) one has to buy it separately.
GAP2002 International Scoring System
For more info on rules and regulations and the law that governs our
flying see Airlaw for Floppies and
CAT2 comps How to organize Category 2 events