Our Instructors

                      COME MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS ......  

The Jammer  

Jan Minnaar, the Chief Flying Instructor, started paragliding in 1991,
and became an instructor in April 1992, and has been running his own school ever since.

In 2004 Jan was awarded the Gold Wings Award from the Aero Club of South Africa
for his significant contribution to Sport Aviation in South Africa.

He was a member of the Protea Paragliding team in 1993, 2011 and 2013.

Jan was one of the first tandem pilots in the country, and was the National Licensing and Safety Officer for 12 years.

Jan also recieved his PPG instructor rating in 2006.
The Cloudbabe  

Khobi-Jane Bowden, learnt to fly with Jan in 2001, and became an instructor in 2005.

She got her Tandem Flight Instructor rating in 2011, and was the first female commercial tandem pilot in the country.

Khobi is a keen competition pilot when she can, and has been the SA Ladies National Champion in 2009 to 2014  and was a South African Protea Team Pilot in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

 

Mias  

Mias De Klerk - PG Instructor, PPG Instructor,
and Tandem Flight Instrcutor, and member of the Protea PPG Team in 2009.

 

Mias started flying in 2002 and loved everything about flying from the very first flight. He quickly went on to competition flying and embraced the flying lifestyle. Mias also loves powered paragliding and in 2009 he earned South African National colors and competed in the 2009 World Paramotor Championship in the Czech Republic. Mias has been making a full time career of paragliding as an instructor and tandem pilot since 2009

Joe  

Joe Engels  started flying in 2003 and got his Tandem Flight Instructor Rating in 2009.

In 2008/ 2009 he took part in the Paragliding World Cup tour.

In 2012 took part in the St Hillair Air Tour Adventure Race and will be doing tandem flights to cover the cost of the race in 2013.

Hope to see you on take-off soon!

Chris Van Noord starting flying in 2006 and got his Tandem Flight Instructor Rating in 2011.

He is has also been a Skydiving instructor and tandem sydiving instructor since 1991.

In 2013 he represented South Africa as a Protea Team Pilot at the Paragliding World Championships in Bulgaria.

The most important thing about flying is that we do it to have fun.

      "Come flying it's lekker man,lekker."