Jan’s story, and therefore Cloudbase’s story

Jan Minnaar, is the Chief flying Instructor, and proprietor of Cloudbase Paragliding School, and has been paragliding since April 1991. He learnt to fly in Cape Town with Daedalus Paragliding under the instructorship of Kobus Botha and Springbok Parachutist and multiple National Paragliding Champion, Jay van Deventer. In April 1992…

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Adapting to the EN system

As humans, our natural instinct is to resist change, so when the new EN certification for paragliders arrived, we resisted the A, B, C and D class and insisted on still referring to the DHV system of a ‘1-2’ or a ‘2’. Today, seven years later, as dealers, we still…

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Paragliding

Since the dawn of history, man could not fail to have been impressed by the mysterious phenomenon of flight.  As birds and insects were constantly around for him to observe and admire, he must have longed for wings of his own so that he, too, might take off and experience…

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