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, 2013 and 2017.

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

Jan recieved his PPG instructor rating in 2006, and was the first Instructor ro recive his "A" Instructor rating in 2018.

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 2018  and was a South African Protea Team Pilot in 2011, 2013,2015 and 2017.

Khobi recived her "Instructor" raiting in 2018.

 

 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 skydiving instructor since 1991.

In 2013 he represented South Africa as a Protea Team Pilot at the Paragliding World Championships in Bulgaria, and again in Columbia in 2015.

Chris is currently the National Safety Officer for SAHPA

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

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

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

Jordyn Butler - Assistant PG Instructor

Jordyn learnt to fly at Cloudbase in 2014, and has progressed fantastically, and has become a great accro pilot.

He has worked too seasons with Flugshule Achensee, Austria's biggest SIV school, for two summers, and will spend this summer at Cloudbase.

He is currently doing his tandem and instructor training.