To fly a South African registered glider you need to:

  1. Become a member of the SSSA.
    a) You can apply for temporary membership by completing a Visitor Membership Application online. The membership costs and payment details are listed on the Visitor Membership Application page.
    b) Once you have made payment and submitted your application, your Temporary SSSA Membership will be e-mailed to you. This will take a day or so.
  2. Apply for a Temporary SSSA Glider Pilot Licence/ Validation. You can find a suitable Gliding Club to facilitate this. For this the following is required:
    1. Hold a valid Glider Pilot licence in your country of origin.
    2. Write a local Airlaw exam.
    3. Demonstrate a complete understanding of the relevant airspace requirement.
    4. Produce an ICAO compliant “Medical Certificate” of at least a class 4 category. This certificate must have been attained not more than three years before your arrival if you are older than 40 years or 5 years below this age.
    5. Do a check flight with a SSSA instructor. This temporary Licence/ validation is valid for a maximum of 4 months and cannot be issued for Touring Motor Gliders. This temporary Licence / validation can only be issued with your existing ratings. No new ratings can be included on your Temporary Licence / validation.
  3. If you intend to carry passenger you must be the holder of at least a limited category Air Experience Instructor brevet or have a logbook endorsement by a qualified instructor or similar in your logbook from the country of origin and have at least 100 launches or hours as P1.
View Manual of Procedures
Apply for Visitor Membership