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    Latest SkySailor Magazine!

    The Nov / Dec 2022 edition is now live.

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    The Freedom of FLIGHT

    Experience the freedom of Pure Flight today.

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    Flying for Women

    Let us Get you Up in the Air.

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    Which Flight Path for me?

    Paragliding? Hang Gliding? Powered Paragliding? Microlights?

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    Ben’s First Solo Paraglide

    Ben West shares the Thrill of his First Solo Paraglide.

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    Four Steps to Pure Flight

    The Four simple steps to enjoying the thrill of pure flying.

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    Stay Safe, Get Certified

    Like all adventure sports, safety is crucial.

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The Freedom of Flight

Take in a bird’s eye view of the world.

There’s nothing like the thrill of pure flight.

The sensation of soaring with the clouds, carried high, far and wide on warm air currents, with the world laid out before you.

Experience the freedom and exhilaration of being airborne and the euphoria of chasing clouds as you’re carried high on the wind like a bird.

With an emphasis on training and safety, the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA) helps build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the challenge of flying further and for longer.

Enjoy the camaraderie of the SAFA community, confident that you are supported by the foremost authority on safe, fun, pure flight in Australia.

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Latest News

From AFL star to hang gliding thrill seeker – Jim Wynd’s rise to the sky.

From AFL star to hang gliding thrill seeker – Jim Wynd’s rise to the sky.

Former AFL player James (Jim) Wynd traded in his footy boots after 147 matches with the Fitzroy Club in 1994 but that doesn’t mean he kept his feet on the ground for long. Watch a 7 News story on James.
Powered paragliding pilots continue to conquer new challenges

Powered paragliding pilots continue to conquer new challenges

Australia’s longest running paramotor club, the Pico Club, recently held ‘The Pico’ fly-in event at Jeffy ‘Hoffy’s farm’. Brett Paull, a SAFA member and PPG pilot shares his insights into the sport, the skills needed and what makes pilots choose this mode of flight over others.
Job Advertisement:  SAFA Operations and Training Management Officer

Job Advertisement: SAFA Operations and Training Management Officer

The new SAFA role of Operations and Training Management Officer has been advertised on Seek. We encourage any member who feels the role represents their skills, values and capabilities to request further information and/or make an application via Seek. Learn more

Our Craft

Paragliding 

Paragliding
 

A Paraglider pilot sits in a harness below a fabric wing that holds its shape through suspension lines and air pressure.
Hang Gliding 

Hang Gliding
 

A Hang Glider pilot is suspended in a harness below a rigid wing which is usually an aluminium frame covered in a synthetic sail cloth.
Powered Paragliding 

Powered Paragliding
 

Powered Paraglider or Paramotor pilots wear a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to take off with a Paragliding wing, specifically designed for motored operations.
Microlight & PoweredHang Gliding

Microlight & Powered
Hang Gliding

Microlight trike pilots sit in a propeller-driven trike, suspended below a wing similar to a Hang Glider.
Powered Hang Gliders have a small engine contained within the harness allowing launch from flat ground.