PASA is a non-profit association of members with the mission statement: "To foster, develop and
facilitate sport parachuting, in all its facets, within South Africa, in the safest and most
progressive manner, on behalf of its members."
For many people the words parachuting and skydiving conjure up images of adrenalin junkies and
daredevils with little regard for their own safety. One of the questions most frequently asked of
sport parachutists is, "who in their right mind would want to willingly throw themselves out of a
perfectly serviceable aircraft?"
In truth, sport parachuting is a disciplined sport that operates within rigidly defined and
enforced safety parameters as set out in PASA’s Manual of Procedures. This Manual has been ratified
by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) and is the basis upon which PASA has been
approved as an Aviation Recreation Organisation. The safety and training standards contained in the
manual are on a par or better than international standards and must be adhered to by all affiliated
drop zones and members in South Africa.
|The weekend of 28 – 30 November, sees the 6th annual tonto Boogie being held at JSC, in honour of the late Eric “tonto” Stephenson, who passed away in October 2007. As he was a pioneer in the development of wingsuit flying in South Africa, the main event of the boogie will be wingsuit flying in all its different shapes and forms, although all other disciplines will be catered for as well.
This year, we’d like to get going as early as possible on the Friday (28 Nov) in order to get a proper boogie vibe going, and loads will be available from early morning, depending on demand.
As always, Taya Weiss will be load organising and this year the focus will be on developing solo skills/progression as well as presenting opportunities for more advanced wingsuit flyers. These will include: XRW, Artistic Wingsuit Flying (ACRO), 4 way Wingsuit Sequentials as well as a possible attempt at setting a new South African large wingsuit formation record.
To get as many as possible new wingsuit flyers involved, a wingsuit first flight course will be held at JSC in October. Persons interested in attending this should contact the SSA WS committee: email@example.com for more info (see MOPs for minimum requirements.)
Squirrel will once again sponsor some generous prizes (last year they gave away a 50% and 20% off vouchers for a new Squirrel Wingsuit!)
This promises to be a hugely entertaining event with lots of quality skydives from various disciplines! Bruce and Tammy will be providing live entertainment for a legendary after-party in the bar on the Saturday evening.