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Parachute Association of South Africa

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.

Membership Renewal

Members are reminded that annual membership renewal falls due on 1 April 2014.

PASA membership fee

R470

Aero Club fee for licensed PASA members

R350

PASA fee for members currently serving in the SANDF/SAPS who DO hold PASA ratings

R470

PASA fee for members currently serving in the SANDF/SAPS who hold NO PASA ratings

R100

Aero Club fee for licensed PASA members currently serving in the SANDF/SAPS

R175

New licence/new rating applications

R100

Rating renewal fees for all ratings (except Jumpmaster, Coach and Evaluator ratings)

R100

New tandem rating applications

R600

The online renewal process will get underway around 20 March. All current members with a valid, listed email address will receive an automated email renewal reminder containing a link which you will need to click on in order to update your data online. Once updated, you will be prompted to make the required payment. For those members who have no ratings to renew or who are not applying for any new licences or ratings, this will be all that is required.

If you have not received your renewal notice or, if you did not provide an email address on your last renewal form or, if your email address has changed in the past year, please drop a line to admin@para.co.za confirming your correct email address.

If you are renewing an existing rating or applying for a new licence or rating, you will be prompted to make payment and print Page 2 of the PASA General Application Form which you will need to get signed by your Chief Instructor and submit to the admin office via fax or email.

New members joining for the first time, or those without a valid email address will need to download and complete the PASA General Application Form (Form 2), complete and submit to the admin office via email or fax. If you are not applying for a licence or rating, you do not require CI signature and need only submit page 1 of the form.

A detailed user guide for online renewal was published in the most recent issue of the Toggle Times.

Gmail users note: Gmail sends automated emails to the spam folder. Please add admin@para.co.za and newsletter@para.co.za to your safe senders list to ensure you receive important notices and the Toggle Times newsletter.