WELCOME TO THE SOUTH AFRICA TURNPOINT CHALLENGE
A fun informal challenge to encourage pilots to stretch their wings & venture away from the hill
WHAT IS A TURNPOINT CHALLENGE?
Our Turnpoint Challenges are a fun XC based challenge encouraging pilots to explore some of the most beautiful areas across South Africa. Pilots can experience flying over remote beaches, amazing mountain areas and quintessential flatlands whilst learning how to use their flight instruments to find turnpoints and tag them.
The Turnpoint Challenge is highly accessible. It is a friendly non-timebased and inclusive format that encourages pilots of any level to get involved wherever they are and when the conditions suit their flying abilities.
Pilots new to XC have a great opportunity to learn XC skills, intermediate pilots can expand their horizons and it is a must-do for experienced XC pilots who can push new routes and tag remote turnpoints.
WANT TO RUN A CHALLENGE OF YOUR OWN?
Clubs and other state-level entities have already started inquiring about using our platform for running local challenges.
Remember that there are no geographic boundaries and no time constraints. Run a challenge for a day or a season. Run it over multiple states or just for your local launch.
The hardest part is deciding which turnpoints you'd like to include and how long the challenge will run for.
The turnpoint challenge platform is currently free to use if the challenge is free for pilots to enter.
If you are wanting to charge pilots an entry fee then we will ask for a small fee to help us make ends meet.
If you'd like to enquire about running a turnpoint challenge, click the button below.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE 2023 & 2024 SEASON?
Colour coded waypoints indicating the degree of difficulty
New state-of-the-art mapping and results
The ability for other clubs or meet organisers to run challenges
Our first international challenges are about to start
We've moved to new platforms for our back-end and front-end
"What a difference it made to my flying ... Having something to focus on while flying took my average flights from 30 mins to over an hour. Amazing what you can achieve when you have a purpose!"
- Jacqx Bryanna
"It was a lot of fun, taught me a lot and I look forward to getting on the next one"
- an enthusiastic fledgling paraglider
"It was an awesome experience and looking forward to next years”"
- anonymous participant from 2019