Pilot Business Support


Welcome to the Pilot Business Support page.

Read further, or click HERE to check out businesses run by other pilots.



What is the Pilot Business Support iniatitive?

This is my dream:

I am a paraglider pilot and instructor, as well as an ex-hang glider and ex-PPG pilot. I am also a consumer. As such, I would prefer to support fellow pilots. The main problem is that I do not know who has what business, and therefore cannot support them when I need their service or product, nor is there any easy way to find out who is in the business.

My dream is to make it easy for pilots to find other pilots who can supply whatever it is that is required. This page is the small start of something that will hopefully be fruitful for all.

On this page the businesses of fellow pilots COUNTRY WIDE will be listed, whether it is a larger or smaller business, running from full-time premises, or full-time or part-time from the home.

The only exclusions are paragliding orientated businesses (my sincere apologies but I am sure the reason is crystal clear). However, a paragliding instructor who is also a builder (for example) can advertise his construction company, or guest house, or whatever else.



How to list your business:

Listing is completely free. All you need to do to list your business is to send an e-mail to funwings@global.co.za with the following details:
Please do not supply prices. They will not be listed.

How to unlist your business:

You can unlist at any time by sending an e-mail to funwings@global.co.za and writing the words "Unlist business" in the body or subject line with any details necessary.


PILOT BUSINESSES


Prospective clients, please note: this initiative is NOT to gain discounts, but to provide business support. Everyone of us need to make money in order to pay the bills at the end of the month. There is no gain, and often frustration, if one is expected to provide products or services at a discounted price. Please do not expect a discount, or ask for one. If you get one, it is a huge favour, and something to appreciate, but still not to expect.

HINT: Even if the pilot is not in the area you want, perhaps he/she can still help. Give the business a call.


This page will be refined and improved as we go along, but the basic idea is to keep it as simple as possible. Categories are highly flexible and new categories can be made on request. The same advertiser can be in more than one category. The categories below have been compiled as a guideline to businesses.



Categories

Click on the category you are looking for to see the businesses listed. Use the browser's "Back" key to return to the Category list.


Listings


Accommodation

Bilene Association
    Products & services: Accommodation. Bilene is situated in the Gaza district in Mozambique 185km north of Maputo. It is a lagoon 27km long lying parallel to the sea. It is an idylic setting with white sands, pristine waters, lots of prawns. You can paraglide, powerparaglide, dune soar, quadbike, waterski, fish, suntan, drink beer, parasail, 4x4 trail, sea fishing, dive, snorkel, sail, etc. Our camp is 2400m2 and has the basic necessities. Electricity, deepfreeze, bush toilets, bush shower, grassy ground for camping, 24 h security, wood for camp fires at night, happy-to-help staff. Good rates. The road to Bilene is tarred all the way. The last 2km is sand road to the resort. This bush camp is 600 m from the water front. There is place for winching paragliders next to lagoon.
    Contact:
    Carlos Rafael (PG)
    +27 82 550 7568
    Email Carlos

    Areas: Mozambique - Beline

Columbus Guest House
    Products & services: Accommodation suitable to visit the Kruger Park and other Mpumalanga attractions, or just relax in the scenic surrounds of Nelspruit, or for flying at Barberton and all Nelspruit paragliding and hang gliding sites. 102 Columbus Street, Nelspruit. It is an upmarket and spacious retreat from everyday life, giving you the opportunity to recharge and relax. Surrounded by breathtaking views and located next to a nature reserve. Facilities feature en suite rooms, DSTV, air conditioning, pool, fax and laundry services. Rates include breakfast.
    Contact:
    Detlef Schmidt (PG)
    Tel 013-744-9433 Cell +27 83 227 3491
    Email Detlef

    Areas: Nelspruit & vicinity

Kiewiet Cottage
    Products & services: Accommodation suitable for a relaxing visit to the Vaal Dam, Kiewiet Cottage is a fully equipped self catering cottage in tranquil and secure surroundings in the Stilbaai Yacht Club. Sleeping facilities for two to six people. Approx 1 hour's drive from Johannesburg. Lots of activities available, including paragliding, hiking, sailing, cycling, bird watching, etc. Within reach of all the Vaal River resorts.
    Contact:
    Laetitia and Ben Mienie (PG)
    Cell +27 83 538 6357
    Email Laetitia

    Areas: Vaal Dam & vicinity, Gauteng/Free State

Laura's Place @the Vaal Dam
    Products & services: Accommodation suitable for a relaxing stay next to the Vaal Dam on the water's edge, away from the rat race. Includes rooms in a small guest house as well as camping facilities. Room rates include a light breakfast. Situated near the Stilbaai Yacht Club paragliding site, it is perfect for flying at this very scenic winch launch site. Ideal also for lots of other activities such as powered paragliding, water sports, hiking, bird watching, fishing, cycling, etc. Approx 1 hour's drive from Johannesburg. Within reach of all the Vaal River resorts, restaurants, etc.
    Contact:
    Laura Nelson (PG)
    Cell +27 82 678 1392 fax 086 618 2057
    Email Funventures

    Areas: Vaal Dam & vicinity, Gauteng/Free State

Ovahimba Lodge, Catembe
    Products & services: Self catering accommodation suitable for flying and fishing in Mozambique. Across the bay from Maputo (get there by ferry), it is just two hours from Nelspruit. Everything is provided for, you only need to bring your own food, clothes & towels. Mosquito nets supplied. Wheel chair friendly. Lots to do, or just relax in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings.
    Contact:
    Jan Labuschagne (PPL)
    Tel +27 13 752 2806 Cell +27 82 451 2116 or +27 82 412 7980
    Email Jan
    Website: Catembe

    Areas: Mozambique - Maputo, Catembe & vicinity

Shenandoah Guest Home
    Products & services: Accommodation situated at 12 Gull Rd, Bloubergstrand Ext 1, Cape Town, suitable to visit Cape Town and other Western Cape attractions, or just relax in the scenic surrounds, participate in a variety of water sports, or fly at Dolphin Beach (ppg) or other paragliding and hang gliding sites in the area. Shenandoah is a modern, well established three level guest-home overlooking Cape Town's Table Bay offering friendly professional services and privacy to our discerning guests together with a superb upmarket blend of amenities and complete with awe-inspiring views, yet at most competitive tariffs.
    Contact:
    Steve Stauch (PPG)
    Tel +27 (0) 21 554-0576 Cell +27 (0) 82 652 8032 Fax: +27 (0) 21 554-0578
    Email Shenandoah
    Website: Shenandoah

    Areas: Cape Town & Western Cape areas


Air Travel

1time Airline
    Products & services: Low cost domestic airline
    Contact:
    Call Centre 0861 345 345
    Desmond O'Connor (PG), Commercial Manager
    Email Desmond Website 1time

    Areas: Country-wide

Flight Specials

    Products & services: Our core products and services encompass every single aspect of the travel industry, "As local as possible, as global as necessary"! With experienced, specialist consultants we will take travel to a unique and exciting level of strength and opportunity from the discerning traveller to the young first-timer!
    Some of the advantages of booking with Flight Specials:
      * The expertise of the travel agent and the time saved as a result of their in-depth knowledge of the various conditions that apply
      * Personal, one-on-one attention
      * Commitment to continued service, knowledge and professionalism
      * You, the customer, deserve the most diverse and best air, land, water travel and accommodation options!!
    Contact:
    Flight Specials, Highveld Mall, Witbank
    Tel: 013 692 4841/3 Fax: 013 692 4878
    Pieter Labuschagne (PG)
    E-Mail: Witbank Flight Specials Website: Flight Specials

    Areas: Country-wide


Baby Products

Artemis Natural Products (Pty) Ltd
    Products & services: NUK baby bottles and products.
    Contact:
    William Wertheim-Aymes (PG), Managing Director
    (+2711) 430 5600 Switchboard Cell: (+2783) 6003130 Fax: (+2711) 8851184 E-Mail: William Website: NUK

    Areas: Country-wide


Boat Co-ordinators

Gaynor Boat Coordinators
    Products & services: I supply watercraft like yachts, motorboats, rowing boats and canoes to be used as 'props' in the making of Films, Commercials and presentations for Fashion Magazines. I am based in Cape Town. .
    Contact:
    Gaynor Schoeman (PG)
    Tel 021 790 3228 Fax 021 790 7687 Cell 083 679 1177 Skype: gaynor_flygirl
    email Gaynor Website: www.gaynor.co.za

    Areas: Cape Province




Choose the right paint colour

Impression
    Products & services: I help people to make colour choices before spending money on paint, etc. My customers are extremely satisfied.
    Contact:
    Craig Murley (HG)
    Fax +27 21 440 3777 Cell +27 82 951 8817 Craig
    Website Impression Colour

    Areas: Country wide


Computer Services & Shops

DBO Computers
    Products & services: IT and Security. VB, SQL, WEB (.Net) Programming, Computer Hardware and Software, Upgrades and Build of New Computers. Also in the Security business, IDS Alarm Systems and CCTV.
    Contact:
    Pierre Visser (PG)
    Cell 082-566-3867 Tel 012-661-0057
    Email: Pierre or Pierre Visser

    Areas: Gauteng

Metrix Support Services
    Products & services: Computer Services /PABX Supplier / Telephone Management Systems
    Contact:
    Lionel Miller (PG)
    Tel: 082 851-6534
    Email: Lionel website Metrixsupport

    Areas: Gauteng


Construction


Dry Cleaning & Laundry businesses


Entertainment


Fax2email Providers

Corptel
    Products & services: For FREE Fax2Email Solutions (receiving faxes), and prepaid PC2Fax Solutions. Both work without a fax machine and can work without a Telkom line, and are fully mobile.
    To get your free Fax2email, click on this link Fax2email
    For your PC2fax solution, click on this link PC2Fax
    Or contact:
    Peter le Roux (PG)
    Cell 083-630-3333
    e-mail Peter

    Areas: Countrywide


Framing


Gates & Fencing


Generators


Handyman & General Maintenance


Hardware Stores

Nkwane Building Supplies
    Products & services: Supplier of all your building and hardware requirements.
    Contact:
    Francois Miog (PG)
    Shop: 15 Pretoria Rd, Kempton Park
    Tel 011-394 0600/4 Fax 011-394 0615 e-mail: Francois Miog

    Areas: East Rand


Jewellery


Mobile Work Platforms

Niftylift SA cc
    Products & services: Supplier of mobile work platforms, service and training (working at height)
    Contact:
    Mark Smith (PG)
    Unit 2, Boulevard Park, Bellville, Cape
    Cell 083 3040598 email: Niftylift website Niftylift

    Areas: Countrywide


Office Machine Sales & Maintenance


Painting (houses)


Photography

Patrick Canny Photography
    Products & services: Weddings, Special occasions, Events, Aerial, Photo Library.
    Contact:
    Patrick Canny (PG Instructor + PPG)
    Tel 011-658-1386 Fax 086 693 0085 Cell 083-253-9706 email: Patrick
    Website Patrick Canny Photography

    Areas: Gauteng


Plumbing Installations


Poligraph Tests


Printing and related


Product Design

Perry Curling-Hope
    Products & services: INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER. Product design, specializing in electronics & electronically controlled systems.
      * Electronic circuit design
      * PCB design
      * Embedded Microcomputer systems (Hardware/software)
      * Enclosure design ( Steel fabrication / extrusions / Injection moulding )
      * Ergonomics ( Front panels, Logos, etc.)

    Contact:
    Perry Curling-Hope (PG)
    P.O. Box 2782 Honeydew 2040
    Cell 082 854 4292 or 083 393 5536 email Perry

    Areas: Gauteng


Property Sales


Pubs

Legends Sports Pub
    Products & services: Sports Pub situated in Summergreens, Milnerton, near Century City/Montague Gardens. Every Paraglider pilot visiting my pub or supporting it, will receive a free drink
    Contact or ask for:
    Lourens Venter (PG)
    Tel: 021-551-6808 or cell 083-324-8048

    Areas: Cape Town


Security Installations


Signwriting


Software Programming


Steel & Engineering Supplies

Derek's Industrial & Engineering Solutions cc T/A D J Steel Solutions
    Products & services: We supply the market with a wide variety of steel and related products, such as plastic concrete spacers for slabs and pillars in the construction industry (may I add that the prices of these spacers are very, very competitive). We strive for great customer service and thrive on customer satisfaction.
    Contact:
    Derek Gulle (PG)
    Phone: 082 578 4838
    Fax: 082 301 3541
    E-mail: Derek Gulle

    Areas: Gauteng


Tiling


Toilet Odour removal system

Toilet Friend
    Products & services: Supply and installation of international odour removal system. This system is ideal on any business premises, and especially where the cloakroom area is extremely close to the reception or work area. Not to mention in the home where intrusive odours, although very human, can make life challenging!
    Contact:
    Pieter van Wyk (PG)
    Cell 082-787-6089
    Website Toilet Friend e-mail Pieter van Wyk

    Areas: Northwest and Gauteng


Transport


Travel Agents

Flight Specials

    Products & services: Our core products and services encompass every single aspect of the travel industry, "As local as possible, as global as necessary"! With experienced, specialist consultants we will take travel to a unique and exciting level of strength and opportunity from the discerning traveller to the young first-timer!
    Some of the advantages of booking with Flight Specials:
      * The expertise of the travel agent and the time saved as a result of their in-depth knowledge of the various conditions that apply
      * Personal, one-on-one attention
      * Commitment to continued service, knowledge and professionalism
      * You, the customer, deserve the most diverse and best air, land, water travel and accommodation options!!
    Contact:
    Flight Specials, Highveld Mall, Witbank
    Tel: 013 692 4841/3 Fax: 013 692 4878
    Pieter Labuschagne (PG)
    E-Mail: Witbank Flight Specials Website: Flight Specials

    Areas: Country-wide


Vehicle maintenance / Motor Mechanic


Video, photography and copy writing

Blue Berry Media Productions
    Products & services: All-media service for product marketing and business launches, corporate and training videos, studio photography, video script writing, press releases, brochure and web site copy writing. We handle complete marketing roll-outs - from concept to copy to images to launch to events management.
    Contact:
    Jaco Wolmarans (PG/PPG)
    Tel (021) 552 3982 Cell 082 855 5945 email Blue Berry Media

    Areas: Countrywide


Video Production

Peter Prukl
    Products & services: Producer & Television Project Manager with 14 years experience in television industry. Broadcast & corporate, documentary and drama, small and large projects.
    In my CV: producer for Carte Blanche 5 years; producer for "The LAB" drama series (SABC3); producer for an entire syllabus of 500 educational physics programmes in 2003; producer of "Windmills, Thermals & Videotape" (PG movie about flying Piedrahita in Spain).
    Corporate clients include SAA, University of Michigan Business School, NUK, Old Mutual.

    Contact:
    Peter Prukl (PG)
    Cell 083-556-4060 email Peter Prukl

    Areas: Gauteng based


Vitamin and Herbal Supplements

Cellulife
    Products & services: Mentoring weight management program. Solutions for chronic illness, pain, and auto-immune conditions. Take responsibility and control of your health with zero side effects.
    Contact:
    Patrick Canny (PG Instructor + PPG)
    Tel 011-658-1386 Fax 086 693 0085 Cell 083-253-9706 email: Patrick
    Website Improve Your Health

    Areas: Gauteng

Independent Herbalife Distributor
    Products & services: Sports Nutrition, Weight Management, Health – Pure NATURAL, Pure FOOD! From the WOMB to the TOMB!
    SPORTS – Fuel, Re-Fuel, Repair and Recovery! Endurance, Extreme Sports etc….
    GUYS – 6 pack look like a CASE!
    DOLLS – Little “Summer Number” SHRUNK!
    BIOLOGICAL AILMENTS – Diabetes, B.P., ADD / ADHD, Cholesterol, Stress etc…
    Website Healthier – FREE Delivery throughout South Africa – Order On-Line
    Contact:
    Alan Brown (PG)
    Cell 082-556-7137 email: Alan Brown

    Areas: Country wide

Pure Herbal Remedies
    Products & services: Herbal products for various problems. Don't just treat the symptoms of problems, treat also the causes. Get better, feel really well by making sure that your body is treated correctly.
    Contact:
    Allen Kloppers (HG)
    Tel 011-462-0346 Fax 011-462-0545 Cell 082-924-1332
    Website Pure Herbal Remedies

    Areas: Countrywide


Working at Height

Niftylift SA cc
    Products & services: Supplier of mobile work platforms, service and training (working at height)
    Contact:
    Mark Smith (PG)
    Unit 2, Boulevard Park, Bellville, Cape
    Cell 083 3040598 email: Niftylift website Niftylift

    Areas: Countrywide






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