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IPPI Card: South Africa

Is the IPPI Card accepted in your country ?

Yes, we accept the IPPI card. Our members who want to fly overseas can obtain it from our SAHPA office.

What is the minimum legal insurance coverage required in your country ?

Not sure if there is a legal minimum, our members are insured for R300.000, roughly 45.000 Euros.

What additional coverage does your country recommend (such as medical insurance, search and rescue etc...) ?

We provide our members with a CASEVAC insurance for helicopter rescue, if necessary, but this arrangement is more to ensure that the casevac runs smoothly. The pilot's own insurance has to pay for the casevac. It is highly
recommended that all visiting pilots have a good medical and casevac insurance.

Is your NAC prepared to provide a special insurance coverage for guest pilots who do not comply with your national law ?

Yes, foreign pilots should take out a temporary membership for R310 which makes sure that they are covered like a local pilot, and that they are flying legally in South Africa.

Other information

For visitors we have a web site at http://www.sahpa.co.za/ that covers most of your questions.
Or contact the SAHPA office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call ++27-12-668-1219 (mornings only, SA time).