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  • riaan@epic-aviation.co.za

Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Your Instructors:

Riaan Struwig, Owner

Riaan Struwig, being an aviator from the age of 5, started off with RC planes. Over the years his passion for planes became clear and joint the SAAF as a learner instrument Technician, Studied at Pretoria Technikon. Riaan work until 2006 for Denel, System Engineer on several projects

Since 2005, Riaan Struwig got involved in Power Paragliding and became a business partner in Flying Unlimited. Over the next few years, they develop different Paramotors, and trikes, with more than 100 units sold to the market. Products like the nDiza Trike, Cumulus and Stratos PPG, Mamba and lately the Spider Paramotor.

Riaan Struwig competed at a very early stage in his PPG career in the SA championships and soon after became part of the Protea team, representing SA in the Czech Republic in 2009, and again selected for the 2012 Spain WPC. More than 3000 flying hours on PPG/PPT/PPC/PG and LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) and few thousand instruction hours behind his name.

After closing down Flying Unlimited around 2014, Riaan Struwig opened Epic Aviation, one of the largest PPG/PPT/PPC/PG schools in SA, based in Gauteng with dealers and schools(JB’s)  in SA.

Riaan Struwig is actively involved with the farmer’s security committee and various conservation projects.


Kevin Storie, (Blue Gravity)


Herbert Heydenrych

Epic Instructor: PPG……GRADE B – Instructor


Less Jonson

Epic Assistant instructor (Soon a Grade B instructor)


Werner Pretorius

Epic Technician, Ground Assistant


Adriaan Struwig

Pilot/Ground Instructor, PG/PPG

Adriaan Struwig, also an aviator from a young age, got involved with Paragliding from the age of 9y, and became one of the youngest PPG pilots, and got licenses at 16y. Adriaan Struwig active and assist with Ground training, learning Students great techniques, and tips.

Adriaan Struwig is Studying at Potch University (NWU) 4th year in BCom Electronics/Computers, and involved with the Potchefstroom gliding club.