Pilot Training


Our training is under bird aviation SACAA 1130 / ATO .

Pilot training prepares student pilots to operate and control an aircraft safely and efficiently. The training involves a combination of classroom instruction and practical flight training.

The first step in pilot training is obtaining a private pilot license, which requires a minimum of 45 hours of flight time with 25 hours of dual flight training and 15 hours of solo flight time. During this training, students learn how to operate an aircraft, such as taking off, flying straight and level, and landing.

After obtaining a private pilot license, individuals can pursue additional ratings and certifications to become a commercial pilot or specialise in a particular aircraft type, such as a multi-engine plane.

The training for commercial pilots includes advanced flight skills and procedures, such as flying in IMC weather conditions, instrument flying, and dealing with emergency situations.

Pilot training also includes a significant amount of ground school instruction, which covers topics such as aerodynamics, navigation, meteorology, aircraft systems, and radio communication procedures.

Pilot training is regulated by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) to ensure that all pilots meet minimum standards of safety and competency.


Pilot Training


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What we offer

Pilot Training Courses


Private Pilot's License (PPL)

A PPL holder can fly any airplane on which they are rated. They can fly under good weather conditions only where the ground is visual. This license cannot be used to fly commercially.

PPL Requirements:


Night Rating:

A Night Rating is additional training that allows the pilot to use all the privileges of his license to fly at night. It is usually completed after the PPL and takes about 10 – 15 hours of training between the simulator and the actual aeroplane.


Commercial Pilot's License (CPL)

A CPL holder can fly any aircraft on which he is rated but can also fly in more challenging weather conditions. In addition, they can use their license to fly commercially for an airline/charter company.

CPL Requirements:


Instrument Rating (IR)

IR training prepares and allows the pilot to fly in the clouds and under more difficult weather conditions. This involves approximately 40 hours of training.


Multi-Engine Rating (ME)

This class rating allows the pilot to fly aircraft with more than one engine. It is usually completed at the end of pilot training.


Airline Transport Pilot's License (ATPL)

ATPL is the highest license that a pilot can achieve, and all pilots need this license to fly as a Captain for an airline.

ATPL Requirements:

Additional Pilot Courses &
Additional Student Pilot Offerings:

Additional Pilot Courses

Short Aviation Courses

More information is coming soon.

Type Ratings

More information is coming soon.

Conversion Course

We can assist in the conversion of non-South African pilot’s licenses to meet South African requirements. 

Additional Student Pilot Offerings:

Student Accommodation

We provide furnished and safe accommodation in South Africa to aviation students.

Student Transport

We provide transport to students between their accommodation and the flight school.

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Pilot training prepares student pilots to operate and control an aircraft safely and efficiently.