Courses

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Private Pilot License

 (PPL)

A Private Pilot License is generally seen as a learner’s license in order to obtain a Commercial License. However the PPL is also seen as a License for people who want to pursue aviation as a hobby. This qualification allows you to be pilot in command in an aircraft and carry passengers during daytime and in clear weather conditions. A PPL does not allow you to receive remuneration for your flying activities and is purely for pleasure private use

 

Requirements for Student and Private Pilot License

Ab-initio - Student Pilot License (SPL)

 - You must be 16 years of age; however training may commence before this age
    (Our youngest students at the moment are 14)

 - A medical examination (Class I or II) must be done by a qualified aviation medical doctor

 - You must pass a technical examination of the aircraft chosen to train on, and a student pilot exam

 - 2 passport size photos will be required

 - Pay the fee to issue the SPL. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SA CAA) will allocate a             License number which will enable you to fly an aircraft solo (on your own) while still under the               supervision of your Instructor. Students who prove to be proficient enough after a minimum of 10         hrs dual flying will be sent for the first time Solo. This is a truly memorable experience, which                 signifies your official entry into the prestigious group of Aviators

 

Private Pilot License (PPL)

 - You must hold a valid Student Pilot License

 - You will need to accumulate a minimum of 45 hrs of flight training, of which: minimum 25 hrs Dual        flight instruction, minimum 15 hrs Solo (this must include at least 5 hrs solo cross-country flying)

    5 hrs dual instruction can be done on an approved flight simulator FNPTII

 - Successfully pass 8 online PPL examinations (pass mark 75%)

 - Complete a English Language Proficiency Test (if required)

 - Pass a Restricted Radio License course

 - You must be minimum 17 years of age in order to take your 2 practical flight tests. The first being a     General Flight Test (GFT) which will focus on your ability to handle the aircraft in any situation. The       second test is a cross-country Navigation Test which will focus on your ability to navigate safely with     the examiner on a planned triangular route within a controlled air space and perform “away”                 landings at other airfields

 - Once you have accumulated the required flying hours in your logbook and passed all examinations     and tests, all your training documentation will be checked and sent to the CAA. A fee must be paid     for issuing the PPL and finally have your SPL upgraded to a PPL

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Commercial Pilot License

 (CPL)

A Commercial Pilot License is required when pursuing a professional career in aviation. This qualification allows you to receive remuneration for your flying activities and be pilot in command (on aircrafts certified for single pilot operations) or co-pilot (on large commercial aircrafts certified for multi crew operations once type specific training is completed)

 

Requirements for Commercial Pilot License (Incl. IR)

 - You must be 18 years of age

 - Hold a Class I medical certificate

 - Hold a valid PPL and Night Rating

 - Pass a General Radio License exam

 - You will need to accumulate a minimum of 200 hrs of flying, of which: 40 hrs must be instrument           flight training. 20 hrs may be done on an approved flight simulator (10 hrs already done through           PPL and Night Rating courses). A minimum of 100 hrs as pilot in command (PIC) is also required, of       which at least 50 hrs must be cross country flight time. The CPL course has an integrated Instrument     Rating course which enables a pilot to fly by instrument referral only and can either be done on a         Single Engine aircraft with variable pitch and retractable gear or on a Multi-engine aircraft with             variable pitch and retractable gear

 - Successfully pass 8 online CPL examinations at CAA (pass mark 75%)

 - Complete a CPL General Flight Test in an Advanced Type aircraft with a Grade I Designated Flight       Examiner. The instrument flight test is usually combined with the CPL flight test in one flight

 - Once you have accumulated all required flying hours in your logbook, completed your instrument       rating and passed all examinations and tests, all your training documentation will be checked and       sent to the CAA. A fee must be paid for issuing your CPL License and finally have your PPL                     upgraded to a CPL

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Instrument Rating

This advanced qualification can be added either on a Private Pilot License or Commercial Pilot License, and will enable you to fly in challenging weather conditions by solely relying on the flight instruments.

 

Requirements for Instrument Rating (IR)

 - You must hold a valid Private or Commercial Pilot License

 - Hold a Class I medical certificate

 - Have a valid Night Rating on your License. The 10 hours done during your Night Rating will be             counted towards your Instrument Rating training

 - Pass a General Radio License exam

 - Successfully pass the online Instrument Rating examination (pass mark 75%)

 - Complete 40 dual hours of Instrument flying time, of which 20 hours can be done on an approved        simulator

 - Pass a practical flight test with a Grade I Designated Flight Examiner

 - Have flown 50 hours cross country time as Pilot-in-Command (PIC)

 - Once all requirements are met, all documentation is sent to the CAA and a fee must be paid in             order to include the instrument rating in your License

Instrument Rating

Night Rating

This qualification has the same privileges as a PPL with the added ability to fly during night times in reduced visibility. You will learn to utilize and rely on the instruments in the aircraft without being restricted when planning and executing a flight

 

Requirements for Night Rating (NR)

 - You must hold a valid Private Pilot License

 - You will need to complete 10 hrs Dual Instrument Flying. At least 5 take-offs and landings must be        done by night and a night cross-country flight of at least 150nm with 2 full stop landings at 2                  separate airfields away from base must be done

 - Successfully pass an online examination

 - Pass a practical night/IF flight test with a Grade II Instructor.

 - Once all requirements are met, all documentation is sent to the CAA and a fee must be paid in             order to include the night rating in your PPL License

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Night Rating

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Multi Engine Rating

Multi Engine Rating

Professional Pilots seeking to advance in their career will do a Multi-Engine Rating which will allow you to operate aircrafts with more than one engine. This rating will give you a competitive advantage when applying for a job at Airline and Charter companies

 

Requirements for Multi-Engine Rating

 - Complete a minimum of 6 hours flying with a multi-engine aircraft

 - Complete various module lessons

 - Pass a practical flight test with a Designated Flight Examiner

 - Once all requirements are met, all documentation is sent to the CAA and a fee must be paid in             order to include the new class rating in your License

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Instructor Rating

Instructor Rating

To hone skills and enhance later employment opportunities many pilots elect to undergo Instructor’s Ratings

The professional challenges of being an instructor will undoubtedly make a candidate more employable either on a part-time or full-time basis. Instructors have the edge

 

The Rating also offers more career opportunities and dividends, e.g. later as training captain in an airline

 

Obtaining an instructor’s Rating is invariably money well invested. The initial Rating is a Grade III instructor and after at least 50 hours’ instruction the test may be undertaken with a CAA approved designated examiner

Requirements forInstructor Rating

 - Valid Commercial Pilot’s Licence

 - Minimum 31 hours of ground lectures

 - Minimum 20 hours air exercises or ‘patter’

 - Once you have completed this phase you will complete the theoretical CAA exam in 2 subjects

 - Practical skills test in both lecturing and air exercises with an approved CAA designated examiner