Based at Rand airport, just east of Johannesburg gives our students the best of both worlds. Not only will you be training in a beautiful, scenic environment but you will also be training at one of the busiest training airports in South Africa. The experience gained from learning to fly in an environment where you will be operating at a fully controlled airport in controlled airspace not only gives our students access to a host of facilities that are not available at smaller less equipped airfields but also gives our students the confidence they will need to successfully transition to a career in aviation.
We are very proud to offer one of the most modern training fleets in South Africa. The aircraft on our fleet were carefully selected so that we can offer safe, efficient, and cost-effective training on aircraft that are not only of high quality but that are also fun and enjoyable to fly. Our primary fleet consists of our basic trainer which is the Cessna 172 Jet A1 powered, the Cessna 172 is an internationally utilized basic trainer and is statistically the safest single-engine trainer in the world incorporating a FADEC system, ensures safety, and allows our students to capture the skills required for flying in a modern aircraft. All multi-engine training is conducted on the Baron 55. The baron is a phenomenal aircraft more than capable of meeting all multi-engine training needs in comfort and in style. We also provide A Cessna 182 for all hour building requirements which boasts an 11 Hour endurance
Africa Aviation Academy offers flight training for the Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Airline Transport Pilot License, Flight Instructor Rating, Multi-Engine Rating, Instrument Rating, Foreign Pilot License Conversions, Validations, and hour building. Whether you choose to fly for pleasure or you wish to make a career as a pilot Africa Aviation Academy can provide you with an approved course tailored to your specific needs.
Private Pilots Licence
The Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) is the first step in any individual’s aviation career and is considered to be the foundation of your flight training. This is where you learn and understand the essential principles and disciplines required for piloting an aircraft. These principles and disciplines are very important as later training will depend on your previous knowledge in order for you to continue, upgrade and improve your flying skills. The entry requirements for the PPL are...
Commercial Pilots License
The Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) is considered a professional license, and upon completion, the pilot will be able to act as a pilot in command of a single pilot aircraft, or as a co-pilot of a multi-pilot aircraft and get remunerated for their work. The applicant for a Commercial Pilot license in South Africa must have the following: Hold a valid Private Pilot’s Licence, with Night Rating Hold a valid Class 1 Medical 200 hours of flight training (This is the legal minimum).
The SACAA Night Rating is an additional rating that is added to your existing Private Pilot Licence. The night rating requires that the pilot has a minimum of 10 hours of Instrument training, upon completion of the rating. The instrument training must be done with an Instructor who holds a Valid Instrument Rating. These instrument hours are done during the day under the “HOOD” in the General Flying Area.
The Instrument Rating is a rating that can be added onto either the Private Pilot’s Licence or the Commercial Pilot’s Licence and enables the pilot to fly under IFR (Instrument Meteorological Conditions). The pilot will have to undergo extensive ground and flight training in order to prepare for the Instrument Rating Test. In order to test the candidate will need to have: 40 hours of Instrument flight time (under instruction).
The Flight Instructor Rating (FI) is an excellent rating for any pilot to have on his/her license. As an Instructor, you will gain valuable flight experience and expand your level of knowledge. You must be the holder of a valid CPL or ATPL, in order to test for your Flight Instructor Rating. The training will consist of the following. 20 hours Flight Instructor Patter (Learning to fly and instruct from the right-hand side of the airplane) 80 hours of Flight Instructor Briefings 2 Flights
Crew Resource Management Course
The objective of Crew Resource Management (CRM) Training is to improve flight safety through the understanding of the Human Factor in Aircraft accidents and incidents and through effective use of error management strategies in individuals as well as in the system. Since the support functions to flight deck crew play a significant role in incidents and accidents, CRM Training programs have been designed specifically for the flight deck, cabin crew, and maintenance engineers.
Dangerous Goods Course
Dangerous goods are articles or substances, which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment when transported by air, and which are classified according to Section 3 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. These characteristics will make their transport by air hazardous unless suitable precautions are taken. The commodities include the goods that are not only obvious substances such as acids, radioactive materials, poisons, and explosives.
Office: +27(0)11 824 3528
Address: Main Terminal Building, Rand Airport Road, Germiston, South Africa 1419