Course in Pilot Training in Africa

Find Courses in Pilot Training in Africa 2018/2019

Courses are intended to be taken by those wishing to further their personal development. Whether you take the courses in a classroom or online, there are a variety of specialized study areas.

Pilot training is a challenging, yet incredibly rewarding process of becoming a successful pilot. The aviation industry continues to grow rapidly, meaning there is a large demand for pilots with this extensive training. Those who have completed pilot training and have acquired a license will have a variety of jobs to choose from.

Can any other region can match the variety and dimension of Africa? With imitable history, landscape and cultural contributions, hardly any regions offer a study abroad encounter that is more challenging or more satisfying in terms of studying.

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Private Pilot Licence

Paramount Aviation Academy
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Bethlehem

A Private Pilot Licence is the first step towards obtaining a CPL. It allows you to carry a limited number of passengers. [+]

A Private Pilot Licence is the first step towards obtaining a CPL. It allows you to carry a limited number of passengers.

Requirements to start - 16 years or older (you can start training earlier but have to be 17 years of age in order to be awarded a private pilot’s license and 16 years to be able to go solo) - Hold a valid class 1 or 2 medical certificate (we have doctors in Bethlehem who are able to perform your flight medical once you have started the course) - You should be able to speak English on a conversational level, as it is a requirement to pass an English language test in order to obtain your radio license. Legal Flying Requirements A minimum of 25 hours dual flight instruction (dual – practical flight training with an instructor onboard) A minimum of 15 solo hours (this is made up of a minimum of 5 hours of cross-country, 5 hours of circuit and landing training and 5 hours of general flying training) 5 hours of instrument flying training. ... [-]

Commercial Pilot Licence

Paramount Aviation Academy
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Bethlehem

A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the license focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. [+]

A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the license focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. The commercial license itself does not allow a pilot to fly in instrument meteorological conditions.

A commercial airplane pilot must be able to operate a complex airplane, as a specific number of hours of complex (or turbine-powered) aircraft time are among the prerequisites, and at least a portion of the practical examination is performed in a complex aircraft.

By itself, this license does not permit the pilot to set up an operation that carries members of the public for hire; such operations are governed by other regulations. Often, the commercial license will reduce the pilot's insurance premiums, as it is evidence of training to a higher safety standard.... [-]


Multi Engine Rating

Flight Training College
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

Flying a multi-engine aircraft is a cornerstone of being a Commercial Pilot, and ensures the new CPL individual is as marketable as possible in the General Aviation marketplace. It is highly recommended that a pilot obtain this rating. [+]

Flying a multi-engine aircraft is a cornerstone of being a Commercial Pilot, and ensures the new CPL individual is as marketable as possible in the General Aviation marketplace. It is highly recommended that a pilot obtain this rating.

Requirements for the issue of a (VFR) Multi-Engine Class rating:

Hold a valid Pilots Licence. Have at least 70 hours of Pilot in Command time on single-engine aircraft and complete a minimum of 6 hours of multi-engine flight time. Successfully complete a practical flight test with a Grade One Designated Flight Examiner (DFE). Applying to the SA-CAA for the new class rating, and paying the appropriate fee.

Requirements for the issue of an (IF) Multi-Engine Class rating:... [-]


Private Pilots Licence

Flight Training College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 months February 2019 South Africa George + 1 more

The first step in gaining a Private Pilots Licence is the Student Pilot Licence. This is the first formal qualification required for the progression from a dual flight (flying with an instructor) to flying solo. Your first solo flight will be a memory that will remain vividly with you forever, and it essentially signifies your transition to the privileged realm of aviators. [+]

The first step in gaining a Private Pilots Licence is the Student Pilot Licence.

This is the first formal qualification required for the progression from a dual flight (flying with an instructor) to flying solo. Your first solo flight will be a memory that will remain vividly with you forever, and it essentially signifies your transition to the privileged realm of aviators.

Requirements for the issue of a Student Pilot's Licence (SPL):

You must be at least 16 years old, and there is no upper age limit. You must complete a formal medical examination (Class I or II). You will take a basic air law and procedural written examination, the content of which will be simple to grasp after a few lessons with your flight instructor. You will need two passport size photographs. Our Admin team will help you complete the Student Pilots Licence (SPL) application form. Pay the prescribed license fee to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SA-CAA). You will then be issued with a license that enables you to fly solo, all alone, and by yourself in an aircraft, under the trained supervision of your flight instructor. Private Pilot Licence ... [-]

Private Pilot's License (PPL)

Kenya School of Flying
Campus Full time 4 - 6 months July 2019 Kenya Nairobi

This course takes four to six months. [+]

This course takes four to six months, and involves:

45 flying hours and revision General flight test Ground school instruction course Morse code tutorial

Students will be assessed by a KCAA GFT examiner.

Scheduled flight training courses commence quarterly, in January, April, July and October. Special intakes may be offered on request. We offer training to local and international students, and can offer accommodation at our Orly, Ukunda and Malindi stations. Students in Nairobi normally find their own accommodation, but we are able to recommend a number of hostels close to Wilson Airport.

Fee Structure

Phase 1: PPL (Approx. 4 - 6 Months) Minimum Charges

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Instructor Rating

Flight Training College
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

This rating allows the commercially rated pilot to act as an instructor on the aircraft types appropriately endorsed. Some candidates find this a useful method of gaining experience, although it should be considered as a long-term commitment to the aviation industry. [+]

This rating allows the commercially rated pilot to act as an instructor on the aircraft types appropriately endorsed. Some candidates find this a useful method of gaining experience, although it should be considered as a long-term commitment to the aviation industry.

Requirements for the issue of the Instructor’s Rating:

Be the holder of a valid Commercial Pilot’s license or Airline Transport Pilots’ Licence. You must complete an approved training course, which involves theoretical knowledge pertaining to instruction and the presentation of ground and air exercise briefings. You must have completed 20 hours of "Patter", which is the process of learning to teach in the cockpit environment, and learning how to effectively demonstrate the various flight maneuvers while providing meaningful commentary. You must have passed the SA-CAA theoretical examinations. Pass a combined theoretical and practical flight test with an SA-CAA nominated Designated Flight Examiner (DFE). ... [-]

Commercial Pilot's License (CPL)

Kenya School of Flying
Campus Full time 8 - 12 months July 2019 Kenya Nairobi

This course takes eight to twelve months, and involves: [+]

This course takes eight to twelve months, and involves:

A further 155 flying hours CPL ground school Fee Structure

Phase 2: CPL (Approx. 8 - 12 Months) Minimum charges

Item Cost (Ksh)

Flying 155 hours above the 45 PPL hours @ Ksh 14,360 - 2,225,800 3 hours for the General Flight Test (GFT) @ Ksh 14,360 - 43,080 CPL Ground School 60,000 Stationery, Equipment and Uniform 35,000 Approximate Minimum Cost 2,363,880

Scheduled flight training courses commence quarterly, in January, April, July and October. Special intakes may be offered on request. We offer training to local and international students, and can offer accommodation at our Orly, Ukunda and Malindi stations. Students in Nairobi normally find their own accommodation, but we are able to recommend a number of hostels close to Wilson Airport.... [-]


Airline Transport Pilots Licence

Flight Training College
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

This is the license you will require to enter the airline world of aviation. To operate as pilot in command on multi-crew aircraft you must complete the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). [+]

This is the license you will require to enter the airline world of aviation.

To operate as pilot in command on multi-crew aircraft you must complete the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

It is obvious that the CPL is required should a career in aviation be your dream. This will also allow you to build the mandatory experience required for the ATPL.

Requirements for the issue of an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL):

Be at least 21 years old. Be the holder of a Class 1 medical certificate. Hold a General Radio Telephony certificate. Hold a valid CPL Have completed, within the previous 60 months, a multi-crew cooperation course at an approved ATO You must have successfully completed the SACAA ATPL theory examinations. You must complete an ATPL Flight Test, as PIC (pilot-in-command), in a multi-engine aircraft, in an actual or simulated multi-crew and IFR scenario, conducted by a Grade One Designated Flight Examiner (DFE I). The application must be made to the SACAA for the Airline Transport Pilots Licence. The applicable fee must be paid. You must have completed, not less than: 1500 hours of flight time of which; 500 hours PICUS, 250 hours as PIC, of which up to 150 hours may be PICUS, and 200 hours must be cross-country flight time, of which 100 hours may be as co-pilot or PICUS, 75 hours must be instrument time, of which not more than 30 hours may be acquired in an FSTD approved for the purpose; and 100 hours... [-]

Commercial Pilots Licence

Flight Training College
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

This is the rating which will allow you to enter the commercial and airline world of aviation. As a commercial pilot, you may fly as pilot in command, for remuneration, any aircraft certified for single pilot operations. [+]

This is the rating which will allow you to enter the commercial and airline world of aviation. As a commercial pilot, you may fly as pilot in command, for remuneration, any aircraft certified for single pilot operations.

You may operate as a co-pilot, for remuneration (once you have completed the type-specific training) on any medium size commercial aircraft certified for multi-crew operations.

To operate as pilot in command on multi-crew aircraft you must complete the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

It is obvious that the CPL is required should a career in aviation be your dream. It will also allow you to build the mandatory experience required for the ATP.

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Instrument Rating

Flight Training College
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

For the aspiring professional pilot, or for the dedicated Private Pilot, the instrument rating takes you into the world of advanced flight, giving you the capability of flying, navigating and landing in weather conditions that keep the birds on the ground. [+]

For the aspiring professional pilot, or for the dedicated Private Pilot, the instrument rating takes you into the world of advanced flight, giving you the capability of flying, navigating and landing in weather conditions that keep the birds on the ground.

You will have encountered the basics of instrument flight during your night rating training, and these 10 hours of instrument time are counted towards your Instrument Rating training. From this base, you now learn radio navigation, controlled airspace communication, holding procedures, en-route risk management, approach and go-around procedures, a transition to visual and landing in reduced visibility. Abnormalities and emergencies are continuously introduced and appropriate behavior is emphasized.... [-]


Night Rating

Flight Training College
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

The next step in your pilot training and one that improves your ability to fly in reduced visibility is to obtain a night rating. This allows you to conduct or continue a flight during the hours of darkness and the benefit is obvious in terms of being less restricted when planning and executing your particular flight. [+]

The next step in your pilot training and one that improves your ability to fly in reduced visibility is to obtain a night rating. This allows you to conduct or continue a flight during the hours of darkness and the benefit is obvious in terms of being less restricted when planning and executing your particular flight.

At this stage, you will be aware of your dependency on being able to see the outside surroundings, particularly the horizon, while controlling an aircraft in flight. At night, these visual cues are greatly reduced, or even completely absent and therefore you need to interpret and rely on the instruments in the aircraft. Similarly the cues you have been using to assist you when landing are also different, so additional landing practice at night is required.... [-]


Private Pilots Licence Ground School Course

Morningstar Flight Academy
Campus Full time Part time 6 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment South Africa Cape Town + 1 more

The PPL (Private Pilots Licence) Ground School consists of 8 theory subjects which are lectured in a classroom. A student will only receive his/her PPL once all the subjects have been passed. The class times, as well as the number of hours, are adjusted by the flight school to facilitate the group or students schedule. [+]

What is the PPL Ground School?

The PPL (Private Pilots Licence) Ground School consists of 8 theory subjects which are lectured in a classroom. A student will only receive his/her PPL once all the subjects have been passed. The class times, as well as the number of hours, are adjusted by the flight school to facilitate the group or students schedule.

The PPL Ground School consists of the following subjects:

- Air Law (NOT LECTURED - SELF STUDY)

Learning about the rules and regulations associated with flying.

- Aircraft Technical (LECTURES OPTIONAL)

A detailed insight into the various components that make up the aircraft you fly.

- Principals of Flight (ON-GOING GROUND BRIEFINGS / COMPULSORY)... [-]


Gyrocopter Course

Morningstar Flight Academy
Campus Full time Part time 30 hours Open Enrollment South Africa Cape Town + 1 more

You have to be in possession of a valid Class 4 Flight Medical Certificate before training commences. [+]

What does it take to become a Gyroplane Pilot if you hold no other flying licences or ratings?

- You have to be in possession of a valid Class 4 Flight Medical Certificate before training commences.

- You are required, by law, to have a minimum of 30 flight hours. This means you will be required to do a minimum of 15 hours dual, as well as, a minimum of 15 hours solo flying.

- You will be required to write the following exams (which require a minimum pass rate of 76%):

Human Performance Navigation Meteorology Engines & Airframes Principles of Flight Air Law Gyro Specific

- Air Law, Principles of Flight, Engines & Airframes & Gyro Specific exams must be completed before flying solo.... [-]


National Pilots Licence Course

Morningstar Flight Academy
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment South Africa Cape Town

This medical certificate can be obtained from a SACAA approved Medical Examiner and is valid for 24 months. If you are unsure about where to find a SACAA approved Medical Examiner please contact us and we will provide you with the relevant details. [+]

Light Sports Aircraft (450kg-600kg)

Requirements for the National Pilots Licence:

A valid student pilots license A student should be at least 17 years of age A Class 4 Flight Medical Certificate.

This medical certificate can be obtained from a SACAA approved Medical Examiner and is valid for 24 months. If you are unsure about where to find a SACAA approved Medical Examiner, please contact us and we will provide you with the relevant details.

A valid restricted radio certificate A minimum of 20 hours dual flying. A minimum of 15 hours solo flying. Passed all ground school subjects. What will the NPL cost me? Aircraft Hire - Sling min. 35hrs: R48 825 (R1 395 x 35hrs) Flight Instructor GRIII - min. 30hrs: R7 950 (R265 x 30hrs) Flight Instructor GRII - min. 5hrs: R1500 (R300 x 5hrs) Ground School and Briefings: R11 180 Books and Equipment: R4 401 SPL/NPL application fees: R1055 RAASA Exams, incl. 6 exam fees, excl. re-writes: R600 RAASA Exam Registration: R200 WCMC Membership: R1 850 (pa) Total: R 77 561.00 (This excludes the cost of the final flight test, Medical, Radio license, Language proficiency test, Landing fees, and courier fees) ... [-]

Commercial Pilots Licence Course

Morningstar Flight Academy
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment South Africa Cape Town

This is the rating which will allow you to enter the commercial and airline world of aviation. As a commercial pilot, you may fly as pilot in command, for remuneration, any aircraft certified for single pilot operations. You may operate as a co-pilot, for remuneration (once you have completed the type-specific training) on any medium size commercial aircraft certified for multi-crew operations. [+]

Do you have your PPL? Let's take the next step!

What is a Commercial Pilots Licence?

This is the rating which will allow you to enter the commercial and airline world of aviation. As a commercial pilot, you may fly as pilot in command, for remuneration, any aircraft certified for single pilot operations. You may operate as a co-pilot, for remuneration (once you have completed the type-specific training) on any medium size commercial aircraft certified for multi-crew operations.

Requirements Must be 18 years or older Hold a valid class 1 medical certificate Hold a valid general certificate of proficiency in radiotelephony Hold a valid Private Pilot License Hold a Night Rating Show proof of English Language Proficiency ... [-]