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About 43 Air School 43 Air School Proudly welcomes you to World Class Pilot Training. We deliver this by setting the highest standards, unmatched facilities and a serious passion for aviation. We have professionally trained well over 5000 graduates for the general, airline and military aviation sectors over the past 28 years but it’s our ability to exceed the expectations of our customers that differentiates us. 43 is Africa’s only Jeppesen and Boeing approved ab-initio fac… [+] ility and we are the only school able to offer an iATPL, along with our Jet Pilot Program (JPP) this enables us to deliver a first officer airline ready candidate in less than 24 months. Our locations in RSA have contingent dedicated flying training areas, low air traffic density and ready access to instrument training facilities focusing students on what they have enrolled for. Dedicated live on-campus facilities ensure our student’s social needs are catered for. Our 43 Instructor’s experience is unmatched in the industry and the team is headed by professionals that have had distinguished careers in aviation. 43 is committed to ensuring that we stay abreast of industry developments and aviation instruction methodologies. Our 43 eLearning offering for iPad in conjunction with a structured ground school and dedicated instructors assists students to reach their full potential. 43 owns the largest and best-maintained fleet of aircraft on the continent and glass cockpit offerings are available on our complex trainers. Our vast experience and leadership in training place 43 Air School at the forefront of international training standards. Why train at 43 Air School? Unsurpassed instructor capability Largest "on location" training fleet in the Southern Hemisphere One of only two Boeing Jeppeson training schools Largest "live on campus" facility in Africa Jeppeson’s only approved e-learning syllabus for iPad in Africa Only Boeing approved integrated ATPL program worldwide 43 Air School is a dedicated flying training organisation, catering for the private, general commercial, airline and military sectors. We have extensive experience in training self and corporate sponsored pilots from different cultural backgrounds and from various countries around the world. The school offers a full residential service and has an average student population of approximately 300 at its main and Bulembu campuses. The staff complement is about 200. From its simple beginnings in 1942, 43 Air School has established a reputation within the SA aviation industry for providing a high standard flying training service. All our courses are approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. Our success is the result of having a relevant and achievable philosophy, sophisticated training programmes to translate that philosophy into tangible results, and effective management systems to provide quality control. And, of course, the right people to do the job. Training Philosophy Our philosophy is to give you a genuine operational capability, that is, to teach you to do the job you are licenced to do, and do it well. Whether a private or career pilot. Being able to do the job entails a lot more than controlling an aeroplane correctly and accurately. It includes effective and adaptable procedures, an applied operational knowledge, good and confident command skills. All these are taught and then practised through planned exposure to various conditions and situations. Our success is the result of having a relevant and achievable philosophy, sophisticated training programmes to translate that philosophy into tangible results, and effective management systems to provide quality control. And, of course, the right people to do the job. 43 Air School has identified specific objectives for all these aspects and designed step by step and logically structured programmes that achieve these. Theory and practical training are integrated throughout, and every dual and solo hour is used strategically for maximum productivity. There is no unstructured “hour building”. Management programmes monitor not only yours, but also our performance, identify problems, and ensure corrective action. In addition to the Chief Flight and Ground instructors, the School has four standards flight instructors whose sole purpose is to perform a continuous quality control function. Staff are all full-time professionals, with extensive operational and instructional experience. The College Registrar liaises with and takes care of the interests of our students. FAQS How old do I need to be to start training? The min. age requirement is 17 years old for a Private Pilot Licence, & 18 years old for a Commercial Pilot Licence or Frozen ATPL. What are the minimum Educational Requirements? We suggest a C+ in School graduating Core Mathematics, Physical Science & English. What if I didn’t take Core Mathematics and Physical Science? We would advise that you first achieve this requirement, although not a pre-request it is highly recommended. Other than my school subjects, what else do I need to qualify for enrolment? You will need to pass aviation medical exam (done by an Aviation Doctor) and an English Proficiency test. These are included in your course fees, however, should you have any pre-existing medical conditions we would strongly suggest that you have your medical done before you arrive. What conditions could prevent me from obtaining an Aviation Medical? Colour Blindness, Diabetes (Type 1), Epilepsy and Lung/Cardiac disorders to mention a few. What Qualifications does 43 offer? We offer Private and Commercial Pilot Licences, Airline Pilot’s Licence, as well as Air Traffic control training and aircraft maintenance courses. How do I enrol in a course? Sign all the pages of estimate sent to you and return them to us, along with the following documents: Copy of your ID/Passport, School Leaving Certificate, Copy of your Medical Aid Cover, & Proof of payment for your Deposit (to secure your enrollment). Do I need to have a Study Visa? If you are a foreign student, you will need to have a study visa to study at 43 Air School, valid for a 24 Month period. Do you offer Sponsorships or Bursaries? Unfortunately, we do not offer Bursaries or Sponsorships as we are not the user of the end product. What is a COMPASS Assessment? COMPASS (Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System) is a PC-based pilot selection tool that fulfils the need for a reliable, objective, scientifically proven and cost-effective screening method. What does a COMPASS Assessment test? COMPASS consists of six tests which have been developed to test some of the key aptitude areas for professional pilots. The tests include: Control: a compensation task looking at basic hand/foot/eye co-ordination Slalom: a tracking task looking at hand/eye co-ordination Mathematics: a test of basic applied mathematical understanding and speed Memory: accuracy of short-term memory recall and ability to 'chunk' information Task Manager: a test of the candidate's ability to scan the screen and manage two concurrent tasks accurately and quickly Orientation: instrument interpretation, comprehension and spatial orientation. Tech-Test: technical comprehension test (physics test). Aviation - English: test English language ability, including recognizing ATC sound messages. Verbal reasoning: the ability of the candidate to understand, analyze and logically interpret written information A Checklist Professional Profile is also drawn up, displaying expanded details on subjects like personal and relational competencies and potential misbalances, followed by a conclusion and advice. These competencies include: Resilience Stress Tolerance Impulse Control Ambition Accuracy Perseverance Dominance Persuasiveness Assertiveness Teamwork Helpfulness Empathy Autonomy Openness Need for variation How does the COMPASS assessment benefit me? The COMPASS assessment will immediately read out if you have enough potential to function as a pilot. It clearly defines to which extend the demanded personal competencies are already present and /or in which way they need to be further developed.