First class flight academy since 2014.

About Us

Mach 1 Aviation Academy provides necessary facilities for ab-initio courses which addresses all future pilots needs that wish to obtain their PPL (private Pilots Licence CPL (Commercial Pilot License) with the MEP (Multi-engine Piston) and IR (Instrument) ratings, we cater to your grounds school needs from PPL to ATPL phase.

Our History

Mach 1 Aviation Academy was first birthed during a training flight between a student (who later became our CEO) and her instructor. As a flight instructor (Now our CFI) and having trained over hundred students already and constant month to month referral we have seen a huge gap in the market and an increased demand for training facilities.

The Chief flight Instructor has been a flight instructor for 6 years, hence gained valuable experience in the running of Flight Schools, alongside the Chief Executive Officer who has worked over 10 years for the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority with this combined experiences Mach 1 Aviation Academy was founded.

Our Vision

Mach 1 strives to be the best Aviation training organization in the Southern Africa that provides best quality and highest standard of flight training, to ensure that, we provide a safe and effective learning Environment for our students adhering to safe practice, while promoting compliance with South African Civil Aviation Regulations. Through these steps we are striving to be a trustworthy, home brewed local brand on the international forefront in the aviation industry.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a risk free and effective training environment as well as ensure that graduates are prepared with the knowledge, flight hours and experience that lead directly to high demand pilot careers in aviation domestically and internationally. We aim to produce qualified, intelligent and productive pilots with high flying standards and a high professional level of knowledge and skills. And also to provide an informal learning environment and to ensure continual development and growth in various areas of the school.

First class flight academy since 2014.

For All Your
Flight Needs



Private Pilot Licence

The first step in aviation training is to obtain your private pilot license, this is the foundation to all your future flying.

Night Rating

After obtaining the private pilot license The night rating allows the pilot to fly in suitable visual weather conditions and at night

Instrument Rating

With an instrument rating a pilot will have the ability to control the aircraft attitude and performance, by sole reference to instruments and radio aids.

Commercial Pilot Licence

If you wish to pursue a career as a commercial pilot, this is the course for you.

Multi Engine Rating

A multi-engine rating qualifies you to fly an aircraft with more than one engine.
Most employment opportunities require experience on multi engine aircraft.

Instructors Rating

Obtaining an instructors rating is money well invested. The most natural place for a commercial pilot to build hours towards an atpl is by becoming a flight instructor.

Air Transport Pilots licence

If you want to go all the way and become an airline captain this is the license that you will have to acquire. This is also the highest qualification you can get as a pilot.

Type Rating

A type rating is a regulating agency’s certification of an airplane pilot to fly a certain aircraft type that requires additional training beyond the scope of the initial license and aircraft class training, we offer Turbine as well as Type ratings on A320/B737 Types.


Over 100 Pilots Graduated


Over 26000 Hours Flown


30 + Combined years of instructor experience


98% Pass rate


Our Graduates Fly For

First class flight academy since 2014

Call: +27-117-433-012