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.
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 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.
The first step in aviation training is to obtain your private pilot license, this is the foundation to all your future flying.
After obtaining the private pilot license The night rating allows the pilot to fly in suitable visual weather conditions and at night
If you wish to pursue a career as a commercial pilot, this is the course for you.
A multi-engine rating qualifies you to fly an aircraft with more than one engine.
Most employment opportunities require experience on multi engine aircraft.
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.
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