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Mach 1 Aviation Academy offers all the flight courses you need to progress your career from PPL to ATPL phase.

You will need a Student Pilot License to get started. This is easy to get:

Requirements for the issuing of a Student Pilot’s licence:

  • You must be not less than 16 years of age
  • Hold a class 1 or class 2 medical certificate
  • An original or certified proof of identity of the applicant
  • Two recent passport-sized photos
  • Application form for Student Pilot’s licence
  • Appropriate fee

Private Pilot Licence

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

Night Rating

After obtaining a Private Pilot Licence, the night rating allows a 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, with 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 Instructor’s 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 take your career all the way to the top and become an Airline Captain, then this is the licence 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 licence and aircraft class training. We offer Turbine and Type ratings on A320/B737 Types.

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First class flight academy since 2014

Call: +27 (11) 743-3012