First class flight academy since 2014.

Private Pilot License

The first step in aviation training is to obtain your private pilot license, this is the foundation to all your future flying. This license will allow flying under visual flight conditions with your friends and family as passengers.
Obtaining ppl is a pre-requisite for all student training to earn a commercial pilot license

Course Duration

The course is projected to be completed within 16 weeks (4 months) – 24 weeks (6 months) for full time students. This is only a projection as weather, student progress and other factors can affect the completion time.


  • Student Pilot License
  • At least class 2 medical obtained from an approved aviation medical examiner. We are able to assist you in making the relevant appointments.
  • Must pass all theoretical SACAA exams
  • You must be at least 15 to go solo and 17 years of age before you can obtain your Private Pilot License.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency standards.

Theoretical Training

Students are expected to pass the following subjects with at least 75% before they can qualify for the private pilot license;

  • Principles of Flight
  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning and Performance
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Aircraft Technical and General
  • Restricted Radio Telephony Certificate

Practical Training

The minimum hours to obtain your Private Pilot License on a fixed wing aircraft are 45 hours which consists of:

  • At least 25 hours of dual flight training with an instructor
  • At least 5 hours of dual cross country navigation flight with an instructor
  • 15 hours of solo flight training including a minimum of 5 hours solo cross country navigation flight.
  • Practical flight and navigational skill test.

N.B: Navigation training could be extended to compensate for controlled airspace communication

Each flying session includes a theoretical and or briefing component before and after each flight. The student is required to prepare beforehand.


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First class flight academy since 2014

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