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Learn to fly in South Africa

The costs of flying schools in South Africa are low compared to many countries. Yet they offer world-class training, new experiences AND ‘fun in the sun’.

In addition, getting your license in South Africa is quicker that in Europe -much better weather and few rainy days causing training delays.

Costs vary from centre to centre and from flying school to flying school. The following are representative of typical flight schools and associated costs.

They include the cost of flying lessons, associated costs and accommodation while obtaining a PPL (private pilot license)

PLEASE NOTE flight school and other costs are calculated in South African Rands and will therefore vary UP or DOWN according to international currency exchange rates. FINAL costs in your currency vary according to exchange rates.

Cost of South African flying schools

Types of license

PPL Fixed wing- R80 000

HPPL Helicopter – R160 000

The cost of obtaining commercial licenses is not quoted because the needs of individual students vary so much.


Lanseria Flight Centre Hangar 45 Lanseria International Airport, P O Box 51 Lanseria, 1748 http://www.flylfc.com/

Cape Town Flight Training Centre Fisantekraal Airfield, Durbanville Cape Town, 7449 http://www.cape-town-flying.co.za/

Cape Town Flying Club PO Box 31 Cape Town, 7525 http://www.capetownflyingclub.co.za

Superb Flight Training PO Box 10250 Centurion, http://www.pilots.co.za

Durban Aviation Centre Main Terminal Bulding, Suite 19 Virginia Airport, Virginia Airport Durban, 4051 http://www.durbanaviationcentre.com

Flight Training College PO Box 1332 George, 6530 http://www.flighttraining.co.za/

Eagle Flight Academy PO Box 260 Hartswater, 8570 http://www.eagleflight.co.za

Heidelberg Flight School Heidelberg Airfield Hanger, C1 Heidelberg, 1438 http://www.heidelbergflightschool.com/

South African Flight Training Academy, 10 Strydom St Heidelberg, Gauteng, Johannesburg, 1438 http://www.safta.co.za

Superior PIlot Services, Main Terminal Bld, Grand Central Airport, New Rd Midrand, http://www.superiorpilots.co.za

43 Air School Private Bag x43, Port Alfred, 6170 http://www.43airschool.com

Madiba Bay School 6 Summerwood Cresent, Summerwood Park, Summerstrand Port Elizabeth, 6001 http://www.mbsf.co.za/

Progress Flight Academy Progress Aerodrome, Port Elizabeth, http://www.flightacademy.co.za/

Loutzavia Ground Floor, Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria, 17 http://www.loutzavia.co.za/

Blue Chip Flying School 1st Fl Main Terminal Bldg Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria, Gauterg, http://www.bluechip-avia.co.za

Rainbow Airschool Circus Airfield – 25 km south of Johannesburg Randvaal, 1900 http://www.rainbowairschool.com

Aptrac Aviation Postnet Suite 243, Private Bag X 40106 Walmer, 6065 http://www.aptrac.com

Zero Four Flight School, Margate Airport Tedder, Avenue MARGATE, ZZ 4275 http://www.flymargate.com

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