So you have decided to obtain your pilot’s licence, and now you naturally have a lot of questions.
How do the different licences work?
What is entailed when learning to fly these different aircraft?
Do I have to do it full time or can I do it part time?
Which licence is for me?
To begin answering these questions you first need to answer the following question: What do I want to do once I have my licence?
Not sure? Download more information about our different licence options below.
The minimum age requirement is 17 years for all licences.
Training can be done full time or part time. The time required will depend on the licence you choose and whether you are going to do it part time or full time. You will be required to get a radio licence which can be obtained in Hoedspruit and to have done a flying medical, which can be obtained nearby.
|NPL (WCM)||NPL (CCM)||NPL(LSA)||PPL|
|Aircraft used||AQUILLA TRIKE||BANTAM 22J||JABIRU SP||JABIRU SP|
|Hours required for the licence (minimum)||15 solo 10 dual||15 solo 10 dual||15 solo 20 dual||15 solo 30 dual|
|Medical required||Yes ± R1500||Yes ± R1500||Yes ± R1500||Yes ± R1500|
|Restricted radio licence||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cost per instruction hour||R550 (on own a/c)||R950||R1050||R1150|
|Registration (includes briefings, handouts)||R1500||R1500||R1500||R1500|
|Student pilot licence||R370||R370||R370||R370|
|Final pilot licence||R370||R370||R370||R470|
|Licence handling fees||R750||R750||R750||R1090|
|Lectures per hour up to 15||R200||R200||R200||R200|
|Radio Licence (obtained in Hoedspruit)||R800||R800||R800||R800|
|Literature obtainable at the school||R550||R550||R550||R|
|Practical flight test at the end of your training||R550 / hour||R950 / hour||R1050 / hour||R1150 / hour|
|Pilot excess insurance (R20 000)||R120/ month||R120/ month||R120 / month|
|Pilot headset (available from the school)||R1595||R1595||R1595||R1595|
|Examinations per sitting (minimum no. of sittings)||6 @ R270||6 @ R270||6 @ R270||8 @ R270|
|Optional extras (available from the school)|
|Knee boards, Air Traffic control CDs, aviation maps, flight computers, pilot logbook, aviation ruler, aviation protractor, checklist, law book|
|Hoedspruit Flying Club membership||R600||R600||R600||R600|
|MISASA and Aero Club – Microlight Association of South Africa membership||R630||R630||R630||R630|
|No VAT Applicable To Any Costs | Prices Subject To Change|
All aircraft will be available for hire and fly after completion of the licence.
Our aircraft are all fully insured and you will be required to carry pilot excess insurance to the value of R20 000 before going solo. This is not aircraft specific so you will be able to use it when flying any of our aircraft. This costs R120 per month if debit order is taken out or R277 per month if you go with the month-by-month option.