Flight Training at the Cape Town International Aviation Academy starts off at the Private Pilot level, but can also take pilots all the way through to their Commercial License, Instrument Rating and ATPL. Our Head of Training (HOT), Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) and Chief Ground Instructor (CGI) maintains our high flying standards.
In addition to formalised training with highly qualified instructors, the social nature of the club allows for flying events where pilots can hone their skills in a friendly, yet competitive environment. Our pilots are also encouraged to participate in regular safety briefings where topics range from in-flight emergencies to navigation and commentary on radio and airspaces by local air traffic controllers.
The very first step is to obtain a Student Pilot’s License. This enables the student to fly alone, with the approval of an instructor, and is necessary before the instructor may send the pupil on his first solo flight. A prerequisite for the Student License and one of the Cape Town International Aviation Academy’s entry requirements is the aviation medical. The Student Pilot’s License requires the student to pass a theoretical test.
The Cape Town International Aviation Academy is an approved South African Civil Aviation Authority Aviation Training Organisation. Training is conducted in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Annex 1 and successful candidates are issued with an Internationally recognised Pilot’s License.
Formal training can be categorised according to the qualification the student is preparing to obtain.