Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to the most common questions asked by prospective student pilots. If you do not find an answer to your question you can contact us and we will get back to you with an answer.
The minimum entry requirements to commence your flight training with Cape Town Flying Club are:
- Good understanding and command of the English language
- An Aviation Medical Certificate
- Club Membership
A basic understanding of mathematics and science will be of benefit to you during your training and is recommended if you are planning to make this your career.
The only fees you need to pay upfront are for your Aviation Medical Certificate, Private Pilot Kit (books and study materials) and your Club Membership. Once you start with your lessons you will be required to settle your account after each ground / flight lesson, we call it the “Pay as you Fly” system. Members who do not settle their accounts after each lesson will be stopped from further training until the account has been settled.
You can start your training with Cape Town Flying Club at any time of the year. All flight training is done one on one with your allocated Flight Instructor at a pace suitable to your availability and finances.
Wearing corrective lenses does not disqualify you from becoming a pilot as long as your vision with the lenses meet the minimum requirements for the class of Aviation Medical Certificate you apply for.