Are you ready to learn how to fly? Start your pilot training in South Africa with Blue Chip Flight School and work with the established team of aviation experts.
Aside from the fractional population of people who have a dilapidating fear of heights or flying, at some point in a child’s life, the dream was to become a pilot when they grow up. Whether that dream stood the test of time or not is a different subject all together, but for the kids that still want to sail the blue skies, we’re covering the How-To in SA flight training.
An important component to finding a reputable training institution, applying, learning and eventually qualifying, lies in first understanding the terms and equipping yourself with knowledge that will make your first step to applying to a South African flight school like Blue Chip Flight School that much simpler.
Here’s the Top 5 pilot training questions.
- How do I become a pilot?
Entry requirements for flight training at South African flight schools may vary, however generally you should meet the following;
- Must be 16 years or older to obtain your PPL.
- Able to write, read and speak English.
- Must be declared medically fit by an aviation medical examiner.
- Gain firm understanding the theoretical aspects of flying. (not an entry requirement, part of the training phase before qualifying for your PPL)
- No tertiary qualifications needed to start your pilot training, but a good understanding of Maths and Science provides an advantage.
- What is a CPL and a PPL pilot’s license?
The Private Pilot License (PPL) is the first step in any flyer’s aspirations. A person holding a Private Pilot’s Licence can fly an aircraft for recreational purposes during daytime, in good weather conditions. On the other hand, a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) qualifies you to enter the commercial world of aviation and with that, the fully trained and certified pilot can carry passengers and/or cargo for a salary.
- How long does the training take before one is qualified?
There are number of variables to the duration of SA flight training. Cost is one.
Our ‘pay as you fly’ option affords a future pilot to take each step as and when financially possible. A full quotation from our team would determine these variables.
- Is pilot training expensive?
Varying aspects of training and the cost will be covered in the quotation received from Blue Chip Flight School. The quotation is based upon minimum hours required by law, additional training required to meet the standards expected in testing will lead to additional cost.
- How do I know the pilot training school I’m applying to is legit?
This is an easy one. Come to one of our open days- the next one is scheduled for 10 February 2018. The best way to gain a feel and legitimacy of an institution and to experience what lays in sort once you start the pilot training, is to arrive and engulf yourself in its facilities and its people.
We’d advise that you or a friend or family member who has a vested interest in flying, to contact us.
With the years of experience and expertise we have combined in our team, we can almost guarantee that with the right base for training and a 100% can-do attitude, we’ll have you primed and ready for once you make “Captain.”