Fly for fun; whisk your friends and family about in complete safety; put far away destinations in easy reach! Save time and money! Or exploit numerous career options with advanced aviation skills. Whichever you dream of you can do it with Air Safety Pilot Academy cc
Air Safety Pilot Academy cc offers a comprehensive range of basic and advanced flight training courses, to assist you to fulfil your dreams. Your Private Pilots License (PPL in pilot jargon) is your leisure license; and is issued to you when you convince a licensed instructor that you are ready to fly yourself and passengers around in complete safety. If you just want to fly for pleasure, a PPL is all you need.
A Night Rating is a useful addition to your PPL, entitling you to fly at night.
If you are a serious pilot and want to earn a living flying. you will need a Commercial Pilots Licence. If you want to teach flying then you will need a Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) and an Instructors Rating.
The Instructors Rating is an excellent way to build up air hours and earn money.
An Instrument Rating is a very useful complement to either a PPL or a CPL and allows you to fly in adverse weather conditions
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN TO FLY?
To obtain your PPL you need:
· A minimum of 40 hours of flight training, of which 15 hours will be solo i.e.. flying alone.
· To pass a medical exam through an approved physician.
· Ground courses on meteorology, air law, principles of flight, navigation, and engines and
Experts agree that 2 or 3 lessons per week is ideal (each lesson is + 1 hour) but the advantage of Air Safety's personalised teaching approach is that it is completely flexible. The length of the course is entirely up to you.
You can learn to fly in just three weeks, or pace it out over a year or more. Remember we are open 7 days a week so you can structure your flying around your own schedule.
IS IT HARD TO LEARN TO FLY?
There is quite a bit to learn, and will take time and some concentration. On the other hand, what you will need to learn is not especially difficult, not nearly as difficult or complicated as most non-flyers think. It can be mastered by practically anyone.
MODERN TEACHING TECHNIQUES.
Air Safety courses are set out according to South African Civil Aviation Regulations and conform to I.C.A.O. (International Civil Aviation Organisation) standards. This means that your license will be internationally recognised. At Air Safety our courses are especially designed to progress you through to the achievement of your goal at your own pace, under the supervision of a personal instructor. The tuition is on a one-to-one basis, by our experienced instructors, to prepare you thoroughly and systematically for each one of your individual flight lessons. We do not rely on impersonal, biased, mechanical briefing systems.
Your course is structured to offer you a balanced schedule of practical flying exercises and theoretical groundwork. You will find your instructors are experienced, friendly professionals.
Why not come in and meet them?
WHO CAN LEARN TO FLY?
Anyone over the age of 17, and of average fitness can fly. If you are under 17, you can fly with an instructor always present - and go solo on your 17th birthday. There is no upper age limit.
For your PPL, you will need a medical certificate. This will be issued to you by a physician appointed by the I.A.M (Institute for Aviation Medicine), and must be renewed on a regular basis afterwards. The medical examination includes X-rays, an ECG, vision and hearing test - and yes, you can fly with glasses!
WHAT OTHER QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO FLY?
Very few - and matric is not one of them. The regulations say only that the applicant for a PPL must he able “to read, speak and understand the English language...”... From a practical standpoint, there are some mathematics involved in flight planning and navigation, but nothing very complicated and a part of your training will be devoted to making sure that you can manage these problems.
Three basic requirements for becoming a good pilot: are common sense, a desire to learn to fly, and a willingness to stay within the boundaries of both flight regulations and personal piloting ability.
HOW SAFE IS FLYING?
Statistics show that flying is safer than driving - by far. The vast majority of pilots, even the "old-timers" with several thousand hours recorded in their logbooks, have never been involved in a flying accident or mishap of any kind.
Flying is safe because airplanes are safe. They are built to very rigid specifications - and they are constantly checked and rechecked to ensure safety and reliability. At Air Safety, our aircraft are maintained to the highest standards of airworthiness.
And flying is safe because no one is permitted to fly until a licensed instructor is convinced he/she is ready to fly safely; and proficiency must be demonstrated before a pilot can take a passenger with them.
Pilots keep in practice. When you achieve your license, you are expected to keep current. To maintain your PPL, for example, you are required to fly a minimum of 3 hours a year, or pass a flight test. At Air Safety we offer refresher training, geared to keep your aviation skills in top form.
Statistics show that of all aircraft accidents involving injuries, most are caused, either directly or indirectly, by pilot error. Thus accidents are caused not by complexity of the airplanes, but by careless pilots.
It should reassure you to know that Air Safety aircraft, students and graduates have an immaculate safety record!
You'll learn to fly in the Piper Tomahawk, the most modern of all training aircraft. It is the only trainer to have been designed by flying instructors, and has a particularly large, comfortable cockpit. The Tomahawk is fully equipped with an intercom/headset system for clear, easy communication. This can cut down your learning time by up to 10%!! Insist upon it.
Come and see our Piper Archer, the aircraft you'll use fir more advanced training. It is fitted with the most modern equipment a available for your night and instrument ratings. It is also a highly capable four - seater touring aeroplane, ideal for taking your family and friends on fly away trips.
When you have your license, these aircraft are widely available for hire and fly and your conversions onto other aircraft are quick and easy.
IF I CAN'T AFFORD A PLANE, WHY BOTHER TO LEARN TO FLY?
The vast majority of private flying is done in airplanes pilots hire. Airplanes are widely available for hire and fly (at Air Safety for example). When you hire an aircraft, you only pay for time that the engine is running. Unless you are planning to fly 100's of hours per year, you can hire an aircraft fro us at a lower cost than you could run your own.
Take some time to compare flying costs to motoring rates - you will see that flying is a very cost effective way of travelling. And that doesn't take into account the time flying can save you not to mention that getting there may now be more than half the fun!!