The South African Flight Training Academy (SAFTA) is a professional pilot training company offering levels of service and a standard of training as can be expected at any of the top training facilities in Europe, Australia and the USA, but at South African prices!
South African Flight Training Academy opened its doors in 2007, training professional pilots from all over the world. Aviation enthusiasts identified the need for a professional pilot training academy where students from all around the world could train and share their interest.
Here at SAFTA we offer students a 10-12 month professional pilot course with a full time ground school course; all run by experienced and dedicated staff members. We are ideally situated to maximise training and to get our students to their end goal.
SAFTA is based in the rural town of Heidelberg, Gauteng which is a mere 40km from Johannesburg. The town offers the benefit of a safe and secure study and living environment whilst being only a short distance from the South African Civil Aviation Authority, O.R Tambo and all major shopping malls in Johannesburg.
Our accommodation is able to house over 100 students with caterers, indoor and outdoor activities, study rooms and much more.