Flight Training

National Pilot License (NPL)

The National Pilot License is ideal for recreational pilots. While you are limited to flying aircraft in the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) it remains the most affordable way to get in the air! The NPL does not allow you to fly for reward or remuneration, or outside the borders of South Africa.

Aircraft in this Category are:

(LSA) – Light Sport Aircraft, maximum weight 600kg

Training in a less expensive aircraft, and with a slightly lower requirement for total flight time, makes this the most affordable way to realize your dream of flight. On completion of your NPL you can use this license as credits towards completing your PPL or CPL.

Requirements

  • Minimum age of 17 years
  • Valid class 4 or higher medical certificate
  • Restricted radio license (complete the Radio Telephony course and exam)
  • Pass the following theoretical examinations as per RAASA:
    • Principles of Flight
    • Engines and Airframes
    • Navigation
    • Meteorology
    • Human Performance
    • Civil Aviation Regulations
    • Radio Telephony
  • Practical Training
    • Minimum 35 hours total flight training
    • 20 ours dual flight training
    • 15ours solo flight training
    • 1 flight into controlled airspace
    • 1 dual cross-country flight of 1.5 hours, up to 50 nautical miles away from base
    • 1 solo cross-country flight of 1.5 hours, up to 50 nautical miles away from base

Private Pilot License (PPL)

The Private Pilot License is less restrictive than the NPL, allowing you to fly a larger and faster aircraft and take your aviation adventure beyond the borders of South Africa. It also allows you to enhance your skills with additional ratings such as the night rating, instrument rating or multi-engine rating.

Privileges of a Private Pilot License:

  • Entitled to act as pilot in command of a wide variety of aircraft
  • Obtain further ratings, like night, Instrument, multi-engine, aerobatics
  • The PPL does not allow you to fly for reward or remuneration

Requirements

  • Minimum age of 17 years
  • Valid class 2 or higher medical certificate
  • Restricted radio license (complete the Radio Telephony course and exam)
  • Pass the following theoretical examinations as per SA CAA:
    • Principles of Flight
    • Aircraft General
    • Air Law
    • Meteorology
    • Human Performance and Limitations
    • Flight Planning & Performance
    • Navigation
    • Radio Telephony
  • Practical Training
    • Minimum 45 hours total flight training
    • 25 hours dual flight training
    • 15 hours solo flight training
    • 5 hours solo cross country flight training
    • Pass the PPL flight test as per SA CAA

Private Pilot License Ground School (Optional)

We at Superb Flight School are happy to announce the commencement of our PPL ground school!

  • Cost per subject: R 700
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours depending on the subject
  • The duration can be split over two sessions or as required.
All Training fees are as follows
Tecnam P92 Training – R1482 /Hr (Including VAT)