Pilot  Training

Types of Licenses

Private pilot license

A PPL (Private Pilot Licence) allows you to fly recreationally and to be the pilot in command of an aircraft (without payment). Getting your PPL (Private Pilot Licence) is the first step you will need to take should you wish to become a Commercial Pilot or an Airline Transport Pilot. The PPL is the foundation of your flying career, this is where you will learn all the principles of becoming a pilot.


  • A Class II Flight Medical Certificate. 
This medical certificate can be obtained from a SACAA approved Medical Examiner and is valid for 24 months. If you are unsure on where to find a SACAA approved Medical Examiner please contact us and we will provide you with the relevant details.
  • A Student Pilots Licence (attainable at 16 years of age).
  • Be a minimum age of 17 years of age.
  • Be fluent in the English Language.
  • Passed all theoretical examinations.
  • A valid restricted radio certificate.
  • A minimum of 45 hours of flying.

Duration of Training
It is difficult to determine beforehand how long a student will take to aquire their Private Pilot Licence. Each person is unique in their learning of skills and theory. The weather also plays a major role in flight training. Essentially your flight training will take as long as needed to ensure you grasp all the aspects of your training and that you are comfortable in the air. However it does on average take a year to complete studying full-time and 2 years studying part-time.

Commercial Pilot license

What is a Commercial Pilot Licence?

This is the rating which will allow you to enter the commercial and airline world of aviation. As a commercial pilot you may fly as pilot in command, for remuneration, any aircraft certified for single pilot operations.You may operate as a co-pilot, for remuneration (once you have completed the type-specific training) on any medium size commercial aircraft certified for multi crew operations.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Hold a valid class 1 medical certificate
  • Hold a valid general certificate of proficiency in radiotelephony
  • Hold a valid Private Pilot License
  • Hold a Night Rating
  • Show proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Pass all theoretical exam

A minimum of 200 hours total flight time the, 200 hours must include:

  • 100 hours PIC flight time
  • 5 hours PIC by night
  • 50 hours of cross country flying as PIC
  • 20 hours dual instrument time
  • 5 hours dual in an aircraft with adjustable flaps, retractable undercarriage and variable pitch propeller or turbojet engine

Duration of Training
It is difficult to determine beforehand how long a student will take to aquire their Commercial Pilot Licence. Each person is unique in their learning of skills and theory.

Introductory flight

An introduction flight will give you the opportunity to get a feel for what it’s like to fly in a light aircraft. You will also be given the chance to operate the controls under the watchful eye of your experienced instructor. It will be made very clear to you when you have control and when the instructor has control of the aircraft. You will start by taxiing to the runway and running through a series of checks before you roll down the runway and take to the skies. Once you are airborne you will be taken into the training area where you will have the opportunity to get a feel for the aircraft and its controls. The flight will last appromimately 45 minutes, after which you will fly back and land the aircraft.

Request Intro flight via email hello@airwolfenterprises.co.za

Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC)/ Drone Pilot License

The minimum age of 18 is required by law to obtain your RPC.

Language Proficiency: Remote pilots must demonstrate English language proficiency to ensure effective communication in aviation-related tasks.

Medical Requirements: While no medical certificate is required for an RPC, remote pilots are responsible for ensuring they are fit to fly safely.

Remote Pilot Training: Candidates must undergo formal training at a SACAA-approved RPAS training organization. The training covers both theoretical knowledge and practical flight skills, such as drone operation, aviation regulations, meteorology, airspace restrictions, and emergency procedures.
At the end of your training, you will be required to complete a final RPC test, which will include an oral exam and a flight test.

Once all the above requirements have been satisfactorily completed, you will be awarded with a RPC.  As a RPC holder you will be permitted to conduct commercial work while working for a SACAA approved Unmanned Aerial System Operator Certificate (UASOC) holder.


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