Airborne Aviation is a school that has undergone change since its inception and has adopted the new CAA Aviation requirements, to professionalize the aviator to present-day standards, but still continue to maintain its traditions since 1963. We have seen many individual students passing through our classrooms, acing their examinations with hard work and assistance from their dedicated Instructors and lecturers. Our beloved Air school is ideally situated for maximised flight time as our general flight training area is close to the base. Since the airfield has little commercial traffic, our students are taken to busy controlled airfields (eg Lanseria, Rand etc…) to experience communications with control towers. Because of our uncongested conditions, it means that you will spend more time in the air than on the ground, thereby giving you more value for your money! Our instructors offer training that is of the highest standard with a Chief Flying Instructor ‘Sluggy’ Lugg , who has in excess of 45000 hours, supervising the quality of training. Airborne’s high standards and personalities provide a relaxed, friendly and yet professional environment. Our traditions and standards are carried over to all our students, to create a new skilled aviator, who is prepared to further his career and to face the challenges ahead. In addition, Airborne is an approved and affiliated with the TETA (Transport Education & Training Authority). TETA’s main function is to distribute grants for the transport sector. Airborne Aviation has been fortunate to receive numerous grants over the past 5 years that have helped many students complete their pilot training. Airborne Aviation Flight School was originally founded in 1963 and is one of the oldest and most respected flying school with the Southern Hemisphere. With close to 60 years of proven experience and expertise, we have perfected the art of training flight crews to the highest standard in private and commercial aviation and managing equipment and facilities to their full potential. Our state of the art training facilities, located in Benoni just a 10 minute drive from the Flying School, offer students a comfortable and modern learning environment. Additionally, with quick and easy access to the city’s downtown cores, students can use their down time to discover internationally acclaimed museums, restaurants and art galleries, or indulge in a little shopping in the cities. Our multi-use classrooms offer a professional learning environment conductive to effective student learning and success. The bright and airy classrooms are equipped with the latest HD video presentation equipment, large whiteboards and new ergonomically designed furnishings. A Free Wi-Fi Connection is available throughout the training facility. Conveniently located just minutes away from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg South Africa our new state-of-the-art training facilities are specially designed to meet and exceed all your flight Training expectations. Why Airborne Aviation Flight School for Flight Training? The Brakpan Airfield (FABB) is ideally located for flight training. Following are some of its advantages: No Waiting for taxi clearance, no holding or orbiting. Unrestricted take-offs and landings. Training area is located only five minutes flight time after take-off. Open seven days a week. Excellent weather throughout the year. Quiet environment is conductive to learning. Pleasure flights and sightseeing tours are available. Pilot Training Courses: Ground School: Airborne Aviation offers a ground school that meets the standards of both ICAO and the South African Civil Aviation Authority. With innovative presentations that are constantly updated and qualified instructors, you can rest assured knowing that your aircraft theoretical knowledge will be of a high standard – making you a safer more professional pilot. There are two ground schools that you can join. For the person who wishes to take to the skies for the first time to obtain your PPL or Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) we offer: Air Law for the Private Pilot: Air Law provides order in the skies. What makes Air Law such a fascinating subject is that differs from state to state. Human Performance and Limitations: It is estimated that 75% of all accidents can be attributed to less than optimum human performance. This fact alone has created a need for a pilot to understand one’s body and the factors that affect him/her. This understanding allows us to reduce the possibility of accidents resulting from pilot error. Principles of Flight: This is the how and why an aircraft flies and the factors that affect it. Aircraft General: How does the engine work, the various components and the structure of the aircraft. Meteorology: Is the study of weather and its phenomena. As a pilot, we need to understand the atmosphere that we are flying through. Flight Planning: Flight planning forms an essential part of every flight. It ensures the aircraft is in it’s limits, it will have enough runway to take-off from and land on, you can find the most efficient cruise performance and plan climbs and descents accurately. Navigation: Allows you to fly from point A to B, both accurately and safely, learn how to read maps and navigate through the skies you fly through. Restricted Radio Course: Good radio procedures are essential. Not only do they help to streamline air traffic, they are essential to the safety of aircraft. It is an absolute necessity that pilots understand the air traffic system and can work smoothly within it. For the person who wishes to improve his/her ability and advance to a Commercial Licence with an Instrument Rating: Radio Aids: Is the theory behind the use and operation of various navigational beacons. Meteorology: A more in-depth study of the weather based on what you learnt during your PPL Training. Air Law and Operations: The law that governs the sky and the various procedures an instrument rated pilot must follow. Aircraft General: Is the study of the aircraft airframes, electrical systems and principles of flight. Flight Planning: To be able to prepare adequately for an IFR flight. Instruments: The theory behind the instrumentation in an aircraft and its method of operation. Human Performance and Limitations: Looking at how the human body and mind react and respond in various circumstances. Navigation: Is more advanced, by incorporating further distances. Private Pilot License (PPL) Syllabus: Course consists of a minimum 45 hours of ground training and a minimum of 40 hours of flight training on Cessna 152 and 172 Aircraft. An average student takes about 45 to 50 hours of flight training. Out of the required minimum of 45 hours, the student must have completed at least: 30 hours of dual instruction with a Flight Instructor 15 hours of solo flight. Requirements: The student must 17 years or older, High school or equivalent as a minimum education, Good command of the English language., Must pass the theoretical knowledge examinations., Class II Medical certificate by a South African CAA.