Algoa Flying Club

At Algoa Flying Club, we pride ourselves in being professional, safe pilots. More than this, our Flight School takes great pride in producing pilots of the same standard. When a student pilot completes his or her first solo flight (a short unaccompanied flight), this milestone is marked at the club by a “Solo Party”. At the Solo Party, the student pilot’s tie will be cut, and the that portion will mounted to the club wall alongside all those that have gone before.

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Yes

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

“If you’ve always wanted to learn to fly, our Flying School provides professional flying training from Private Pilot to Airline Transport Pilot licence, with standards that will ensure your success no matter what your aspirations are.

Located at Port Elizabeth Airport, with its sophisticated instrument approach facilities and uncluttered skies, the Algoa Flying Club is the ideal place for both basic and advanced pilot training. The perfect environment to learn to fly.

We are a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accredited Private Pilot Licence (PPL) test centre. There is no longer any concern of unnecessary delays in completing the PPL as Private Pilot Licence theory testing is now available at our flight school.

Uniform high standards and consistent training methods are the hallmarks of our training system. You will learn to fly with flying instructors who are highly qualified professionals that take pride in the high standard of flying training for which our school is known.

You will find our attitude is friendly and professional, and our rates are most reasonable coupled with over 60 years of experience at all levels in the provision of flying lessons while individual lessons and personal briefings for each student ensure efficient progress and a very high success rate.

Many of our students who undertook pilot training at our flying school are today pursuing lucrative careers in aviation. When next you board an airline, anywhere in the world, remember that there is always the chance that the captain began his career at Algoa Flying Club.

The flying school is owned and operated by the Algoa Flying Club, a not for profit organisation of flying enthusiasts with the aims and objectives of promoting flying and flight training in all its facets and to the highest standards. It is an organisation that has long established roots and is highly respected as one of the leading flying schools in South Africa. Amongst our members are pilots from all walks of life and include many seasoned flying instructors and seasoned airline pilots. It’s the shared experience that helps to make the Algoa Flying Club the right place to earn your wings. Learn To Fly
Obtaining an Airline Transport Pilot Licence

The highest level of pilot training in your professional pilot career is the Airline Transport Pilot Licence. This licence is required to fly for any airline, or to captain any aircraft exceeding 5700kg.

If this is your dream, you can achieve it at Algoa Flight Centre.

The requirements for the Airline Transport Licence are a current Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot Licence plus:

Ground School

The following South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) examinations with a minimum pass mark of 75% must be completed:

•        Navigation General

•        Meteorology

•        Aircraft Technical & General

•        Flight Planning

•        Instruments

•        Radio Aids

Flight Experience

•        1500 hours of flight experience – including at least:

•        250 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC)

•        200 hours cross-country PIC

•        75 hours of Instrument Flying PIC

•        100 Night hours PIC

•        A Class I Medical Certificate

A requirement in order to operate as an Airline Transport Pilot. The Class I Medical certificate must be renewed every 12 calendar months (if under 40 years of age) or 6 calendar months (if over 40).

You can commence ground school for your Airline Transport Pilot Licence immediately after obtaining your Commercial Pilot Licence; however, there is a time limit of 5 years to complete the 1500 flying hours, after completing your last exam.

It is advisable therefore, to being by building your flight experience to the necessary hours first, and when nearing the required hours, begin the ground school training. In this way, completion of the two requirements can coincide, without one delaying the other, or running out of time.

Algoa Flight Centre will guide you through the entire training process and provide you with the required ground school training according to your individual needs, whether you wish to begin from a student pilot level or merely wish to continue from previous training.

Commercial Pilot Licence

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a pilot, then the Commercial Pilot’s Licence is your first step. As a holder of the licence, you will be able to earn a salary as a pilot through a wide variety of career opportunities.

Algoa Flight Centre offers pilot training courses that will help you achieve this goal.

H2: Requirements for a Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)

To be issued your Commercial Pilot Licence you must:

•        be 18 years or older

•        hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate

•        hold at least a valid general certificate of proficiency in Radiotelephony (aeronautical)

•        Hold a valid Night Rating.

•        complete the Instrument Rating for Commercial Pilot Licence Instrument Flight Rules (CPL IFR)

Ground School

The following CAA exams must passed with a minimum mark of 75%

CPL Visual Flight Rules (VFR):

•        Aviation Meteorology;

•        Flight Performance and Planning;

•        Radio Aids and Communication;

•        General Navigation;

•        Instruments and Electronics;

•        Aircraft Technical and General;

•        Human Performance and Limitations;

•        Air Law.

CPL Instrument Flight Rules IFR:

•        Aviation Meteorology;

•        Flight Performance and Planning;

•        Radio Aids and Communication;

•        General Navigation;

•        Instruments and Electronics;

•        Aircraft Technical and General;

•        Human Performance and Limitations;

•        Air Law and Operational Procedures.

Flight Training

There is a minimum of 200 hours of flight time required for a Commercial Pilot Licence which may include 20 hours of flight instruction time in our FNPT II simulator.

The total of 200 hours must include:

•        100 hours as pilot-in-command

•        20 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including one flight of not less than 300 nautical miles (NM), in the course of which full-stop landings at not less than two different aerodromes away from base must have been made. If an instrument rating is to be included then 50 hours of cross country time is required.

•        5 hours of night flying as pilot-in-command, including not less than 10 take-offs and 10 landings by night, and a cross-country flight of at least three legs, each of a minimum length of 50 NM

•        20 hours of instrument instruction time, of which not more than 10 hours may have been acquired in a flight simulation training device; and

•        at least 5 hours instruction in an aeroplane with adjustable flaps, retractable undercarriage and variable pitch propeller or turbojet engine.

Private Pilot Licence
The First Step in Learning to Fly

Algoa Flight Centre will show you how easy it is to spread your wings and discover freedom.

Discover how flying gets you where you want to be, safely and quickly. If your goal is personal use of this unique form of transport whether for business or pleasure then the Private Pilot Licence will be all you need to meet your needs.

All pilots have to begin as student pilots. These exciting initial steps will form the foundation of your aviation career!

Entry Requirements for a Student Pilot Licence

•        An applicant for a Student Pilot Licence must be 16 years or older, and must hold a valid Class 2 medical certificate. Algoa Flight Centre can arrange the necessary medical examination for you.

•        There are no other specific entrance requirements but some knowledge of basic mathematics and a good command of the English language are strongly recommended. We are able to arrange an Aviation English course on your behalf if required.

Once registered as a student pilot, your training can begin.

Your instructor will provide you with step by step training in the form of flight training exercises. These will consist of a pre-flight briefing, the training flight, and a post-flight de-briefing.

Before going solo, you will be evaluated by a Grade II or higher instructor (someone other than your regular instructor), and you will be required to undergo two formal written tests:

•        Air Law, as appropriate to student pilots; and

•        Aircraft Knowledge, covering the aircraft make and model used for your training

Validity of a Student Pilot Licence

•        A Student Pilot Licence is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of issue, provided the annual currency fees are paid.

•        The holder must be in the possession of a valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate, and the licensing authority must be in possession of a copy of the medical certificate.

Privileges and limitations of a Student Pilot Licence

As a student pilot, you will be permitted certain privileges, subject to the certain limitations:

•        You may only fly solo for the purpose of training for the applicable pilot licence in the type of aircraft endorsed in your logbook. Any flight you undertake must be authorised and supervised by your instructor.

•        You may not carry passengers.

•        You may not cross international boundaries on your flight.

•        You may only fly in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC), by day.

•        You may only take off from a licensed airfield.

•        Except in an emergency, you may only land at a licensed airfield.

Requirements for a Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)

To be issued your Private Pilot Licence, you must:

•        Be 17 years or older – however, your training may begin at age 16.

•        Hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate.

•        Hold at least a valid restricted certificate of proficiency in radiotelephony (aeronautical). There is a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) exam that must be written and passed.

Ground School

You must pass the following CAA exams with a mark of 75% or higher:

•        Aviation Meteorology

•        Flight Performance and Planning

•        General Navigation

•        Aircraft General

•        Principles of Flight

•        Human Performance and Limitations

•        Air Law

Ground School preparation classes are held regularly, and students are provided with all the materials necessary to complete the practical and theoretical requirements.

Flight Training

•        There is a minimum of 45 hours flight time required.

•        At least 25 hours are dual instruction in aeroplanes, which must include 5 hours instrument instruction time.

•        At least 15 hours are accumulated in solo flight, of which at least five hours are cross-country flight time.

•        The solo cross-country flight time must include one triangular cross-country flight of at least 150 nautical miles (NM), on which at least one point must be not less than 50 NM from base and must include full-stop landings at two different aerodromes away from base.

•        A maximum of five hours dual instruction may be in our FNPTII simulator.

The course can be completed in 8 to 10 weeks, full-time, or you may prefer to spread it over several months in a part-time capacity. Algoa Flight Centre can accommodate the flying schedule to meet your individual needs.

Instrument Rating

Obtaining an Instrument Rating

To be able to fly in cloud, or in any weather that does not allow a clear view of the ground and horizon at all times, requires the development of special skills. This is the instrument rating.

If your aspirations involve professional flying then you will want to include the instrument rating as part of your flight training.

The holder of a Private Pilot Licence may also obtain an instrument rating but it is especially important for those intending to become a professional pilot. Our Commercial Pilot Course includes all of the training required for an Instrument Rating, as an integral part of the flight training.

This includes a minimum of:

•        40 hours of flying under simulated instrument conditions.

Ø  Of this requirement 20 hours will be carried out on our FNPTII flight simulator. Part of this requirement will have been met upon completion of the Night Rating course.

An Instrument Rating course is all about precision flying. You will learn to use the instruments and navigation aids, not only to fly in inclement weather, but also to develop a greater degree of precision that is not possible to achieve by visual reference alone.

The Instrument Rating requires a much greater level of theoretical knowledge and this forms part of the Commercial Ground School and the examinations are included in the set of exams that you will write for the Commercial Pilot Licence.

When you have met the requirements and the standards required, the Chief Flying Instructor will recommend you for the Instrument Flight Test which will be carried out by a CAA Designated Flight Examiner.

Night Rating
Obtaining a Night Rating

As a valuable addition to your Private Pilot Licence, Algoa Flight Centre offers pilots the opportunity to complete a Night Rating Course as part of their flight training.

A night rating is the next logical step for the private pilot and allows you to fly in visual flight conditions after dark. Not only is the rating useful but the 15 hours of training that you will carry out towards the attainment of the night rating adds greatly to your flying skills.

Students will be provided with the required study materials and full briefings on all facets of night flying, and will be required to pass the CAA night-rating examination.

Course requirements are a minimum of 10 hours flight training under simulated instrument conditions. For the new pilot this will be a new and exciting introduction to the art of flying on instruments alone.

Of the 10 hours of instrument training:

•        5 hours may be carried out in the FNPTII flight simulator.

•        A further 5 hours will consist of flying at night, including both training in night landings and night navigation.

•        The course includes a complete flight at night visiting the nearby towns of Grahamstown and Port Alfred.

When planning for a Private Pilot Licence considers extending your stay by about 14 days and add a night rating course as well.

Aviation English Proficiency Testing

The test is in accordance with ICAO and SACAA Standards. The ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements were developed to address the safety concern raised by accidents and incidents in which communication played a key role.

The Algoa Flying Club is certified by the South African Civil Aviation Authority to conduct English Proficiency Tests in accordance with the recommended standards as lay out by ICAO – All pilots must be able to understand and use the ICAO phraseology as well as international common practised English.

This test evaluates and assesses the following skills:

•        Pronunciation

•        Structure

•        Vocabulary

•        Fluency

•        Comprehension

•        Interactions

Test Method

Candidates will be asked a series of questions. Some questions relating to your work environment and other general questions.

The test is not testing your knowledge of the job or your options, but only your understanding and command of the English Language.

The Examiner will rate you on the 6 Proficiency skills mentioned above according to the ICAO recommended Rating Scale.

This Rating Scale has 6 levels as follows:

•        6 = Expert

•        5 = Extended (6 year validity)

•        4 = Operational (3 year validity)

•        3 = Pre-operational

•        2 = Elementary

•        1 = Pre-elementary

The Lowest score achieved on any of the Proficiency Skills becomes the overall Rating e.g. If you are rated (5) for Pronunciation, Structure, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Interactions, but you are rated (4) for Fluency, your overall rating becomes a (4).

Air Traffic Controllers and Flight Crews involved in Flight Operations in airspace where the use of the English Language is required must achieve a rating of 4, 5 or 6.

Candidates achieving a Rating of 3 or lower: Shall not be permitted to operate in International Airspace as May 2008, and shall have to be re-tested in order to comply. Re-testing can be conducted a maximum of once per week.

Testers

Candidates shall be tested simultaneously by 2 examiners:

•        An English Linguist

•        An Aviation Expert

Test Times

Booking a test session is essential. Please contact us to book your session.

The Test Duration is between 30 Minutes and 1 hour per candidate. Please note that some Tests may take a few minutes less and some may take a few minutes more.

Costs

Aviation English Proficiency Test: R450 (Non AFC Members) / R350 (AFC Members) per person (incl. VAT)

Restricted Radio License

Lifetime Validity RT License

Who should attend?

•        Student pilots busy completing their PPL training (Fixed wing, helicopter, microlight, gyrocopter, hot air balloon)

·         Any person interested in VHF communication between pilot & ATC.

* Note – In this instance you will only be able to be issued with a certificate of attendance as a person needs to complete their full PPL training before they can be issued with a radio license.

How often are these courses presented?

•        The course is normally presented every alternative month (Is dependant on total attendance meeting the minima)

What is the duration of this course presentation?

•        The course is presented over a 2 Day period.

•        Weekend courses are also available.

What is the course content?

•        The course consists of the following:

1.       All the theoretical modules as per the laid down syllabus

2.       Practical RT examples which includes relative handouts with a quiz for each.

3.       Plenty of classroom RT interaction

4.       E-mail / Internet interaction

5.       Theoretical examination (pass mark required – 75%)

6.       Practical oral skills test (pass mark required – 75%)

What happens if I do not pass these examinations?

•        If you do not pass either the theoretical or practical assessments, then you will be allowed one more rewrite with that assessor/designated examiner.

•        Should you still be found not yet competent on the rewrite then you will be directed to another designated examiner for further review.

What are the costs associated with this course?

•        Restricted RT Course:  R850 (Non AFC Members) / R750 (AFC Members) per person (incl. VAT)

•        Restricted RT Practical Testing:  R285 per person (incl. VAT)

General Radio Licence

Lifetime Validity RT License

Who should attend?

•        Student pilots busy completing their CPL training (Fixed wing & Helicopter)

Note – You should ideally have successfully completed your radio aids commercial examination prior to making application to attend this course.

•        Any person interested in VHF communication between pilot & ATC.

Note – In this instance you will only be able to be issued with a certificate of attendance as a person needs to complete their full PPL training before they can be issued with a radio license.

How often are these courses presented?

•        The course is normally presented every alternative month (Is dependant on total attendance meeting the minima)

What is the duration of this course presentation?

•        The course is presented over a 1 Day period.

•        Weekend courses are also available.

What is the course content?

•        The course consists of the following:

1.       All the theoretical modules as per the laid down syllabus

2.       Practical RT examples which includes relative handouts with a quiz for each.

3.       Plenty of classroom RT interaction

4.       E-mail / Internet interaction.

1.       5 Theoretical examination (pass mark required – 75%)

7.       Practical oral skills test (pass mark required – 75%)

What happens if I do not pass these examinations?

•        If you do not pass either the theoretical or practical assessments, then you will be allowed one more rewrite with that assessor/designated examiner.

•        Should you still be found not yet competent on the rewrite then you will be directed to another designated examiner for further review.

What are the costs associated with this course?

•        General Radio Course: R850 (Non AFC Members) / R750 (AFC Members) per person (incl. VAT)

•        General Radio Practical Testing: R285 per person (incl. VAT)”

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