Base 4 Aviation

From your first intro flight to specialised helicopter pilot training, Base 4 Aviation will ensure you meet your goals, have fun, and get to where you want to be. Every person has goals that are unique to their individual needs and lifestyle.

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

Yes

Accommodation

No

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

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  • Grade
  • Disabled Friendly
    Yes
  • Accommodation
    No
  • Team Building Facilities
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes

“Flight Training

From your first intro flight to specialised helicopter pilot training, Base 4 Aviation will ensure you meet your goals, have fun, and get to where you want to be. Every person has goals that are unique to their individual needs and lifestyle. We understand those needs and create custom programs to fit the needs of each and every one of our students.

Helicopter Charter

The Base 4 Charter division was the first business unit to be established within the organization. Based at the Cape Town International Airport our range of services includes VIP Tourism, Fire Fighting, Offshore Operations, Surf Rescue, Filming and Aerial Photography, and many more.

AeroShell Distributor

AeroShell aviation lubricants have been trusted for generations. This trust is founded on the reliability and proven performance of their high quality products and an appreciation of their deep industry understanding.

Fixed wing maintenance

Boasting the largest and most well equipped hangar, servicing light aircraft in the region, our facility caters for any fixed wing maintenance requirement the client may have.

Helicopter maintenance

Base 4 Aerotech started in 2006 as a Rotor Wing Maintenance facility with an emphasis on quality, rather than quantity. A highly qualified, hands-on approach allows maximum flexibility and versatility, while minimizing down time.

Engine maintenance

Base 4 Aerotech boasts the only SACAA-approved piston engine overhaul facility in the Western Cape. We are currently Part 145 Category D approved to carry out full engine overhauls. Base 4 Aviation

Is a group of companies made up of Aircraft Charter, Pilot Training, Maintenance, and Sales divisions and is fully licensed and accredited with the South African Civil Aviation Authority. The group was established in 2001 and has been successfully delivering aviation services to the aviation industry, not only in South Africa, but also in its neighbouring countries Namibia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Angola, and beyond.

Maintenance Fixed Wings

Boasting the largest and most well equipped hangar, servicing light aircraft in the region, our facility caters for any fixed wing maintenance requirement the client may have. Our AMO is currently SACAA Part 145 category A, B, C, D & E approved, making it the only facility in Cape Town with this broad scope of approvals. Our experienced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and state of the art maintenance control software means that no stone is left unturned in ensuring the continued airworthiness of your aircraft.

We are currently approved to service most piston and turbine powered Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft types. From Cubs to King Airs, from Rotax 912 to Pratt & Whitney PT6, there is no maintenance task to big for Base 4 Aerotech.

Base 4 Aerotech now boasts a SACAA approval to maintain the Cirrus aircraft SR2X series, making us the only service centre of this type in the region. We are in the process of becoming a fully authorized Cirrus Aircraft Service Centre. Our in house engineer with over 14 years experience working on Cirrus aircraft is factory trained. Base 4 Aerotech now boasts a SACAA approval to maintain the Cirrus aircraft SR2X series, making us the only service centre of this type in the region. We are in the process of becoming a fully authorized Cirrus Aircraft Service Centre. Our in house engineer with over 14 years’ experience working on Cirrus aircraft is factory trained.

Maintenance Helicopters

Base 4 Aerotech started in 2006 as a Rotor Wing Maintenance facility with an emphasis on quality, rather than quantity. A highly qualified, hands-on approach allows maximum flexibility and versatility, while minimizing down time. Base 4 Aerotech boasts a very qualified and experience maintenance crew.

Having completed a number of Robinson R22 quality overhauls, Base 4 Aerotech has officially introduced the Robinson Overhaul Program. Currently the rotor wing division has been approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority to carry out maintenance on the following aircraft:

•        Category E

•        R22 Series

•        R44 Series

•        Bell 206 Series

•        Airbus BO 105

Base 4 Aerotech has been approved by Robinson Helicopter Co as a Robinson service centre.

With precision measuring, non-destructing testing, cleaning and component rework equipment and a large parts supply network as well as factory-trained technicians, Base 4 Aerotech will cater for any major piston engine repair work that our clients may require. As a locally based facility, clients can now save on downtime and transport costs as all work that was previously required to be sent upcountry can now be conducted closer to home.

Maintenance Engines

Base 4 Aerotech boasts the only SACAA-approved piston engine overhaul facility in the Western Cape. We are currently Part 145 Category D approved to carry out full engine overhauls of all Lycoming and Continental reciprocating engines and will soon be including ROTAX aero engines to cater for this ever expanding market.

With precision measuring, non-destructing testing, cleaning and component rework equipment and a large parts supply network as well as factory-trained technicians, Base 4 Aerotech will cater for any major piston engine repair work that our clients may require. As a locally based facility, clients can now save on downtime and transport costs as all work that was previously required to be sent upcountry can now be conducted closer to home.

Flight Academy Courses

The courses and ratings on offer include:

•        Helicopter Private Pilot License (PPL (H))

•        Helicopter Commercial Pilot License (CPL (H))

•        Radio Telephony Course

•        Night Rating

•        Instrument Flying Rating (IFR)

•        Single Turbine Rating

•        Twin Turbine Rating

From your first intro flight to specialised helicopter pilot training, Base 4 Aviation will ensure you meet your goals, have fun, and get to where you want to be. Every person has goals that are unique to their individual needs and lifestyle. We understand those needs and create custom programs to fit the needs of each and every one of our students.

Our newly introduced Guest Speaker Programme allows our students to learn first-hand from some of South Africa’s foremost aviation experts, adding significant value to the student’s training experience.

Our quarterly Fly Aways will expose the students to elements of helicopter flight that one would otherwise only be exposed to during their piloting career. Students will fly to places like the Cederberg Mountains, Botrivier, Gansbaai, Overberg, and the Kalahari Desert where you will get to develop your mountain flying skills, game capture, precision flying and sling work.

Base 4 ensures that its high level of expertise, training and experience will enable you to get the highest possible quality of flight training in South Africa.

Operations – Charters

The Base 4 Charter division was the first business unit to be established within the organization. Based at the Cape Town International Airport our range of services includes VIP Tourism, Fire Fighting, Offshore Operations, Surf Rescue, Filming and Aerial Photography, and many more. Base 4 Aviation has led the helicopter transportation industry with several significant safety and technological related “firsts” that continuously contribute to the company being the premier choice for clients from across the globe. As part of its present and future commitments Base 4 Aviation is pursuing a strategy to continually upgrade and renew its helicopter fleet, ensuring that our clients benefit from helicopter transportation using these latest technologies.

We are a team dedicated to continuous improvement in an environment that promotes trust, personal growth, and mutual respect.

Base 4 Aviation has a long and successful history of offshore operations dating back to 2001 when we provided offshore vessel support for diamond mining operations in Namibia. Since then, our operations have included offshore work in South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar and the Antarctic. Our services include passenger and cargo transportation, search-and-rescue (SAR), salvage, aerial construction, ocean research, ship supply and casualty evacuation.

Our Mission is to provide worldwide offshore helicopter services that are unsurpassed in safety and customer satisfaction. Base 4 Aviation not only offers the highest quality service in offshore operations, we also offer VIP scenic flights and tailor made packages for special occasions such as whale watching in Hermanus, Shark Cage Diving in Gaansbaai and family holidays, as well as transfers to and from airports. In addition to leisure transportation, our helicopters are also used for transportation to sporting events, aerial photography and professional charter services such as geological, mining and power line surveys that can only be conducted from an aerial flight.

If you are looking for a unique and exciting way to explore and discover the world then look no further than Base 4 Aviation. The limits of the helicopter are governed by the limits of your imagination. If you have a destination in mind Base 4 Aviation will make it happen.

Aeroshell Distributor

AeroShell aviation lubricants have been trusted for generations. This trust is founded on the reliability and proven performance of their high quality products and an appreciation of their deep industry understanding.

Whether you need dedicated helicopter grease, innovative aircraft oil for the latest hot-running gas-turbine engines, breaking-in oil for your overhauled piston engine or products designed for your ultralight sports aircraft, there is an AeroShell product for you.

We understand your desire for low-cost, dependable flight. You can rely on AeroShell products to help protect your engine, reduce its maintenance costs and improve its efficiency. Whether you fly for pleasure or your business depends on flight, AeroShell products are designed to help lift your performance.

OffShore

OffShore Vessel Support and Salvage

BASE 4 Aviation has a long and successful history of off shore operations dating back to 2001 where we provided off shore vessel support for a diamond mining operation in Namibia. Since then, our operations have included off shore service in South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar and the Antarctic. These services include passenger and cargo transportation, search-and-rescue (SAR), salvage and casualty evacuation.

BASE 4 is a leader in helicopter transport of personnel to offshore production platforms and drilling rigs and has earned its reputation as a leading civilian supplier of search and rescue services. As part of its commitment BASE 4 is pursuing a strategy to continually upgrading and renewing its helicopter fleet, ensuring that its clients benefit from helicopter transportation using the latest technologies to ensure the safety of their employees offshore. This is especially important as oil and gas companies continue to develop in remote locations and deeper waters.

BASE 4 has led the helicopter transportation industry with several significant safety and technology-related “firsts” that contribute to the company being the premier choice for clients. All aircraft are both multi-engine and Single Engine all equipped with emergency flotation for increased safety. BASE 4 has specialized in offshore operations and built its expertise around this very demanding type of flying.

Our Mission is to provide worldwide offshore helicopter services that are unsurpassed in safety and customer satisfaction. We are a team dedicated to continuous improvement in an environment that promotes trust, personal growth, and mutual respect.

Insurance

All our helicopters carry $5 million US Dollar 3rd party insurance per helicopter. All our machines are maintained by our own Engineering department also servicing a wide range of other machines in the General Cape Town Area. Copies of our insurance can be supplied on request.

Offshore Services

Off Shore Vessel Support and Salvage

BASE 4 Aviation has a long and successful history of off shore operations dating back to 2001 where we provided off shore vessel support for a diamond mining operation in Namibia. Since then, our operations have included off shore service in South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar and the Antarctic. These services include passenger and cargo transportation, search-and-rescue (SAR), salvage and casualty evacuation. BASE 4 is a leader in helicopter transport of personnel to offshore production platforms and drilling rigs and has earned its reputation as a leading civilian supplier of search and rescue services.

As part of its commitment BASE 4 is pursuing a strategy to continually upgrading and renewing its helicopter fleet, ensuring that its clients benefit from helicopter transportation using the latest technologies to ensure the safety of their employees offshore. This is especially important as oil and gas companies continue to develop in remote locations and deeper waters. BASE 4 has led the helicopter transportation industry with several significant safety and technology-related “firsts” that contribute to the company being the premier choice for clients.

All aircraft are both multi-engine and Single Engine all equipped with emergency flotation for increased safety. BASE 4 has specialized in offshore operations and built its expertise around this very demanding type of flying. Our Mission is to provide worldwide offshore helicopter services that are unsurpassed in safety and customer satisfaction. We are a team dedicated to continuous improvement in an environment that promotes trust, personal growth, and mutual respect.

Insurance

All our helicopters carry $5million US Dollar 3rd party insurance per helicopter. All our machines are maintained by our own Engineering department also servicing a wide range of other machines in the General Cape Town Area. Copies of our insurance can be supplied on request.

Offshore Services

•        Salvage Operations

•        Drill & Rig Support

Helicopters in Operation
Bell 206B – Floated -4 Passengers

The legendary Bell 206 B Jet Ranger III is simply the most successful commercial helicopter ever built. Flying every type of climate from the arctic to the jungles, to the hottest deserts of the world. The 206 has accepted, more industry records and more missions, flown more hours and has set (and broken) more industry records than any other aircraft in the world. The Bell 206 B III is a 5 seated model, commercially used all over the world for its excellent safety record and comfort.

Bell 407 – Floated – 6 Passengers

The full integration of speed, performance and manoeuvrability. Reliable beyond any measure. Outfitted with a spacious cabin that seat up to six passengers plus 1 pilot, configurable for an array of tasks and payloads. Composite dynamic components and unmatched rotor authority for an incredible smooth ride in virtually all conditions. The 407 is the first choice of those who put performance and comfort first.

BO 105 – Floated – 4 Passengers

B105 is a light, twin-engine, multi-purpose utility helicopter. The four-blade rigid main rotor, a worldwide first, with fibreglass blades ensures high manoeuvrability. A Bo 105CBS used for promotional purposes by Red Bull USA is fully aerobatic, performing loops, rolls, and other manoeuvres normally regarded as for fixed-wing aircraft only. All main systems (hydraulics, electric, fuel, lubrication) were designed to be fully redundant. This make it an excellent and reliable and A machine for Offshore operations and a helicopter that is not ashamed to do hard work.”

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