Fixed Wing & Helicopter

SAO offers superior aviation services Private Pilot License

PPL Requirements

Be at least 16 years of age to go solo
Be at least 17 years of age to obtain a Private Pilots Licence
Be able to read, speak, write and understand English.
Class I or II Aviation Medical:

  • Air Law
  • Human Performance
  • Aircraft General – Engines & Airframes
  • Radio Telephony: Restricted Radio License
  • General Navigation
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Principals of Flight (Aerodynamics)

SAO offers full ground school classes and facilitation of the above SACAA exams.
All PPL theory books are available for purchase from SAO
Computer Based Training on-line Subscription Available for all Subjects

Commercial Pilot License

Fixed Wing & Helicopter

Commercial Pilot License
CPL Requirements

Be at least 18 years of age to obtain a CPL
Class I Aviation Medical:
Be able to read, speak, write and understand English.

Theoretical Courses and Examinations:

  • Radio Aids
  • Instruments & Electronics
  • Air Law & Operational Procedures
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Aircraft Technical & General (Aerodynamics)
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • General Navigation & Plotting
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Radio Telephony: General Radio License

Complete a minimum of 200hrs flying time. This includes all the hours obtained from your PPL and a minimum of 100 hrs solo flight time.

SAO offers full ground school classes and facilitation of the above SACAA exams.
All theory CPL theory books are available for purchase from SAO

Ratings / Conversions

Fixed Wing & Helicopter

Ratings
  • Night Rating
  • Instrument Rating
  • Agricultural Rating
  • Piston Conversions
  • Turbine Conversions
  • Sling Rating
  • Type Ratings
  • NVG Training
  • Instructor Rating
  • Game Capture Rating