Helicopter Pilot Training

PPL - PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE

Complete your PPL, CPL and advanced Helicopter Flight Training under the guidance of our experienced flight instructors.


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Minimum requirements

Hold a Private Pilot License
17 years old
50 hours of flight training
7 examinations
Class 2 Aviation medical certificate
Language Proficiencyexamination
Restricted Radio License

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The Holder of a Private Pilote License

may not fly for compenstion or reward of any kind.
This is enforced by the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority

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Our Training program

is ratified and enforced by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.
Training is conducted on one-on-one basis at a pace and times suitable to the clients
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NIGHT RATING

A night rating is a valuable aid to a pilot. In order to be issued with a night rating in South Africa, the following requirements need to be met


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Minimum requirements

An applicant for a night rating must be the holder of a valid pilot's license
An applicant for a night rating must have undergone the following training at a CAA approved flight training institution:
5 hours of theoretical knowledge briefings.
A minimum of 10 hours of instrument training, of which no more than 5 hours may be flown in an approved flight simulator.
Not less than 5 circuits and 5 take offs and landings while under dual flight instruction.
A night rating is valid for as long as the pilot's license is valid
finally, the pilot will be required to pass a written examination as well as a practical skills test.

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Privileges of a night rating

The holder of a valid night rating may exercise all the privileges of his/her license at night

PRIVATE & COMMERCIAL GROUND PILOT SCHOOL


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We offer one-on-one tuition

This focus is more effective than group sessions.
Should one wish to self study, tuition will be available in the event one needs assistance
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COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE - HELICOPTER


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Commercial Pilot License

This is the professional license which enables you to fly for renumeration. There are a number of reasons for gaining a CPL, although the main reason is to launch a career as a professional helicopter pilot
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Minimum requirement

18 years old
Minimum of 200 hours of helicopter fight experience
8 examinations
Class 1 Aviation medical certificate
General Radio License
Powered Flight dedicated to helping you realize your potential with a proven, structured training program that is tailored to meet individual requirements.

INSTRUMENT RATING

The Instruments (IF) Rating teaches pilots how to fly and navigate with reference to instruments only.


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Powered Flight instrument training in a Robinson RH-22 or RH-44. Contact us if you are interested in training for an instrument rating, it will help to make one more employable and a safer pilot.

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One can also do an instrument Rating on a PPL, the SA CAA examinations, however, are close to that of a commercial pilot license.

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The instrument Rating (IR) is normally combined with the Commercial Pilot License. It can, however, be done after the CPL

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The practical flying for the IR includes a minimum of 40 hours of instrument flight instruction, of which one can do 20 hours n our CAA approved FNPT || simulator. This 40 hour includes the 10 hours carried over from the Night Rating
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One also needs to have a minimum of 50 hours of PIC cross-country time by day or night as well as a Class 2 medical and a general certificate in radiotelephony
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INSTRUCTOR RATING

Once one has obtained an instructor rating one will be permitted to act as an instructor doing helicopter pilot training. One may start the training towrds instructor rating while building hours towards one 's Commercial Pilot License.

In order to obtain the helicopter instructor rating one needs to::


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Hold a CPL(H)
Complete a minimum of 80 hours of briefings
Complete a minimum of 20 hours of practical flight training with an instructor
Successfully pass two (2) theoretical examinations
Successfully pass an oral and practical skills test

GAME CAPTURE RATING

Do you love wildlife and flying?
If you do then this is the rating for you!


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When we started up Powered Flight, game capture was one of the main services we provided. We wanted to supply a professional, honest and ethical service to Game and Cattle Farm owners.

Powered Flight, specializes in all aviation based aspects of wildlife capture, including mass capture, darting and counting of game and RH-44 Helicopter Services

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SLING RATING

The Sling Rating entails training a pilot to operate a helicopter with a load suspended from a hook under the machine


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The Sling Rating entails training a pilot to operate a helicopter with a load suspended from a hook under the helicopter.

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Minimal Requirements

Must hold at least a Helicopter Commercial Pilot License:
250 hours of fight time as pilot in command;
5 hours flight time of sling training undertaken with a Grade 1 or Grade 11 Flight instructor.