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Helicopter schools South Africa

We offer helicopter schools training in South Africa - on a variety of helicopters in Pretoria, Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town - and help you select the school most suited to your needs.

All helicopter schools offer both Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot training and a number of ratings and conversions. Provision is also allowed for hour-building and helicopter hire and charter.


The most popular is the Durban helicopter school - great accommodation only five minutes walk from the school and the ocean. Holiday city. Lots to do both in and outside the city. The weather is seldom cool or cold and sea is always warm - between 17C - 26C.

Cape Town

Cape Town offers great scenery, the great Table Mountain and the nearby Cape winelands. But accommodation is quite far from the airport (and hard to find in December-February). Weather is poor for flying during the local winter (May - September). The sea is relatively cold.


Johannesburg - the City of Gold - is South Africa's biggest city and offers to opportunity to train at high altitude - almost 6000 ft above sea level. (Near Johannesburg is the world's deepest gold mine - Western Deep Levels which goes down 4.8 kilometres or 14 760 feet or 8000 feet below sea level).

Approximate helicopter school costs

All prices quoted include excellent accomodation.

All prices quoted include excellent accommodation.

Helicopter HPPL : R160 000
Helicopter HCPL : R590 000

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Comments on learning to fly in South Africa

'The country offers fantastic opportunities for the student pilot'
- Ian Seager, Publisher,
The Flyer Magazine (UK)

'Been  back  for  a week  and  I'm missing flying and South Africa at  the moment'
- Neil Hughes
(UK) graduate HPPL Game Conservation

'I'd be happy to talk to people. I had a  good  experience there, and can understand how they might need some reassurance'
- Chris Buells
(USA) graduate HPPL in Durban

'I'm coming to South Africa again this summer to do instrument rating and hour building. Thank u again so much for all u did'
- Mohammed Zafer
(Egypt) graduate PPL in Durban

'I'm still trying to talk my dad into coming with me in the summer if i come back. I would enjoy it a lot to see everyone again plus i can do a lot more flying'
- Chris Marsh
(UK) graduate PPL in Durban

'I've been contacted by a person called Bill .... absolutely delighted to tell him how successful my experience of Durban was .... extremely positive .... I said my 8 weeks were completely faultless. I will be back!'
- Euan Kidd
(Scotland) graduate PPL in Durban