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.
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 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.
Comments on learning to fly in South Africa
'The country offers fantastic opportunities for the student
'Been back for a week and I'm missing flying and South
Africa at the moment'
'I'd be happy to talk to people. I had a good experience
there, and can understand how they might need some reassurance'
'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'
'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'
'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!'