Flying Schools

Training for pilots and various flight simulators are on offer through the wide range of flight schools who have made Lanseria International Airport their home base.

Contact them directly to take your flying to new heights.

Our Schools

Our Schools
Aeronav Academy

Aeronav Academy was established 35 years ago as an Aviation Training Academy providing ground school lectures to aspiring commercial pilots and was accredited by the South African Civil Aviation Authority as a Flight Training School in 2005. We operate a varied fleet of aircraft, including Diamond DA20s, Cessna 182s and a Diamond Twinstar Multi-engine. This allows us to accommodate training from the private pilot licence (PPL) through to the airline transport pilot licence (ATPL).

Over the years, we have established ourselves as a reputable, highly skilled training academy and have recently branched out into a Flight Training School using modern, glass cockpit, composite aircraft.

Our aim is to provide our clients with safe, quality training in modern aircraft and a ground school staffed with highly qualified lecturers and specialists in their field. Whether you choose to fly just for pleasure as a private pilot or whether you wish to make aviation your career, we can provide you with an approved course tailored to your needs.

Gate 9a, Lanseria International Airport

43 Air School Advanced Training

We provide a wide variety of Advanced Aviation Training courses to operators and pilots specializing in turbine type ratings and ground school courses that are approved by the South African CAA as well as various other National Aviation Authorities.
The scope of our training stretches from initial turbine ratings to aircraft type ratings and recurrent training for aircraft such as the Beechcraft 1900, King Air Range, Cessna C208, Embraer 120 and Embraer ERJ145

Cirrus South Africa – Cirrus Certified Training

CSA Aviation represents the Cirrus brand in South Africa, we are the ONLY approved Cirrus aircraft partners for Sales, Service and Training on the African continent.

Cirrus Aircraft is the recognised global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the bestselling SR Series piston aircraft, the world’s bestselling Single piston aircraft over the last 20 years, and the Vision Jet, the World’s first single-engine Personal Jet, as well as the recipient of the Robert J Collier Trophy for “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety in air or space vehicles…”

We are an Authorized Cirrus Training Centre ( CTC) and a platinum partner in the Cirrus Global flight training network. The Cirrus Aircraft worldwide network of flight training professionals are experts in Cirrus flight training, CTCs and CSIP’s ( Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot) have been personally trained and evaluated by the Cirrus Factory Flight training instructors, all are held to the same high standard of excellence that cirrus uses for flight training at their factory in Knoxville Tennessee.

Our Instructors have completed their training to provide a factory level standardized experiences to clients as per the Cirrus Approach, designed to ensure Cirrus owners and operators are trained efficiently and safely. We have access to the Cirrus Approach online learning material which consists of transition / recurrent / and advanced training course for new and experienced pilots.

As the largest an most successful general aviation training programme in the world, the Cirrus Approach aims to standardise training across the globe to ensure all cirrus pilots access the same information, receive the same training and understand the intricacies of flying their chosen Cirrus model .

All our instructors at Cirrus Certified Training are chosen, trained and evaluated by our CSIP. All instructors are managed and tracked via the Cirrus approach instructor course programme by the cirrus factory and 6 monthly recurrent courses are mandatory.

We offer training for all SACAA approved licenses: PPL, NR, IR, CPL, ATPL

Wits Flying Club

Wits flying club, is an organisation that is not incorporated for gain, and has been operating for more than 40 years.

Wits flying club’s purpose is to provide expert, safe training for flying students by highly experienced and passionate instructors at a reasonable cost. We also offer a superb club atmosphere where members can enjoy flying talks, socials, fly-away days, flying movies and flying safety talks.

Wits flying club started as a flying club associated with Witwatersrand University and is now open for all members of the public to join, and participate in club activities: learn to fly, obtain higher pilot licenses and ratings as well as aircraft hire and fly.

Since inception, wits flying club has trained numerous private pilots, commercial pilots, flying instructors as well as airline pilots. Many current airline pilots who fly around the world, were trained at wits flying club.

Location: Gate 5 Lanseria International Airport