The helicopter training PPL(H) is effectively a licence to fly helicopters in your private capacity. The PPL allows you to fly friends and family, in a rented helicopter or your own machine.
Below are the Helicopter Schools in South Africa;
Hover Dynamics Mpumalanga
Aviation Towards Success
BASE 4 Flight Academy
Blue Sky Aviation
Helicopter Charter & Training
Lanseria Flight Centre
Superior Pilot Services
TH Aviation ConneXions
How much does a helicopter pilot earn in South Africa?
A Helicopter Pilot earns an average salary of R300,000 per year. People in this job generally don’t have more than 20 years’ experience.
How do I become a helicopter pilot in South Africa?
The Minimum Requirements for helicopter training in South Africa are :
- 17 Years or older.
- Class II Aviation Medical.
- 50 hours Training, Including compulsory 15 hours Solo Time and 5 Hours of cross-country navigation.
- Restricted Radio License.
- English Proficiency.
- SACAA PPL(H) Subject Credits.
- PPL Skills Test Completed.
How much does it cost to get a helicopter license?
Training on the ground costs $30 to $40 per hour. The national average price to earn your private helicopter pilot license is $10,000 to $15,000 overall. These numbers will fluctuate depending upon where you are, which flight school you attend, your ability, and the helicopter model that you train with.
What qualifications do I need to become a helicopter pilot?
Helicopter pilots do not need to have a college degree to fly helicopters as a hobby, but those choosing a career as a pilot do need at least some post-secondary schooling. Most employers require pilots to have at least an associate’s degree, with many preferring pilots to have a bachelor’s degree.
How much does a pilot earn in South Africa?
An experienced Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R555,000 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R1,200,000.
What subjects are needed to become a pilot in South Africa?
To undertake commercial pilot training, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
- Hold a valid private pilot’s licence (PPL) and night rating.
- Be 18 or older.
- Hold a Class 1 medical certificate, which will show that you are mentally and physically fit to fly.
- Pass the general radio licence exam.