Frequently Asked Questions

  • 16 years old to fly the helicopter or aeroplane solo
  • 17 years old to get a Private Pilot licence
  • 18 years old to get a Commercial pilot licence
  • No less than 50 hours of total flight time, average person takes between 50-65 hours
  • That will depend on your schedule, budget, dedication and effort
  • Full time students can obtain their licence within 2 - 3 months
  • All our helicopter and aeroplane training is done on a one-on-one basis and we will customise your training schedule to your desired path

  • Helicopters have individual seat limits. Most students learn to fly on Robinson 22’s and 44’s
  • Robinson 22 helicopter ~ 109kg / 240lbs seat limit
  • Robinson 44 helicopter ~ 136kg / 300lbs seat limit

  • In order to fly a specific type of helicopter or aeroplane, a rating/conversion needs to be done on that helicopter or aeroplane which usually takes between 4-6 hours of flying
  • There are NO formal educational requirements to become a Helicopter or Aeroplane Pilot
  • Students will however need to be able to speak, read and write in English
  • Most healthy people with no major health issues can be trained to fly Helicopters or Aeroplanes
  • Some exceptions are people with certain physical or mental disabilities

You may start today!

We recommend that you book an introductory flight lesson with us to get a good feel and understanding of the aircraft, as well as to meet our team and take a tour of our facilities. We will then structure your training program around you, apply for your student pilots licence and from there the sky is your new home.

Still got another question? Send us an email! info@kingshakaaviation.com

or give us a call +27 (0) 31 563 7226

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