Border Aviation Club and Flight School offers professional flight training at three dedicated bases, namely East London Airport, Wings Park East London and Queenstown Airfield. This enables us to offer specialised training such as mountain flying (Queenstown), short field operations (Wings Park) and instrument flight training (East London Airport).
All three bases are ideally located to minimise transit time to the dedicated General Flying Areas, and maximise the student’s flight time and range of experience. As a registered Non-Profit Organisation, Border Aviation Club and Flight School is also able to offer some of the most competitive rates in South Africa. Our dedicated team of instructors work with each individual student on a one-on-one basis, so any one of our courses can be tailored to suit each individual’s schedule.
Booking for lectures and flights is facilitated by proprietary online systems.
Student Pilot Licence (SPL)
This is is the starting point of your aviation adventure. Whether flying for fun or as a career, you will need a Student Pilot Licence, alllowing you to take control of the aircraft under the watchful eye of a suitably qualified instructor.
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
The Private Pilot Licence is less restrictive than the NPL, allowing you to fly larger and faster aircraft and take your aviation adventure beyond the borders of South Africa. It also allows you to enhance your skills with additional ratings such as the night rating, instrument rating or multi-engine rating.
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
This is the required licence for a career pilot. The CPL allows you to be employed as a pilot, earning money, hours and experience all at the same time. With a Commercial Pilot Licence you will be able to fly for various types of operators such as charter companies or VIP’s in the corporate sector.
Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
With the Airline Transport Pilot Licence the sky is literally the limit! The ATPL allows you to fly heavy, complex, multi-engine aircraft in the airline transport category, and operate as Captain on multi-crew aircraft.
National Pilot Licence (NPL)
The National Pilot Licence is ideal for recreational pilots. While you are limited to flying aircraft in the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), Conventionally Controlled Microlight (CCM) or Weight-shift Controlled Microlight (WCM) categories, it remains the most affordable way to get in the air! The NPL does not allow you to fly for reward or remuneration, or outside the borders of South Africa.
Foreign Licence Validations
We can facilitate the conversion of any foreign licence to an equivalent South African licence, enabling the licence holder to fly a South-African registered aircraft. Requirements will vary depending on the category and nationality of the foreign licence.