Train With Us

Our Mission...

Is to offer excellent service in each of our professional disciplines, in accordance with statutory practices, codes of conduct and integrity, thereby developing our students and providing a leading platform from which to service the aviation environment and in particular, our valued students

Why Train With Us?

"We have a “train to instruct” package available whereby successful candidates, after completion of their training, can be employed as flight instructors at Eagle Air."

Eagle Air is situated at Wonderboom National Airport, Pretoria South Africa. We have a fully functional Air Traffic Control Tower, with a ground frequency so students are exposed to radio work from the start and this creates confident and polished pilots.

The training area designated to our airport is only five minutes of flight time from take-off. This means no wasted time and money whilst flying to remote training areas, as is often the case Eagle Air is a flight school devoted to producing pilots that are “marketable” in the aviation industry.

We have a “train to instruct” package available whereby successful candidates, after completion of their training, can be employed as flight instructors at Eagle Air.

We are the only Training Organization that is in the process of upgrading our flight simulator to become inter alia GNSS compliant.

In the process of striving to train pilots that are marketable in General Aviation, we have regular cross-country fly away that entails flying to all different aerodromes and different flying conditions all under the auspices of an instructor, acting as Safety Pilot. Eagle Air is the only Aircraft Training Organization in the Republic of South Africa that conducts these cross-country fly always which add a huge amount of experience.

Our Training Syllabus is in accordance with Eagle Air’s approved Training Procedure Manual (TPM) which is fully compliant and exceeds the requirements stipulated by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. Our training program is world class standard and meets the requirements of the Regulations of Civil Aviation worldwide. We also follow the guidelines of International Regulatory Bodies, such as India, Malaysia, Mauritius and the United States, making conversion/validation of Professional Pilot’s licences, issued in the ICAO contracting States, a mere formality.

Courses We Offer:

  • Private Pilot’s Licence
  • Night Rating
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot’s Licence
  • Multi-Engine Rating
  • Flight Instructors Rating
  • Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
  • Radio Licence
  • Jet Rating
  • First Aid & Fire Fighting
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Crew Resource Management

Requirements to become a pilot at Eagle Air:

  • Students must be at least 17 years old.
  • Students must be eligible to live in South Africa.
  • International students must have a study VISA.
  • Student must be proficient in English.
  • Students must have a valid ID or Passport.
  • Students must pass an Aviation Medical Exam
  • Please note, Eagle Air has no academic requirements.
  • Mathematics, Physical Science and Geography will be a great benefit – but this is NOT COMPULSORY.

Student Services

Drawing upon years of pilot training expertise, Eagle Air pilot training programs provide high quality, focused ab initio training to aspiring pilots from all across the world.

We are proud of our diverse cultures. Students from all across the globe choose to train at Eagle Air. Student life at Eagle Air is one of our greatest attractions. We believe that a supportive group of like-minded individuals creates an inspiring and conducive environment for airline pilot training.

Accommodation

Wonderboom Airport – where Eagle Air is situated – is surrounded by a huge amount of apartments. This means that choice is extensive and suited to every budget. We are on hand to help guide you to find an apartment best suited for you.

Transport

Eagle Air provides a student bus that picks up and drops off at student apartments each day.

This is a paid for service that ensures ultimate convenience.

Life in Pretoria, South Africa

On the Northern part of South Africa, Pretoria is situated in the Gauteng province, one of the country’s richest ones.

Calmer, slightly balmier than its neighbour city, Johannesburg, Pretoria has showcased itself with a fierce burst of breathtaking Jacaranda trees, giving Pretoria its nickname, Jacaranda City.

Pretoria attracts ambitious and politically active young people from all over the country adding to the multicultural distinctiveness of the city

Cost Efficiency

Several sources have stated that South Africa is one of the most inexpensive countries in which to receive Pilot Training. Primarily due to the low exchange rate between the South African Rand and the Dollar.

South Africa remains one of the most affordable countries to live in and undoubtedly offers a pleasant quality of life for students.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Private Pilot’s Licence?

This is a globally recognised pilot’s license that enables you to fly an aircraft for pleasure or business, with friends or family. You may not however fly at night or for remuneration. You would share the same air spaces as all the airliners and other aviators, with all the same responsibilities.

What is a Night Rating?

This is an additional course that works hand in hand with your PPL. Air law states that 15 minutes before sunrise and 15 minutes after sunset you may fly with your PPL. A night rating enables you to fly at any time, day or night. This course gives a very basic idea of instrument flying and the dangers of flying with insufficient visual reference to the ground or horizon.

What is a Commercial Pilot’s Licence?

This is a flight license that enables you to fly for remuneration. You would have completed your full instrument rating which would enable you to fly the aircraft with reference to the instruments only. By now you would also have done your multi engine rating. Although you are able to do only a single engine commercial license we recommend the multi-engine rating, as most charter and airline aircraft are multi engine aircraft.

How long do I require to complete a Private Pilots Licence?

Full time - approximately 12 to 16 weeks
Part time - approximately 6 to 9 months

These times are given as an idea of what we have experienced throughout the years we have been involved in flight training. We have had many students that complete the training in shorter times so it depends on the student. All training is done on a “one on one” basis so the pace and program is flexible and will be set out by you and your instructor.

How long do I require to complete a Commercial Pilots Licence?

Full time - approximately 15 to 18 months
Part time - approximately 24 to 30 months

These times are given as an idea of what we have experienced throughout the years we have been involved in flight training. We have had many students that complete the training in shorter times so it depends on the student. All training is done on a “one on one” basis so the pace and program is flexible and will be set out by you and your instructor.