Johannesburg School of Flying.
Johannesburg School of Flying is one of the oldest flight
training academies in South Africa, situated at Rand Airport,
Johannesburg. We have been training World Class pilots since
1981 from all around the globe with over 3,000 graduates to
date. Whether you wish to fly for pleasure or pursue a career
in aviation we will commit ourselves to ensure you reach your
full potential while realising a lifelong dream of unlimited
opportunities. Many of our graduates are highly respected
Captains in both the private and public aviation sector and
stand as proof to our exceptional standard of aviation
With an excellent safety record and top efficiency in
service delivery, it is our mission to provide quality pilot
training while also maintaining a highly professional and
personal affiliation with our students which are all trained on
a one-on-one basis.
Our academy is approved by the South African Civil Aviation
Authority (CAA No/0030) which is ICAO compliant. Training
courses offered are: (Fixed Wing) Private Pilot License, Night
rating, Commercial Pilot License, ATPL, Instrument Rating,
Instructor Rating, Simulator training, Ground School Lectures,
Radio Telephony courses, Aviation English Language Proficiency
Tests, Foreign License Validations, Hire & Fly, Conversions and
Our Fleet consists of Cessnas C152, C172, C172RG as well as
Pipers PA28 which are among the most popular and ideal
aircrafts for pilot training worldwide.
JSF has a multitude of diverse students from all over the
globe, many of which come from the UK, France, Italy, Greece,
Germany, Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, Zambia, the
D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, UAE,
Iran, Pakistan, to mention a few and of course South Africa.
Facilities at the academy include: a fully equipped lecture
theatre, flight briefing rooms, free computer based training
available in the student study lounge, a kitchen lounge, a
recreational area, private parking and 2 hangers for our fleet.
Our dedicated full time Flight Instructors and staff will provide
step by step support and guidance to instil a high standard of
professionalism and discipline.
Why train at Rand Airport?
Rand airport is in close proximity to the
General Flying Area and other major airports giving the student
more flying time per lesson and as a result training being done
more efficiently. It has four different runway directions to
accommodate any wind conditions and access to navigational
facilities. It is a manned airport with air traffic control in a
controlled airspace allowing for radio and other procedures being
practised properly. In addition, it is less congested with no
time delays unlike other busy airports. Great weather conditions
all year round in a friendly atmosphere and clear spectator
viewing for family and friends from the Airport restaurant Cafe.
How do I get started?
Contact the academy and make
a booking for an Introductory Flight.
An Intro-flight is usually half an hour where the instructor
will explain the basics of flying and let you take control of the
aircraft in order to experience firsthand what light aircraft
flying is all about. This half hour flight can be added in your
personal Pilotís logbook should you decide to go ahead with your
If you have done partial PPL or CPL training we will do an
individual evaluation and set up a training plan on what is
required to complete your License. If you already have a PPL or a
CPL, we can look at what flying has already been done and advise
you on your next step of training.
For more detailed information on courses, current costs, aircraft rates and how to enrol please go to the
Contact Us section and request an Info-pack by submitting an enquiry form.
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