Welcome to 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 training.


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 Renewals.


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.


Rand Airport


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 PPL training.
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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