JNC Helicopters is proud to offer our exceptional Pilot licence training program to our fellow aviation enthusiasts. Approved by the Civil Aviation Authority, we deliver safe and professional pilots into the aviation world. The training courses are of the highest quality as a result of our long history of training some of South Africa’s most experienced pilots to date.
Due to our dedicated team of experienced instructors and staff, we are here to provide you with a personal, friendly and exciting training experience. Our well maintained aircraft fleet, beautiful coastline and uncongested training grounds are available to you throughout the year. This makes JNC Helicopters the ideal place to learn to be a pilot.
Learning to Fly
To become a pilot must look like a challenging task, but with JNC Helicopters it couldn't be simpler. We understand that not everyone is able to commit on a full time basis. Therefore we have kept our training program as flexible as possible to accommodate all aspiring pilots. Whether it be full time or part time our personal and family oriented operation will help you achieve your dream.
As aviation is such a unique field, the training course does not require a matric or further education qualification. All that is needed to be learnt can be found in the comprehensive theoretical syllabus. With our patient instructors to guide you and our classroom available at any time the studying becomes simpler.
Whether you wish to be a pilot for private use, or rather a career pilot, we at JNC Helicopters are here for you. For any further questions about the course please see our FAQ section or the more comprehensive course requirements below. In addition a visit to our premises is highly recommended where you can see the school and aircraft. It is always a privilege to meet people who are as passionate about aviation as us and can't wait to get you airborne.
Private Pilot Licence
- Be at least 17 years old to test for the licence
- Hold a valid Student Pilot License
- Successfully pass 8 online PPL examinations. 75% pass mark (exam center at JNC)
- Hold a Restricted Radio License (acquired through us)
- Complete an English Language Proficiency Test
- Hold a class II medical certificate
- Must have completed a minimum of 50 hours flight time as a Pilot of which 25 hours must be dual, 15 hours Solo and at least 5 hours cross country
What you can do with it
The PPL licence is ideal for the passionate aviator who is looking to enjoy the wonders of flight. You will be able to fly passengers around but not as a form of income. For those wishing to become a pilot as a career this is the first step towards your commercial licence.
Commercial Pilot Licence
- Be at least 18 years old to test for the licence
- Hold a valid Private Pilot Licence
- Successfully pass 8 online CPL examinations. 75% pass mark (Completed at the CAA)
- Hold a General Radio Licence (acquired through us)
- Hold a class I medical certificate
- Must have completed a minimum of 200 hours flying time as a Pilot of which 100 hours must be Pilot in Command time and 20 hours of cross country flying.
- Complete a CPL General Flight Test in an aircraft with a Grade I Designated Flight Examiner
What you can do with it
This Commercial Pilots Licence is for those who wish to be a Pilot as a career choice. With this licence completed you are well on your way to achieving your dream. You will be able to earn an income through transporting passengers, vehicle tracking or aerial photography. By completing additional ratings you will also be able to perform various other types of work. See our ratings section for what else we offer.
As a qualified commercial pilot one has the ability to do certain types of work applicable to your licence. On top of this additional ratings can be acquired which will allow you as the pilot to do even more specialized operations. These specialized ratings can greatly improve your employment opportunities and carry you further into an already exciting career. Below are some of the extra ratings JNC Helicopters has on offer:
Night Rating - This rating allows you to be able to fly the helicopter at night. Required by some types of operations and your instrument rating
Instructor Rating - A great rating for a new commercial pilot to do to increase employment opportunities. This rating gives you the ability to teach upcoming aviators.
Turbine Rating - To fly more advanced and bigger aircraft a turbine conversion on the aircraft is required. JNC Helicopters offers students the option of moving on to these aircraft and receiving their type rating with our training program.
Game Capture rating - For the pilots looking to operate in the animal sector. This rating is a must before you can begin capturing or culling wild game.
Agricultural Rating - To specialize in the operations of crop spraying a pilot will require this rating before being able to perform the required tasks.
Instrument Rating - A rating that is most beneficial for later in a pilot's career. This rating allows one to fly in foul weather conditions and is often a requirement for advanced machines flown later in one's career.