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Aviation Training

We have more career pilots successfully trained than any other ATO in Africa.

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Aircraft Maintenance

We are the only Piper approved AMO and maintenance facility on the continent.

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Aircraft Sales

We have a dedicated sales department that specializes in all types of aircraft.

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Pilot Shop

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Welcome to 43 Air School

Why train with 43 Air School?

  • Unsurpassed instructor capability
  • Largest "on location" training fleet in the Southern Hemisphere
  • One of only two Boeing Jeppeson training schools
  • Largest "live on campus" facility in Africa
  • Jeppeson’s only approved e-learning syllabus for iPad in Africa
  • Only Boeing approved integrated ATPL program worldwide

43 Air School is a dedicated flying training organisation, catering for the private, general commercial, airline and military sectors. We have extensive experience in training self and corporate sponsored pilots from different cultural backgrounds and from various countries around the world.

The school offers a full residential service and has an average student population of approximately 300 at its main and Bulembu campuses. The staff complement is about 200.

From its simple beginnings in 1942, the 43 Air School has established a reputation within the SA aviation industry for providing a high standard flying training service. All our courses are approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

Our success is the result of having a relevant and achievable philosophy, sophisticated training programmes to translate that philosophy into tangible results, and effective management systems to provide quality control. And, of course, the right people to do the job.

Excellence is at the heart of
our training

Africa's foremost flight
school