Frequently asked questions
How old do I need to be, to start training?
The minimum age requirement is 16 years old for a Private Pilot Licence and 18 years old on completion for a Commercial Pilot Licence or Frozen ATPL.
What are the minimum Educational Requirements?
Each course has Pre-Entry Requirements, please refer to the individual courses for more information.
What if I didn’t take Core Mathematics and Physical Science?
We would advise that you first achieve this requirement if it is set out in the Pre-Entry Requirements.
Other than my school subjects, what else do I need to qualify for enrolment?
You will need to pass a SACAA aviation medical exam (done by a SACAA approved Aviation Doctor) and an English Proficiency test. These are included in your course fees. However, should you have any pre-existing medical conditions, we would strongly suggest that you have your medical done before you arrive.
What conditions could prevent me from obtaining an Aviation Medical?
What Qualifications do 43 Air School offer?
We offer Private, Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence along with Airfield Flight Information Services and Aircraft Maintenance courses.
Our unique Integrated Jet Pilot Programs provide the only Approved Integrated Pilot Courses that can Assess, Train and Type Rate a student from selection to an Airline Type Rated qualification seamlessly.
How do I enroll for a course?
One of our Agents will guide you through the enrollment process where we will require the following documents:
- Copy of your ID/Passport,
- Signed Costing Pages
- School leaving Certificate,
- Copy of your Medical Trauma Cover (not medical insurance),
- Proof of payment for your Deposit (to secure your enrollment).
Do I need to have a Study Visa?
Do you offer Sponsorships or Bursaries?
What does a COMPASS Assessment test?
The tests include:
- Control: a compensation task looking at basic hand/ foot/ eye co-ordination
Slalom: a tracking task looking at hand/ eye co-ordination
- Mathematics: a test of basic applied mathematical understanding and speed
- Memory: accuracy of short-term memory recall and ability to ‘chunk’ information
- Task Manager: a test of the candidate’s ability to scan the screen and manage two concurrent tasks accurately and quickly
- Orientation: instrument interpretation, comprehension and spatial orientation
- Tech-Test: technical comprehension test (physics test)
- Aviation – English: test English language ability, including recognising ATC sound messages
- Verbal reasoning: the ability of the candidate to understand, analyse and logically interpret written information
A Checklist Professional Profile is also drawn up, displaying expanded details on subjects like personal and relational competencies and potential misbalances, followed by a conclusion and advice.
These competencies include:
Need for variation
How does the COMPASS assessment benefit me?
The COMPASS assessment will immediately read out if you have enough potential to function as a pilot.
It clearly defines to which extent the demanded personal competencies are already present and/or in which way they need to be further developed.
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