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Advanced Course in Cessna Caravan Type Rating

Why Cessna Caravan Type Rating Training is worthwhile

Beginning in the early 80’s, the Cessna 208 Caravan was introduced as an incredibly durable and successful workhorse. The 208 Caravan has met the challenge and has since been operating worldwide in every conceivable form and is still impressing pilots, mechanics, owners, and operators with its ruggedness, reliability and continued service.

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

43 Advanced is Africa's premier Cessna Caravan type rating training institution. 43 Advanced has developed a training program to provide clients with a world class type rating by aligning our training standards to international best practice standards.


Cessna Pilots


The course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skill to safely operate the aircraft type under VFR (Visual Flight Rules) conditions. Additional approved training is recommended prior to operating under IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). Before a pilot can join the Advanced Cessna Caravan Type Rating Training here are some pre- entry requirement which is needed:

  • Valid Pilots License
  • Valid aviation medical certificate
  • Proof of Citizenship (Official Id or Valid Passport )
  • Pilots Logbook
  • SACAA CPL/ATPL or other *NAA equivalent
  • English Language Proficiency of 4 or above
  • Class 1 or 2 Pilot Medical
  • Should the client not hold a SACAA CPL/ATPL, it becomes vital that the client enquires and confirm with their NAA whether the type rating may be obtained in South Africa.

The most important factors to consider and inquire about with a flying school are:

  • Are the training standards aligned to international best practice standards?
  • Do they provide world class training facilities?
  • Do they have highly experienced type rated instructors?


Cessna 208


Additional Course Information

Phase 1 - Ground School
  • Aircraft Technical Systems Training 
  • Flight Planning, Performance and W & B 
  • Aircraft Systems & Performance Quiz 
  • Introduction to Multi Crew Coordination 
  • Cockpit Procedure Training - Normal Procedures 
  • Cockpit Procedure Training - Abnormal / Emergency Procedures 
  • Limitations and Aircraft recall Examination 
Phase 2 - Flight Simulator Training - 4 hours in 2 separate simulator sessions
  • Session 1 - Normal Procedures (2 Hours Pilot flying)
  • Session 2 - Normal and Abnormal Procedures ( 2 Hours Pilot Flying)
Phase 3 - Aircraft Base Check
  • 2 Hour Aircraft Base Check Flight
  • Type Rating Sign Off

As with all type rating courses the aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the specific aircraft systems, operating and emergency procedures and aircraft handling characteristics, in this case, the Cessna Caravan. This course is not designed to teach or re-teach basic PPL flight manoeuvres, flight procedures or theory. Where instruction outside the scope of this course is required to bring a student up to standard, it is recommended to first get a course recommendation.


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