Training Philosophy

Our philosophy is to give you a genuine operational capability, that is, to teach you to do the job you are licenced to do, and do it well. Whether a private or career pilot. Being able to do the job entails a lot more than controlling an aeroplane correctly and accurately. It includes effective and adaptable procedures, an applied operational knowledge, good and confident command skills. All these are taught and then practiced through planned exposure to various conditions and situations.
Our success is the result of having a relevant and achievable philosophy, sophisticated training programs 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.
43 Air School has identified specific objectives for all these aspects and designed step by step and logically structured programs that achieve these. Theory and practical training are integrated throughout, and every dual and solo hour is used strategically for maximum productivity. There is no unstructured “hour building”.
Management programs monitor not only your own but also our performance, identify problems, and ensure corrective action. In addition to the Chief Flight and Ground instructors, the School has four Standards Flight Instructors whose sole purpose is to perform a continuous quality control function.

Staff are all full-time professionals, with extensive operational and instructional experience. In addition, the College Registrar liaises with and takes care of the interests of our students.


First Solo 43 Air School

The first solo flight of a new pilot comprises of the pilot completing a take off, and usually a short flight and safe landing, by him or herself. This flight is a milestone known as soloing. Being a solo pilot of an aircraft is different from most other situations in that the pilot does not only have to be able to fly and navigate the machine in a competent manner but they also have to be able to cope with unpredictable developments like mechanical failure, bad weather etc. on their own and without advice from other sources.

The first solo flight is not only a very responsible step in a pilot‘s career but also a very bright moment of life which will stay imprinted on the pilot’s mind forever!



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