Flight Training College

Introduction

WELCOME TO FLIGHT TRAINING COLLEGE

Flight Training College (FTC) offers a broad spectrum of Pilot Training. Whilst we are primarily focused on Professional Pilot Training our goal also includes the improvement of Knowledge, Skill and Safety standards in the recreational/private flying sector. Not only are we committed to delivering the very best training possible, we also help to prepare our Commercial Pilot graduates for a career in the aviation industry.

Whether you want to fly privately or commercially, our goal is to prepare you to be the very best you can be.

George Airport is one of the cape flying regions most idyllic locations and is Equipped to International standards.

Our training ranges from the basic Private Pilot Licence (PPL) to the advanced Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATP).

Other courses include the Instrument Rating (IF), Multi-Engine (ME) and Instructor Rating (IR).

Please visit the Career Guidance section written by our CEO Captain Walter Waldeck (Airbus A330/A340 Training Captain with South African Airways) on career prospects within the local and international aviation industry.

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Airline Transport Pilots Licence

Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

This is the license you will require to enter the airline world of aviation. To operate as pilot in command on multi-crew aircraft you must complete the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). [+]

This is the license you will require to enter the airline world of aviation.

To operate as pilot in command on multi-crew aircraft you must complete the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

It is obvious that the CPL is required should a career in aviation be your dream. This will also allow you to build the mandatory experience required for the ATPL.

Requirements for the issue of an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL):

Be at least 21 years old. Be the holder of a Class 1 medical certificate. Hold a General Radio Telephony certificate. Hold a valid CPL Have completed, within the previous 60 months, a multi-crew cooperation course at an approved ATO You must have successfully completed the SACAA ATPL theory examinations. You must complete an ATPL Flight Test, as PIC (pilot-in-command), in a multi-engine aircraft, in an actual or simulated multi-crew and IFR scenario, conducted by a Grade One Designated Flight Examiner (DFE I). The application must be made to the SACAA for the Airline Transport Pilots Licence. The applicable fee must be paid. You must have completed, not less than: 1500 hours of flight time of which; 500 hours PICUS, 250 hours as PIC, of which up to 150 hours may be PICUS, and 200 hours must be cross-country flight time, of which 100 hours may be as co-pilot or PICUS, 75 hours must be instrument time, of which not more than 30 hours may be acquired in an FSTD approved for the purpose; and 100 hours... [-]

Commercial Pilots Licence

Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

This is the rating which will allow you to enter the commercial and airline world of aviation. As a commercial pilot, you may fly as pilot in command, for remuneration, any aircraft certified for single pilot operations. [+]

This is the rating which will allow you to enter the commercial and airline world of aviation. As a commercial pilot, you may fly as pilot in command, for remuneration, any aircraft certified for single pilot operations.

You may operate as a co-pilot, for remuneration (once you have completed the type-specific training) on any medium size commercial aircraft certified for multi-crew operations.

To operate as pilot in command on multi-crew aircraft you must complete the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

It is obvious that the CPL is required should a career in aviation be your dream. It will also allow you to build the mandatory experience required for the ATP.

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Instructor Rating

Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

This rating allows the commercially rated pilot to act as an instructor on the aircraft types appropriately endorsed. Some candidates find this a useful method of gaining experience, although it should be considered as a long-term commitment to the aviation industry. [+]

This rating allows the commercially rated pilot to act as an instructor on the aircraft types appropriately endorsed. Some candidates find this a useful method of gaining experience, although it should be considered as a long-term commitment to the aviation industry.

Requirements for the issue of the Instructor’s Rating:

Be the holder of a valid Commercial Pilot’s license or Airline Transport Pilots’ Licence. You must complete an approved training course, which involves theoretical knowledge pertaining to instruction and the presentation of ground and air exercise briefings. You must have completed 20 hours of "Patter", which is the process of learning to teach in the cockpit environment, and learning how to effectively demonstrate the various flight maneuvers while providing meaningful commentary. You must have passed the SA-CAA theoretical examinations. Pass a combined theoretical and practical flight test with an SA-CAA nominated Designated Flight Examiner (DFE). ... [-]

Instrument Rating

Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

For the aspiring professional pilot, or for the dedicated Private Pilot, the instrument rating takes you into the world of advanced flight, giving you the capability of flying, navigating and landing in weather conditions that keep the birds on the ground. [+]

For the aspiring professional pilot, or for the dedicated Private Pilot, the instrument rating takes you into the world of advanced flight, giving you the capability of flying, navigating and landing in weather conditions that keep the birds on the ground.

You will have encountered the basics of instrument flight during your night rating training, and these 10 hours of instrument time are counted towards your Instrument Rating training. From this base, you now learn radio navigation, controlled airspace communication, holding procedures, en-route risk management, approach and go-around procedures, a transition to visual and landing in reduced visibility. Abnormalities and emergencies are continuously introduced and appropriate behavior is emphasized.... [-]


Multi Engine Rating

Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

Flying a multi-engine aircraft is a cornerstone of being a Commercial Pilot, and ensures the new CPL individual is as marketable as possible in the General Aviation marketplace. It is highly recommended that a pilot obtain this rating. [+]

Flying a multi-engine aircraft is a cornerstone of being a Commercial Pilot, and ensures the new CPL individual is as marketable as possible in the General Aviation marketplace. It is highly recommended that a pilot obtain this rating.

Requirements for the issue of a (VFR) Multi-Engine Class rating:

Hold a valid Pilots Licence. Have at least 70 hours of Pilot in Command time on single-engine aircraft and complete a minimum of 6 hours of multi-engine flight time. Successfully complete a practical flight test with a Grade One Designated Flight Examiner (DFE). Applying to the SA-CAA for the new class rating, and paying the appropriate fee.

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Night Rating

Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa George

The next step in your pilot training and one that improves your ability to fly in reduced visibility is to obtain a night rating. This allows you to conduct or continue a flight during the hours of darkness and the benefit is obvious in terms of being less restricted when planning and executing your particular flight. [+]

The next step in your pilot training and one that improves your ability to fly in reduced visibility is to obtain a night rating. This allows you to conduct or continue a flight during the hours of darkness and the benefit is obvious in terms of being less restricted when planning and executing your particular flight.

At this stage, you will be aware of your dependency on being able to see the outside surroundings, particularly the horizon, while controlling an aircraft in flight. At night, these visual cues are greatly reduced, or even completely absent and therefore you need to interpret and rely on the instruments in the aircraft. Similarly the cues you have been using to assist you when landing are also different, so additional landing practice at night is required.... [-]


Private Pilots Licence

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 months February 2019 South Africa George + 1 more

The first step in gaining a Private Pilots Licence is the Student Pilot Licence. This is the first formal qualification required for the progression from a dual flight (flying with an instructor) to flying solo. Your first solo flight will be a memory that will remain vividly with you forever, and it essentially signifies your transition to the privileged realm of aviators. [+]

The first step in gaining a Private Pilots Licence is the Student Pilot Licence.

This is the first formal qualification required for the progression from a dual flight (flying with an instructor) to flying solo. Your first solo flight will be a memory that will remain vividly with you forever, and it essentially signifies your transition to the privileged realm of aviators.

Requirements for the issue of a Student Pilot's Licence (SPL):

You must be at least 16 years old, and there is no upper age limit. You must complete a formal medical examination (Class I or II). You will take a basic air law and procedural written examination, the content of which will be simple to grasp after a few lessons with your flight instructor. You will need two passport size photographs. Our Admin team will help you complete the Student Pilots Licence (SPL) application form. Pay the prescribed license fee to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SA-CAA). You will then be issued with a license that enables you to fly solo, all alone, and by yourself in an aircraft, under the trained supervision of your flight instructor. Private Pilot Licence ... [-]