Pilot Career from SAFTA Aviation School

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SAFTA aviation school formally known as South African Flight Training Academy specializes in exclusive flight training lessons whether your looking for a pilot career, We are leaders in all aviation schools in south Africa.

South African Flight Training Academy opened its door in 2007 to training professional pilots from all over the world.

Aviation enthusiasts saw the need for a professional pilot training academy where students could trading and share their interest, thus welcome to SAFTA.

Here at SAFTA we offer students a 10-12 month professional pilot course and we are ideally situated to maximize training and to get our student to their end goal.

South African Flight Training Academy is based in the rural town of Heidelberg, Gauteng which is a mere 40km. The town offers the benefit of a safe and secure training , study and living environment while being only a short distance from the South African Civil Aviation Authority, O.R Tambo and all major shopping mall in Johannesburg.

Our accommodation is able to house over 200 students with caterers, indoor and outdoor activities, study rooms and much more.

The Benefits of training at South African Flight Training Academy :

  • 10-12 full time training
  • Full time ground school throughout the year
  • Low student to instructor ratio
  • Grade II Instructors 
  • Variety of training aircraft
  • Maximum flight time at the airfield
  • SAFTA Traditions
  • Recreational Facilities


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If you would like to find out more about SAFTA formally known as South African Flight Training Academy, please contact us!