Frequently Asked Questions
What subjects are required for the PPL ?
CAA written subjects
The following subjects need to be written in order to complete your PPL in South Africa. The exams may be completed online through a CAA registered exam testing facility. Alternatively, the exams may be written at the CAA offices in Midrand, Johannesburg. The pass-mark for the below list of CAA exams is 75%. Is is also worth mentioning that all PPL exams are multiple choice.
- Air Law
- Principles of Flight
- Aircraft technical General
- Flight performance and planning
- Human performance
- Engine and Airframes
- Restricted Radio Licence (Not written through SACAA)
How long will it take to complete my PPL?
Weather permitting, it is possble to complete your Helicopter Training PPL within 6-8 weeks.
I wear glasses, can I still fly?
Yes, as long as your vision is corrected to 20/20