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For enquiries please contact:

S.J Van Zyl :  +27 82 849 8288
W.G Juckes : +27 72 356 3661
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Email: info@flyparamount.co.za

  1. PPL
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  3. NPL
  4. Night Rating
  5. Instrument Rating
  6. Mountain Flying Course
  7. Bush Training
  8. Type Rating
  9. Class Rating
  10. Restricted Radio Licence
  11. Language Proficiency
  12. Twin Rating

Requirements to start a PPL course:

  • 16 years or older (you can start training earlier, but have to be 17 years of age in order to be awarded a private pilot’s license and 16 years to be able to go solo)
  • Hold a valid class 1 or 2 medical certificate (we have doctors in Bethlehem who are able to perform your flight medical once you have started the course)
  • You should be able to speak English on a conversational level, as it is a requirement to pass an English language test in order to obtain your radio licence.

Legal flying requirements for a PPL:

  • A minimum of 25 hours dual flight instruction (dual – practical flight training with an instructor onboard)
  • A minimum of 15 solo hours (this is made up of a minimum of 5 hours of cross country, 5 hours of circuit and landing training and 5 hours of general flying training)
  • 5 hours instrument flying training
  • In our experience, it will normally take a student approximately 55 hours to successfully complete the training.

Examinations:

  • 7 CAA subjects consisting of:  
  1. Principles of Flight,
  2. Air Law,
  3. Aviation Meteorology,
  4. Human Performance and Limitations,
  5. General Navigation,
  6. Flight Performance and Planning,
  7. Aircraft General
    • Restricted Radio Telephony exam (written online at our accredited testing centre)
    • English Language Proficiency Rating (conducted in house at Paramount Aviation Academy)
    • Paramount Aviation Academy is an approved CAA Online Testing Centre and all examinations are written at the flying school in our dedicated exam venue

    Commercial Pilot Licence

    A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the license focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. The commercial license itself does not allow a pilot to fly in instrument meteorological conditions.

    A commercial airplane pilot must be able to operate a complex airplane, as a specific number of hours of complex (or turbine-powered) aircraft time are among the prerequisites, and at least a portion of the practical examination is performed in a complex aircraft.

    By itself, this license does not permit the pilot to set up an operation that carries members of the public for hire; such operations are governed by other regulations. Often, the commercial license will reduce the pilot's insurance premiums, as it is evidence of training to a higher safety standard.

    National Pilot's Licences

    Requirements

    • Hold a valid class 4 Medical certificate (we have doctors in Bethlehem who are able to perform your flight medical once you start the course).
    • You must be at least 16 years of age to qualify to go solo.
    • Pass a practical flight skills test
    • You should be able to speak English on a conversational level, as it is a requirement to pass an English language test in order to obtain your radio licence.

     

    Legal flying requirements for a NPL

    • 35 hours including the following:
    • Dual Flying (with instructor) A minimum of 20 hours dual flight instruction (dual – practical flight training with an instructor on-board)
    • A minimum of 15 solo hours (this is made up of a minimum of 5 hours of cross country, 5 hours of circuit and landing training and 5 hours of general flying training)

    Examinations:

    • 6 RAASA subjects consisting of:
    1. Principles of Flight,
    2. Air Law,
    3. Aviation Meteorology,
    4. Human Performance and Limitations,
    5. General Navigation,
    6. Engines, Airframes and Instruments
    • Restricted Radio Telephony exam (written online at our accredited testing centre)
    • English Language Proficiency Rating (conducted in house at Paramount Aviation Academy)
    • Paramount Aviation Academy is an approved RAASA Online Testing Centre and all examinations are written at the flying school in our dedicated exam venue

    Night Rating:

    • Night rating10 hours instrument flying time (Applicant must hold a valid PPL, instrument training during your PPL counts towards this)
    • 5 hours night flying
    • Night theoretical exam (written online at our accredited testing centre)
    • 5 hours theoretical knowledge instruction
    • Applicant must hold a valid PPL


    Instrument Rating:

    • Instrument ratingApplicant must hold a valid PPL
    • Applicant must hold a valid night rating
    • Applicant must hold a valid class 1 medical certificate
    • Passed instrument rating theoretical knowledge examinations (these must be written at the SACAA)
    • At least 50 hours cross country flight time, at least 10 hours of this must be in the same category of aircraft in which you are seeking an instrument rating.
    • 40 hours instrument flight training
    • At least 5 hours of instrument flight training must have been done on the type of aircraft that will be used for the skills test

    Mountain Flying Course

    Mountain flying courseOur mountain flying course is conducted in the Maluti Mountains as well as in the Drakensburg, both within minutes of our airport.

    You will be exposed to mountain waves, mountain turbulence, and up and down drafts and will be taught how to negotiate these, how to use them to your advantage and the ever present dangers to be aware of. The course will also present low level training between the valleys, which in itself is a breathtaking experience.

    Due to the high elevation of our airfield you will automatically be exposed to degraded performance of aircraft and the effects of density altitude, factors seldom actually experienced by many pilots but which are encountered daily at Paramount Aviation Academy.

    Cloudy conditions in the mountainsNot only will mountain flying expose you to a whole new set of skills, but you will also be treated to and experience the wonders of the Eastern Free State from the air, with the following being some of the highlights:

    • The amphitheatre in the Drakensberg Mountains
    • Katse Dam and Mont-Aux-Sources, the highest mountain peak in South Africa
    • You will also experience Golden Gate in all its splendour with its bizarre rock formations and the brilliant colours and rolling grasslands
    • You will fly over the Tugela Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world located between the Drakensberg Mountains

    The course allows you, in a short time, to see the spectacular sights of the Eastern Free State and the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

    Mountain flying is not for the faint at heart, but it’s the perfect course to help you become a much more competent, confident and safe pilot.


    Bush training

    Bush trainingAfrica is famous for its game reserves and wildlife, and there is no better way to get to experience this than from the air!

    In order to do this, a whole new set of flying skills will be required. Many of the places you will want to get to will not have prepared landing strips, and will often be in rough terrain and on treacherous strips.

    Among the skills we will teach you will be to to judge landing sites from the air, know the exact performance and limitations of your aircraft such as climb rates, landing and take-off distances, and perfect the techniques to operate in and out of short and soft airstrips. During this course you will be taught the relevant techniques required to make informative and safe decisions.

    Bush and Mountain flying is Joggie’s speciality - with his many years of experience of doing this on a day-to-day basis proving to be invaluable in teaching others.

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