The Johannesburg Flying Academy (JFA)Johannesburg Flying Academy is an approved Civil Aviation Flight school, specialising in National and Private Pilot Licences, based at Panorama Airfield, Brackendowns.

We offer flight training for:

National Pilot Licence (WCM/ LSA)

Learn how to fly a Microlight (WCM), it is a fun, thrilling experience, almost like a motorbike in the sky. Feel the wind in your hair, the air beneath your feet. This is the most cost effective way to learn how to fly or learn to fly a light aircraft (LSA), this is a recreational licence.

Private Pilot License (PPL) Aeroplane

A Private pilot’s license allows you to fly more than 1 one passenger(depending on Aircraft type and the relevant rating) and is the first step in obtaining a CPL.

Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

The Commercial Pilot License is for the individual who wishes to make a career from flying.

A CPL enables you to fly for remuneration in a commercial environment.

HIRE AND FLYAt JFA, you can do a conversion or renewal on our modern low time Sling aircraft then hire it for scenic flights, fly aways or hour building.

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This is a fun flying, thrilling experience, almost like a motorbike in the sky. Feel the wind in your hair, the air beneath your feet. This is the most cost effective way to learn how to fly. A Weight Shift controlled Microlight is a very light Aircraft with a maximum all up weight of 450kg, it is limited to 2 people (Pilot and passenger). We can also assist you with license renewals, introductory flights and aircraft sales.

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This license is for recreational, local and long distance flying.
Training is carried out on our 2 seater, locally designed and manufactured Sling Light Aircraft. It has a sports car feel, “glass cockpit” almost a 360° scenic view. With its smooth maneuvering it is an easy aircraft to fly.
This license enables you to fly an aircraft with a maximum take-off mass of 600KG; the minimum requirements to complete a LSA License are 35 hours of flight time. The NPL can be upgraded to a PPL at a later stage.

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A Private pilot’s license allows you to fly more than 1 one passenger(depending on Aircraft type and the relevant rating) and is the first step in obtaining a CPL.
At Johannesburg Flying Academy we use South African designed and manufactured Sling Aircraft. With its light handling, sports car feel and full glass cockpit, it makes it the ideal way to start familiarising the Student with the instrumentation of larger, more complicated Aircraft.
The minimum requirements to complete this license is 45 hours of flight time.
A full time PPL course takes about 3 months to complete, but all courses are tailored to fit the individual’s requirements.

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The Commercial Pilot License is for the individual who wishes to make a career from flying.
A CPL enables you to fly for remuneration in a commercial environment.
The minimum hours required for this license is 200 hours of flight time; this would include your PPL flying hours.
The CPL can be broken up into sections as follows; PPL, Night Rating, Instrument rating, Hour Building, CPL and test.
Each section would include theory as well.
A full time CPL course takes about 9 months to complete, but all courses are tailored to fit the individual’s requirements

AIRCRAFT SALES AND PARTS

We offer the best prices on MGL Avionics and other parts for LSA aircraft.

Contact us if you are looking to buy an aircraft or if you require expert / unbiased knowledge and advice.

INTRODUCTORY FLIGHTS

Experience the thrill of flight in either a Raptor Trike, Sling light aircraft and 1942 Piper L4 Grasshopper.

Contact us to Experience the thrill of flight!