Frequently Asked Questions for Helicopter Training


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, Johanessburg.  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
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • 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