Bucephalus Air

Bucephalus Air is a registered company trading with 3 flight schools, Apex Flight Academy, Parys Flying Academy and Potch Flight Academy. It is our mission to expand your knowledge and perfect your skills. Our flight training is conducted by qualified and passionate flight instructors that will go the extra nautical mile for our students.

Pilot License Courses

Commercial Pilot License

The Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is for the aspiring professional pilot. This license allows you to transport both passengers and cargo. After completing your Commercial Pilot License at Bucephalus Air, you will enter the professional aviation world and work in highly professional environments.

Private Pilot License

A Private Pilot License (PPL) is the most popular license for the pilot that operates a wide range of light aircraft. The PPL license is used for recreational purposes but it is also the starting point for the aspiring Commercial pilot.

National Pilot License

Obtaining a National Pilot License (NPL) means that you are trained to operate a Microlight or Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) under Part 62 of the Civil Aviation Regulations. The National Pilot License is used mainly for recreational flying and the license can range from Microlights to Light Sport Aircraft.

The Bucephalus
Air Team

Want to become a Flight Instructor?

Instructors Rating

A Grade 3 Flight Instructor Rating allows you to give flight training for a Private Pilot License (PPL) and a Commercial Pilot License (CPL).


3 – 5 months

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Aviation Rating Courses

Instrument Rating
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Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating for the aspiring professional pilot, the instrument rating takes you into the world of advanced flight, giving you the capability of flying, navigating and landing in instrument weather conditions. You will have encountered the basics of instrument flight during your night rating training.

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Night Rating

A Night Rating affords the competent Private Pilot the chance to conduct operations at night. It increases the versatility and skill of the pilot as flying at night requires comprehensive judgement to conduct a flight safely and effectively. It is a requirement for the Commercial Pilot to have a Night Rating and it’s also the practical second step to take towards the Commercial License.

Initial Turbine (3)
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Initial Turbine Rating

Initial Turbine Rating is your first step towards the exciting world of Turbines. The Course is designed to give you the best theoretical and actual flying experience for your first Turbine Rating

Multi Engine Rating
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Multi-Engine Rating

Multi-Engine Rating enables you to operate as Pilot-In-Command of an aircraft with more than one engine. This puts you a step above the rest in the professional pilot world.

3 Different
Aviation Academies

You have a choice of 3 amazing flight schools, situated in Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom, and Parys. Click the link to see more.