About Us

Bucephalus Air is an aviation organization specializing in pilot training from PPL to CPL and more. Bucephalus Air trades as Apex Flight Academy, Potch Flight Academy and Parys Flying Academy. These Bases are located in Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom, and Parys respectively.

Our History

The Company was founded in July 2017 and soon bought over the flight school  – Apex Flight Academy and Potch Flight Academy (previously known as Mariannair).
Bucephalus Air is named after the Stallion Bucephalus of Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia and one of the greatest military commanders in history. Bucephalus was a magnificent horse whose breeding was said to have been of the “best Thessalonian strain”. Bucephalus is described as a large black horse with a large head resembling an Ox-head. Alexander rode Bucephalus into many of his battles and together they conquered most of the known world.
As Bucephalus Air, we are aiming to provide you with the best service, training and the best instructors. We will train you to not just be a ‘good’ pilot but to be the ‘Best’ pilot you can ever be! You can rest assured that you have placed your future in good hands when you join the Bucephalus Family.


At Bucephalus Air we strive to be the best, providing top standard, safe training and good customer service. We believe in integrity.


  • Our Target market is students from 14 years of age to adults 65 years of age.
  • Our priority is to give the best quality training and safe instruction in all that we offer.
  • We pride ourselves in our 100% safety record.