Frequently Asked Questions
What is a South African Aviation Medical Class II Certificate?
Upon enrolment at Bucephalus Air, you are required to go do your Civil Aviation Authority Medical Class II Medical Certificate. This Certificate is valid for up to 60 months if you are under the age of 40 and valid for 24 months if you are 40 years old and above.
For your Initial Medical test you will need the following:
- Chest X-rays
- Eye test
- Blood Tests
The requirements are more or less the same as a normal life insurance policy. We could assist should you want an appointment.
How do I obtain a Student Pilot Licence (SPL)?
Upon completion of your enrolment process, you will obtain an SPL (Student Pilot License). This license will enable you to write the South African Aviation Authority (SACAA) examinations at our institution and will allow you to start flying.
What is the minimum age that you need to be to fly an aeroplane?
There is no minimum age required to start with your Flight Training. There is however a required age to fly Solo (Fly as a Pilot in Command and on your own without an Instructor) which is 16 years old. When you complete your training you have to do a Flight test, which has an age requirement of 17 years old.
Are there any other requirements for a Private Pilot License (PPL)?
You must have a basic understanding of mathematics, geography and physics in order to do your pilot training.
Do I need to speak English to be a pilot?
To enrol at Bucephalus Air, it is a training requirement to be proficient in English. The general language for Aviation is English, and your study materials are in English.
Do I need to be a South African Citizen to enrol?
To train at Bucephalus Air, you have to be either a South African Citizen or a holder of a valid South African Study Permit.