43 Air School Newsroom

Director of Flight Training – Des Lynch

November 13, 2014
The change of the seasons in the Eastern Cape from Winter to Summer are unfortunately always accompanied by adverse weather. There is often heavy rain and flooding which impacts flying adversely, as can be expected. The impact is made visible in the graph below which shows the percentage of flying slots lost to weather per month for the past number of years. This year  has been relatively dry; farmers have been battling with the conditions. Unfortunately, while we have had little rain, we have seen day after day of very strong winds interspersed with days of low cloud. Given that a large number of our students are in the solo and post solo phases of their training the effect has been ... Read more...

43 @ Play

November 4, 2014
Our monthly team building event was held to welcome the new-comers to our school and it is always an event that everyone looks forward to. One of the challenges consisted of choosing two team members from each team, one blinded-folded and the other the navigator... on a canoe... on the river! The aim of the challenge was for the navigator to get the blind-folded team mate rowing the canoe to a buoy floating in the middle of the river. Tied to the buoy was a clue. The team had to get to the buoy, untie the clue, race back to the beach (still blind-folded) and the whole team then worked together to decipher the clue and claim their prize! This challenge ... Read more...

43 Air School Graduates For September

Front row, left to right: Huzefa Hassanali, Mohammed Rahiman, Lindy Ward, Des Lynch (HoT), Mihir Patel, Zinita Swanepoel, Lehlogonolo Kekana Middle row, left to right: Ruth Rodrot, Pedro Goncalves, Lorenzo Platt, Hayden Titmas, Preston Cox, Ryan Starr, Jo-Ash Naidoo, Katherine Sertic Back row, left to right: Junior Fanti, Lucinda Baty, Magazi Madi, Shaun Botha, Siphesihle Mabaso, Jody Harms Read more...

43 Achievers

  Ross Horton is awarded the Airborne student award for the month of August by our Director of Flight Training, Des Lynch. The Airborne award is given to the top achiever of the month who is chosen based on three criteria: their performance at ground school (theory), their flying performance (practical) and their professional conduct and appearance. The award is sponsored by Airborne Insurance who are firm believers in the future of flying in South Africa. In line with this, it has sponsored the top student prize at 43 Air School for the past four years. Airborne Insurance MD Scott Smith says that 43 Air School represents the best in aviation training on the continent. “The atmosphere at 43 Air School is fantastic because ... Read more...

Solo Recognition

The tradition of an instructor cutting the shirt tail following a pilot's first solo flight The traditional removal of a new pilot's shirt tail is a sign of the instructor's new confidence in his student. In the days of tandem trainers, the instructor would tug at the student’s shirt tail whenever he was getting himself into trouble. After the first solo, the new pilot is competent in the air and does not need such a safety device. This tradition has been modernised at 43 by cutting ties instead of shirt tails at our monthly Solo parties. Abdul Musa                                                 ... Read more...

Director of Sales and Marketing – Trevor Myburgh

October 29, 2014
In our last edition you may recall that I set out to better explain the current and future industry demands for “appropriately qualified pilots”. I then highlighted 5 key influencers in ensuring that you,the candidate, are trained better aligns you to the needs of the Industry . So in this edition let’s address what is meant by the statement “a qualification brand that is industry and airline recognised”. It is a well-known fact that there are more than 220 Aviation Training Organisations approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority making this decision ever more critical. So how do I choose and what role does a brand have to play when the end qualification is exactly the same anyway? Well, its rather simple, Airlines and the greater aviation ... Read more...

How do I know that my ambition to become a Pilot matches my aptitude to be a Pilot?

October 16, 2014
43 Air School is the premier Flight Training organization, specializing in Professional Career Pilot Training. In the continuous search for ground breaking services, 43 Air School recently added COMPASS™ assessments to their stable of offerings. COMPASS ™ is a PC-based pilot selection tool that fulfills the need for a reliable, objective, scientifically proven & cost effective pilot screening method. First developed in 1997, COMPASS ™ has become the world’s leading pilot selection tool. For many years, Airlines have entrusted COMPASS™ to help screen their future pilot employees. After a short briefing, candidates are placed behind the COMPASS™ assessment PC and the system guides them through all aptitude tests automatically, using on-screen prompts. The tests include visual and audible elements, as well as physical inputs ... Read more...

Jet “Prep” MCC – Getting you ahead starts here

43 Air School is proud to announce the newest addition to our Product Bouquet, namely the Jet “Prep” Multi Crew Co-Ordination course. Traditional MCC training is delivered as part of a type rating which doesn’t cover all the theoretical or practical elements as required outside of the actual type rating. What you actually need is cutting edge airline specific training that will equip you with the demonstrable skill to stand out in the employment line. 43 Air School has tailor made an Airline standard MCC program that satisfies EASA & SACAA guidelines, offering you the candidate International standards at a fraction of the costs. This training is available in manageable modules allowing you to develop your qualification to employment attractiveness. The Jet Prep ... Read more...

43 Air School – Africa’s Airline Training Partner of Choice

October 10, 2014
43 Air School is one of the largest training facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, priding itself in World Class Pilot Training. We have professionally trained well over 5 000 graduates for the general, airline and military aviation sectors in the past 25 years, but it’s our ability to exceed the expectations of our customers that differentiates us. Our Port Alfred & Bhisho campuses are located in the Eastern Cape belt, known as the “Sunshine Coast”. The coastal climate presents a variety of weather conditions, exposing students to fair weather flying and the more challenging conditions associated with frontal systems. This allows training on basic and advanced levels without the need to travel to and from other areas. We also provide all ... Read more...

43 Launches the all new Integrated Commercial Pilots Licence with SACAA Approval

43 Air School is proud to announce their new course offering, in addition to its IATPL course, namely the Integrated Commercial Pilots Licence, with Night & Instrument rating, including CRM & Dangerous goods qualification. The Integrated CPL/IR, as it is known, is a full time course taking students from ab-initio to qualification as a Commercial Pilot with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating. This course has been designed to train professional pilots, with seamless training straight to CPL/IR, without having to satisfy intermediate licensing requirements of the PPL. It is the most efficient route to a career in professional aviation. The course is best suited to individuals who don’t tick all the boxes of the traditional Integrated Airline transport Pilots Licence, and who are not initially ... Read more...

43 Air School is proud to announce the arrival of the second TAAG group

TAAG Angolan Airlines, was founded in 1938 and is based in Luanda. For over 70 years, TAAG has served Angola by operating flights both domestically and internationally. TAAG operates a fleet of Boeing 777 and 737 aircrafts. In 2012 TAAG Angolan Airlines together with Boeing Flight Training services announced its intention to develop and invest in its own ab-initio pilot training program. This saw the culmination of a 3 year, 30 pilot a year training agreement been entered into between the two organisations. To date there are some 20 students enlisted currently in our Integrated ATPL, with the below group representing the newest students. Pictured here with TAAG group 002, is Carlos Anapaz (Manager: Operations for TAAG Africa) and Trevor Myburgh (Director: Marketing & ... Read more...

43 Air School proudly Announces their Jet Pilot & Airline Pilot Preparation Programs (APPP)

The path from being a student pilot to entering the right hand seat in an airline has always been a long and demanding process, sometimes taking many years to realize this ambition. Traditionally the qualifier into the right hand seat of an airline was the number of flying hour’s experience. It has been found that this is not necessarily the most accurate indicator, the correct training is far more important. 43 Air School is proud to announce two solutions in developing the process, namely the Jet Pilot program & the Airline Pilot Preparation Program. Traditionally a CPL graduate would seek further qualification through an instructor rating, or various turbine type endorsements, with the end intention of getting to the Right hand seat of ... Read more...

43 is pleased to announce another SACAA approved product offering for 43 Airschool students

March 28, 2014
43 Air School is proud to announce their new course offering, namely the Integrated Commercial Pilots Licence, with Night & Instrument rating, including CRM & Dangerous goods qualification. The Integrated CPL/IR, as it is known, is a full time course taking students from ab-initio to qualification as a Commercial Pilot with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating. This course has been designed to train professional pilots, with seamless training straight to CPL/IR, without having to satisfy intermediate licensing requirements of the PPL.  It is the most efficient route to a career in professional aviation. The course is best suited to individuals who don’t tick all the boxes of the traditional Integrated Airline transport Pilots Licence, and who are not initially seeking employment within the airline aviation ... Read more...

43 Unveils their official sports gear for 2013/2014

43 Air School is a flight training organisation based in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and prides itself with over 25 years of superior flight training experience. 43 is seen as a University of the Air, as opposed to just a flying School. 43 is able to offer its students a holistic approach to aviation training, by offering them all they need to be able to eat, sleep and breathe aviation, within one campus. Full on-campus accommodation, dining facilities, entertainment areas and sporting facilities are just some of the facilities to be found on base. "Work hard, Play hard" is one of our founding statements, and with that said 43 has decided to launch their official sports gear, encouraging students to ... Read more...

TCAA

September 30, 2013
            PRESS RELEASE – 30 September 2013   43 Air school Announces 3 year Cadet Pilot training agreement with TCAA (Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority)   43 Air School is proud to announce their new training agreement with the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.   The Tanzania CAA has signed a 3 year training contact whereby cadets will enter a 12 month Ab- initio training phase at 43 Air school’s Port Alfred facility. On completion at 43 Air school the individual cadets will each be holders of a Multi-Engine Commercial Pilots licence with Instrument rating and ATPL theory, also known as “Frozen ATP Licence”. This initiative was bought about by the Tanzanian authority recognising the need to uplift young school leavers and to also match the countries need for qualified ... Read more...

ExecuJet

              PRESS RELEASE – 30 September 2013 43 Air School helps make dreams come true with ExecuJet and TETA (Transport Education and training Authority) ExecuJet Aviation Group, recently announced the recruitment of a trainee cadet in a bid to contribute towards skills developments and the increase in the youth’s participation in the Aerospace sector. The successful candidate was announced as Isis Swarahle who is supported by TETA (Transport Education and Training Authority), through means of a discretionary grant. ExecuJet Africa, the continent’s leading business aviation company has successfully identified Isis to complete a 2 year Pilot Training Programme at 43 Air School in Port Alfred.   Isis responded to an ad on the 43 Air School’s Facebook page regarding ExecuJet’s offer to recruit a cadet ... Read more...