How long does it take to complete pilot training in South Africa?

How long it would take to complete pilot training in South Africa would depend on your goal. To get a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) in South Africa, you will need an average of 1 to 2 years (in some extreme cases 3 years). Whereas you will need around only 3 to 6 months to obtain a Private Pilot License (PPL). Not all pilot licenses allow you to get paid for your service. You are not allowed to charge others if you only hold a Private Pilot License. By completing your pilot training in South Africa with a Commercial Pilot License, you will be able to work for some Airlines. However, you would need to review their hiring requirements carefully as some Airlines require an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) depending on the position.

You can check out our FAQ section if you would like to learn more about the different pilot licenses. Moreover, you can also read our how to become a pilot in South Africa guide to know more

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