43 Air School

43 Air School, Port Alfred, South Africa

Over 70 aircraft flight school in the "Sunshine Coast" of South Africa


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Type Rating, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number



Airbus A320, and Boeing 737NG


South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

Entry Requirements

At least 17 years old, English Language Proficiency, Class II Medical

43 Air School was acquired in 2002 under the leadership of Attie Nieman. In 2007, he founded 43 Advanced Training in Lanseria Airport. Then in 2014, co-founded PTC Aviation also known as 43 Air School Elizabeth. The flight school is located in Eastern Cape Coastal belt in South Africa known as the "Sunshine Coast". It has the largest flying area in South Africa. The flight school has three locations namely: 43 Air School Port Alfred, 43 Air School Lanseria, and 43 Air School Port Elizabeth.

Courses offered:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Integrated Commercial Pilot License (ICPL)\
  • Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (IATPL)
  • IATPL + Airline Ready
  • IATPL + Type Rated
  • Grade III Instructor Rating
  • Airline Multi-Crew Co-operation
  • Jet Orientation Course (JOC)
  • Airline Pilot Standard (APS) MCC
  • Type Rating A320 or B737NG

Why join us?

Training is done in a 70 aircraft fleet comprising of Piper single and multi-piston single engine through to single and multi-turbine engine aircraft. Moreover, the flight school has fix-based simulators from entry to advanced levels, including Boeing 737NG and A320 simulators. It has 75 full time flight instructors and 14 synthetic training devices.

Rooms include multiple lecture rooms, pre and post flight briefing rooms all enhanced with multi media resources and cockpit reference guides, and dedicated cockpit procedures training room. Furthermore, facilities include computer Based training Centre with on-line resource library.

Also, the flight school is equipped with unlimited WIFI, Pilot Shop, entertainment center, canteen and pub, and sports facilities which includes soccer, golf, and basketball.

In terms of transportation, there is a pre arranged shuttle service. Residential accommodations packages are also available.

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