INFORMATION FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
Hi there. Congratulations on finding Madiba Bay School of Flight
(MBSF). You have found a truly great school.
Please read through all the information that is available on our website,
and especially the items on this particular web page. It will answer
many of the questions you might have, including accommodation,
courses, duration of training and so forth.
We are well aware that there are other good flight schools for you to
choose from, so please compare us to them in terms of the following
There is an enrolment form on this web page which you may fill in and
return to us. Alternatively, you may just walk through our front door
and we will enroll you in just a few minutes. Please bring your ID or
send us a copy if you are enrolling on-line.
We know that flight training is expensive, which is why we do
everything in our power to put flight training within the reach of as
many people as possible.
For this reason, we require no big lump sum deposits. Rather, we allow
you to pay as you go. Also, if you ever decide to leave the school, we
will fully refund ALL the remaining money in your account to you.
We do have credit card facilities so you can swipe your card, but the
bank takes a 3% commission for that. It is therefore far more
economical to do an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).
Course start dates:
You may arrive at ANY time and we will tailor make your training to suit
your needs. We do not have student batches, and so neither do we
have course start dates. Every person is a unique individual and we will
ensure that your training, including ground school, will suit your
personal needs and circumstances.
There are no formal requirements for anyone who desires to enroll for
flight training. Below, I list some of the questions that people often ask
when thinking about the requirements for flight training.
There are no educational requirements for you to enroll in Flight
Training. Maths and Science may be helpful but are not essential.
Your application for a Student Pilot License (SPL) is made to the South
African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) and will need to be
accompanied by a valid Aviation Medical Certificate. Only South African
doctors who also have the required aviation accreditations, may
examine pilots to determine medical fitness for the SACAA.
There are very few medical conditions that will disqualify a candidate
from being a pilot. It is logical that any condition that would cause you
to become incapacitated or to lose consciousness, would be relevant.
Heart conditions, lung conditions, epilepsy and such things would
disqualify you from being a pilot.
If you have can produce a matric certificate with English as first
language, you will automatically get a score of 6 (highest level) for your
English proficiency check, which you need for your Pilot License.
If you had English as a second language, or if you don’t have a matric,
our English Language expert will have a quick chat to you and if you are
any average South African, you will score a Level 6 as well.
If you have any further questions, please let us know, and perhaps that
will help us to upgrade this information document.
When beginning your application, please make sure to download and fill-out the following forms, and or collect the relevant information. These will be requested by the staff member manning the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.