Flying Schools

Training for pilots and various flight simulators are on offer through the wide range of flight schools who have made Lanseria International Airport their home base.

Contact them directly to take your flying to new heights.

Our Schools

Our Schools
Aeronav Academy

Aeronav Academy was established 35 years ago as an Aviation Training Academy providing ground school lectures to aspiring commercial pilots and was accredited by the South African Civil Aviation Authority as a Flight Training School in 2005. We operate a varied fleet of aircraft, including Diamond DA20s, Cessna 182s and a Diamond Twinstar Multi-engine. This allows us to accommodate training from the private pilot licence (PPL) through to the airline transport pilot licence (ATPL).

Over the years, we have established ourselves as a reputable, highly skilled training academy and have recently branched out into a Flight Training School using modern, glass cockpit, composite aircraft.

Our aim is to provide our clients with safe, quality training in modern aircraft and a ground school staffed with highly qualified lecturers and specialists in their field. Whether you choose to fly just for pleasure as a private pilot or whether you wish to make aviation your career, we can provide you with an approved course tailored to your needs.

Gate 9a, Lanseria International Airport

43 Air School Advanced Training

We provide a wide variety of Advanced Aviation Training courses to operators and pilots specializing in turbine type ratings and ground school courses that are approved by the South African CAA as well as various other National Aviation Authorities.
The scope of our training stretches from initial turbine ratings to aircraft type ratings and recurrent training for aircraft such as the Beechcraft 1900, King Air Range, Cessna C208, Embraer 120 and Embraer ERJ145

Conlyn Aviation Training (PTY) Ltd

Conlyn Aviation Training offers online ground school, which allows students to complete lessons from home, at your own pace. (For their convenience, foreign students are able to access accommodation that is close to the airfield.) As an Africa Flight student, you’ll receive individual attention from qualified instructors and – because we’re situated at Lanseria International Airport – exposure to a busy aviation environment. As a result, you’ll gain enough experience to be confident enough to operate under any circumstances. Conlyn Aviation Training offers the following courses:

  • PPL to ATPL
  • Hire & Fly
  • Instructor Rating
  • Instrument Rating
  • Multi Engine Conversions
  • License Validations
  • BE9L, BE20, B350 and B190 Conversion Training
Wits Flying Club

Wits flying club, is an organisation that is not incorporated for gain, and has been operating for more than 40 years.

Wits flying club’s purpose is to provide expert, safe training for flying students by highly experienced and passionate instructors at a reasonable cost. We also offer a superb club atmosphere where members can enjoy flying talks, socials, fly-away days, flying movies and flying safety talks.

Wits flying club started as a flying club associated with Witwatersrand University and is now open for all members of the public to join, and participate in club activities: learn to fly, obtain higher pilot licenses and ratings as well as aircraft hire and fly.

Since inception, wits flying club has trained numerous private pilots, commercial pilots, flying instructors as well as airline pilots. Many current airline pilots who fly around the world, were trained at wits flying club.

Location: Gate 5 Lanseria International Airport

CDC Aviation Training

CDC Aviation launched a dedicated Cirrus Flight Training school, Cirrus Certified Training CAA 0006, in 2010. Specializing in flight training using state of the art modern glass cockpit Cirrus SR 20 / 22 aircraft. The flight school has seen massive growth and success since then, mainly due to its modern, safe aircraft ( The SR series has been the no. 1 bestselling single piston aircraft in the world for the last 15 years) as well as its highly qualified instructor pilots and professional service. The Flight school has its own hanger, which it shares with its maintenance department on the technical area of Lanseria airports north side.

As the only recognised CTC ( Cirrus Training Centre ) in Africa, Cirrus Certified training is affiliated with Cirrus Aircraft USA which assists with training and oversight for all Cirrus Training Centre Instructors as well as the maintenance engineers, Ensuring that all students receive the best and most professional service available not only in the country but internationally.

Cirrus Certified Training offers training for all SACAA recognised licenses and endorsements as well as Cirrus Type conversions for Hire and Fly

Training facilities include:

  • 5 x Glass EFIS CAPS Equipped Cirrus SR 20 Aircraft, including 2 x Garmin G1000 perspective systems
  • 2 x Glass EFIS CAPS Equipped Cirrus SR 22 Aircraft
  • 1 x Barron E 55 multi Engine Aircraft
  • 2 x FNPT II flight simulators including a piper Seneca multi engine and a Cirrus Perspective SR 20 /22 for type familiarization
  • 3 x large air conditioned briefing rooms, study cubicles and planning room / computer for planning and free WIFI
  • 1 x Pool table
  • Access to Cirrus Aircraft online learning portal for continuous training / POH FOM and other resources