South African Flight Training Academy in Heidelburg - GP

South African Flight Training Academy opened its door in 2007 to training professional pilots from all over the world.

Aviation enthusiasts saw the need for a professional pilot training academy where students could trading and share their interest

Here at SAFTA we offer students a 10-12 month professional pilot course and we are ideally situated to maximise training and to get our student to their end goal.

SAFTA is based in the rural town of Heidelberg, Gauteng which is a mere 40km.The town offers the benefit of a safe and secure training , study and living environment while being only a short distance from the South African Civil Aviation Authority, O.R Tambo and all major shopping mall in Johannesburg.

Our accommodation is able to house over 200 students with caterers, indoor and outdoor activities, study rooms and much more.

The Benefits Of Training At SAFTA

10-12 full time training

Full time ground school throughout the year

Low student to instructor ratio

Grade II Instructors

Variety of training aircraft

Maximum flight time at the airfield

SAFTA Traditions

Recreational Facilities


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