AVIATION TRAINING ORGANISATION
The Kishugu Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) is a dynamic South African pilot training Academy
that offers students flight training from pupil to private pilot and commercial certification.
RESPECTED PILOT TRAINERS
Our students graduate with a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) recognised Private Pilot License (PPL) or Commercial Pilot License, allowing for recreational flying or a career in aviation. We structure our courses around our clients’ requirements and their own time frames.
The academy, staffed by some of the most respected pilot trainers in South Africa, is housed at the Nelspruit Airfield, (Mbombela) in Mpumalanga close to the control area of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA).
Of added value is that we offer the opportunity for our pupil pilots to gain flying time towards their CPL as we regularly ferry aircraft across South and Southern Africa. The ATO is a registered Kishugu Holdings company, along with Kishugu Aviation, that supports Kishugu®’s implantation of the South African Governments’ Working on Fire Programme. (WoF).
Established in 2012, the Kishugu ATO provides an enabling environment for all pupils to gain the practical flying skills required to obtain a PPL – the foundation for all flying training;
- We have the capacity to train 25 South African students a year.
- We have trained 250 students including students from Mozambique, Swaziland, India and a number of European countries.
- We have successfully completed a number of South African Government Contracts, which include training students from the South African Transport Education Training Authority (TETA).
- We have trained pilots for the air wing division of the South African Police Service (SAPS).
Why choose Kishugu ATO
- We take pride in the excellence of our successful training methods.
- We offer quality training and all practical experience required to qualify for a commercial aviation career.
- We are based at the Nelspruit Airfield, close to the control area of KMIA, providing an educational environment.
- Aspects of our training takes place at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA).
- We regularly ferry aircraft across South Africa enabling our PPL pilots to build “free” hours towards their CPL.
- Our students have the opportunity of becoming become part of a global company, Kishugu® Holdings.
- Kishugu® ATO provides aviation training courses on a full- or part time basis.
- PPL or CPL, recreational flying or a career in aviation, we structure our courses around your needs.
- We comply with international standards as set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and annually pass formal audits by the SACAA. The SACAA is audited by the FAA (USA) and EASA (European) authorities.
- Our instructors are experienced pilots and pilot trainers, dedicated to helping our students succeed.
- They have flown a combined in excess of 10,000 instruction hours.
- Our instructors comply with global ICAO standards.
What do you need to become a pilot?
- You must be 17 Years or older.
- You must have passed Grade 12.
- Your pass must include a pass in Mathematics and Science.
- Your Pilot Training Pass rate must be 75% or higher for eight computerised examinations at a certified Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved facility. (Kishugu® ATO is a CAA approved facility.)
- You must be physically fit and pass a Grade 1 Medical.
Aircraft used to train pupil Pilots
- Blackshape Prime
- Albatross L-39
Advanced specialist training
- Close formation Flying
- Combat formation flying
- Combat maneuvers
and Agility maneuvers
- Air combat maneuvers
- Tactical Navigation
For advanced pilot training, the ATO also offers:
- Fighter jet training and
- Simulated weapons delivery theory for combat readiness.