• Structured and Comprehensive Programmes

    Structured and Comprehensive Programmes

  • Full time, dedicated instructors

    Full time, dedicated instructors

  • Developing a new generation of pilots

    Developing a new generation of pilots

  • Structured and Comprehensive Programmes

    Structured and Comprehensive Programmes

  • Full time, dedicated instructors

    Full time, dedicated instructors

  • Developing a new generation of pilots

    Developing a new generation of pilots

Why Ground School?

ATO #: CAA/0377

Responsibility - The knowledge gained during training is not for the purpose of answering specific exam questions or to pass flight tests, but rather to face test of the real decisions associated with everyday piloting. Decisions that ultimately determine the fate of the pilot, crew, passengers, their loved ones and their dependents.

Status Aviation recognises this responsibility and therefore offers a structured and comprehensive ground school, focussed on knowledge transfer and not only examination preparation.

The system of CAA examinations and controlled flight tests can not have sufficient scope to test all the knowledge that the real responsibility of being a pilot requires. It is merely a quality check to grant the pilot access to the next phase of experiential learning.

The question that begs to be asked is; if you were given all the questions that the CAA examination would test, to what extent would you study the rest of the coursework?

It makes absolute sense that a pilot will not recognize a concept when he sees it if he has never learned about/understood it.

The knowledge gained while working towards becoming a license holder forms the foundation for what is to become a life long journey of learning. Aviation training is an intricate integration between training practical competencies and teaching theoretical knowledge, often referred to a work integrated learning. A fundamental concept of teaching for Work-Integrated Learning, as with the BCom(Business Management) applied to aviation, is that the student needs to have sufficient understanding of the theory before the theory can be reinforced by practice or simulated practical scenarios.


Course Selection:

  • The aim of the SACAA PPL (A) Course:

    The aim of the PPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course is to guide student, through comprehensive teaching and mentoring, towards developing an understanding of the content prescribed by the SA CAA in respect of Private Pilot License Examination syllabus.


    Entry Requirements

    An applicant for the PPL (A) Modular course must:

    1. have attained the age of 15
    2. hold a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate*
    3. be able to read, write, understand and orally communicate satisfactorily in the English language
    4. demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and English to facilitate an understanding of the theoretical knowledge instruction content of the course.

    SA CAA PPL (A) Course Schedule:

    SA CAA PPL (A) Subject Hour Allocations:

    SACAA PPL Course Schedule

    Academy Daily Schedule:

    SACAA PPL Course Schedule

  • The aim of the SACAA CPL (A) Course:

    The aim of the CPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course is to guide student, through comprehensive teaching and mentoring, towards developing an understanding of the content prescribed by the SA CAA in respect of Commercial Pilot License Examination syllabus.


    Entry Requirements

    An applicant for the CPL(A) Modular course must:

    1. have attained the age of 17
    2. hold a valid PPL(A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 for the CPL course
    3. hold a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate.*
    4. be able to read, write, understand and orally communicate satisfactorily in the English language
    5. demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and English to facilitate an understanding of the theoretical knowledge instruction content of the course.

    * Not enforced but is advisable.


    SA CAA CPL (A) Course Schedule:

    SA CAA CPL (A) Subject Hour Allocations:

    SACAA CPL Course Schedule

    Academy Daily Schedule:

    SACAA CPL Course Schedule

  • The aim of the SACAA ATPL (A) Course:

    The aim of the ATPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course is to guide student, through comprehensive teaching and mentoring, towards developing an understanding of the content prescribed by the SA CAA in respect of Airline Transport Pilot License Examination syllabus.


    Entry Requirements

    An applicant for the ATPL(A) Modular course must:

    1. have attained the age of 17
    2. hold a valid CPL in accordance with ICAO Annex 1
    3. hold a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate*
    4. be able to read, write, understand and orally communicate satisfactorily in the English language
    5. demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and English to facilitate an understanding of the theoretical knowledge instruction content of the course

    SA CAA ATPL (A) Course Schedule:

    SA CAA ATPL (A) Subject Hour Allocations:

    SACAA ATPL Course Schedule

    Academy Daily Schedule:

    SACAA CPL Course Schedule