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Examinations

Our Chief Ground Instructor monitors each student’s academic progress before they undertake the SACAA Private Pilots Licence on-line exams. Of course the Commercial Pilot Licence exams    are much tougher, but very manageable. The pass mark on all SACAA exams and FTC internal exams is 75%.

By the time a student pilot is ready to test for their Private Pilots Licence they will have completed a minimum of 25 + exams and proficiency checks. These include a pre solo exam, the aircraft technical, on-line exams, medical exams, pre-test preparation, etc. To add to this is the many mock exams which a student writes in preparation for their actual examinations.

Examinations are indeed a way for a pilot to assess their own personal understanding of the many subjects associated with flying.

Comprehension is a key component in writing exams and we lecture and train during flight in English. English is the required language in South Africa for pilots and if your home language is not English then additional effort will be required to cope with the steep learning curve of pilot training.

It must be emphasised that becoming a pilot is not something that requires an exceptionally high standard of education. Hard work, ongoing effort and passion will help to sustain the student pilots motivation through the whole learning process. However that said, a good standard of education is a must. Granted, for a civilian pilot there are no minimum requirements stated with regards to a pilots education, but the industry needs to see good school results from a pilot, not only whilst he was in pilot training but also from his secondary schooling period.

The following subjects will assist a student to progress well as a pilot:

  • English
  • Geography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology (Computers)

The higher the grade and the higher the pass mark can only be of benefit for your future, but of course is not essential for enrolment at FTC.

 

Flight Tests

All flight tests for PPL initial, renewals and Night Ratings are conducted by either  Grade 1 or Grade 2 flight instructors at FTC George.

For CPL, Instrument Ratings and Instructors ratings a SACAA designated Examiner is required and we have our own in-house Designated Examiner; Captain Waldeck.

We give much emphasis to Flight Test preparation, meaning that our pass rate is exceptionally high. Generally speaking, our Instructors who conduct test preparations understand the examiners requirements well and will not recommend any pilot for a test if they do not consider him/her ready.

 For more information on our pilot courses click here. 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent training will prepare you! 

 

SACAA approved on-line exam centre.

 

Morza Mock Exams

Real on-line mock examinations.

 

 

 Preparing for the flight test.

 

 

 

Career Guidance

Students, parents and sponsors - please read the career guidance page
Students, parents and sponsors - please read the career guidance page

Testimonials

I was most impressed by the professionalism of your staff... I can truly say that I received world-class quality training!
- B. Chambers


Contact FTC

Tel: +27 (0) 44 876 9055
Fax: +27 (0) 86 670 0318
Mobile: 082 787 5384
 
P.O. Box 1332, George, 6530, South Africa

George Airport, Western Cape, South Africa
GPS: S 340024 E 222251

Email: ftc@flighttraining.co.za