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.

Overview

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. We offer training courses on a full time or part time basis.

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 is staffed by some of the most respected pilot trainers in South Africa, in the Mpumalanga Province, at the Nelspruit Airfield. This is 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 (PTY) Ltd company, along with Kishugu® Aviation, that supports Kishugu®’s implantation of the South African Governments’ Working on Fire Programme. (WoF)

Aviation Training Organisation
Aviation Training Organisation

Background

Kishugu® ATO was established in 2012 from a company, Kishugu® Holdings, which has over 30 years of aviation experience. Kishugu® ATO was launched to provide aviation training courses on a full- or part-time basis. Students graduate with a recognised Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot License (CPL), whether for recreational flying or a career in aviation. We structure our courses around our clients’ needs and time frames.

  • The formal learning and development of practical flying skills that are required to obtain a PPL are the foundation for all other future flying training.
  • We have trained students from South Africa, 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 provide you with high-quality flight training and all the practical experience required to qualify for a career in commercial aviation.
  • Our academy is based at the Nelspruit Airfield, close to the control area of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) providing our students with a professional and educational environment.
  • Aspects of our training takes place at KMIA.
  • We regularly ferry aircraft across South Africa enabling our PPL pilots to build “free” hours towards your CPL.
  • ATO is part of Kishugu® Holdings, hence you can be part of a global company.
  • Kishugu® ATO provides aviation training courses on a full- or part time basis.
  • Private Pilot License (PPL) or Commercial Pilot License (CPL), whether for recreational flying or a career in aviation. We structure our courses around our clients’ needs and time frames.

One of our core values is excellence

We aim to provide our clients with high quality flight training and all the practical experience they need to take their careers to the skies.

Kishugu® ATO is based at the Nelspruit Airfield, which is located close to the control area of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). Our location provides our students with a professional and educational environment, as we often train at KMIA.

We regularly ferry aircraft across the country, enabling our Private Pilot License (PPL) pilots to build free hours towards their Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and since Kishugu® ATO is part of Kishugu® Group of Companies, our students ultimately can become part of a global company.

Kishugu® ATO provides aviation training courses on a full- or part time basis. Our students graduate with a recognised PPL or CPL, whether for recreational flying or a career in aviation. We structure our courses around our clients’ needs and time frames.

Our Experience:
Our instructors comply with global ICAO standards. Kishugu® ATO instructors have up to 10,000 hours of training experience. Our instructors are experienced pilots and pilot trainers, dedicated to helping our students succeed.

Cultural Transition:
Teaching approaches that worked in one cultural context may not necessarily work in another. The concept of cultural transition is vital in the success of our international students’ training, and Kishugu® ATO has managed to breach the gap for a smooth transition from an international culture to our South African culture. Our complete training phase is balanced between instructor and student interactions, as well as social interactions.

Our instructors have excellent English language skills and function effectively in any number of professional environments in South Africa. Teaching involves entirely different kinds of interactions than other professional and social contexts. It makes different linguistic demands and requires an unusually high level of cultural nuance.

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 South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) approved facility. (Kishugu® ATO is a SACAA approved facility.)
  • You must be physically fit and pass a Grade 1 Medical.

The Blackshape Prime is a revolutionary high performance two seater aircraft featuring a full carbon fiber frame and combines sportiness with versatility.

The L-39 Albatros was designed to be a cost-effective jet-powered trainer aircraft. For operational flexibility, simplicity, and affordability, the majority of onboard systems have been simplified to avoid incurring high levels of maintenance.

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Specialised Combat Training (SCT)

What does it take to become a Highly Trained Professional Pilot (SCT)

The training in the Republic of South Africa is physically and mentally very demanding. The applicant must be medically fit and between the age of 17 and 25 years old when training commences. After a series of extensive medical and psychological screenings, student pilots are sent to the flying training school to qualify as pilots and be awarded their wings. After completing this training, pilots will need to serve contract periods with the client.
Student pilots initially start training on a Cirrus SR20 and then advance to Pilatus PC7 (MKI) aircraft. After successfully completing this training and serving the required flight hours, pilots may do conversion training on other aircraft, e.g. L39.
After obtaining their wings, candidates may apply for further advance flying for 60 hours in a L39.

Where we operate

The Kishugu® Aviation Training Organisation is located at the Nelspruit Airfield, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

T: +27 13 741 8120
ato@kishugu.com

Where we operate

The Kishugu Training Organisation is located at the Nelspruit Airfield, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Contact Aviation Training Organisation

T: +27 13 741 8120

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“Our instructors are experienced pilots and pilot trainers, dedicated to helping our students succeed.”

FOR THE GREATER GOOD®

®We aim to grow this business even further, beyond the horizon, for the greater good® of the world at large.