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WITS Flying Club!


Welcome to our club!

Wits Flying Club, an organisation incorporated not for gain, has been operating for more than 40 years.

Wits Flying Club purpose is to provide expert, safe training for flying students by highly experienced and passionate instructors at reasonable cost.  We also offer a superb club atmosphere where the member can enjoy flying talks, socials, fly-away days, flying movies and flying safety talks.

Wits Flying Club started as a flying club associated with Witwatersrand University. It is now open for all members of the public to join, participate in club activities, learn to fly, obtain higher pilot licences and ratings as well as aircraft hire and fly.

Since inception, Wits Flying Club has trained numerous private pilots, commercial pilots, flying instructors as well as airline pilots.  Many current airline pilots, flying  for airlines around the world, were trained at Wits Flying Club.

Services We Offer


Stop dreaming - start flying! Take the first step in becoming one of the select few, an aviator. Contact us now for excellent training at a price you can afford.

Type Ratings

Rating Courses are equally as important as flight training and we encourage our students to commit to all courses seriously.  Contact us for a list of available type rating courses.


Start earning money when you fly. Your Commercial Pilot License entitles you to fly for commercial purposes. Contact us today for more information and very reasonable rates.

Hire & Fly

Wits Flying Club airplanes are available for hire & fly at competitive rates. If you hold a Private Pilot License, contact us for more information right now!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my PPL cost me?

Based on the legal minimum hours you need to fly  the total cost is currently as follows Trial Lesson :  50 min    - R     2100 Student Pilot Licence and First Solo:...

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How will I pay for my flight hours?

Unlike other flying schools, we do not expect you to pay for the entire course up front, but we do expect you to pay for each lesson before you fly, with...

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How long will it take me to get my PPL?

A minimum of 40 flight hours are required by the South African Civil Aviation Authority, of which 15 hours must be solo time. Most people at the club obtain their...

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How do I get Started?

Flight training takes place from our Club at Aeronav Academy , Gate 7, Lanseria International Airport. If you wish, you can be taken for an introductory flight in the left seat,...

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How will I get a license?

Book a Trial Lesson with Wits Flying Club. During this flight you will be taken on a 50 minute flight, during which, one of our highly experienced instructors will teach you...

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Who may Fly?

If you are older than 15 years and medically fit, you can obtain a Student Pilot Licence. This will entitle you to fly with an instructor and by your self...

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