We provide advanced training courses for pilots, so that they can spread their wings and further their careers.

Don’t Let COVID-19 Turn You Upside Down

Aviator Training Academy is OPEN and accepting applications. We have implemented sanitization procedures and social distancing, in line with health and safety regulations.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accredited, our experienced flight Instructors
put your safety first and will help you succeed.



Aviator Training Academy offers all the flight courses you need to progress your career from PPL to ATPL phase.

Private Pilot Licence

The first step in aviation training is to obtain your private pilot licence, this is the foundation to all your future flying.

Night Rating

After obtaining a private pilot licence, the night rating allows the pilot to fly in unsuitable visual weather conditions and at night.

Instrument Rating

With an instrument rating, a pilot will have the ability to control the aircraft attitude and performance, using instruments and radio aids.

Commercial Pilot Licence

If you wish to pursue a career as a commercial pilot, this is the course for you.

Multi-Engine Rating

A multi-engine rating qualifies you to fly an aircraft with more than one engine. Most employment opportunities require experience on multi engine aircraft.

Instructors Rating

Obtaining an Instructors rating is money well invested. The most natural place for a commercial pilot to build hours towards an ATPL is by becoming a flight Instructor.

Air Transport Pilots licence

If you want to go all the way and become an airline captain, this is the licence that you will have to acquire. This is also the highest qualification you can get as a pilot.

Type Rating

A type rating is a regulating agency’s certification for an airplane pilot to fly a special type of aircraft that will require additional training. We offer Turbine as well as Type ratings on A320/B737 Types.

For All Your Flight Needs

First class flight academy since 2010.


Over 600 Pilots Graduated


Over 35000 Hours Flown


30 + Years Of Instructor Experience


98% Pass Rate

What Our Students Enjoy The Most

The main reason that our past students like to tell other people about us is because we go the extra mile to care for them as part of our “pilot family”.

We provide safe training conditions, accommodation and friendly advice to students that are learning to fly. Students come from all over the world to experience flying in the favourable conditions that Southern Africa offers. Sunny South Africa allows you to quickly rack up your flying miles and, later, to learn to fly in a congested air space, near a busy airport, whilst you are in the safe hands of our experienced Instructors.

About The Academy

Our aim is to provide one destination for international students to be able to do a type rating for any airline.

The Advanced Training Academy was founded in 2010. In 2020, we became a sister company to Mach 1 Aviation Academy and can offer aspirational pilots a full range of facilities.

Our site at Springs Airfield is near Johannesburg. It’s ideal for training because it has an outside controlled airspace with a non-congested circuit, short taxi time to the runways and extremely short flying time to the GF ( ± 5 min).

Our facilities include a flight simulator, ground school with online exams, and accommodation.

Our Graduates Fly For

First class flight academy since 2010

Call: +27 (11) 743-3012

What’s your next course?

You can progress your flying career with us – we provide training in all the courses you need to move your career forward from PPL to ATPL phase.