is where I went. It's located at Port Elizabeth Airport. It's a not for profit flying club as opposed to a flying school, so all the money made goes into the running of the club. They have been around since the 1950's. It is a more relaxed atmosphere than most flying schools that can be very regimented.
"Hmmm - not THAT much scheduled traffic (about 1 an hour, on a busy day, right ?)"
Yeah it's not exactly LHR
, but it's not as busy as CPT
so there isn't much holding, but at least you are getting the experience, although it is a little busier now.
"So you will have a South African certificate? And to get a UK one will cost you what? Could you explain the differences?"
To convert to JAA straight away, I would have to take all the exams again and do a flight test, but you can still fly here on an SA
licence, just you are restricted to UK airspace unless you get prior permission from all the countries you wish to fly to in Europe if flying in a G reg a/c. That isn't a problem for me as there are plenty of places to visit in the UK anyway. Although if you wait until 100 hours, it's just 2 exams and a flight test to convert to JAA.
There is a guy who is an SA
rated instructor who lives in the UK so you can do your renewals here too - there is loads of info regarding flying with an SA
license on his website http://www.higherplane.flyer.co.uk/
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