From flying to braaiing, weather good or weather bad, we smile and hand out and always have a laugh. Algoa Flight Centre is the best place to learn to fly. Algoa has become a second home to me, not just my school and workplace. I have found a second family; everyone is always kind and amiable. I am so glad I fly with Algoa Flight Centre
I really don’t believe there is another place as great as AFC for training. In my opinion two utmost important things regarding a flying school is the fleet, and the instructors. ALGOA has instructors who are purely there to teach/share their experience with students. On top of this you have a CFI that is highly respected and proven to run the organization. All of this comes at a very competitive and affordable price too. I really don’t think there is another place to match.
I came to Algoa Flying Club from the UK to specifically do my PPL and night rating. I am now checked to the line as a Second Officer on the 777-300 for Cathay Pacific Airways. I always remember my time in PE and my humble beginnings trying to land KEO, and enjoy reading the Gremlins Herald every month. If you look on the clubhouse wall you should see my solo tie from June 2009. Good luck to anyone trying to follow this path, and remember, you’ll only make it if you keep working!
Started my flying career with Algoa Flying Club in May 2007. Ivanhoe Perelson signed me out on my first solo. After completing my commercial license I was lucky to get a job in Malawi through friends and flight instructors recommendations. I am currently working for “Major Blue Air” based in Maun flying 172, 206 and Airvans.
I will never forget how sick I felt after my second flight, LOL. I did my PPL at Algoa Flight Centre and the high standard of the training was a fantastic foundation for me to go on to become a commercial pilot. I enjoyed it so much I even had my wedding in PE, flying everyone here from Angola!
If you have a passion for aeroplanes and you want to become a pilot ….. JUST DO IT!
In my matric year at Alex I had my first lesson in a powered aircraft and went on to complete my CPL and instrument rating, all at AFC. I now have over 20000 flight hours and 33 years flying, mainly for SAA.
I learned to fly at AFC in the 1980’s and joined SAA in 1989. I have flown a range of Boeings and am now an Airbus pilot. I also have my own aircraft which I fly regularly. In short, I’m having a ball.
I flew my first hour in a Cessna at Algoa Flight Centre and today I land airliners in places like New York, London, Sydney – something I only dreamt about when sitting in the Cessna back home. Algoa Flight Centre’s depth of training experience guided me through to qualifying as a Commercial Pilot. They kept alive the sheer thrill and excitement of flying an aeroplane.
I got my private pilot’s license at AFC before my matric certificate, and school holidays were spent in and around AFC. AFC offered more than just a high standard of training, it was also a place to meet people, make friends and take part in many flying activities. Many pilots who trained at AFC have become very successful in their flying careers. I achieved my first command on the Boeing 727 at the age of 30, and have maintained my command position, currently flying the Bombardier Global XRS.