Wings Over Africa is an SACAA accredited Aviation Training Organistation. It was founded in 2002 and has grown from an operation of one instructor with one aircraft and now has two grade I DFE's, three grade II instructors, three garde III instructors, three ground school lecturers and a fleet of five single engine aircraft and two multi engine aircraft. It is now the most recognised flight school in the entire Limpopo Province for Private Pilot Training. We conduct training throughout Africa for various Part 121 air transport organisations. We carry out initial and recurrency training on simulators in Africa, France, Ireland and Brazil.
Wings Over Africa prides itself in offering training to those who wish to fly recreationally as well as those who want to take up flying as a career by obtaining their commercial pilots licence. We also offer additional training such as instrument ratings, tail dragger ratings, aerobatic training, licence renewals and type specific ratings. We have an accredited testing centre for the Sport Pilots Licence, Private Pilot Licence, Night Rating and Instructor Rating examinations.
Alongside the training, we encourage pilots to partake in a flying lifestyle and therefore host events such as spot landing competitions, fly-ins, aerobatic training camps and air races.
Tzaneen Airfield is our home base. It is an unmanned airfield and therefore provides the students with minimum time spent on the ground caused by ATC and congested traffic as found at other airfields. The general flying area is a short five minute flight away, providing less time spent in the air for each training exercise.
The airfield is equipped with runway lights, an NDB with a cloud break procedure for Tzaneen. For instrument training, we fly a one hour sortie that includes en-route navigation, a VOR approach at Palaborwa, an ILS approach at Hoedspruit military base, then returning to Tzaneen airfield for an NDB cloud break procedure. Instrument training as well as navigational exercises are all conducted in controlled airspace for students to be exposed to radio procedures.
ProAir Maintenance is the maintenance facility at the airfield and is responsible for Wings Over Africa's fleet. Other facilities also include a fuel depot, runway lights, hangarage and one of the oldest flying clubs in South Africa.