Helicopter Training – Foreign Students

What Does It Entail?

Becoming A Pilot

At JNC Helicopters we are proud to offer our helicopter training program to our International students. We have had students from all over the world achieve their dream of flight through us. From North America, South America, Australia, India, England, Sweden and Spain to just name a few!

With our years of experience we understand each student has different needs that require extra attention, especially from us. Our friendly team is ready to help you on each step of the way! From assisting with accommodation, transport, applying for your licence and even recommending exciting activities for in your spare time. Let us help make your adventure in South Africa as simple and exciting as possible.

Helicopter Training Program

JNC Helicopters offers world recognized helicopter training through the South African Civil Aviation Authority approved training program as the SACAA is a member of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation). This means all flight training completed with us will count towards your JAA and FAA licences when you return home. For fellow aviation enthusiasts looking to add to their current licence we also offer additional ratings. You can complete your night rating, instructors rating, instrument rating and type/turbine rating on various aircraft through us. 

The Training Environment

Why Choose South Africa

JNC Helicopters looks forward to welcoming you into our country and cannot wait to get you soaring through our skies. Our goal is to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible while showing you the wonders of flight. With just an email or a call away to answer any of your questions, we are here for you.

More Details

Types of Licences


Private Pilot Licence


  • Be at least 17 years old to test for the licence
  • Hold a valid Student Pilot Licence
  • Successfully pass 8 online PPL examinations. 75% pass mark (exam center at JNC)
  • Hold a Restricted Radio Licence (acquired through us)
  • Complete an English Language Proficiency Test
  • Hold a class II medical certificate
  • Must have completed a minimum of 50 hours flight time as a Pilot of which 25 hours must be dual, 15 hours Solo and at least 5 hours cross country

What Can You Do With It?

The PPL licence is ideal for the passionate aviator who is looking to enjoy the wonders of flight. You will be able to fly passengers around but not as a form of income. For those wishing to become a pilot as a career this is the first step towards your commercial licence.


Commercial Pilot Licence


  • Be at least 18 years old to test for the licence
  • Hold a valid Private Pilot Licence
  • Successfully pass 8 online CPL examinations. 75% pass mark (Completed at the CAA)
  • Hold a General Radio Licence (acquired through us)
  • Hold a class I medical certificate
  • Must have completed a minimum of 200 hours flying time as a Pilot of which 100 hours must be Pilot in Command time and 20 hours of cross country flying.
  • Complete a CPL General Flight Test in an aircraft with a Grade I Designated Flight Examiner

What Can You Do With It?

This Commercial Pilots Licence is for those who wish to be a Pilot as a career choice. With this licence completed you are well on your way to achieving your dream. You will be able to earn an income through transporting passengers, vehicle tracking or aerial photography. By completing additional ratings you will also be able to perform various other types of work. See our ratings section for what else we offer.

Preferred Resource

Private Pilot License - Koos Myburgh

This manual is aimed as a guide for prospective helicopter private pilot license students and to provide an overview of the training required. It is also an aid for the instructor and forms the basis for each lesson in terms of the theory and practical aspect required for each lesson.

The idea is to allow the student before each lesson a complete understanding of what will be required theoretical and practical for each lesson.

Visit Our Facilities

We welcome all aviation lovers and clients to our facilities to speak to the crew and enjoy the aviation environment.

Our Team

Our Instructors

Our Team of instructors are highly experienced helicopter pilots. They live and breath aviation and are the best to teach you how to fly.

Name Surname


Name Surname

Name Surname


Name Surname

Name Surname

Chief Flight Instructor

Name Surname

Where Do We Start?

Send A Request

Please send us as much information about your flight as possible and we will get back to you as soon as we can.