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Starlite Aviation Training Academy Overview

A rich heritage of training excellence

With a long history, steeped in rich tradition, the Academy is considered by regulatory boards to be one of the finest flying schools globally. Since its inception in 1999, the Academy has trained ab initio, pupil, commercial pilots and instructors on both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft, totalling over 120 000 hours of instruction and averaging in excess of 8500 flying hours per annum. The Academy is considered to be one of the finest flying schools globally, is committed to enhancing skills development, technology transfer and career opportunities in the aviation industry. With a strong emphasis on safety, the Company has become one of the global leaders in providing both superior professional helicopter and fixed wing pilot training, and aircraft maintenance engineer apprentice training.

With state of the art facilities, superior aircraft and the finest instructors, the Academy has a strong offering of the finest training globally.

From humble beginnings, to global status

The Academy began its humble beginnings in 1999, at Virginia Airport, Durban, South Africa. Today, it boasts an impressive training facility on the Mossel Bay Airfield and an extensive portfolio of pilots trained from the: South African Air Force and Police Wing, Swaziland Air Force, United Emirates Armed Forces, AAE Police Force, Namibian Police Air Wing, Botswana Police Air Support Branch, Kenyan Air Force, Army and Police Air Wing and Transnet National Ports Authority.

The Academy opened its doors to the newly built state of the art Training facility, on Mossel Bay Airfield in 2011. Comparable to that of any successful training school globally, the climate is considered to be one of the mildest in the world and averages 320 days of sunshine per annum.