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Old 5th Aug 2018, 09:58
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Atpl in lanseria flight centre

Hello everyone !
I heard about this flight training (lanseria flight centre) in South Africa.
I would like to know if someone has done this school and if it is easy to find a job after. Or should I go in Uk school like CAE, CTC (l3 airline).
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 18:06
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Good day,

I see that you are from France so ultimately the answer depends on what you are looking to achieve.

If you complete your commercial license or ATPL in South Africa, you will hold a Licence issued by the South African CAA. With that licence you will be limited to work in South Africa (work permit required) or find a job with a South African Leasing company with ZS registered aircraft based in foreign countries. Unfortunately there are not that many jobs available for fresh commercial pilots though. Should you want to obtain your EASA licence afterwards, you will still have to rewrite all the EASA exams after attending ground school and also complete other flight training, which is quite costly.

If you do your licence in Europe or the UK, you will have your EASA licence where you will be eligible to work in Europe and the UK. Although with Brexit, things will be changing, so you may want to look in to that.

As far as flight schools in SA are concerned, there are quite a few reputable ones. With regards to Lanseria Flight Center however I am unable to comment, as I haven’t really heard much about them.

Good luck.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 00:24
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Lanseria Flight Centre would appear, incongruously enough, to be located these days at FAGC (Grand Central) and not at FALA (Lanseria).
What Saffa pilot says is spot on the reference point.
I think you would find it next to impossible to get a South African work permit, even as a relatively experienced pilot.
If you can afford the luxury of both time and money then an initial licence in South Africa would be great fun to acquire but probably absolutely useless towards acquiring a subsequent EASA licence. In terms of difficulty, I believe that the SA written exams these days are no easier than any others and unless you want to love in SA, why would you want a licence there anyway in the long term.
If you haven't done so yet, perhaps a good way to start off things is with a Class 1 medical. No point in splashing the cash for some basic training only to be told, just before you're ready for solo for example, that you've got an eyesight problem.

Best of luck in your endeavours.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 22:59
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Good day,

Thanks you very much for answering to me so quickly. :-)
actually I would prefer to stay in Europe. I didn't know it was so complicate to obtain the EASA by being in SA.
​​​​​So I think I'm gonna apply for CAE.

Thanks again for all the informations
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Old 18th Aug 2018, 17:36
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It may be cheaper to do a SA CPL then convert to EASA. The cost of flying per hour in SA is definitely cheaper than Europe.

If you decide to train in SA try 43 Air school. Wouldn’t suggest lanseria due to congestion.

you probably gonna pay between 54-60 000 Euros for a CPL course at 43 Air School including accommodation.
CAE oxford charge 100 000 Euros excluding accommodation in the UK.
Find out the cost of converting a SA CPL to EASA. Then decide.

i did my CPL in 2000. I Would have liked to do it at 43 Air school but couldn’t afford it.

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Old 19th Aug 2018, 10:17
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I was looking a school for my son 6 years ago and I considered all options including doing what you are envisaging to do, i.e. doing the CPL with MEIR (up to CPL only since it would have been a waste doing the ATPL having to resit all 14 EASA exams) in SA then converting. I was looking at 43 Air School. By the time you add the CPL conversion, MEIR conversion, ATPL exams, MCC/JOC, it would have costed a couple of thousand euros less, and I considered that it wasn't worth the hassle.

I opted for AFTA in Cork and I didn't regret since he had top-notch training there, and he got a job in 2015 just after finishing his training.

You can have a look at some other schools - Bartolini in Poland, Aeropyrénées in France, and there must be some in UK which are good too. But the likes of L3, CAE and FTE Jerez are way too expensive and you will get the same level of training with the "smaller" ones.
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