What our clients say
“ On the 16th of June 2018 I decided to propose to the love of my life. My sister suggested I use HPTC for the helicopter ride. It was by far the best experience we’ve had. Our pilot, Mark, took us to a beautiful and remote area on the beach just to the east of the city. He picked the perfect spot and the setting for my proposal was breathtaking. We were dropped off where we got to spend some time alone and take in the beautiful surroundings. HPTC organised everything, the flowers, the champagne, it was all perfect. On our way back, after the engagement, we were greeted with the bright city lights and a magnificent sunset. It was one very special day and the amazing team at HPTC made sure it was a day we will never forget.” Thank you HPTC.
I must say HPTC is second to none due to the high standard of quality training that the institution provides. The team is very welcoming and accommodating. Therefore I would not hesitate to recommend HPTC to anyone wanting to do Helicopter flying lessons. If you want to fly, HPTC is the place for you! I enjoyed being at HPTC. Anthony Lesa Zambia
I obtained my PPL in December 2015, following flight and theory training at the Helicopter Pilot Training Centre (HPTC) and continue to fly helicopters from there. The HPTC has recently undergone a fantastic revival under the new management of Mark Rochat (CFI) supported by Megan Anderssen (Operations Manager) and Andrew Shaw (Safety Officer). The energy and drive that they have put into the school since they took over is noticeable and has given new life to the training and overall flying experience. They are friendly and extremely helpful at all times and have come up with a number of new initiatives to improve the school with safety featuring very high on the agenda. I wish them every future success in their endeavour and can only see the school going from strength to strength. I would highly recommend the Helicopter Pilot Training Centre in Port Elizabeth for any new students who wish to become part of the rotary wing flying fraternity!
My entire life I have chased the dream of flying on my own, and that dream was finally realized at one of the best Aviation Schools in the Africa if not the World, Helicopter Pilot Training Center in Port Elizabeth South Africa. I was blessed to live in Port Elizabeth and found this school to accomplish my goal. From the moment I walked in the doors I felt welcome and taken seriously. Now that might sound odd to say but at that time I was a 55 year old female from North America with a dream to fly, not your average walk-in student. Megan Anderssen, the Office Administrator, immediately made me feel welcome and understood the dream I was chasing.