Intro Flight

Start your helicopter training journey with and into flight, the fundamental understanding of what we are about, click the title for more info.

Private Pilot Licence

The Private Pilot Licence (Helicopter) is the first basic course you will undertake, either as a licence for your future recreational flying or as the first step on your path to becoming a professional Commercial Pilot.

Commercial Pilot Licence

The Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopter) course is normally run in parallel with the Instrument Rating so when you finish you have qualified for both. This makes you more employable.

Night Rating

The Night Rating is done as part of the Commercial Pilot Licence course but can also be done as a stand-alone rating for someone just doing a PPL.

Instructors Rating

The examinations for the Instructor Rating can be attempted once you have passed all of the examinations for the Commercial Pilot Licence (you do not have to have completed the full CPL flying hours).

Instrument, Type & Special Ratings

The Instrument Rating (IR) is normally combined with the Commercial Pilot Licence. It can however be done separately/after the CPL and can also be done as a rating on a PPL.


A little about us.


Helicopter Pilot Training Centre has been training helicopter pilots of exceptional standard since 2005, with the most professional and enthusiastic instructors in South Africa, The HPTC family is always pushing their students to excel in every aspect of their helicopter flying. If you have serious aviation ambitions and have decided on a flying career and you are aiming for the top, why not start training for your goal from day one? Whether you want to become a professional helicopter pilot or you simply want to benefit from the proven safety-enhancing techniques in your private flying, our training is better. At HPTC, we believe a helicopter flight school should offer flexible, one-on-one flight training, tailored to each student. As a result, we teach to just the individual, not a classroom of people. We take a personal interest in you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS We are committed to assisting international students. Visa letters are provided for the South African Embassy in whichever country you reside and will be sent to you via courier. Email us for more information. Contact us to secure your future as a helicopter pilot

Contact Us

  • +27415810327
  • Helicopter Pilot Training Centre, Boeing Road, Port Elizabeth Airport, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, SA



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