Training should be carried out by CAA approved Gyroplane Flight Schools and Instructors.
The RAASA (Recreational Aircraft Association South Africa) requirements for a NPL (National Pilots License – Gyroplane Rating) are a minimum of 30 hours training, 15 hours of which must be flown solo.

To fly solo a student must first obtain a Student Pilot License by undergoing a flight medical examination by accredited medical practitioners and complete an online theoretical exam. (Information on accredited practitioners is available in the national flight magazines).

More information and training on AutoGyro aircraft can be obtained from the following well known and accredited Gyro Pilot Instructors in either Gauteng, Western Cape, KZN or the Free State.


Training Schools and Instructors


Wings over Africa

Roelf Palm
082 653 7475

Wings over Africa is based in Mokopane (Potgietersrus).
Advance training is also offered.



303 Squadron School cc

Matthew Zalewski
083 423 2732

303 Squadron Flight School is based at the Brakpan/Benoni Airfield. 303 Squadron Flight School is accredited from microlight through to commercial pilots licensing with gyroplane training being our specialty.

Western Cape

Aero Sport CT

Louis van Wyk
082 FLY 4 FUN (082 359 4 386)
021 975 3891

Aero Sport CT is based at the Fisantekraal Airfield, Durbanville, Cape Town. Training on MTO-3 and MTOsport as well as maintenance and annual inspection are some of the services provided.


Cape Recreational Flight Training

Len Klopper
Cristine Klopper
021 790 2661

Cape Recreational Flight Training is based at the Morningstar Airfield, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town.

Free State

Air Bloem FTS

Sarel van Rensburg
082 797 6053

Air Bloem FTS is based at the New Tempe Airport, Bloemfontein.
Training is done in line with Part62 regulation. Complete ground school and radio licensing are offered.


Durban Skyye Flight School

Johnny de Jager
071 5067 154

Durban Skyye Flight School is based at the Virginia Airport, Durban.
Training is done on gyroplane, light sport aircraft and conventional controlled microlights.