In line with the directive from our President with respect to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) compulsory national lockdown period, Central Flying Academy is suspending all flight training activities, effective 26 March 2020. Normal flight training activities are expected to resume on Friday, 17 April 2020.

During this time, we plan to attend to all administrative functions as per normal. Selected students may be contacted by their instructors for online briefings via Zoom.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your families during this challenging time.



Link to Official COVID-19 website as required by regulations imposed on all .za websites in Government Gazette 43164

Secunda Fly In

Secunda Fly In
Secunda Fly In

Our monthly Sunday Fly Away weekend was not dampened by the threatening weather that we had planned to Zebula Lodge. as all was clear we decided to head South and had an amazing flight to Secunda where all 5 aircraft landed safely. The recent rains meant that the scenery on route was great with rolling green hills and full dams.

Disappointment again at Secunda as for unknown reason the usually vibrant airport with its excellent breakfast was closed. No problem as we returned to Rand and all lined up in front of the Harvard cafe and had a great brunch.

In January we are again planning a visit to a Ranch in the North and will post details on our website soon.

Join us and it will be great fun.
Safe Flying
Ian

Mongena Lodge Monthly Fly Away

Central Flying Academy Monthly Breakfast Fly Away

Located just 50km North of Pretoria this is an amazing destination for a Sunday Breakfast or weekend break away. The tarred runway is in excellent condition and our groups of 7 aircraft were easily accommodated. We were greeted by the owners and offered a game drive vehicle ride to the resort, which is a mere 300 meters away, but we chose to stretch our legs.

A massive outside lapa and tables under umbrellas greeted us in these beautiful surroundings.

Tame Nyala, Zebra and other antelope wander around the lawns close to the tables totally unperturbed by the people “grazing” adjacent to them.

Breakfast is a full buffet service of superb standard and we were all well satisfied when it became time to leave. Our compliments to the Chef and service staff.

There are a number of facilities available which we regretfully were unable to see in the short time available. We had planned a game drive but due to a late start with misty weather and the threat of afternoon thunderstorms we were unable to take advantage of the opportunity.

I would highly recommend this venue and our thanks to Marina at Mongena for making the arrangements and making our visit so enjoyable.

If your future involves becoming a commercial pilot or private pilot, and you are planning on joining a flying school in Johannesburg Gauteng, or even South Africa, then come to Central Flying Academy for your introductory flight and take a tour of our facilities. We focus on pilot safety, both in ground school and flight training. Contact us for more information

Sun City Fly Away

Central Flying Academy Monthly Breakfast Fly Away

On Sunday the 31st May 2015, CFA undertook yet another successful Fly-Away. The destination was the much loved Pilansberg Airport, a mere 11km from Sun City. With 5 aircrat packed and ready, including golf clubs stowed in the back, the trip from Rand Airport was made to Pilansberg Airport in just over one hour flight time. On landing, the group was collected by bus and transported to Sun City.

Our morning started with a scrumptious breakfast at the well renowned Wimpy, and discussions naturally gravitated toward aviation, of course. Once everyone’s had satisfied their hunger and thirst, it was indeed time to hit the Golf Course and Gaming section. For the next few hours the team were faced with the challenge of keeping track of lost balls in the rough and attempting to win in multiple games of air hockey.

If your future involves becoming a commercial pilot or private pilot, and you are planning on joining a flying school in Johannesburg Gauteng, or even South Africa, then come to Central Flying Academy for your introductory flight and take a tour of our facilities. We focus on pilot safety, both in ground school and flight training. 

Once the day was done a relaxed late afternoon flight took everyone back home to Rand Airport. A fantastic time was had by all and we look forward to having more exciting experiences at Klerksdorp this coming month.

We invite everyone to join in the fun and share these amazing experiences. Contact us now and reserve your place. Family and friends are always welcome to accompany suitably qualified pilots.

Mabalingwe Fly Away

Central Flying Academy Monthly Breakfast Fly Away

Sunday 6th of December 2015, 0600 Zulu, the safari fly-away took off from Rand Airport and set course for Mabalingwe Nature reserve. The reserve is situated 28km west of Bela-Bela in the Limpopo province north of Gauteng. With a steadily westerly wind all the way, the flight was done just short of one and a halve hour, where the likes of wild hogs, ostriches and various other wild animals was awaiting our arrival.

To experience true nature, we were met by Ian Stevens in the open game drive vehicle and taken to the restaurant to start our safari with a breakfast and a much needed ice cold drink as the temperature was 30°C at 11am, and rapidly rising. After breakfast we went off in search for 4 of Africa’s Big 5 on a game drive taking us through some of the most breath-taking landscape, grasslands, rocky ravines and majestic mountaintops, giving us a glimpse of unspoiled Africa living at its’ own pace and by its’ own rules.

Lastly we had to start heading home, and leave the beautiful tranquillity of the bush behind. All packed up, pre-flights done and ready to go…. right after the wild hogs and ostriches got chased off the runway… we said good bye to Limpopo, and set course back to Rand Airport, home sweet home!

A fantastic time was had by all and we look forward to having more exciting experiences at our next destination…

If your future involves becoming a commercial pilot or private pilot, and you are planning on joining a flying school in Johannesburg Gauteng, or even South Africa,  then come to Central Flying Academy for your introductory flight and take a tour of our facilities. We focus on pilot safety, both in ground school and flight training. 

Mongena Lodge Fly Away

Central Flying Academy Monthly Breakfast Fly Away

On the 27th of February 2016, the CFA Team and Students alike took a trip to Mongena Game Lodge. Located north of Pretoria, Mongena is a beautiful game lodge with Zebra and Nyala herd living within the gardens, which can be viewed from the Breakfast Table.

On a wonderful morning, 6 aircrafts took to the sky for the 1 hour flight to the private strip at the lodge. Upon landing we were transported via game vehicles from the airstrip to the reception area. Greeted by friendly staff, we were lead to the location of our buffet breakfast.

After a delicious meal, we went to relax and enjoy the view, while some took part in one or two friendly games of pool. As noon approached, so did our departure and we made our way back to Rand Airport, ending yet another successful Fly Away.