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

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. 

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