Pilot License Validation

For us to be able to start the process of validating your foreign pilot license in order to get a foreign based South African pilot license, we need to provide information to the South African CAA. Please fill in this form completely in order for us to be able to move forward. Once this information is processed by us and the South African CAA, you will have to do an Air Law theory exam and a check ride with an instructor once you arrive in South Africa. After that, the South African CAA still needs several (working) days to process the results and issue you the license. Please take that into consideration when makaing your travel plans.

  • General

    In order for us to be able to process your application for a South African Foreign-based PPL pilot license and to be able to provide the required information to the South African CAA, we need all the requested information on this form to be provided in full. We kindly request you to submit this form only once and only when you can provide all the information in full. Be accurate with the information provided as the information is forwarded – as is – to the South African authorities and insurance companies.
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  • Your address

  • Passport details

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  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Pilot license and experience

    Please select that what applies to your main pilot license.
  • Describe which authority in which country issued your license, for example: FAA, USA or KIWA, The Netherlands.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Most EASA/FAA licenses technically never expire, so in that case, use 31/12/2099 as date.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 40000.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 40000.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 40000.
    Please select each of the aircraft types in which you have PIC time of at least 1.5 to 2 hours and which time is recorded in your logbook. In South Africa, the CAA looks at each aircraft model as a separate type. In Europe and the US a class rating is used and it contains all the aircraft within its class. For you to be able to fly a rental aircrft in Southern Africa, you need to have flown that specific aircraft model before as PIC or, alternatively, you have to do a familiarisation training in South Africa on arrival.
  • Medical

    Basic med is not enough to fly in Southern Africa. You need to have a valid medical other than the basic med.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Most likely the date of your last medical examination or when your current medical was issued.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    When does your current medical expire? If you have a class 1 and class 2 medical expiry date, you can select the class 2 expiry date.
  • Required documents

    We need quite a few documents in order to start the validation process to acquire a foreign-based South African pilot license. PLEASE make sure the attachments are as small as possible in size in order not to obstruct the submission of this form.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
    Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter South Africa.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
    Make sure your medical is not about to expire as it will delay the process. If it is about to expire, provide us with the medical and arrange to get an updated medical immediately.
  • Max. file size: 4 MB.
    We need a digital copy of a passport picture to provide to the CAA for them to use with your South African pilot license.
  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 256 MB.
      The last 5 pages of your pilot logbook should be added ideally in PDF format or in JPEG format.
    • Statement

      I hereby declare to have provided African Flying Adventures Pty Ltd with accurate information and consent that they will forward the required and requested information provided to either the South African CAA, the aircraft insurance company, the flight school and/or aircraft owner.