Rhino Park Microlight Flight Training

Obtaining the freedom of flight and becoming a pilot is easier and more affordable than you might think. Microlight flying is possibly the closest you will get to free flight with an engine and much safer than you would assume.

Imagine the joy of separating yourself from terra firma and gaining perspective on the world below. Still not sure? Contact us today to book a demo flight and see for yourself. The skies are a better place with you in it!

In order for you to obtain your microlight pilot's licence, you will need the following:

A minimum of 25 hours of flying, split into:

  • 10 hours of dual flying with an instructor
  • 15 hours of solo flying
  • A minimum of 3 solo cross country flights

You will also be required to pass the following theoretical examinations administered through the Recreational Aviation Administration of South Africa (RAASA):

  • Principles of flight
  • Air law
  • Aircraft technical
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Human performance limitations

In addition, you will need to pass a radio course which will enable you to be licenced to operate an airband radio in an aircraft.

You will also need to obtain the following:

  • Class 4 Flight medical certificate (this must be from an approved flight medical doctor, and must be done prior to doing your first solo)
  • Student pilot's licence (this can only be obtained when the flight medical certificate is obtained and all the required examinations are passed. It is required prior to completing your first solo)
  • Pilot's log book (available at the flight school)
  • Student training file (available at the flight school)
  • Microlight training manual (available at the flight school)
  • The Pilot's radio handbook by Dietland Lempp

Other items you will need:

  • 25 liter petrol jerry can (must be the red plastic type. This will be used to re-fuel the plane after each flight)
  • 1:250 000 or 1:500 000 scale Lamberts aeronautical chart of Johannesburg
  • Aeronautical protractor and scale rule marked in Nautical Miles (1:250 000/1:500 000 - 1:1 000 000)

Optional items you can purchase later on:

  • Flight suit
  • Helmet
  • Gloves


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Fuel cost;
14 liters/h 95 unleaded

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Remember: You don't need to do it all at once. You can do it at your own pace, and budget!
We also hire & fly, so you don't have to worry about the cost of a microlight in order to get up there!

Booking flight lessons:

Go to the "Contact" link on this website to book a flight with an instructor

Flight bookings are done by contacting the instructors directly. Do it early, as it is on a first come first served basis!

It's better to book on a Thursday, as the weather for the weekend can be better predicted

Unless otherwise arranged, you need to bring your own fuel (must be 95 unleaded)

Ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your flight time

All flights and flight bookings are dependant on weather

Failure to cancel a booking will incur the full fee for the time booked

Operating hours:

Rhino Park Flight School is open on most Saturdays and Sundays:

  • 05:00am to 12:00pm (summer)
  • 06:00am to 12:00pm (winter)


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