We provide specialist training utilising instructor pilots with day-to-day, hands-on airline experience.


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Comair Training Centre

The career path of a pilot involves continual learning and upscaling of skills. Becoming, and remaining, a safe, professional aviator—equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude to manage sophisticated modern equipment—is an on-going journey. Whilst the process demands commitment, dedication and confidence, the end results are most rewarding. At Alt. Academy’s Pilot Training faculty, we understand what it takes to be the best of the best. To this end, our team of qualified airline instructors are dedicated to refining the necessary skills and building resilience and confidence in our trainee pilots.




We pride ourselves on our in-depth and specialist training, utilising only current instructor pilots with day-to-day, hands-on operational airline experience, ensuring that trainees receive the latest information and knowledge. We offer advanced pilot training, equipping pilots to confidently operate Multi-Crew aircraft. Our programmes provide a turn-key solution for airline operations and include initial and recurrent training for all Boeing 737 and A-320 series type aircraft.


In addition, Alt. Academy’s Pilot Training faculty also provides non-type specific training, such as a range of Multi-crew Co-ordination (MCC) training, Jet Orientation Courses (JOC) as well as a world-class Airline Command preparation course specially designed for future aircraft commanders. Our industry-leading facilities are equipped with state-of-the art classrooms, electronic training platforms and modern fixed base (FBS), full flight simulators (FFS), and static aircraft evacuation trainers to mention but a few. Our simulators have consistently delivered in excess of 99% “up-time” and operate 24 hours per day, 363 days per year. Alt. Pilot Training is fully accredited by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SA-CAA) as well as numerous other local and international authorities.


By developing crews of the highest professional standards, Alt. Pilot Training is committed to advancing the airline industry not only on the continent but also in the world arena.

Get in touch

For queries about this faculty and it's simulators, please get in touch with us.


Alt. Academy
+27 11 393 7837
Fortress St & Whirlwind St
Rhodesfield, Kempton Park, 1619

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Featured Pilot Training Courses 

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    Boeing 737 NG Type Rating Course including B737 MAX


    The Boeing 737 Type Rating Courses exceed the SACAA and ICAO minimum standards, and mirrors the Boeing Flight Training footprint.

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    Flight Dispatchers Course


    This course addresses theoretical knowledge and practical applications for trainees to achieve a level of proficiency to successfully acquire the flight dispatcher certificate.

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    Jet Orientation and Introduction to Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC)


    The fundamentals of multi-crew operations, basic handling, as well as automation handling of a high performance commercial jet aircraft...

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    Crew Resource Management Training (CRM)


    Crew Resource Management or Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) training is used primarily for improving air safety. The course focuses on interpersonal communication...

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    Low Time Boeing Type Rating


    The course aims to bridge the gap between a Commercial Pilot and the necessary knowledge and competency required for airline employment, as well as operation.


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  • Facilities | Boeing 737NG Full Flight Simulator

    Aircraft Variant: Boeing 737-800

    Registration: ZF-014

    Qualification level:

  • Facilities | Boeing 737 Classic Full Flight Simulator

    Aircraft Variants:
    Boeing 737-300 or 737-400 or 737-500

    ZF-011 [300]; ZF-012 [400]; ZF-013 [500]

  • Facilities | Boeing 737-200 Full Flight Simulator

    Aircraft Variants: Boeing 737-200

    Registration: ZF-010

    Qualification level:

  • Facilities | Boeing 737NG Fixed Device Simulator

    Aircraft Variant: Boeing 737-800

    Registration: ZP-078

    Qualification level:

  • Facilities | Airbus A320 Fixed Device Simulator

    Aircraft Variant: Airbus A320-200

    Registration: ZP-125

    Qualification level:

Frequently asked questions

Do you provide bursaries or “On the job” training?
Unfortunately we do not have a bursary programme for Alt. Pilot Training, nor do we provide work experience.
I would like to become a pilot, are you able to assist me in obtaining a pilot’s licence?
We provide advanced training, therefore we require you to be qualified at least as a Commercial Pilot before commencing your training with us. You would need to do your initial training and hour building at a flight school before enrolling with us.
I don’t reside in the area, can you recommend accommodation near your facility?
Yes, we are able to provide a list of Guest Houses and Hotels in the vicinity.
I don’t have a South African licence, am I still able to train with you?
Yes, our courses are approved by various civil aviation authorities.
I would like to enrol for one of your courses, when will the next one be taking place?
Please contact us for a quote, we’ll be able to advise on course dates.
What is your refund policy?
If you have to cancel or postpone your training and you notify us more than 10 business days before the start of the course we will refund you in full. If you notify us less than 10 business days before the start of the course you will be liable for the cost of course material and a cancellation fee of 50% of the course fee. Should you withdraw after commencement of classes you will not be eligible for a refund as we will not be able to fill your position at that stage.
I require a visa to train in South Africa, are you able to assist?
We are not able to apply for a visa on your behalf. Once you have registered and paid we could provide you with a letter confirming your enrolment with us. You may use this letter as motivation in your visa application.
What is the deadline for payment of course fees?
Payment for training programmes will be due within thirty (30) days of the date of invoice or no later than ten (10) business days prior to the commencement of the training programme. All fees and payments must be paid in full prior to the commencement of the training programme, failing which your placement on the training programme will not be guaranteed.


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