Flight Training 

Whether you are looking to build a career in aviation, or to fly recreationally for the sheer joy of it, learning to fly is probably one of the most rewarding challenges a human being can experience.

BAC Helicopters has a solid reputation in the flight training industry and takes great pride in the quality and high standards of helicopter training it provides to its students. The training school in South Africa upholds its professional principles and provides a safety conscious environment, where students learn to achieve their goals and strive for success. The staff and instructors at BAC Helicopters work constantly to ensure that our students are best equipped with the skills and knowledge to become great pilots and to get the most out of their time in the helicopter training environment.

The BAC flight instructors are experienced pilots and the course is a one-on-one programme, where every student receives individual attention from the instructor throughout the course.

Ab Initio helicopter training begins with the basic concepts of helicopter.  This continues on a step by step basis through the practical and academic syllabus required to achieve a Private Pilot Licence. Advanced Helicopter Training is structured according to the needs of each pilot.

This incorporates:

  • Commercial helicopter licence theoretical syllabus
  • Conversions to different helicopter types
  • Turbine rating
  • Night and basic instrument training
  • Flight instructor ratings
  • Sling ratings
  • Game capture ratings
  • Aerial application ratings

Helicopter Training Route: How do I start?

Contact our Chief Flight Instructor, Lucy Erasmus, at lerasmus@bacheli.com to chat about your unique situation and what you will require. She will send you the expected costs and answer all of your questions.

 Come in and meet the team. You will be spending a lot of time and money learning to fly and it is of utmost importance that you are comfortable in the environment and with the people you will be trusting to accomplish this.

 Book yourself a 30-minute intro helicopter training flight with one of our professional instructors. Our training helicopters have dual controls, so we will put you in the pilot seat and talk you through the effects of each of the controls. This is your opportunity to be in control of a real helicopter and see what it’s all about.




Office 3, Virginia Airport

220 Fairways

Durban North, KZN


☎ Tel:  +27 (0) 31 569 1531 

✉ Email: info@bacheli.com


Imbonini Helistop (Imbonini Park)

4 Barbet Road

Shakas Head, KZN


☎ Tel:  +27 (0) 32 815 0671

✉ Email: bac.durban@bacmaintenance.co.za