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Experience the Thrill of Flying with Helivate's Premier Helicopter Training Program in Gauteng and Cape Town

Helivate is a premier helicopter training provider, offering exceptional instruction from our bases in Krugersdorp and Cape Winelands Airport in Cape Town. Our professional, qualified instructors are committed to providing the highest standard of training to all of our students.

We understand the importance of convenience, which is why our Krugersdorp base brings flying a helicopter closer to home for those on the West Rand. Our Cape Town base also offers the same level of convenience for those in the surrounding areas.

Training at our private airfields provides numerous benefits, including value for your money, as there are no ATC or traffic delays, no landing fees, and no distractions that are present at busy airports such as Grand Central, Rand, and Lanseria Airports.

At Helivate, we provide students with all the helicopter training requirements they may have. We offer a complete career path, from training for your Private Pilot Licence (Helicopter) to training to gain your Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopter).

Learning to fly a helicopter requires special skill and coordination, which can be more challenging than flying a fixed-wing aircraft. However, the sense of achievement you get from mastering how to fly a helicopter is truly fulfilling and rewarding.

All of our training is one-on-one and tailored to the individual student. Students have the freedom to set their own schedules and progress at any pace. Some students attend as "full-time" students (approximately 4 hours per day), while others may opt to attend at a more leisurely pace. The program usually takes the average student about 10-12 months to complete on a part-time basis.

Whether you intend to fly purely as a hobby or go on to become a commercial pilot, our high standards of instruction ensure that you receive the best training possible. At Helivate, we pride ourselves on providing a fantastic and exhilarating experience for all our students. Once you've tried it, you'll be hungry for more!

Helivate can make your dream of flying come true

We offer Introductory flights for those that are keen to take the plunge and want a bit of a taster:
Your helicopter flying lesson will start with a briefing from a certified instructor who will tell you all you need to know about piloting a helicopter and the safety regulations concerning it. You can ask as many questions as you want to make sure you’re really familiarised with the theory before you turn it into practice. You’ll get to know a lot more about the technology and controls of the helicopter before actually trying it out yourself.
During the flight you can also actually try and fly the helicopter yourself– The instructor will show you how to manoeuvre the helicopter and you get to practice hovering as well. Activity experiences don't get much more exciting! And what's even better, you can invite all your friends and family to watch you as you fly off and to witness your great moment.


Nothing quite says "arriving in style" better than flying your own helicopter, the transport of choice of the rich and powerful. But it's so much more than that– if you want to get places faster, beat the traffic, sample the airborne lifestyle of the military, police or medics or simply enjoy a bird's eye view from way up high, nothing beats a helicopter.

Speciality Pilot Training

If you already have your helicopter pilot licence and would like to enhance your skills and/or increase your employment prospects, we offer a variety of advanced training options:

Helicopter Training Package on R44 includes:

  • Study material

  • Ground school

  • CAA exams

  • 50 hours flying on R44

  • Flight test

  • Night rating option

  • Helicopter Hour building package

  • Study material 

Flexible hour building packages on R44 includes:

  • Ground School

  • Night rating option

  • Instructor rating option

  • Mountain flying option

  • Sling rating option

  • Coastal flying safari option

  • Cross country trips to Sun City, Big Game lodges

  • Gain Experience in various controlled airspaces


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Awesome people!!
Very professional and really great experience. Definitely going to do my PPL!!

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Awesome intro flight package for my husband's birthday. He enjoyed it thoroughly!!

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Friendly greeting on arrival

Made us feel special on our wedding anniversary lunch trip

Pilot was very communicative and kept us entertained and educated about the environment throughout our trip

Great value for money

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