FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
1. IS THERE A HEIGHT RESTRICTION?
This varies according to the specific airline and which aircraft type you will be operating. Usually you may not be shorter than 1.58m
2. IS THERE A AGE CUT OFF?
No. You can fly as a Flight Attendant until retirement age providing you pass your annual recurrent training and meet the medical requirements, as well as the airline requirements.
3. HOW DO I STAY CURRENT WITH MY CABIN CREW LICENCE (Licence needs to be active, as it does expire,
recurrent exams need to be done)
You will be required to do your recurrent training and your medicals as regularly as it is legally required according to the SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority) regulations.
4. WHY DO SOME TRAINING SCHOOLS REUIRE A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE BEFORE ACCEPTING YOU FOR TRAINING?
The Medical certificate is required for the Flight Attendant licensing process. It is very wise to complete your medical examination prior to attending training as this will prevent possible financial loss to you should you be found medically unfit
5. WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I HAVE COMPLETED THE INITIAL TRAINING COURSE WITH THE ACADEMY OF AVIATiON?
Once the training course has been completed at The Academy of Aviation, and you were successful in all the components, you will then write a final SACAA examination. After completion of that and you were successful, the SACAA will issue you a license. It is then up to you to find employment with the commercial airlines or private charters, as with completing any qualification at an institution. Like any qualification a person has attained, you need to apply for position advertised or airline companies.
6. DOES THE ACADEMY OF AVIATION FIND ME A JOB?
No. The Academy of Aviation is a training organisation only and is not involved in recruitment of Flight Attendants. However, our reputation as an ATO is held in high regard in the aviation industry, and is highly respected with our qualified Learners.
We do get called at times to refer students from the various charters and airlines but this is no guarantee of a job, it is up to you to sell yourself, like any job interview, and you can have this confidence with the excellent training skill you receive with us.
7. HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS COURSE?
There are 16 Modules to be completed over the 7 week programme and the pass mark for most of these written exams on all modules is 90%.
There are also practical assessments involved and the pass mark required is 100%
It needs your passion and dedication to make you fly
8. WHAT ARE THE TRAINING HOURS?
08h30 to 17h00 Monday to Friday (there might be a requirement to train on a Saturday or Public Holiday) However some days might be an earlier start if need be.
9. IS THERE A DRESS CODE WHILE ATTENDING TRAINING?
Yes, we encourage our Learners to prepare for the working world of a Flight Attendant, which requires you to be neat and groomed at all time
10. WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN LICENSED FLIGHT ATTENDANT?
11. WHERE ARE YOU BASED/LOCATED?
We are based in the Cradle Moon Conservatory, off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Unfortunately, we do not have branches nationally, all training is done at our Academy in Johannesburg. This enables us to do your practical’s at O R Tambo International Airport
12. IS THERE ACCOMODATION FACILITIES?
Yes, we have accommodation at the Academy premises, which is dormitory style, just like university, with a self-catering kitchen. It is safe, clean and a lovely vibey environment with all students living, breathing and studying aviation together. Ladies and Gents do not share accommodation, they have separate dormitories. We have security on the premises 24/7.
There is a study lounge for students, dart board, billiards table, Foosball table, volleyball court and swimming pool for after hours enjoyment and team building.
Because we are based within a conservatory, students are allowed to go on supervised walking in the wild with the animals, Zebra, Giraffe, various species of Buck, Monkeys, Hippo and various birdlife
Accommodation is cost effective at low rates for students – Contact us for rates
13. CAN I STUDY FURTHER COURSES WITH THE ACADEMY OF AVIATION?
Yes, we have various skills courses that are add-ons after doing your 7 Week course.
You also have a choice to sign up for the Super Flight Attendant course which is 5 months and
will add value when you are seeking a position in the aviation industry – Ask us for the brochure with full course details and cost
14. ARE YOU A LEGIT AND CERTIFIED TRAINING ORGANISATION?
Yes, without any doubt, we are registered with SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority) and listed on their website as a training provider, we conduct all our final exams at the SACAA offices in Midrand.
We are also audited certain times a year by the SACAA Inspectors and we are a registered ATO Aviation Training Organisation ATO No: CAA0125
The Academy of Aviation is now in it’s 11th year of operation.
We have testimony from past students that have trained with us and are happily flying their way around the world with various airlines.
Our passion is to ensure we developed the future flyers in our skies with the utmost of integrity. "Training Excellence With A Difference"
Come and see for yourself, call us and make an appointment, we will welcome you and show you around. We ask that you book, so that we can have someone show you around as
most staff are busy training in the day, and this will enable us to free someone up for you.