Helicopter Pilot Jobs in South Africa

Become a Qualified Pilot and Seek Out Top Helicopter Pilot Jobs in South Africa with Aviation Link! 

When you decide to become a helicopter pilot, you will need to undergo formal training and in order to do so, you will need to select a flight school wisely. Before you can begin training, you will need to decide if you are looking to fly for fun or if you want to make a career out of your newfound skill and training. This decision will determine the amount of money that you spend on training and, of course, how many hours of training and experience you will need. 

While helicopter pilot jobs in South Africa are frequently advertised, you will need to ensure that you have attended a reputable aviation training school and that you have the required expertise before applying for any available positions. Pilots of every kind have a great deal of responsibility and must be serious about working safely within the industry, if they wish to prosper and excel. 

You can expect to be considered a licensed pilot both locally and internationally, if you have undergone training at a SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority) approved training school. SACAA schools are all expected to adhere to a code of strict regulations and rules, and are regularly checked up on. Helicopters and aircraft used for training also have to be regularly serviced and maintained, to ensure airworthiness and safety at all times during training. Each and every school must adhere to these regulations, or must face some rather serious consequences.


Aviation schools located close to airports or at actual airports can certainly provide a more realistic and practical experience to students, where smaller schools located at outlying airfields will not have the same radio and air traffic control experience – just something to think about. 

It is important to consider the training fees offered by each aviation training school. When comparing hourly rates, check to see that the fuel and the instructor’s fees are included in the quoted rate. Also make sure that it is possible to complete your training in the quoted hours. If flight schools overrun their hours, you could end up exhausting your budget too soon and being unable to obtain your license. 

Once you have your helicopter license, you can start looking for freelance, contract or even permanent employment. Of course, you might already have your license and many hours of flying experience under your belt. Some aviation schools will offer you the opportunity to start building up your hours by working as a freelance instructor for new students or by providing freelance flying services. This is something to consider, but keep in mind that most students are offered this as an option when first entering the industry. 

At Aviation Link, we provide the perfect opportunity to browse through and find helicopter pilot jobs in South Africa that are well-suited to your skills and experience. We are often looking for qualified and experienced helicopter pilots to fill positions located across South Africa. We ensure that aviation companies operating within the industry are provided with an exceptional portal for advertising services to experienced, skilled and trained individuals in the industry, who are serious about working professionally. We help both the advertiser and the job seeker to meet, and ensure that the entire process is as efficient and convenient as possible. 

At Aviation Link, we welcome candidates to take the time to register for a user account with us. This way, you can keep up to date and be instantly informed of new positions available within your particular sector of aviation. You can upload your existing CV document or make use of our online feature to create a professional CV that is ideal to present to companies looking for professionals of your type. By joining Aviation Link, you will have your finger on the pulse of all things aviation. Each position advertised is detailed with the duties required and qualification requirements, as well as whether the position is a permanent or contract position. 

If you are looking for helicopter pilot jobs in South Africa, we encourage you to take the time to contact us via email or telephone, at Aviation Link. We will ensure that you are presented with the perfect opportunity to find top aviation jobs in South Africa with just a few clicks.