About Blue Chip Flight School | Our Pilots Become Captains
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We don’t just train pilots, we cultivate successful aviation experts

With a proven track record since 1996 in both Private and Commercial pilot training, Blue Chip Flight School not only trains pilots, we train captains.

Established as a flight school at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, South Africa, we have the facilities and technology to train you to become a state-of-the-art pilot, see our PrivateCommercial, and Airline Transport Pilot License pages for in-depth information.

Private Pilot License (PPL)

Private Pilot License (PPL)

Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)


The Aviation Industry


At Blue Chip Flight School we don’t just love aviation; we live, breathe, sleep and even dream aviation. The lives we live are vastly different from what most people are used to. Aviation never sleeps – we even have our own language with words and terms like aileron, adverse yaw, altimeter, approach control, and altitude indicator.


“An office with a view beats a desk job any day.”


We love the smell of aircraft tyres, while jet fuel and avgas smell like roses to us. Until you have seen the view from 1000 feet, you have no idea what you are missing! It is absolutely magical. With a Private Pilot Licence, you can see it whenever you want to; with a Commercial Pilot Licence you can see it every day…


“It’s amazing to meet so many great people from various cultures and backgrounds.”


The aviation industry is made up of extraordinary, unique people who share the passion of flying with specific energy and enthusiasm that is not seen elsewhere. When you become a pilot at Blue Chip, you join an instant family.


Blue Chip Flight School provides flight training from the Private Pilot Licence through to the Airline Transport Pilot Licence. The school has an accredited in-house examination centre, which makes the writing of theoretical examinations for the Private Pilot License, the Night Rating and the Instructor Rating more convenient. A superb fleet of aircraft also caters for all training needs.


We also boast a state-of-the-art simulator designed and built to meet the SACAA FNPT II requirements and we also have a web based, paperless electronic booking, authorisation sheet and student filing system.

Why do we think Blue Chip Flight School is different from any other flying school?

Blue Chip Flight School has been around since 1996, awarding people with wings and the freedom to pursue exciting careers in aviation. We aim to identify and nurture the passion within each student pilot,  fostering a disciplined et harmonious relationship between instructor and student.


We strive to optimise value through efficient operation and by cultivation a culture of professionalism and punctuality throughout our organisation.


We offer hour building with a difference, hosting flyaways and cross-country trips that provide you, the pilot in command, with unique opportunities to experience environments beyond your home base. These include grass/gravel runways, uncontrolled airfields, and complex airspaces. Our instructors are always on hand to provide guidance. There is no substitute for a personal visit. Come see our equipment, talk to us, and better still, converse with professionals in the aviation industry.


Former Blue Chip students hold sought-after positions in the aviation industry, both nationally and internationally. Whether you’re aiming for a brilliant career or pursuing aviation as a passionate leisure activity, it offers a future like no other. As a student of Blue Chip Flight School, you’ll find yourself in a class apart from the rest.



One of the first questions we always get is ‘is it safe?’ So, let us assure you, we follow a no-compromise policy when it comes to the safety of our pilots and passengers. By maintaining strict training discipline with the help of our experienced flight instructors and an approved syllabus that is continually adapted to ensure the highest possible compliance with international training standards, we do our utmost to keep you safe.


We have dedicated ourselves to providing the best quality training, never compromising on safety. We encourage a healthy attitude towards flight safety and host regular Safety Evenings, which specifically address trends, challenges, and opportunities concerning safety in aviation. We invite experts from the aviation industry to discuss various safety topics. The evening is also a great opportunity to socialize with fellow aviators, exchange safety experiences, and information, so that we can also learn from one another.



At Blue Chip Flight School, we live, breathe, sleep, and even dream aviation. This dedication is carried over from management to our hand-picked instructors, ensuring a commitment to excellence at every level.


We strive to recognise and nourish the passion within each student pilot, consciously developing a disciplined yet harmonious relationship between the instructor and student. This helps us in following through with our dream of ensuring that each student feels a sense of belonging.


One of the ways in which we achieve this is by analysing each student before pairing them with the most compatible instructors.


After all, each student is an individual and should be treated as such. Therefore, we monitor each student’s performance, noting their successes and struggles. We go above and beyond to address individual issues in a professional and knowledgeable manner so that they succeed in our training programs and become safe and competent pilots.