As an approved Training Organization we are approved to conduct a wide variety of flight training services, they include as follows:


  • SACAA Private Pilot’s Licence                    

  • SACAA Commercial Pilot’s Licence 

  • SACAA Air Transport Pilot’s Licence

The following endorsements are also given:


  • Night Rating Endorsement   

  • Instrument Rating Endorsement 

  • RNAV GNSS Endorsement

  • Flight Instructors Rating

  • Multi – Engine Type Rating Endorsement 

  • Conversions onto Cirrus SR20 and Cirrus SR22 Type Aircraft     

  • Turbine Rating

The Flight School is Operated by the Chief Flight Instructor Alex Smith.

Alex has a degree in Organizational Psychology with many years business management experience before getting into aviation. 

He has been with Cirrus South Africa for over 8 years and is the only Cirrus recognized Platinum CSIP ( Cirrus standardized instructor pilot) in the country.  This recognition is based on a minimum of 1800 cirrus hours and over 1000 cirrus instruction hours as well as instructor mentorship and school management requirements

Alex is also 1 of 3 Cirrus Vision Jet SF 50 rated pilots in the country

Certified Test Pilot

Ferry Pilot endorsed

Cirrus Certified Training is a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) approved Aviation Training Organization (ATO). We form the core Training division representing Cirrus Aircraft South Africa


CDC Aviation (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive dealer within Africa for Cirrus Aircraft. We are extremely proud to be associated with Cirrus Aircraft in all aspects within the company from Aircraft Sales to Flight Training and Cirrus Aircraft Maintenance.


AS an approved Cirrus Aircraft Platinum Training Centre, we are mandated by Cirrus Aircraft to uphold the Cirrus Factory training standards. All Cirrus Instructors are trained and approved by the Cirrus Factory accordingly.


Local Flight training is in conjunction with Cirrus Factory online training material available on


As the leader in the local aviation training environment, Cirrus Training stands head an shoulder above the rest due to our 5 key training elements:

1. Highly qualified Cirrus factory standard INSTRUCTORS

2. Modern state of the Art Cirrus SR 20 training fleet, all equipped with standard Cirrus Glass cockpit, CAPS parachute, Night and Instrument Capabilities

3. A company closely bonded with the most successful General Aviation Aircraft of all time, and the best selling GA aircraft over the last 17 years

4. A training centre that forms the backbone of a very successful general aviation company that offers sales, service and charter services on Cirrus Approved Aircraft over the last 20 years. 

5. A track record of extremely high training standards, safety records and a passion for growing and advancing general aviation

You can feel rest assured that CDC Aviation (Pty) Ltd is fully capable of handling all you aviation needs in a professional and safe environment.

Training Fleet

6 x SR 20 Aircraft

2 x SR 22 Aircraft

1 x Beachcraft Barron E 55

2 x FNPT II Training Simulators

(1 x based on Seneca and Piper Aircraft)

(1 x based on Cirrus SR 20 / 22/ 22TN Aircraft ) GNSS Approved

Training Brochure

Our training Costs all include VAT, Landing fees with no additional flight extras


To deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers.



To lead the local general aviation industry by shaping the future of aviation, maintaining operational strength, and being recognized as an employer of choice.



Vision, Integrity, Passion, Trust, Innovation, and


Cirrus South Africa, Hanger 24, Gate 5, Lanseria Airport, Gauteng, South Africa

011 - 701 3835 / 011 659 2060 / 063 688 6741

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