Border Aviation Club & Flight School

WHERE LEGENDS TAKE FLIGHT. Professional Flight Training. Career commercial pilots. Recreation and adventure flying. Join our vibrant aviation community.

Whether you choose Aviation as a hobby or a career, you will See, Feel and Experience things that people who don’t fly, never will. Envision a career that lets you see the world and experience various cultures. A career that brings a new adventure over every horizon. Picture a hobby that lets you fly up our majestic, untouched coastline for a breakfast or fly away with family and friends to remote

Operating as usual

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 28/05/2024


What a great event it was at the Thomas River Adventure 😎
Peep the amazing photos of
planes in the air 🛩
friends at the table🍻
& fish out the water!🐟


Happy Africa Day 💛❤️💚
Embracing the spirit of Ubuntu this Africa Day – 'I am because we are'✊🏽

Celebrating the variety of rich cultures and heritage rooted in our very own continent🌍

Pop us a flag in the comments showing which African countries you're proudly representing and let's empower one another in the world of aviation✈️

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 18/05/2024

PPL in the (flight) bag? ☑️ Easy Peasy for Groenewald.
Congratulations Girl you're awesome 😎



BAC visited Port Alfred High School at their Career Expo to share some laughs and aviation information with grade 11 and 12s. Showcasing their talents in our and winning some freebies, we enjoyed the visit with these scholars as much as they enjoyed listening to us.

Which school will we be at next? The choice is yours. 🫡

Pop us a message or comment where you would like us to be and we might just see you there. 😏

Student Aviators Out😎🎤

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 15/05/2024

What a wonderful weekend it was in Queenstown 😋 Shoutout to our extended family Queenstown Flying Club for making this event oh so wonderful.

Here's a few shots that we found most special..

A family eager to take pictures with BAC Cessna 150✈️
Our hardworking BAC students in blue uniform🧑‍✈️
Some vintage cars to appreciate the motor industry 🚗

And beautiful weather too.

If you couldn't attend, don't fret. We have a few more on our calendar so keep your eyes to the skies and catch us at the next show.

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 14/05/2024

Congratulations James Robertson for acquiring your PPL in record time🤝

We wish you everything of the best and are honoured that BAC could be a part of such an accomplishment 😀

Clear skies sir, clear skies!☀️


The happiest of Mother's Day to our aviation moms far and near 🥳
We hope that this Sunday brings you much more cheer 🫶
For you today is about Breakfast in Bed and no house chores 👛
Having you as our mom is better than Christmas with Santa Clause 🎁

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 10/05/2024

Congratulations to Abigail Church with her rating on the Savannah Ventura (Turbo) secured on 8 May.

Flying high and sometimes fast 😎 You go girl 🥳!


What are you plans for the weekend? Probably same old, same old huh?🤨

Why not join us at "Wings & Wheels" brought to you by the Queenstown Flying Club 10 - 11 May 2024 😎🤙

Can't spell fun without food, cars and aviation!🚜🛩🚁🚕

Contact Giel 0825554418
Joeanne 0724351971
or Mark 0829212872 for more info ☎️


BAC's family just got a whole lot bigger... with a little addition ☺️

Congratulations to one of our current student's Taylor-Rose Toich and Paul on the birth of their daughter Freya Petra Toich born 23 April 2024👼

What a precious time it is to build a family and enjoy motherhood 🥰


Congratulations to Erin De K**k on passing her Captain's Upgrade Line Check with Federal Air. BAC have some pretty successful lady pilots out there.

You go girl! 💅

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 03/05/2024

Ready, Set... Take Flight!😎

Congratulations to our students who have obtained their Private Pilot License 🛩

- Mark Ahlin 29 April on ZU-IFK
- Rod Ewing 19 April on ZU-IFK
- Likhaya Kunene 5 February on ZU-IFK

The world's runways are ready for you 🥳
Likhaya Kunene Mark Ahlin

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 02/05/2024

Congratulations to our students for their first solo flight!

We can't wait to see more of your milestones🥳

- Darryn Potgieter on 13 March 2024
- Bradley Schwedhelm on 20 April 2024 in ZU-IFK

Darryn Potgieter Bradley Schwedhelm



Join us this weekend for some bush-themed aviation!
Whether you're interested in becoming a safer pilot, improving your range in clay shooting or reeling in the big fish, this weekend was made just for you😎

Contact Reid, Mark or Bobsey for more information.


What a start to the year - it really flew by🛬!

We've finally landed and want to share all the wonderful things that have happened here at BAC 😌

Talk about flying... let us know in the comments what airspace are you currently exploring?☁️

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 06/12/2023

Piper Cherokee rating in the bag!

Well done Michael, wishing you clear skies and tailwinds☀️💨

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 16/11/2023

Not something we get to see everyday!

Air Link Flight crew to Cape Town, Captain Russell Best and First Officer Mitch Wright both former instructors at Border Aviation Club.

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 13/11/2023

On Friday young Litha had the opportunity to achieve his dream of flying for the first time (even bigger bonus is that it was his 12th Birthday)! Big thanks to Christiaan for offering to take him up, and to Reach for a Dream foundation for reaching out to us!

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 10/11/2023

Today Likhaya completed his solo navigation all the way from East London to Komane, Makhanda and back!

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 07/11/2023

Golf day incoming!!⛳️


Pre-flight: A series of checks done to ensure that the aircraft is in good standards before your flight.

These checks involve inspecting the aircraft's various components, such as the engine, control surfaces, landing gear, oil and fuel to detect and rectify any potential issues. By conducting a thorough preflight check, pilots can identify and address problems before takeoff, reducing the risk of in-flight malfunctions or emergencies.


The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? - Mark Twain🌧️


Seems like we can't catch a break! 🌧️

Once again we have decided to postpone our Golf Day to the 11th of November 2023, due to the weather. Apologies for another inconvenience ⛳️

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 06/10/2023

Apparently Golfers like the rain just as little as pilots do!🌧️

It is on that note that with the current weather forecast for tomorrow we have decided to postpone our Golf day to next week the 14th of October.⛳️

We look forward to seeing everyone there!🏌️

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 05/10/2023

Saturday's the day!🏌️

Join us for an eventful day at West Bank Golf Club for our Golf Day!

Great prizes to be won as well as a raffle for a barrel o'booze. Tickets will be sold on the day⛳️

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 30/08/2023

Great day to go for a first solo right?!

Congratulations to Taylor-Rose on going solo in ZU-EJP! Making us very proud!🎉

Photos from Border Aviation Club & Flight School's post 11/08/2023

Looking forward to the warmer weather coming up?☀️

Us too! Why not join us at our Golf day this October? There's lots of fun planned on the day and some great prizes and raffles available!⛳️


Similarly to hooting when you drive past your house, pilots get to message family and say "look up!" as they fly past📸

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What a wonderful weekend at the Bathurst Flyaway 2022 ✈️
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