Get to know who we are
Flight Training Services (FTS) is a flight crew training establishment based at Grand Central Airport, Midrand. The partners involved are Craig Pearce and Kevern Brown.
Craig and Kevern are both South African Airways (SAA) pilots, flying the A320 series of aircraft.
Craig did his initial Airbus conversion at the factory in Toulouse, and now currently instructs on the Airbus level D full flight simulator at SAA. It is from this experience at Airbus that the concept and value of Computer Based Training (CBT) was experienced first hand, and now forms the central core of the training programs established at FTS.
Craig holds a Grade One Flight Instructors rating and has been appointed by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) as a Designated Flight Examiner. This gives Flight Training Services the ability to structure our training and standards to be inline with Outcomes Based Education Standards.
Kevern holds an Aviation Maintenance Engineer’s licence in addition to his Airline Transport Pilots Licence and Instructor’s rating. His extensive knowledge and experience filters down into the technical side of Flight Training Services. This background will allow meaningful quality assurance with respect to our aircraft maintenance.
In addition to the above, Kevern is also a qualified English Language Proficiency Rater and is certified to conduct English Proficiency assessments, as required by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Craig and Kevern are also both SAQA registered assessors.
Craig and Kevern have a combined experience of over twenty thousand hours of flight time. It is without any doubt that they receive the best instructor development in South African (and even the world) at South African Airways, and they are proud to diffuse some of this knowledge back into the aviation community in South Africa. This experience gained at South African Airways filters down into the General Aviation sectors thereby bridging the gap between general aviation (GA) and the airline environments.
Engaging Students with Profound Experiences
Flight Training Services prides itself on being a client based flight school. We have clients from all around the world flying on both a part-time and full time basis. Most of our clientele are from over-seas and as a result we have tailored each training course specifically to the client, allowing flexibility for students who come from abroad. Our local students receive the same level of flexibility in terms of aircraft availability as well as instructor availability. Instructors are available to any student who made need help with studies for exams and anything the student may need for his/her training. This allows our clients to get the full training experience they need. With flexible training times, a dedicated office staff and office hours the FTS student will be sure to receive a high level of service.
Each student is assigned 2 instructors, a primary and a secondary, which ensures that our clients never miss out on lessons, especially when the primary instructor is off duty or unable to fly.
FTS has trained students from far and wide
This is where a large portion of our clients are from
Grand Central Airport, Main Terminal Building, New Road, Midrand, South Africa
6:00am to 6:00pm Mon-Sun
Flight School is open on all public holidays
011 805 9015