Flight Training Environment - New Tempe Airport
New Tempe Airport comprises of two asphalt surface runways, two glider strips and parallel taxi/micro-light landing strips next to the main runways.
We are situated in an uncontrolled airspace and the Bloemfontein general flying area is within five minutes flying to the North.
Westline is situated in the heart of South Africa, we have excellent flying conditions and the weather is hardly ever the reason for flight cancellations. Bloemfontein has 12 hours of daylight available for training in the summer and 10 hours in winter. This saves a lot of money because more and frequent air time means less time spent at the school which means less expense in stay and travel.
Route flying is more readily available and flying to the bigger centres in the country is quite possible, you are in the centre of South Africa. Our airspace is not clogged!
Tempe is self-regulated concerning air traffic control and the ground time is thus restricted to taxi and pre-take-off checks. No excessive orbiting when doing circuits. At Tempe you get on average two to three times more landings in per slot which means you go solo earlier and thus again, save money. Thus more air time and more practice time!
Night Flying Restrictions
There are no restrictions to the hours we may do night flying. Combine this with our excellent weather and you will get your night rating done in no time!
Bloemfontein caters for all the normal social needs, but we also have exquisite beauty in the countryside. Our nearby mountains and game farms are spectacular. All the different denominations (beliefs) are catered for in the city. You are here to study and because of the quieter environment, your studies will be expedited and again less funds required in achieving your goal.
Westline hosts an online accredited examination centre for the theoretical subjects of the Private Pilot Licence and Instructors rating. The exams will be written in the examination room under surveillance of a remote invigilator and strict exam protocol will be followed. A set amount of time is allowed to complete the multiple choice questions. Results are given immediately accompanied by a coaching report that indicates the incorrectly answered questions. The pass rate is 75%.
Students will be required to pass mock exams before they can attempt the SACAA exams. Our policy is that our instructors must declare our students fit for exams. This holds true for PPL, CPL and Instructors exams, when we are satisfied that your mock exams have found you to be competent to write the required exams, then only will you be allowed to commence. You are no longer left to your own devices, but can rely on our support!