Why Indigo and why South Africa?

We warmly welcome international students from all over the world.
Doing your pilots license in South Africa offers many benefits and the biggest advantage is a substantial saving in flight training while experiencing flights in the African wilderness and South African hospitality.

In addition, students gain access to the South African game industry and learn what it takes to become an African Bush pilot while developing invaluable flying skills that will serve your future as a Helicopter Pilot.

Some experience students can expect:
Game capture.
Darting and relocation of wildlife.
Game counting and surveys.
Rhino darting and notching in Madikwe and other game reserves.

Studying with Indigo

Indigo Helicopters is based in the Limpopo province in a town called Thabazimbi. It is in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere in the well known Limpopo Valley of South Africa. Also known for its abundance of wildlife and beautiful sunsets, water-sports, wildlife attractions and last but not least, for its friendly people. This makes it an ideal location for an all-around flying experience, which includes bushveld savannah and mountain flying.

How to enrol as an International Student

  • Complete our enrolment form and obtain acceptance.
  • A mandatory deposit which will be used to obtain your local medical aid & school document release.
  • Once obtained, the school will send the acceptance letter and school accreditation letters that you may take to your local SA Embassy to apply for a student permit.
  • Once your student permit is issued & travel plans are made we will arrange accommodation prior your arrival.

Contact us for more information.

Get in Touch

Contact Indigo Helicopters for Flight Training and Wildlife Service

Find us at the office

c/o Warmbad Road and, Hamerkop St, Thabazimbi, 0380, South Africa

Give us a Call

Dolph van der Merwe
+27 72 290 6815
Mon - Fri, 8:00-17:00

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