FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Cheaper by approximately Rs 250,000 (as per current exchange rate) when compared to other flying schools.
You will benefit from the support and assistance of active commercial airline pilots during your training in Mauritius.
You will be completing your main theoretical studies in Mauritius, hence easier to study.
Assessments (psychometric and other aptitude tests) as well as Medical test done in Mauritius. Parents can ensure that their child have better chances of completing their flying training with the required skills and aptitude
Continuous monitoring of the performance of the students by AMI Flying Academy during their training in Mauritius and in South Africa.
Student will obtain 235 hours of flight on completion of training (Compared to 185 hours by our competitors).

The minimum age requirement is 16 years old for a Private Pilot Licence and 18 years old on completion for a Commercial Pilot Licence or Frozen ATPL.

Each course has Pre-Entry Requirements, please refer to the individual courses for more information.

We would advise that you first achieve this requirement if it is set out in the Pre-Entry Requirements.

You will need to pass a class 1 aviation medical exam (done by a CAA approved Aviation Doctor, here in Mauritius). However, should you have any pre-existing medical conditions, we would strongly suggest that you contact AMI for guidance.

Colour Blindness, Diabetes (Type 1), Epilepsy and Lung/Cardiac disorders to mention a few.

We offer Private, Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence. There is also a possibility to have an Approved Integrated Pilot Course that can Assess, Train and Type Rate a student from selection to an Airline Type Rated qualification seamlessly.

Please refer to the AMI website for all details regarding the pre-Entry requirements and enrolment process.

If you are NOT holder of a South African passport, you will need to have a study visa to study in South Africa, valid for a 24 Month period. For more information regarding the application process for the study visa, please contact AMI or the South African Embassy.

Unfortunately, we do not offer Bursaries or Sponsorships as we are not the user of the end product.

ADAPT consists of several tests which have been developed to test some of the key aptitude areas for professional pilots.

The tests include:

Physics: a test to verify the knowledge of applied physics and a good understanding of the concepts in the aviation world.
Mathematics: a test of basic applied mathematical understanding and speed.
Memory: accuracy of short-term memory recall and ability to ‘chunk’ information.
Task Manager: a test of the candidate’s ability to scan the screen and manage two concurrent tasks accurately and quickly.
Orientation: instrument interpretation, comprehension and spatial orientation.
Tech-Test: technical comprehension test (physics test).
Aviation – English: test English language ability, including recognising ATC sound messages.
Verbal reasoning: the ability of the candidate to understand, analyse and logically interpret written information.

A Checklist Professional Profile is also drawn up, displaying expanded details on subjects like personal and relational competencies and potential misbalances, followed by a conclusion and advice.

These competencies include:

  • Resilience
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Impulse Control
  • Ambition
  • Accuracy
  • Perseverance
  • Dominance
  • Persuasiveness
  • Assertiveness
  • Teamwork
  • Helpfulness
  • Empathy
  • Autonomy
  • Openness
  • Need for variation

The ADAPT assessment will immediately read out if you have enough potential to function as a pilot.

It clearly defines to which extent the demanded personal competencies are already present and/or in which way they need to be further developed.

Air Mauritius Ltd. does not bind itself to employ any of the students undergoing training with AMI and its South African Partner Progress Flight Academy. On completion of their training, students are required to apply for a job as pilot with the national airline through the normal channel , when vacancies are advertised.