About Us

SAO is a certified ATO (Aviation Training Organisation - ATO  ) and is the holder of an AOC (Aircraft Operators Certificate)  Both certified by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).  SAO operates from Grand Central Airports main terminal building. 


SAO offers superior aviation services.  We deliver a team of highly motivated and experienced pilots, flight instructors, maintenance and ground crew. 


The staff are backed up by a diverse fleet of impeccably maintained variety of aircraft utilised for varied aerial applications including training from PPL through to ATPL, specific aircraft type ratings, conversions, charter operations, aerial photography, game management, aerial crop spraying, crop seeding, slinging and more.  And for our up and coming pilots full ground school facilities with access to SACAA pilot examination centre. 


SAO is absolutely committed to providing the highest quality flight training and aviation services with intense focus on treating our clientele as they deserve; in a professional, safe and efficient manner whilst maintaining that interpersonal connection.


Come on down and have a chat to on our friendly staff members today to discuss how you can take to the skies! with SAO you can Fly High!

SAO is a member of the Safomar Group, a diverse group of aviation companies that have been in the business since 1987


A Member of the Safomar Aviation Group of Companies

Contact Us

The White House

Rand Airport Road

Rand Airport



011 805 0640
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Web Page Updated September 2020