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PILOT RESOURCES

This is the official Aviation Weather Site.   Please use it.

WEATHER INFO LINKS

Click on the LOGO's to access the links.

FAPM WEBCAM

view from the Tower towards Rwy 16 :

Click the icon (right) for

a cell - friendly real

time FAPM wx image

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TOWER TIMES

Mon-Fri 0430-1800Z 

Sat           0600-1300Z

Sun          0830-1800Z                          

Public Holidays by NOTAM

Pmb Tower # 033-386-8554

OFFICIAL AVIATION WEATHER
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As the official Aviation Site, you are expected to be familiar with it, incl METAR's & TAFS

OTHER USEFUL WEATHER SITES

We love this site because it gives one a great idea of what is coming.  The ITCZ is very clear.

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YR.NO gives you hour-by hour, daily, and long term forecasts

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WINDGURU is a favourite hour-by hour, indicator of wind, temperature and rain ie low cloud.

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WINDY.COM is accurate and comprehensive, and takes a little time to get to know.

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Webcams all over South Africa

Click the logo above for webcams all over SA

EXCESS INSURANCE

Please note that due to the impact of Covid and other rising expenses, the Club can no longer cover the Excess Insurance for all Club Members.

What this means  is that if you have an accident or damage Club aircraft, whether an Instructor is on board or not, you will have to fork out R20,000 to cover the excess. 

If you would rather cover this eventuality with Insurance, then please take out Excess Insurance 

We will need proof of this before your next flight, or you must sign a waiver saying you are prepared to cover the Excess Insurance yourself should it become necessary. 

For R20,000, it costs R130 per month on debit order, or you can pay it annually.  The excess insurance is YOURS, so will cover you no matter where you fly. 

It is an industry standard to have your own Excess Insurance.  We have just been an exception, but sadly, no longer. 

You can get aircraft excess insurance online through DJA, or by contacting ARC.  Their prices are very similar. (Click their logo's on the right to open their respective web pages).

GENERAL AVIATION GATE

SECURITY must open and close the gate for aircraft & pedestrian traffic . 

Please WhatsApp or Phone them 3 to 5 minutes before you need the gate opened. Here are the numbers:

SECURITY CONTROL ROOM:

079-463-6045 (call only)

Mbus0 078-071-1464 (call &WhatsApp)

Bengu 078-750-4130 (call & WhatsApp)

FUEL AVAILABLE

Jet A1 and AVGAS available - 

Monday to Friday:    04h30Z - 16h00Z

Saturday:                   04h30Z - 15h00Z

Sunday:                      06h00Z - 16h00Z

Public Holidays:        06h00Z - 15h00Z

Closed on Christmas Day & 1 January

After hours call out fee: R517.50 incl VAT

RENEW YOUR PPL DOCS

Not testing this year?  Renewing your PPL documents annually is now a thing of the past.  This moved out shortly after the Pilot Card system moved in.  The Annual Renewal form has been removed from the CAA website. (FYI - CAA is still ironing out card bar code issues).

This said, the SA-CATS still state you must send the SACAA the following per Part 61.01.5 SKILLS TESTS, COMPETENCY CHECK AND REVALIDATION CHECK

2. Summary

The summary shall –

(1) reflect: the number of hours flown recorded in each column of the logbook, per aircraft category, class or type in the preceding 12 months, as well as a grand total for the period; and

(2) be submitted together with annual currency fees and attached to the form required for the applicable revalidation or competency check.

BUT

- THERE IS NO LONGER A FORM ON THE CAA WEBSITE, AND THEY USUALLY WANT THE FEE x 2 UPFRONT WHEN YOU DO YOUR COMPETENCY CHECK,

they don't want your annual summary either.  Maybe just do one annually in your logbook for good measure.

NOTE:

Submit a copy of your Medical, even if it's the new A4 format that is automatically submitted to the SACAA with the new online medical licensing system, to aircrewapplications@caa.co.za

The SUBJECT must be:

Your license number, initials, surname, and reason for application, eg:

0270000000 - Initials & Surname - PPL Renewal

Please MAKE SURE the Pmb Aero Club has the latest copy of your license before using any Club Aircraft.  You can upload this on your profile.  Ask us for help if you need it. The bonus is our new SEAMS system will alert us when you are due for paperwork again.

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COMPETENCY CHECK

                                  This is the official                                        website for the                                            South African Civil                                      Aviation Authority.

Remember you can renew your PPL up to 90 days in advance without losing any time on your license! 

Here you can access all the forms you need to renew your license, give notice of change of address, access the up to date CAT's and CARS free of charge, and access the AIP's, AIP Sups and AIC's online !

CLICK HERE FOR THE

PPL SKILLS TEST / COMPETENCY CHECK FORM 

and

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECOMMENDED PPL ORAL EXAM QUESTIONS

Although you can access the NOTAMS from this site as well, they are not always up to date and you have to wade through EVERYTHING.  It it far more efficient to use the source site for these through ATNS's site :

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file2fly.atns.co.za

NB use explorer for accessing file2fly

and set it to the older security protocol or you won't be able to access this site.

OLD SCHOOL ?

Click the image below for a flight plan form.

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Having trouble filing your flight plan? 

Tried phoning 0860-359-669, and 

011-928-6514 without success? 

Try the following numbers:

011-395-1390

011-395-2740

011-395-4173

VFR PLANNING SOFTWARE

Click on any of the images or logos  to access these very useful sites.

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