TFASA | Test Flying Academy of South Africa
TFASA | Test Flying Academy of South Africa

Operational Pilot & Specialist Training

Our former-military pilots – all qualified fighter, weapons and tactics instructors.

TFASA delivers Military Flight Training that includes ab-initio training through to advanced Operational and Tactical Training for both military fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. This offering covers the full spectrum of military tactical training, including Fighter Weapons Instructor Courses. All tutors are fully qualified Fighter Weapons Instructors (FWI) with specialized military backgrounds covering most modern fighters and helicopters in use in the world today. They have delivered training for air forces, naval services, coastguards, army air and commercial companies.


  • Simulation and effective briefing and de-briefing tools
  • Military Ab-Initio
  • Fighter Lead-in Training (FLIT)
  • Advanced Fighter Tactics Course (AFTC)
  • Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC)
  • Helicopter Weapons & Tactics (HWT)
  • Attack Helicopter Weapons Instructor Course
  • Night Operational Qualification including Night Vision Goggle Training (NVGs)
  • Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR)
  • Ground Controlled Intercept (GCI) or Fighter Controller (FC)
  • Forward Air Controller (FAC)
  • Electronic Warfare and Tactics (EWT)
  • Air-to-Air Refuelling training (AAR)
  • Mission Commander Course (MCC)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations