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Conferences and Workshops (Pilots)

Please note all DFE/FI conferences are put on hold until further notice, due to the Novel COVID 19 virus.  We apologies for any inconvenience caused.  New dates will be announced in due course.


  1. The SACAA will be hosting conferences for DFEs and for Flight instructors (FIs) as indicated below.
  2. The aim of these conferences is to update DFEs and FIs on the requirements of Part 61 and to facilitate discussion that will lead to the adherence to and raising of training and testing standards.
  3. Please note that there will be considerable overlap between the DFE and FI conferences, and that the conferences held in the second half of the year will be a repeat of those held in the first half.
  4. Due to financial constraints, DFEs and FIs are only entitled to attend one conference per CAA financial year.

Terms and conditions

  1. To enable the CAA to make suitable catering and venue arrangements, delegates must book at least 30 days in advance of the particular conference they wish to attend.
  2. Cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the booked conference.
  3. Should an applicant fail to attend a conference he/she has booked and confirmed, he/she shall then be liable for the next conference booking fee he/she wishes to attend.
  4. Note that each conference is limited to 80 seats. The applicant will be advised in case of over-booking.
  5. In case of over-booking, the office can be contacted in order to check for any cancellation.
  6. Conference bookings close 14 days prior to the date of the event.
  7. A name list of confirmed bookings will be published on this page 10 days prior to the event.
  8. A person who has not booked a seat or whose name does not appear on the list of published attendees for a conference will only be granted attendance of the conference under the following conditions:

*  If the conference venue can accommodate you in terms of seating and catering at short notice, and
*  If you pay the conference fee for your attendance directly to the conference centre, and
*  Show proof of payment of the fee to the Testing Standards Officer in attendance.

Please note the following:

  1. Please check this page 10 days prior to the conference to check that the dates have not changed, that you are a confirmed attendee and that you are aware of the venue location.
  2. All bookings must be made using the following link: 2020 Conference Bookings
  3. The SACAA retains the right to cancel a conference in the event of insufficient bookings.


Enquiries and cancellations

Ayanda Molebatsi
Phone:011 545 1208
Fax: 011 545 1377



Please note DFE & FI conference schedule for 2020/21 dates will be published by Mid March 2020

All details pertaining to the conference venues, maps and any other applicable information will be available at each of the links below approximately ten days before the conferences.

Confirmed attendance lists

None at present


08:30 for 09:00 (Local Time)



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