About
Durban Aviation Academy

In life, just like in aviation, we are faced with choices and decisions which can alter our lives forever, but making the right choice, will most certainly lead you in the right direction.

He remembered a pilot telling him once, “They pay us a hundred thousand dollars or more a year, Brandon, and they really do it just for one reason. They know that in almost every pilots career, there are thirty or forty seconds when he might actually make a difference. They pay us not to freeze when those seconds finally come.”

Durban Aviation Academy was created by an individual’s true passion for aviation. He not only wanted to explore his own horizons, but also those around him.

Being able to share the sky amongst those who only dream of taking flight, is why Durban Aviation Academy exists. The satisfaction that comes with helping those develop their own wings and their unique individuality is the ultimate high.

Brandon Alleson started flying microlights at 16 years of age. On his 17thbirthday, he completed his final flight test, which gave him a microlight license.

At the age of 18, he had qualified as a “C” Grade Microlight Instructor, being one of the youngest in the country at the time. During this period, he had also obtained his Light Sport Aircraft License.

At the age of 19, Brandon had completed his Fixed Wing Private Pilot’s License as well as obtaining his Microlight Open Rating and Night Rating on fixed wing.

At 20 years old, he qualified as a Light Sport Aircraft “C” Grade Instructor and decided that he would love to fly helicopters as well.

At the age of 21, after much savings had been accumulated and loans had been taken, Brandon started and completed his Helicopter Private Pilot License, followed by his Commercial Part 96 License and his Night Rating on helicopters.

At 22, Brandon had now become a “B” Grade Microlight Instructor, having accumulated over 2500 hours.

“The next move was to share his knowledge, as well as his passion for the aviation industry, to all those whom he could uplift into becoming better and safer pilots.”