Ever thought of taking to the skies in a microlight?
Or even about learning how to fly?
This no longer needs to be a flight of fancy…
Let us show you how at Leading Edge Flight School.
Gaze Over Wildlife From Above
What can be better than soaring over the Big Five country? Here is your chance to take in the breathtaking and unique views of animals and of the untamed African landscape from above. We offer flying safaris in a Bantam over the Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa area.
Choose Your Experience
You have the option to just sit back, experience the flight and view the game, or you can have a hands-on experience from your very first flight. We also have a variety of flight lengths available.
Longer flights to the canyon and Graskop should preferably be undertaken early in the morning or late in the afternoon as the weather is best then to go over the Drakensberg. To see wild Africa from the sky, low-level, is something not to be missed.
Choose Your Aeroplane
With our introductory flights you have a choice of either experiencing flying in a microlight or a light sport aeroplane.
We are perfectly situated to offer some of the best flying in the world. The weather is near perfect year-round, and extremely diverse scenery is situated within a short flight of the airfield. We can fly you over the largest open pit in Africa or to the third largest canyon in the world – The Blyde River Canyon. The airfield that we operate from is Hoedspruit Civil, which is the only airfield in the country situated in the middle of a town.
Flying safaris are offered to allow you to experience flying in a Bantam microlight and view the Big Five from above. Flights of 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes are available.
You have the option to experience the flight and view the game or you can have a hands-on experience as you learn how to fly from your very first flight. The choice is yours.
20-Minute Flying Safari
This flight will take 20 minutes, and will take you over Big Five areas where a wide variety of game can be seen. R950 per person
30-Minute Microlight Flight
This flight will take 30 minutes. The usual flight is over Big 5 areas surrounding Hoedspruit including Klaserie Nature Reserve. However, this flight’s route can be changed to suit your own requirements. R 1400 per person
1-Hour Flight: Blyde River Canyon Option
This flight takes 1 hour and can be changed to suit your own requirements. It normally includes a flight over the Blyde River Dam and above the Blyde River Canyon and a view of Bourke’s Potholes before returning back to Hoedspruit or itcan include a short flight over the Big 5 reserves in the area where game can be viewed from the air before returning back to Hoedspruit.
R 2400 per person
1-Hour Flight: Olifants River
This flight takes 1 hour and can be changed to suit your own requirements. It normally includes flying over the Big Five game farms in the area towards the Olifants River and following the Olifants River for a short while before returning for further game viewing over Klaserie Nature Reserve. R 2400 per person