Designated Examiners

Designated Flight Examiners

A full list of compliant DFE’s and their qualifications can be accessed in the e-Services section of this website.

Cabin Designated Examiners

For a list of Cabin Crew Examiners, click here.

Cabin Safety Examiner Designation

As from 1 October 2022, all cabin designated examiners will be designated in such a way that their designation aligns with their SEPT expiry dates. The designation will also reflect on their licenses instead of being issued as a certificate (except for initial designations and restricted firefighting examiners).

Due to the limitations on the web portal for licenses, any restrictions applicable to the designation can currently not be reflected. For this reason, a ‘grading’ system will be applied and the different levels will be reflected as follows:

Limitation/Restriction

Designation indicated on the license

No Limitation/Restriction (NIL)

Cabin Designated Examiner

No Live Firefighting

Cabin Designated Examiner 1

No Wet Ditching

Cabin Designated Examiner 2

No Life Firefighting and Wet Ditching

Cabin Designated Examiner 3

 Should you have any queries in this regard, kindly email Danette Sevenster at sevensterd@caa.co.za or Rowlene Jantjes at jantjesr@caa.co.za.

Radiotelephony Examiners

For a list of Radiotelephony Examiners, click here.

Remote Pilot Examiners

For a list of Remote Pilot Examiners, click here.

Air Traffic Services Examiners

For a list of Air Traffic Services Examiners, click here.

Engineering Designated Examiners

For a list of Engineering Designated Examiners, click here.

Cabin Crew Instructors

Find the list of Cabin Crew Instructors by clicking here.

Conferences: Designated Flight Examiners and Flight Instructors

Designated Flight Examiner Conferences

General

  • The SACAA will be hosting conferences for DFEs during the 2024/2025 conference cycle. 
  • DFE Conference venues will be communicated once approved.
  • These conferences aim to meet the SACAR 61.26 requirements for DFE re-designation.
  • A conference session will consist of three 1h30 minutes long presentations.
  • The SACAA retains the right to cancel a Conference session.

Terms and conditions

  • Conference session is limited to 20 delegates.
  • The booking system for a Conference session automatically closed 2 days before the date of the event and when the above attendance limit is reached.
  • The conference session will start at 09:00 am.

All bookings must be made using the following link:2024/2025 DFE Booking.

2024 DFE Conference Schedules:

Conference

Date

Time

Venue

DFE Conference

07 February 2024

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Midrand, Building 2

DFE Conference

06 March 2024

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Midrand, Building 2

DFE Conference

15 May 2024

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Midrand, Building 2

DFE Conference

05 June 2024

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Midrand, Building 2

DFE Conference

10 July 2024

09:00 to 15:30

Durban, TBN

DFE Conference

07 Augustus 2024

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Midrand, Building 2

DFE Conference

04 September 2024

09:00 to 15:30

Port Elizabeth, TBN

DFE Conference

02 October 2024

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Midrand, Building 2

DFE Conference

06 November 2024

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Cape Town

DFE Conference

05 February 2025

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Midrand, Building 2

DFE Conference

05 March 2025

09:00 to 15:30

SACAA Midrand, Building 2

Designated Flight Examiner Assessment Course

Date: 

17/09/2024 to 18/09/2024

Venue:
Main Boardroom, Building 2
Ikhaya Lokundiza, Building 16, Treur Close, Waterfall Park, Bekker Street, Midrand

Time:
0930 to 1630

Please note:

  1. Please note that the assessment course runs over a period of two days.
  2. Kindly RSVP to tahilramp@caa.co.za 
  3. The SACAA retains the right to cancel an Assessment Course session.
Flight Instructor Seminars

General

  • The SACAA will be hosting Webinars in lieu of the conferences for Flight Instructors (FI’s) as indicated below. 
  • The aim of these Webinars is to satisfy the requirements of the SACAR 61 regarding the revalidation of flight instructor ratings. 
  • The delegates will access the link on the SACAA webpage for the preferred webinar date. This will give you access to the registration form. Once completed a link will be sent to your email address.
  • A Webinar session will consist of three 20 minutes long presentations, each followed by a 5 minute short Q&A session. 
  • Attendance conformation will be provided to each delegate after each Webinar session if He/she complies to the Terms and conditions. 

Terms and conditions

  • A Webinar session is limited to 100 delegates.
  • The booking system for a Webinar session is automatically closed 2 days prior to the date of the event and when the above attendance limit is reached.
  • Flight Instructor Webinar sessions will start at 10am and close at 11:30pm.
  • The delegates are required to login at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the Webinar session. Late logging in and premature logging out will result in a non-attendance status of the delegate.
  • Delegates are required to attend the Webinar in full.
  • It is the delegate’s responsibility to insure stable internet connection for the entire duration of the Webinar session.
  • In the case of a cancellation, the delegate is required to immediately notify the PEL department.
  • SACAA will not accept screen shots, photos or email as proof of attendance.

Interaction with presenters:

  1. Verbal interaction will be allowed in the Q&A sessions for during the Webinar session.
  2. Delegates will be given the opportunity to ask questions and/or provide input by using the chat facility during each presentation.
  3. The presenter will be given 5 minutes to answer selected questions after each presentation.
  4. Before closure of the Webinar session, further questions will be answered for a period of 10 minutes.

All bookings must be made using the following links indicated as below for your chosen webinar session:

DATE

WEBINAR LINK FOR REGISTRATION

26 March 2024

https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/96969b62-5da6-4da7-bf63-7cbe64ba81d1@fcb5f168-07c2-4bb9-82d9-3f15c0bd0d20

28 May 2024

https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/3cb43f69-1b07-468f-82d7-c668c058e358@fcb5f168-07c2-4bb9-82d9-3f15c0bd0d20

30 July 2024

https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/8141baed-ec3b-44c3-ba53-390f47a23fe2@fcb5f168-07c2-4bb9-82d9-3f15c0bd0d20

25 September 2024

https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/827fa54f-c62d-4c16-ab15-ecc2e368bac7@fcb5f168-07c2-4bb9-82d9-3f15c0bd0d20

26 November 2024

https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/976b79d7-8176-4438-bfcc-1f2097057950@fcb5f168-07c2-4bb9-82d9-3f15c0bd0d20

28 January 2025

https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/2fd2d39f-95f1-4d3c-86cc-ca476a8f0770@fcb5f168-07c2-4bb9-82d9-3f15c0bd0d20

25 March 2025

https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/8b86c7d7-cee6-42f3-9e32-ce2f530f621b@fcb5f168-07c2-4bb9-82d9-3f15c0bd0d20

The SACAA retains the right to cancel a Webinar session.

Conferences: Cabin Crew Instructors and Designated Examiners

Cabin Designated Examiner (CDE) and Cabin Instructor Conferences

General
  1. The SACAA will be hosting conferences for CDEs and for Cabin Crew Instructors as indicated below.
  2. The aim of these conferences is to update CDE’s and Cabin Instructors on the requirements of Part 64 and to facilitate discussion that will lead to the adherence to and raising of training and testing standards.
  3. All CDEs and accredited cabin crew instructors and are required to attend one conference annually as part of their renewal requirement.
  4. A maximum of 30 attendees will be accepted per conference – 15 cabin crew instructors and 15 designated examiners.
  5. Bookings will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis.
  6. The SACAA retains the right to cancel a conference in the event of insufficient bookings.
  7. A return email from one of us will confirm your seat.
Bookings, Enquires and Cancellations

Please submit your booking via email and include the following information:

Date of conference, Licence Number, Surname, Initials, Email address, Cellphone number.

Bookings can be made to Rowlene Jantjies or Danette Sevenster, jantjesr@caa.co.za / sevensterd@caa.co.za. Attendance will be confirmed by a return email.

Time

09h00 – 16h00

2024 Dates

To view the Conference dates, click here.

​Flight Instructor Guides​

NameFile
South African Flight Instructors Training Procedures (proposed Version)Download 1667 kb
Australian Flight Instructor ManualDownload 2033 kb
Canadian Flight Instructor ManualDownload 1029 kb
FAA Aviation Instructor’s HandbookDownload 17237 kb
New Zealand Flight Instructor’s GuideDownload 1940 kb
Helicopter Flight Instructor ManualDownload 4050 kb

Useful Information for Cabin Crew

Planned Dates 2024

Exam Prep Days

  • March, 07
  • July, 11
  • November, 14

Initial Cabin Drew Instructor Examinations 

  • April, 10
  • August, 14
  • December, 04

Initial Cabin Designated Examiner Interviews 

  • April, 11
  • August, 15
  • December, 05

For any queries and to confirm attendance please email Danette Sevenster at sevensterd@caa.co.za.

Annual CCI / CDE Conferences

  • June 6 – Gauteng
  • July 25 – Gauteng
  • August 22 – Gauteng
  • September 12 – Cape Town
  • October 17 – Gauteng
  • November 21 – Gauteng

Space is limited to 15 people per conference.  We would appreciate if people from one ATO would not all attend the same conference and would, instead, spread their attendance over the various conference dates available, with the exception of Cape Town.

We will also be limiting the number of CCIs and CDEs at each conference to ensure a more even spread of experience and status.

For any queries and to confirm attendance please email Rowlene – jantjesr@caa.co.za.

Useful Information for Air Traffic Service Examiners

  • To view Technical Guidance Material for ATS Designated Examiners and Oversight, click here.
  • Click here to access the Air Traffic Services Designated Examiners Handbook

Useful Information for Engineering Designated Examiners

Useful Documents

EDE Conferences

For more information, please contact phookop@caa.co.za.

To listen to the recording of the conference held on 3 August, click here.