Kruger National Park Helicopter Pilot Jobs in South Africa

Kruger National Park Helicopter Pilot Jobs in South Africa


  • Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the above position. Reporting to the Chief Pilot; Air Services and based in Skukuza, the position will perform the duties and responsibilities of Commercial Helicopter Pilot.


  • Candidates must be in possession of a minimum of a valid South African Civil Aviation Authority Aviation (SACAA) Helicopter Commercial License (HCPL).

  • Candidates must hold a valid Sling rating issued by the SACAA.

  • Candidates must hold a valid night rating issued by the SACAA.

  • Minimum total flight hours (Rotorwing) - 3,000.

  • Minimum total flight hours (Turbine – Rotorwing) - 1,000.

  • AS350/H125 rating (minimum hours on type - 100).

  • Valid Game/Cull Rating.

  • Minimum 250 hrs game capture experience.

  • Valid Dangerous Goods course certificate.

  • Valid Crew Resource Management course certificate.

  • Valid SACAA Class 1 Pilot Medical Certificate.

  • Valid code 08 South African driver's license.

  • The candidate must be able to comply with SANParks aviation insurance requirements as a named pilot.

  • Computer literacy proficiency essential (Microsoft Office).

  • Candidates will be subjected to a full background, qualifications & criminal records check and will also be required to undergo integrity (deception) testing process.

    Preferred Requirements:

  • Valid and current IF (instrument flight rating).

  • NVG (night vision goggle) endorsement and experience.

  • Proven Sling/Longline/Bambi bucket experience.

  • 500+ hours game capture experience.

  • SAPS, HEMS, Anti-Poaching, SAAF, Law Enforcement experience.

  • Multi-Crew experience.

  • Firearm competency certificate (business purposes - Handgun and Carbine).

  • Quality assurance, Safety officers course certificates


  • Safe, efficient aerial operations within the South African National Parks' areas of operation.

  • Aircraft care and management as Pilot in Command to comply with the Manufacturer, Civil Aviation and Company procedures, regulations and protocols.

  • Anti-Poaching support and reaction missions.

  • Game capture, culling and veterinary support missions.

  • Census and survey missions.

  • General logistical support missions.

  • Sling / external cargo missions.

  • Humanitarian aid, disaster relief missions.

  • Night NVG operations.

  • VIP flights and general charter.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kruger National Park Helicopter Pilot Jobs in South Africa

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