Lakeside Aviation Flight School

We are a flight school under the umbrella of Lakeside Aviation, which also includes Lakeside Aviation Charter Service and the Bennett Lake Lodge.

“When I started many years ago, I just wanted to fly and have fun, and allow others to experience the joy of flying too. Sure we have to make some money to keep things going, but it has always been about enjoying the flying.”

Gerben Tigchelaar, owner and founder, Lakeside Aviation

Lakeside Aviation started as Interlake Aviation and we are now in the process of updating and upgrading our flight school so that you may, like us, continue to enjoy that feeling of freedom and exhilaration we still get every time we take off.

At Lakeside Aviation, safety is our priority and you are not a number.

Everyone is family here and our size of operation allows us to be extremely flexible and customise training and programmes to suit you better. While bigger establishments may have rigid and vigourous training programmes, we are able to be more accommodating without sacrificing any of the same level of rigour and quality.

To find out more, please explore the links available. If you do not find what you are looking for, or simply feel that relevant information is missing, please use the enquiry form in the ‘Contact Us’ page and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

We look forward to see you at the training centre soon and we are sure that once you have taken off, you will continue to fly.

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” (Unknown)