Hover Dynamics Maintenance cc

Hover Dynamics Maintenance Grand Central Airport, AMO (Aircraft Maintenance Organization) #237, was started in 1994 as a division of Hover Dynamics.
With a Branch in Nelspruit AMO, #960.

The focus of maintenance at that time was to ensure that our own fleet of aircraft were maintained to the highest standards. However the demand for maintenance from private owners was so overwhelming that soon we were the busiest AMO on the airfield.

Hover Dynamics Maintenance is licensed and approved by the SACAA for engine and airframes categories E & F rotorcraft.

In 1995 Hover Dynamics was appointed as a Robinson approved service centre. This requires that your engineers attend a factory training course, that you purchase and maintain a minimum spares inventory and that you purchase Robinson special tools. This approval is reviewed on an annual basis and renewed based on minimum criteria being met.

This service centre agreements mean that we buy our spares direct from the factories at wholesale prices.
We are therefore in a unique position to pass these discounts back to our clients.

Hover Dynamics Maintenance specializes in:

- Line maintenance on Robinson R22, R44 and R66 Turbine

- 2200 Hour rebuilds on Robinson R22, R44 and R66 Turbine

- Insurance claims and rebuilds

- Import and export Certificate of Airworthiness

- Assembling and disassembling of aircraft.

Private Pilot Helicopter (PPL H)


The Private Pilot licence is designed for those who wish to fly for pleasure rather than for a career.

  • The minimum requirements are:
  • 17 years of age
  • Aviation medical
  • 50 Hours minimum flying time (including 15 hours of solo)
  • Restricted radio licence and PPL Ground School
  • PPL exams (These exams are done through the South African Civil Aviation Authority).

Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL H)

The Commercial Pilots licence minimum requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Aviation medical (Commercial)
  • 200 hours of flying, (including the 50 hours from your PPL), of which 100 hours must be solo.
  • General radio licence and CPL ground school
  • CPL exams. (These exams are done through the South African Civil Aviation Authority).

Ground School Subjects:

  • Air Law  
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Helicopter Tech and General
  • Principles of flight
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Helicopter Radiotelephony Communications

The Private Pilot’s Licence Air Exercise Syllabus:

1.    Familiarization with helicopter.                    16.   First solo: (maximum of 2 circuits).

2.    Prep for flight & action after flight.               17.   Consolidating of skills learned to date.

3.    Air experience.                                           18.   Advanced hovering and manoeuvring.

4.    Effect of controls in forward flight.                19.   Precision transitions.

5.    Attitude & power changes.                           20.   Quick stops. 

6.    Straight & Level; Climbs & descents.             21.   Tight circuits

7.    Medium turns.                                            22.   Steep turns

8.    Basic hover in-ground effect.                        23.   Advanced auto-rotations

9.    Lift-offs & touch-downs.                               24.   Limited-power operations.

10.   Hover & taxi out of wind.                             25.   Transition in various wind directions

11.   Transitions.                                                 26.   Slope landings and take-offs.

12.   Circuit flying.                                               27.   Confined area & out-of-ground effect ops.

13.   Vortex ring state.                                         28.   Low Flying

14.   Basic auto-rotations.                                     29.   High altitude familiarization

15.   Emergencies; engine-off landings.                  30.   Navigation