SA Air Force Application Form 2023-2024 (MSDS)

SA Air Force Application Form 2023-2024 (MSDS) – Official Military Skills Development System (MSDS) 2023-2024 | SA Air Force:

We are pleased as we inform you about Military Skills Development System (MSDS) 2023-2024 | SA Air Force

The South African Air Force invites unemployed youth to apply for the Military Skills Development System (MSDS) 2020. Successful candidates will undergo full-time training for two years, during which, they will receive military and further functional training.

Traineeship Provider: South African Air Force

The SA Air Force intends to capacitate the candidates to be highly skilled and disciplined military professionals and patriotic citizens.

Candidates will be trained in one of the following areas:

  • Pilot
  • Navigator
  • Airspace Controller

Recommended: Military Skills Development System SA Air Force 2023-2024


  • Members with Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) not older than 26 years of age with no Maths and Science required.
  • 26 years if in possession of a degree with Level – 4 Maths and Science
  • 18–24 Years – Completed Grade 12 or Equivalent (University Entrance) Mathematics and Physical Science minimum Level – 4 (Essential);
  • English Level-4 (Essential)
  • Mathematics and Physical Science (N4 to N5 minimum-60%; N6 or 1st-year University of Technology or University minimum–50%)
  • RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship)
  • Unmarried
  • Not Area Bound
  • No Criminal Record
  • Physically Fit
  • Medically Fit
  • No Hearing Impairment (No hearing aid)
  • Have 6/6-eye vision (No contact lenses or corrective lenses or surgery)

Pilots and Navigators are to comply with the following cockpit measurements

  • Minimum Height –1600mm, Maximum Height –1900mm
  • Minimum Weight – 53kg; Maximum – 102kg

Technical Requirements

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent (Excellent Marks)
  • 18–22 Years of Age
  • 22–25 Years if in possession a Degree or National Diploma
  • RSA Citizen no dual citizenship

How to Apply

Application for SA Air Force MSDS will be available here for download, you can check the picture of the application below.

Attach CV with certified copies of qualifications and ID to this application form and send to the Recruitment Office, SA Air Force Headquarters, Private Bag X199, Pretoria 0001.

Specific Enquiries: 012-312-2875/2319/2148/1261/2752/2665/2462

N.B.During the selections, the applicants will be subjected to Psychometric and Psychomotor evaluations; Medical Evaluation; Vetting and Verification of qualifications.


Notifications Should you not hear from the Department of Defence by 31 October 2020 please consider your application unsuccessful.

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