How to Become a Pilot in Kenya: Admission Requirements

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Here are admission requirements for anyone who wants to become a pilot in Kenya.

Kenya School of Flying Piloting Admission Requirements and Fees Structure

Private Pilot Licence.

Descriptions

This course takes four to six months, and involves:

  • 45 flying hours and revision
  • General flight test
  • Ground school instruction course
  • Morse code tutorial

Students will be assessed by a KCAA GFT examiner.

Fee Structure

Phase 1: PPL (Approx. 4 – 6 Months) Minimum Charges

Item Cost (Ksh)
Flying hours and Revision: 45 hours @ Ksh 14,360 646,200
Ground School Instruction Course 45,000
Stationery, Equipment and Uniform 101,600
First Aid Course by St. John Ambulance 9,500
*Accomodation at Orly: 45 days @ 1,500 67,500
*Return Ticket to Malindi/Ukunda (Approx.) 20,000
*Accommodation at Malindi: 60 days @ 1,500 90,000
Air Navigation Service charges 15,000
TOTAL 994,800
KCAA FEES
KCAA PPL GFT booking 2,000
KCAA PPL Ground Exams/RT/Eng. Prof. 14,000
KCAA PPL License Application 3,200
TOTAL 19,200
Approximate Minimum Grand Total 1,014,000
PPL KCAA Examiner Fees (Paid direct to the Examiner) = USD 200

Commercial Pilot’s License

Descriptions

This course takes eight to twelve months and involves:

  • A further 155 flying hours
  • CPL ground school

Fee Structure

Phase 2: CPL (Approx. 8 – 12 Months) Minimum charges

Item Cost (Ksh)
Flying 155 hours above the 45 PPL hours @ Ksh 14,360 2,225,800
3 hours for the General Flight Test (GFT) @ Ksh 14,360 43,080
CPL Ground School 60,000
*Accommodation at Orly/Malindi: 90 days @ 1,500/= 135,000
*Return ticket to Malindi/Ukunda (Approx.) 20,000
TOTAL 2,483,880
KCAA FEES
KCAA CPL Ground Exams 20,000
KCAA TTR C210 5,000
KCAA Gas Turbine & Perf. An Exam 4,100
KCAA CPL GFT booking 2,000
KCAA License Application 4,500
TOTAL 35,600
Approximate Minimum Grand Total 2,519,480
CPL KCAA Examiner Fees (Paid directly to the Examiner) = USD 400

Kenya School of Flying Website: https://kenyaschoolofflying.com/

 

Flight Training Centre Admission Requirements and Fees Structure

Fee Guide

Private Pilots License (PPL) FEE STRUCTURE ON CESSNA 152/172

Course Duration 4 – 6 Months
40 minimum flying hours on a Cessna 152 @ 17,100* – 684,000/=
PPL Ground School – 40,000/=
Registration Fee – 3,000/=
Student’s pilots kit including uniform – 98,000/=
Total – Kshs. 825,000/=

Course Duration 4 – 6 Months
40 minimum flying hours on a Cessna 172 @ 17,100* – 684,000/=
PPL Ground School – 40,000/=
Registration Fee – 3,000/=
Student’s pilots kit including uniform – 98,000/=
Total – Kshs. 825,000/=

Commercial Pilots License (CPL) FEE STRUCTURE ON CESSNA 172

Course Duration 7 – 12 Months
160 minimum flying hours @ 17,100* – 2,736,000/=
CPL ground school – 60,000/=
Registration Fee (if not previously registered) – 3000/=
Total – Kshs. 2,799,000/=

MULTI ENGINE / INSTRUMENT RATING

Course Duration 1 – 2 Months
25 flying hours on Seneca II PA34, Duches BE76 or Baron BE58
20 Hours Simulator @ 6500 – 103,000/=
Registration Fee (if not previously registered) – 3000/=

PLANE CHARGES PER HOUR

CESSNA 152 – 16,100/=
CESSNA 172 – 17,100/=
Duches BE76 – 42,000/=
Seneca II PA34 – 49,000/=
Baron BE55/ 58 – 49,000/=

Flight Training Centre Website link: https://www.flighttrainingcentre.co.ke

99 Flying School Admission Requirement for Piloting

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE(CPL)

Course Requirements

  • The minimum age for one to be issued with a Commercial Pilot License is 18.
  • One must demonstrate the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Be in possession of a valid Class 1 Medical certificate
  • Be in possession of a valid Private Pilot’s License
  • Achieve minimum flight time as stipulated in the Civil aviation regulations.
  • Pass all stipulated theory examinations

AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOTS LICENCE (ATPL)

Course Requirements

  • The minimum age for one to be issued with an Air Transport Pilot License is 21.
  • One must demonstrate the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Be in possession of a valid Class 1 Medical certificate
  • Be in possession of a valid Commercial Pilot’s License
  • Achieve minimum flight time as stipulated in the Civil aviation regulations.
  • Pass all stipulated theory examinations

PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE

Course Requirements

  • The minimum age for one to be issued with a Private Pilot License is 17.
  • One must demonstrate the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Be in possession of a valid Class 2 Medical certificate
  • Be in possession of a valid Student Pilot’s License
  • Achieve minimum flight time as stipulated in the Civil aviation regulations.
  • Pass all stipulated theory examinations

Skymax Flying School Piloting Admission Requirements

Private Pilot Licence – PPL

  • Minimum admission age 17 years
  • You must have finished secondary school (form 4/6) and passed.
  • You must have passed English, Mathematics and Geography.
  • You have to be medically and physically fit.
  • A letter of good conduct from your country’s police.
  • Copy of National Identity card/Passport/Birth Certificate
  • present your academic result slips or certificates
  • And any other that may apply

Skymax Flying School Private Licence Fees Structure

sn ITEM AMOUNT (KShs) AMOUNT (USD)
1 Ground School 45,000 474
2 Cessna 150 [email protected],800 866,200 9,117
Cessna 172 [email protected],200 874,200 9,307
3 Private Pilot License kit 80,200 844
4 Admission Fee, Medical Fee,
Student ID, Airport Pass,
Certificate of good conduct,
Student Pilot License (SPL)
30,000 316
Total Cost On:
Cessna 150 756,000 7,958
Cessna 172 774,000 8,147

Commercial Pilot License—CPL

  • Minimum admission age 18 years
  • You must have a KCAA current private pilot license.
  • And any other that may apply

Fees structure

sn ITEM AMOUNT (KShs) AMOUNT (USD)
1 Ground School 60,000 632
2 Cessna 150 [email protected],800 2,449,000 25,778
Cessna 172 [email protected],200 2,511,000 26,432
Total Cost On:
Cessna 150 2,569,000 27,042
Cessna 172 2,571,000 27,064

Skymax Flying School website link: https://skymaxflyingschool.com