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How to Obtain Student Pilot Licence (SPL) in Kenya
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|How to Obtain Student Pilot Licence (SPL) in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon Feb 2020 02:24pm|
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To obtain a Student Pilot License (SPL), one has to complete and submit the prescribed Application for Issue or Renewal of a Student Pilot Licence -Form O-PEL001 application form. http://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/forms/O-PEL001%20Application%20for%20Issue%20or%20Renewal%20of%20a%20SPL.pdf
This form can be obtained by visiting the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Branch Offices or by downloading it from their KCAA Website.
After filling the application documents you are required to submit them to the KCAA office or you can forwarded them to the:-
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority,
P. O. Box 30163-00100,
After filling the application documents you are required to submit them together with all the required documents. These documents include:-
(i). two passport size photographs - full face (size: 2cm by 2.5cm);
(ii). Present a photo Identification Card or Passport, or Birth Certificate and a photocopy of the same to be left at the Personnel Licensing (PEL) office.
You are also to proceed to pay the prescribed application fees and submit the payment receipt to together with the application documents.
An application fee of KSh.1,000 is charged for the process.
A processing time of 7 days is needed to complete the processing of the Student Pilot License (SPL), after which you will be contacted through a phone call to collect your new license at the KCAA offices.
You will be required to carry your identification documents when collecting your new license.
Fully Completed SPL application form ,Application for Issue or Renewal of a Student Pilot Licence -Form O-PEL001 ; http://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/forms/O-PEL001%20Application%20for%20Issue%20or%20Renewal%20of%20a%20SPL.pdf
Submit two passport size photographs - full face (size: 2cm by 2.5cm);
Present a photo Identification Card or Passport, or Birth Certificate and a photocopy of the same to be left at the Personnel Licensing (PEL) office.
Payment of the prescribed application fees Kshs. 1,000.
Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority - Head Office,
Aviation House, Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport, Nairobi
Tel: +254 020 827470-75
Mobile: +254 728 606 570, +254 709 725000
+254 728 606 586, +254 734 000 491, +254 734 000492
Fax: + 254 020 822300
P.O. Box 30163 -00100 Nairobi
Website: KCAA Website https://www.kcaa.or.ke/
Other Regional Offices Contacts http://www.kcaa.or.ke/contact
To be eligible for issue of Student Pilot License, an applicant shall;
Be at least sixteen years of age;
Able to demonstrate the ability to read, speak, write, and understand the English language;
Be in possession of a valid Class 2 Medical Certificate.
A fee of Ksh 1,000 is charged for this application
A Student Pilot Licence shall be valid—
(i). for a holder who is less than forty years of age, from the date the licence is issued or renewed by the Authority for a period of the remainder of the twenty four months validity of the holder’s Medical Certificate; or
(ii). for a holder who is forty years of age or more, from the date the licence is issued or renewed by the Authority for a period of the remainder of the twelve months validity of the holder’s Medical Certificate.
A report of medical fitness for the Student Pilot Licence is valid for 12 months for pilots under 40 years and 6 months for pilots above 40 years.
Documents to Use
Application for Issue or Renewal of a Student Pilot Licence (SPL) - Form O-PEL004 http://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/forms/O-PEL001%20Application%20for%20Issue%20or%20Renewal%20of%20a%20SPL.pdf
The processing time is seven days.
The applicant should –
Complete the SPL prescribed application form,
Complete the flying experience summary form,
Submit Class 1 Medical Certificate together with all the required documents.
Pay the applicable fees and submit the payment receipt.
Wait for the processing period to elapse then collect your new SPL license.
Postal and physical address
Date and place of birth
Name of Aviation Training Organisation where you got instructed
Particulars of licences already held (Place and Date of Issue , Type of Licence, Number and Expiry Date )
Category, Class and/or Aircraft Type (if required) for which the Licence is required.
Instrument Rating held and state date of last test.
Whether yet examined for and obtained a medical certificate in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations
Whether you are able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language in accordance with the English language proficiency requirements of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
Whether you have met all the requirements for the issuance of this licence
Signature of Applicant
Date of Application
Need for the Document
The first step in gaining any Pilots License is the Student Pilot License.
This license is majorly used for training purposes.
Information which might help
A holder of a Student Pilot Licence shall not act as a pilot-in command of an aircraft unless his logbook has been endorsed by an authorised instructor that he is capable of communicating with air traffic control on radiotelephony.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
This license can also be used to gain the required hours to be qualify a pilot to renew their license in case their other license e.g. PPL, CPL or ATPL has expired.
The Civil Aviation Act http://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/act/CIVIL%20AVIATION%20ACT%2C%202013.pdf
Personnel licensing http://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/regulation/Legal_Notice_No_95.pdf
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) was established on 24th October 2002 by the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act, 2002 with the primary functions towards;
Regulation and oversight of Aviation Safety & Security;
Economic regulation of Air Services and development of Civil Aviation;
Provision of Air Navigation Services, and Training of Aviation personnel KCAA;
as guided by the provisions of the convention on international civil aviation, related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), the Kenya Civil Aviation Act, 2013 and the civil aviation regulations.
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