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How to Renew Private Pilot Licence (PPL) in Kenya
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|How to Renew Private Pilot Licence (PPL) in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon 16, March, 2020 10:50am|
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To renew your Private Pilot Licence (PPL), one has to complete and submit the prescribed renewal form Application for Issue or Renewal of a Private Pilot Licence - Form: O-PEL002 application form.
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 renewal application form 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,
You are to submit the renewal application forms with all the required documents. These documents include:-
(i). English Language Proficiency endorsement
(ii). A current Class 2 or Class 1 medical certificate;
(iii). A completed the prescribed summary of the flying experience form which should indicate that the Pilot has the required 5 hours within the preceding 12 months.
(iv). A certified logbook or other flight record to substantiate the 5 PIC hours required for renewal of a PPL. The log book is to be certified by the instructor or the chief pilot, by endorsing his signature and license number, indicating what he is certifying.
(v). Copies of the last 2 pages of the applicant’s log book.
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 Kshs. 2,000 is charged for applicants below 40 years and Kshs. 1,000 for those above 40 years.
A processing time of 7 days is needed to complete the renewal of the Private Pilot Licence (PPL), after which you will be contacted through a phone call to collect your renewed license at the KCAA offices.
You will be required to carry your identification documents when collecting your new license.
Fully Completed PPL prescribed renewal application form , Application for Issue or Renewal of a Private Pilot Licence - Form: O-PEL002;
English Language Proficiency endorsement
A current Class 2 or Class 1 medical certificate;
A completed the prescribed summary of the flying experience form which should indicate that the Pilot has the required 5 hours within the preceding 12 months.
A certified logbook or other flight record to substantiate the 5 PIC hours required for renewal of a PPL. The log book is to be certified by the instructor or the chief pilot, by endorsing his signature and license number, indicating what he is certifying.
Copies of the last 2 pages of the applicant’s log book.
Payment of the prescribed fees: Kshs. 2,000 for those below 40 years and Kshs. 1,000 for those above 40 years.
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
Other Regional Offices Contacts
Must have a valid or expired Private Pilot License (PPL);
Be in possession of a valid Class 2 Medical Certificate.
The pilot should have met the required flight renewal hours of 5 hours in the last 12 months
A renewal fees of Kshs. 2,000 is charged for applicants below 40 years and Kshs. 1,000 for those above 40 years.
A Commercial Pilot Licence with an aeroplane or rotorcraft (helicopter) category rating shall be valid—
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
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 Private Pilot Licence is valid for 24 months for pilots under 40 years and 12 months for pilots above 40 years.
Documents to Use
Application for Issue or Renewal of a Private Pilot Licence - Form: O-PEL002
The processing time is seven days.
The applicant should:-
Complete the PPL prescribed renewal application form,
Complete the flying experience summary form,
Submit Class 2 Medical Certificate together with all the required documents to the KCAA offices.
Pay the applicable fees and submit the payment receipt.
Wait for the processing period to elapse then collect your renewed PPL 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.
Total Instrument Flying Hours
Hours Flown (Totals to Date , Totals since renewal, Totals last 6 months)
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 Private Pilot Certificate, internationally referred to as the Private Pilot License (PPL), allows students to obtain the foundational knowledge and skills for all future aircraft pilot training.
As a Private Pilot, you can fly an airplane day and night (if one has a Night Rating) in visual flight conditions and carry passengers (friends, family, co-workers, etc.).
You cannot fly for paid compensation or hire.
The PPL is your foundation course on a pathway to a Commercial Pilot’s License.
Information which might help
Renewal of a Lapsed Private Pilot License
Where a license has not been renewed by the date of expiry, the validity of the license standards are lapsed.
To ensure the validity of the lapsed license; the license holder shall meet the requirements subject to the lapsed periods as follows:
If the PPL has been expired for a period of less than six months, and all renewal requirements were met prior to the date of expiry; there are no additional requirements;
More than six (6) months but not more than three (3) years; The applicant will;
(i). Pass a written examination in Air Law or Regulations;
(ii). Pass a type rating practical check-out on an aircraft type endorsed or on the type rating sought; and (Form 64)
(iii). Meet the normal renewal requirements as indicated above.
More than three (3) years but not more than 10 years; The applicant will;
(i). Undertake a refresher course in an ATO in preparation for the practical and knowledge tests which should include ten (10) hours as PIC.
(ii). Pass a PPL practical test (GFT) on the class or aircraft type rating sought.
(iii). Pass a PPL composite knowledge examination.
More than ten (10) years, an applicant shall meet all requirements for initial issue of a PPL.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
This license is one of the requirements needed when applying for a Commercial Pilot license.
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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