International Students

Interested in training as a pilot in the US? However, you wish to pursue you career in your country of origin? We have customized our courses according to the flight training requirements for each country.

Housing and Living Expenses

At Aamro Aviation, we will help you find a suitable accommodation suited to your budget and requirements. We can also help pair you with other flight students for sharing an accommodation. The cost of an apartment in Palm Beach County on twin sharing basis is approximately USD 700. You may rent a bicycle or a car for travelling around Palm Beach. The cost of food and other expenses will depend on the individual.

Financial Assistance

We have tie ups with local banks who can provide financial assistance for your flight training. You will need a relative who is a permanent resident of USA for availing this service. In case this is not applicable for you, we can arrange for loans from your country of origin.

Visa Formalities

U.S. government fees are as follows: $200 SEVIS fee, $160 U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate visa fee, $390 U.S. Transport Safety Administration (TSA) background exam fee, which is mandatory for PPL, Instrument and Multi-Engine training, $20 fingerprint fee, $25 TSA ID Badge Fee and $90 flight physical fee upon arrival in Florida. You may confirm this with the U.S. Embassy, as fees may change.

The regulatory body in the UAE for aviation is the General Civil Aviation Authority (henceforth GCAA)

Private Pilot License

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The minimum age to get a PPL is 17 years.
  2. Applicants must successfully complete theoretical examination and flight instruction at a GCAA approved training organization (ATO).

Validity of the theoretical knowledge.

The validity of the TKE is 24 months.

Commercial Pilot License

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The minimum age to get a CPL is 18 years.
  1. Minimum requirements for CPL integrated course
  • An applicant may be admitted to training either as an ab-initio entrant, or as a holder of a PPL.
  • An applicant wishing to undertake a CPL integrated course shall complete all the instructional stages in one continuous course of training as arranged by a GCAA approved ATO.
  • A CPL theoretical knowledge course shall comprise at least 350 hours of instruction.
  1. Minimum requirements for CPL modular course
  • Before commencing a CPL modular course an applicant shall be the holder of a PPL.
  • An applicant wishing to undertake a modular CPL course shall complete all the flight instructional stages in one continuous course of training as arranged by a GCAA approved ATO. The theoretical knowledge instruction may be given only at a GCAA approved ATO.
  • An approved CPL theoretical knowledge course shall comprise at least 250 hours of instruction.
  1. Minimum requirements for CPL/IR integrated course
  • An applicant wishing to undertake a CPL/IR integrated course shall complete all the instructional stages in one continuous course of training as arranged by a GCAA approved ATO.
  • An applicant may be admitted to training either as an ab-initio entrant, or as a holder of a PPL
  • A CPL/IR theoretical knowledge course shall comprise at least 500 hours of instruction.

Validity of the theoretical knowledge

The validity of the theoretical knowledge is 36 months UAE Qualified Military Pilots (QMP) are credited.

General Requirements

Theoretical knowledge examinations (TKE)

Theoretical knowledge is credited to applicants who passed the theoretical CPL or ATPL knowledge:
  • An applicant having passed the TKE for an ATPL shall be credited with the theoretical knowledge requirements for the PPL and CPL.
  • Holder of a pilot license shall be credited towards the requirements for TK instruction and examination for a license in another category of aircraft in accordance with Appendix 1 to CAR-FCL.

Recommendation

An applicant shall get a recommendation from a GCAA ATO prior to sitting for any examination. The recommendation is valid for 12 months.

Passing Standards

  • The minimum passing marks is 75%.
  • All papers shall be passed within 18 months.

In the event of 4 failures in one paper or 6 sitting in all papers, a complete set of examination shall be retaken after.

The regulatory body in Sri Lanka for aviation is the Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority (henceforth SLCAA).

Private Pilot License

  1. Minimum 45 hours of flying out of which 10 hours would be solo flying.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. GCE O Level (or equivalent qualifications) with 6 credits including credits in Mathematics, Science and English.
  2. Medical examination approved by the SLCAA
  3. Aptitude test conducted by the SLCAA
  4. You must be at least 14 years of age for any flying experience to count towards a license, and at least 16 years of age before you will be allowed to fly solo. There is no maximum age.

Commercial Pilot License

  1. Minimum 150 hours of flying is required

Eligibility Requirements

  1. For the CPL, you must be at least 18 years of age to sit for your CPL flight test (practical).
  2. You need to have at least pass marks in O-Levels Math, English and any science subjects. The local standard equivalent to O-Levels is also acceptable.
  3. Medical examination approved by the SLCAA
  4. Aptitude test conducted by the SLCAA

Instrument Rating

  1. Minimum of 45 hours of flying is required

Multi Engine Rating

  1. Minimum of 10 hours of flying in a multi engine aircraft

Conversion of Licenses

The Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) has laid out the following procedure for converting their foreign license to a Sri Lankan License.

  1. License holder applies for the conversion, initiating the process as applicable at PEL, SLCAA.
  2. Follow through the process, completing required documentation, medical, ELPC, etc.
  3. Identify experience shortcomings, as per Sri Lankan system.
  4. Liaise with SLCAA to arrange the flight test in The Maldives in an Aircraft registered in The Maldives, following completion of the remaining portion of flying training required by Sri Lanka.
  5. Submit the Flight Test Report after completion of the Test.

The regulatory body in China for aviation is the Civil Aviation Administration of China (henceforth CAAC).

Private Pilot License

Theory Training

: 50 hours

Simulator Training

: 5 hours

Dual Flight training

: 30 hours

VF (Visual flight)

: 5 hours

Landing & Take-off

:10 hours

Separate VF

: 5 hours

Route VF

: 4 hours

Airport-ferry VF

: 5 hours

Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating

Theory Training

: 80 hours

Simulator Training

: 45 hours

Simulator VF

: 30 hours

Simulator IF

: 15 hours

Dual Flight training

: 145 hours

VF (Visual flight)

: 5 hours

Landing & Take-off

: 10 hours

Separate VF

: 5 hours

Route VF

: 4 hours

Airport-ferry VF

: 5 hours

Visual Flight

: 8.5 hours

Special Flight

: 3 hours

Separate VF, Landing and Take-off

: 5 hours

Flight on Right seat

: 3.5 hours

Separate flight in right seat

: 0.5 hour

Separate VF, landing & take-off 24hours

Separate flight by instrument programme

: 10.5 hour

Separate airport-ferry under monitor

: 7 hours

Separate flight (with crew) for airport-ferry

: 8 hours

Night flight

: 5 hours

Separate night flight under monitor

: 5 hours

Flight preparing for examination with trainer

: 3 hours

Optional flight

: 3 hours

IF aero

: 3 hours

IF

: 13 hours

IF airport-ferry

: 3 hours

Multi Engine Rating

Theory Training

: 40 hours

Simulator Training

: 20 hours

Dual Flight training

: 40 hours

Flight on Right seat

: 3 hours

VF on Left seat

: 2 hours

Inspection

: 0.5 hour

IF in left seat

: 9 hours

Special flight

: 1.5 hours

Separate flight for inspection

: 1.5 hours

Separate flight

: 5 hours

Route flight

: 9 hours

Route flight under monitor

: 5 hours

The minimum age for flight training is 16 years in China.

The regulatory body in India for aviation is the Director General of Civil Aviation (henceforth DGCA).

Private Pilot License

  1. The minimum age for a CPL is 17 years
  2. The candidate should have passed Class Ten or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board/University.
  3. A certificate of physical fitness from an approved Medical Board after undergoing a medical examination should be presented. This should be in compliance with the requirements as notified by the Director-General under Rule 39B.
  4. The candidate should pass a written examination in Air Regulations, Air Navigation Meteorology and Aircraft and Engines as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.
  5. The candidate should have completed as a pilot of an aeroplane within a period of 5 years immediately preceding the date of application for license, 40 hours of flight time, which shall include

(i) 20 hours of solo flight time;

(ii) 5 hours of cross-country flight time as sole occupant, including a flight of 150 nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made;

(iii) 10 hours of solo flight time completed within a period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for the issue of license;

(iv) 5 hours of flight time by night including a minimum of 10 take-offs and 10 landings as Pilot-in-Command as carried out within six months immediately preceding the date of application for license.

(v) 50% of solo flying experience on microlight aircraft acquired during the preceding 24months from the date of application subject to a maximum of 10 hours, may be credited towards the total experience required for the issue of the license.

(vi) 50% of solo gliding experience shall count towards total flying experience requirement subject to a maximum of 10 hours towards total flight time.

  1. The candidate should have completed the flying training in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.

Commercial Pilot License

  1. The minimum age for a CPL is 18 years
  2. The candidate should have passed Class Ten plus Two or an equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics, from a recognized Board/University.
  3. A certificate of physical fitness from an approved Medical Board after undergoing a medical examination should be presented. This should be in compliance with the requirements as notified by the Director-General under Rule 39B.
  4. The candidate should pass a written examination in Air Regulations, Air Navigation Meteorology and Aircraft and Engines and Signals (practical) examination for interpretation of aural and visual signals, as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.
  5. The candidate should have completed as a pilot of an aeroplane within a period of 5 years immediately preceding the date of application for license, 200 hours of flight time, which shall include

(i) 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command of which 15 hours should have been completed within a period of 6 months immediately preceding the date of application for license;

(ii) 20 hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-in- Command including a cross-country flight of 300 nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made;

(iii) 10 hours of instrument time of which maximum of 5 hours may be on an approved simulator; and

(iv) 5 hours of flight time by night including a minimum of 10 take-offs and 10 landings as Pilot-in-Command as carried out within six months immediately preceding the date of application for license.

  1. The candidate should have completed the flying training in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.
  2. He/ She should be in possession of a current Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s License for operation of radio telephone apparatus on board an aircraft issued by the Director-General.

Commercial Pilot License with IFR

  1. The candidate should have completed as a pilot of an aeroplane within a period of 5 years immediately preceding the date of application for license, 200 hours of flight time, which shall include

(i) 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command out of which 30 hours flight time as Student Pilot-in-Command which shall include maximum of 20 hours of cross country flight time and maximum of 10 hours circuits-landings with minimum 10 landings;

(ii) 15 hours time as Pilot-in-Command flight time within a period of 6 months immediately preceding the date of application;

(ii) 50 hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-in- Command including a cross-country flight of 300 nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made;

(iii) 50 hours of instrument time of which maximum of 20 hours may be on an approved simulator; out of which minimum of 5 hours of instrument time shall have been completed within a period of 6 months immediately preceding the date of application for the Instrument Rating; and

(iv) 5 hours of flight time by night including a minimum of 10 take-offs and 10 landings as Pilot-in-Command as carried out within six months immediately preceding the date of application for license.

Note:  The student-pilot-in- command flight time shall not be logged by instructor in his own log book. Student log book shall indicate student pilot-in command flight time in remarks column as SPIC with the name of the instructor.

The regulatory body in Singapore for aviation is the Civilian Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Private Pilot License

  1. The syllabus of flying training must provide for a minimum of 40 hours of flight time, which should be carried out in a Group A aeroplane fitted with dual controls. The syllabus of training must include at least:
  2. a) 10 hours as PIC under a Flying Instructor (FI) or an Assistant Flying Instructor (AFI) including at least 5 hours of cross country solo flight time;

    b) 20 hours dual flight time with an AFI or FI including

(i) 4 hours instruction in Instrument Flying;

(ii) 4 hours instruction in pilot navigation; and

(iii) 2 hours stall awareness and avoidance training of which one hour must have been completed within the 6 months preceding the date the license application is submitted.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Should be minimum of 17 years of age.
  2. Should meet Class 2 Medical Requirements (for PPL with Instrument Rating, a Class 1 Medical Requirement is required).
  3. Should demonstrate the ability to speak and understand English to at least the Operational Level (Level 4) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale.

Commercial Pilot License

  1. The syllabus of flying training must provide for a minimum of 155 hours of flight time. The syllabus of training must include at least:

(i) Minimum of 100 hours as PIC with a minimum of 20 hours of cross country as PIC including a cross country flight totaling minimum of 300 Nautical Miles during which, full stop landings at not less than two intermediate aerodromes shall be made.

(ii) The applicant shall have completed minimum of 10 hours by night as PIC or pilot under instruction of which not less than 5 hours must be as PIC. This must include minimum of 10 night take offs and 10 night landings without assistance.

(iii) The applicant shall have also completed 10 hours of instrument flying as pilot under instruction of which not more than 5 hours may be instrument ground time.

Commercial Pilot License – Instrument Rating

  1. The syllabus of flying training must provide for a minimum of 200 hours of flight time. The syllabus of training must include at least:

(i) 200 hours as PIC with a maximum of 100 hours as Pilot in Command under supervision PIC U/S.

(ii) Minimum of 50 hours of cross country as PIC including a cross country flight totaling minimum of 300 Nautical Miles during which, full stop landings at not less than two intermediate aerodromes shall be made. At least 10 of the 50 hours must be by night or by sole reference to instruments.

(iii)The applicant shall have completed minimum of 10 hours by night as PIC or pilot under instruction of which not less than 5 hours must be as PIC. This must include minimum of 10 night take offs and 10 night landings without assistance.

(iv) 40 hours of flying as pilot by sole reference to instruments, of which not more than 20 hours should be on an approved simulator.

(v) 30 hours on a Multi Engine aircraft, if an instrument rating for a multi engine is sought.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Should be minimum of 18 years of age.
  2. Should meet Class 1 Medical Requirements.
  3. Should demonstrate the ability to speak and understand English to at least the Operational Level (Level 4) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale.
  4. The candidate should have a PPL License.

The regulatory body in the UAE for aviation is the General Civil Aviation Authority (henceforth GCAA)

Private Pilot License

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The minimum age to get a PPL is 17 years.
  2. Applicants must successfully complete theoretical examination and flight instruction at a GCAA approved training organization (ATO).

Validity of the theoretical knowledge.

The validity of the TKE is 24 months.

Commercial Pilot License

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The minimum age to get a CPL is 18 years.
  1. Minimum requirements for CPL integrated course
  • An applicant may be admitted to training either as an ab-initio entrant, or as a holder of a PPL.
  • An applicant wishing to undertake a CPL integrated course shall complete all the instructional stages in one continuous course of training as arranged by a GCAA approved ATO.
  • A CPL theoretical knowledge course shall comprise at least 350 hours of instruction.
  1. Minimum requirements for CPL modular course
  • Before commencing a CPL modular course an applicant shall be the holder of a PPL.
  • An applicant wishing to undertake a modular CPL course shall complete all the flight instructional stages in one continuous course of training as arranged by a GCAA approved ATO. The theoretical knowledge instruction may be given only at a GCAA approved ATO.
  • An approved CPL theoretical knowledge course shall comprise at least 250 hours of instruction.
  1. Minimum requirements for CPL/IR integrated course
  • An applicant wishing to undertake a CPL/IR integrated course shall complete all the instructional stages in one continuous course of training as arranged by a GCAA approved ATO.
  • An applicant may be admitted to training either as an ab-initio entrant, or as a holder of a PPL
  • A CPL/IR theoretical knowledge course shall comprise at least 500 hours of instruction.

Validity of the theoretical knowledge

The validity of the theoretical knowledge is 36 months

UAE Qualified Military Pilots (QMP) are credited.

General Requirements

Theoretical knowledge examinations (TKE)

Theoretical knowledge is credited to applicants who passed the theoretical CPL or ATPL knowledge:

  • An applicant having passed the TKE for an ATPL shall be credited with the theoretical knowledge requirements for the PPL and CPL.
  • Holder of a pilot license shall be credited towards the requirements for TK instruction and examination for a license in another category of aircraft in accordance with Appendix 1 to CAR-FCL.

Recommendation

An applicant shall get a recommendation from a GCAA ATO prior to sitting for any examination. The recommendation is valid for 12 months.

Passing Standards

  • The minimum passing marks is 75%.
  • All papers shall be passed within 18 months.

In the event of 4 failures in one paper or 6 sitting in all papers, a complete set of examination shall be retaken after.

The regulatory body in Sri Lanka for aviation is the Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority (henceforth SLCAA).

Private Pilot License

  1. Minimum 45 hours of flying out of which 10 hours would be solo flying.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. GCE O Level (or equivalent qualifications) with 6 credits including credits in Mathematics, Science and English.
  2. Medical examination approved by the SLCAA
  3. Aptitude test conducted by the SLCAA
  4. You must be at least 14 years of age for any flying experience to count towards a license, and at least 16 years of age before you will be allowed to fly solo. There is no maximum age.

Commercial Pilot License

  1. Minimum 150 hours of flying is required

Eligibility Requirements

  1. For the CPL, you must be at least 18 years of age to sit for your CPL flight test (practical).
  2. You need to have at least pass marks in O-Levels Math, English and any science subjects. The local standard equivalent to O-Levels is also acceptable.
  3. Medical examination approved by the SLCAA
  4. Aptitude test conducted by the SLCAA

Instrument Rating

  1. Minimum of 45 hours of flying is required

Multi Engine Rating

  1. Minimum of 10 hours of flying in a multi engine aircraft

Conversion of Licenses

The Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) has laid out the following procedure for converting their foreign license to a Sri Lankan License.

  1. License holder applies for the conversion, initiating the process as applicable at PEL, SLCAA.
  2. Follow through the process, completing required documentation, medical, ELPC, etc.
  3. Identify experience shortcomings, as per Sri Lankan system.
  4. Liaise with SLCAA to arrange the flight test in The Maldives in an Aircraft registered in The Maldives, following completion of the remaining portion of flying training required by Sri Lanka.
  5. Submit the Flight Test Report after completion of the Test.

The regulatory body in China for aviation is the Civil Aviation Administration of China (henceforth CAAC).

Private Pilot License

Theory Training      : 50 hours

Simulator Training  : 5 hours

Dual Flight training : 30 hours

VF (Visual flight)       : 5 hours

Landing & Take-off   : 10 hours

Separate VF                : 5 hours

Route VF                     : 4 hours

Airport-ferry VF        : 5 hours

 

Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating

Theory Training      : 80 hours

Simulator Training  : 45 hours

Simulator VF              : 30 hours

Simulator IF               : 15 hours

Dual Flight training : 145 hours

VF (Visual flight)       : 5 hours

Landing & Take-off   : 10 hours

Separate VF                : 5 hours

Route VF                     : 4 hours

Airport-ferry VF        : 5 hours

Visual Flight                                               : 8.5 hours

Special Flight                                             : 3 hours.

Separate VF, Landing and Take-off           : 5hours

Flight on Right seat                                    : 3.5 hours

Separate flight in right seat                        : 0.5 hour

Separate VF, landing & take-off 24hours

Separate flight by instrument programme : 10.5 hours

Separate airport-ferry under monitor         : 7 hours

Separate flight (with crew) for airport-ferry: 8hours

Night flight                                                 : 5 hours

Separate night flight under monitor                                   : 5 hours

Flight preparing for examination with trainer                    : 3 hours

Optional flight                                                                    : 3 hours

IF aero                                                                                : 3 hours

IF                                                                                        : 13 hours

IF airport-ferry                                                                    : 3 hours

 

Multi Engine Rating

Theory Training      : 40 hours

Simulator Training  : 20 hours

Dual Flight training : 40 hours

Flight on Right seat                : 3 hours

VF on Left seat                       : 2 hours

Inspection                               : 0.5 hours

IF in left seat                           : 9 hours

Special flight                          : 1.5 hours

Separate flight for inspection : 1.5 hours

Separate flight                        : 5 hours

Route flight                             : 9 hours

Route flight under monitor     : 5 hours

 

The minimum age for flight training is 16 years in China.

The regulatory body in India for aviation is the Director General of Civil Aviation (henceforth DGCA).

Private Pilot License

  1. The minimum age for a CPL is 17 years
  2. The candidate should have passed Class Ten or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board/University.
  3. A certificate of physical fitness from an approved Medical Board after undergoing a medical examination should be presented. This should be in compliance with the requirements as notified by the Director-General under Rule 39B.
  4. The candidate should pass a written examination in Air Regulations, Air Navigation Meteorology and Aircraft and Engines as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.
  5. The candidate should have completed as a pilot of an aeroplane within a period of 5 years immediately preceding the date of application for license, 40 hours of flight time, which shall include

(i) 20 hours of solo flight time;

(ii) 5 hours of cross-country flight time as sole occupant, including a flight of 150 nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made;

(iii) 10 hours of solo flight time completed within a period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for the issue of license;

(iv) 5 hours of flight time by night including a minimum of 10 take-offs and 10 landings as Pilot-in-Command as carried out within six months immediately preceding the date of application for license.

(v) 50% of solo flying experience on microlight aircraft acquired during the preceding 24months from the date of application subject to a maximum of 10 hours, may be credited towards the total experience required for the issue of the license.

(vi) 50% of solo gliding experience shall count towards total flying experience requirement subject to a maximum of 10 hours towards total flight time.

  1. The candidate should have completed the flying training in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.

Commercial Pilot License

  1. The minimum age for a CPL is 18 years
  2. The candidate should have passed Class Ten plus Two or an equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics, from a recognized Board/University.
  3. A certificate of physical fitness from an approved Medical Board after undergoing a medical examination should be presented. This should be in compliance with the requirements as notified by the Director-General under Rule 39B.
  4. The candidate should pass a written examination in Air Regulations, Air Navigation Meteorology and Aircraft and Engines and Signals (practical) examination for interpretation of aural and visual signals, as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.
  5. The candidate should have completed as a pilot of an aeroplane within a period of 5 years immediately preceding the date of application for license, 200 hours of flight time, which shall include

(i) 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command of which 15 hours should have been completed within a period of 6 months immediately preceding the date of application for license;

(ii) 20 hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-in- Command including a cross-country flight of 300 nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made;

(iii) 10 hours of instrument time of which maximum of 5 hours may be on an approved simulator; and

(iv) 5 hours of flight time by night including a minimum of 10 take-offs and 10 landings as Pilot-in-Command as carried out within six months immediately preceding the date of application for license.

  1. The candidate should have completed the flying training in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.
  2. He/ She should be in possession of a current Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s License for operation of radio telephone apparatus on board an aircraft issued by the Director-General.

Commercial Pilot License with IFR

  1. The candidate should have completed as a pilot of an aeroplane within a period of 5 years immediately preceding the date of application for license, 200 hours of flight time, which shall include

(i) 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command out of which 30 hours flight time as Student Pilot-in-Command which shall include maximum of 20 hours of cross country flight time and maximum of 10 hours circuits-landings with minimum 10 landings;

(ii) 15 hours time as Pilot-in-Command flight time within a period of 6 months immediately preceding the date of application;

 

(ii) 50 hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-in- Command including a cross-country flight of 300 nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made;

(iii) 50 hours of instrument time of which maximum of 20 hours may be on an approved simulator; out of which minimum of 5 hours of instrument time shall have been completed within a period of 6 months immediately preceding the date of application for the Instrument Rating; and

(iv) 5 hours of flight time by night including a minimum of 10 take-offs and 10 landings as Pilot-in-Command as carried out within six months immediately preceding the date of application for license.

Note: The student-pilot-in- command flight time shall not be logged by instructor in his own log book. Student log book shall indicate student pilot-in command flight time in remarks column as SPIC with the name of the instructor.

The regulatory body in Bangladesh for aviation is the Civilian Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Private Pilot License

  1. The syllabus of flying training must provide for a minimum of 40 hours of flight time, which should be carried out in a Group A aeroplane fitted with dual controls. The syllabus of training must include at least:
  2. a) 10 hours as PIC under a Flying Instructor (FI) or an Assistant Flying Instructor (AFI) including at least 5 hours of cross country solo flight time;
  3. b) 20 hours dual flight time with an AFI or FI including

(i) 4 hours instruction in Instrument Flying;

(ii) 4 hours instruction in pilot navigation; and

(iii) 2 hours stall awareness and avoidance training of which one hour must have been completed within the 6 months preceding the date the license application is submitted.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Should be minimum of 17 years of age.
  2. Should meet Class 2 Medical Requirements (for PPL with Instrument Rating, a Class 1 Medical Requirement is required).
  3. Should demonstrate the ability to speak and understand English to at least the Operational Level (Level 4) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale.

Commercial Pilot License

  1. The syllabus of flying training must provide for a minimum of 155 hours of flight time. The syllabus of training must include at least:

(i) Minimum of 100 hours as PIC with a minimum of 20 hours of cross country as PIC including a cross country flight totaling minimum of 300 Nautical Miles during which, full stop landings at not less than two intermediate aerodromes shall be made.

(ii) The applicant shall have completed minimum of 10 hours by night as PIC or pilot under instruction of which not less than 5 hours must be as PIC. This must include minimum of 10 night take offs and 10 night landings without assistance.

(iii) The applicant shall have also completed 10 hours of instrument flying as pilot under instruction of which not more than 5 hours may be instrument ground time.

Commercial Pilot License – Instrument Rating

  1. The syllabus of flying training must provide for a minimum of 200 hours of flight time. The syllabus of training must include at least:

(i) 200 hours as PIC with a maximum of 100 hours as Pilot in Command under supervision PIC U/S.

(ii) Minimum of 50 hours of cross country as PIC including a cross country flight totaling minimum of 300 Nautical Miles during which, full stop landings at not less than two intermediate aerodromes shall be made. At least 10 of the 50 hours must be by night or by sole reference to instruments.

(iii) The applicant shall have completed minimum of 10 hours by night as PIC or pilot under instruction of which not less than 5 hours must be as PIC. This must include minimum of 10 night take offs and 10 night landings without assistance.

(iv) 40 hours of flying as pilot by sole reference to instruments, of which not more than 20 hours should be on an approved simulator.

(v) 30 hours on a Multi Engine aircraft, if an instrument rating for a multi engine is sought.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Should be minimum of 18 years of age.
  2. Should meet Class 1 Medical Requirements.
  3. Should demonstrate the ability to speak and understand English to at least the Operational Level (Level 4) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale.
  4. The candidate should have a PPL License.