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Professional Aviator Training
About Smart Aviator
Smart Aviator Specializes in providing premium flight training
to clients who wish to achieve a genuine operational
capability in multi-engine piston aero-planes
and attain the Commercial Pilot Licence with
multi-engine Instrument Rating (CPL- ME/IR).
Smart Aviator is dedicated to developing pilots with a professional
attitude and a genuine operational
capability at a reasonable cost.
PPL - Private Pilot Licence
The Private Pilot License (PPL) is the take-off to your career in aviation, as it forms the foundation for all Pilot training.
A Private Pilot License (PPL) allows you to do private flights and to train further for a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) in order to work commercially as a Pilot. The PPL course can be completed within 3 to 6 months on a full-time basis, depending on your training schedule, progress and weather, the PPL course is a very important first step in your life as a Pilot.
The Night Rating is commenced after the completion of the Private Pilot License (PPL). The Night Rating enables you to fly at night in a Visual Metrological Conditions (VMC). we strongly recommend that you obtain a Night Rating as it forms the foundation for the Instrument Rating. This Rating is usually done towards your Commercial Pilot License (CPL). You will be permitted to start your Night Rating any time after the completion of your Private Pilot License (PPL).
The Instrument Rating allows you to fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). These are conditions of poor visibility, low cloud base and generally adverse weather, the Instrument Rating qualifies you to fly an aircraft solely on its instruments, and is a requirement for all pilots who wish to fly for an airline as a career. you can commence the Instrument Rating course when you have approximately 140-150 hours of flight experience.
A Multi-Engine Rating allows you to operate as Pilot In Command of an aircraft with more than one engine, The Multi-Engine Rating is also a necessary step for any professional pilot. The ability to operate a multi-engine aircraft opens up a range of career opportunities including charter flying, aero ambulance work, and ultimately airline opportunities.
CPL - Commercial Pilot License
A Commercial Pilot License for an airplane will allow you to fly passengers or freight. This license is the minimum requirement for getting a job as a Pilot. To begin this course, you must hold a valid Private Pilots License. After obtaining the PPL, Night Rating, have successfully completed the appropriate Instrument Rating course, have passed the theoretical knowledge examination and multi-engine Rating course, you will be ready for the final test flight to obtain the CPL with ME/IR.
The privileges of a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) above those of a Private Pilot License (PPL) are to act as Pilot In Command in commercial air transportation of any aircraft having a maximum certificated mass of 5700 kg or less, and to act as Co-Pilot in larger aircraft.
You have to be 15 years or older to qualify for Student Pilot License (SPL). However, you must be 16 years of age before going solo.
You also have to have a valid Class 2 Medical certificate.
You must be able to communicate effectively and spontaneously in English.
Rest assured, we’ll walk you through the program step by step. At Smart Aviator you know exactly what awaits you.
There are no formal educational requirements, but we at Smart Aviator recommend Mathematics, Physics, and English as subjects on High School level.
Yes! Our in house English school provides the best English tutoring, Our tutors are experienced and qualified EFL practitioners who love what they do, whether in the classroom or outside. We offer a great variety of courses and programs, we will design a course that suits you depending on your current English level, you will also enjoy the afternoon classes that are only dedicated to Aviation English.
A minimum of 45 hours of flight training are required by law, which consists of 30 hours of dual instruction, and 15 hours of solo flights. These are the legal minimums, additional flying hours may be needed to meet the standard expected, therefore depending on your aptitude and progress.
You need a minimum of 15 hours of Dual Instruction, of which 10 hours of dual instrument flight instruction, at least 5 circuits with 5 take-offs and 5 landings by night,. a dual cross-country flight by night. The Night-Rating test will be 1.5 hours.
A total of 200 hours is needed, of which 100 hours must be as Pilot In Command (PIC), 5 of those hours being Pilot In Command by night, 40 hours of instrument training, of which 20 hours will be on the simulator.
It takes between 16 and 24 months to complete the entire course, depending on your ability to pass the theoretical exams and to meet the standard expected to successfully test.
This is a personal choice, however, it will certainly enhance your marketability as a professional pilot if you’ve obtained a Multi-Engine Rating.
To increase later employment opportunities, many Commercial Pilot’s elect to obtain their Instructor’s Rating. The professional challenges of being an instructor will undoubtedly make you more employable and offers you more career opportunities in the future.
Efficient training in an environment that maximizes proficiency.
Learning to fly at Smart Aviator, your flight training is efficient because there is no traffic congestion and the General Flying Area is only five miles away.
Furnished and serviced accommodation for 2 people sharing a room including lunch and dinner prepared for cultural or dietary restrictions.
Group transport to and from accommodation to all training related appointments.