Student Pilot Licence (SPL)
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In order to qualify for a Student Pilot Licence, the SACAA requires that you meet all of the requirements mentioned below.
- An applicant for a student pilot’s licence must be at least 15 years old and pass a medical examination.
- The applicant must receive ab initio flight training at a CAA approved flight training organisation
- A student pilot’s licence is valid for 2 years from the date it was issued, if the applicable fees are paid every year
PRIVILEGES AND LIMITATIONS OF A STUDENT PILOT LICENCE
- The holder of a valid SPL may only fly solo for the purpose of training for a higher grade pilot licence
- You may not carry passengers
- You have to fly by day only.
- You may not cross international borders with an SPL
- Except during an emergency, the holder of an SPL may not take off or land an aircraft anywhere other than an aerodrome