Commercial Pilot Licence
Namibian Aviation Training Academy (NATA)
The aim of this course is to train candidates in the theory so as to prepare such candidates for the writing of the prescribed examinations for the issue of a Commercial Pilot Licence. Furthermore to train these candidates in the practical aspects in preparation for the Commercial Pilots and Instrument rating flight-test.
Candidates for entry into the Commercial Pilot course shall:
- Meet all of the requirements as for the Private Pilot Course
- Be the holder of an ICAO state PPL
- Must have passed a class 1 medical assessment
- Must be not less than 18 years of age; an upper age limit of 24 years of age is recommended.
Must have completed Grade 12 schooling and have achieved above average success in mathematics and science courses. In many countries, this educational requirement will be equivalent to a high school or secondary school education.
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform basic arithmetical calculations quickly and accurately and must be able to solve simple algebraic equations.
Must be proficient in the language used for instruction (English) and in accordance with the ICAO requirements in respect of English language proficiency.
Theoretical knowledge examinations for the Commercial Pilot License shall be conducted by the Directorate of Civil Aviation of Namibia at the end of the CPL ground theoretical training on all 8 ground subjects in the syllabus as meteorology, flight planning, radio, navigation, airlaw/procedures, instruments, human performance, aircraft technical general knowledge.
The flying part of training starts with hour building on the C 172 to accumulate flying hours and parallel flying experience. After doing night flying exercises and passing the night rating, the conversion on the C 210 with retractable landing gear and variable pitch propeller stands on the program. At the successful completion of this Phase 1 of the CPL-programme, students will be signed off for competence on Variable Pitch Propeller, Retractable Landing Gear and Fuel Injection systems.