This is How to obtain Air Transport Pilot License in Kenya. An Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) is the highest level of aircraft pilot certificate. Those certified as airline transport pilots (unconditional) are authorized to act as pilot in command on scheduled air carriers’ aircraft. Pilots must hold an ATPL before they can be pilot in command on an aircraft with 9 or more passenger seats.
Requirements for Issue of an ATPL
An applicant for an Airline Transport Pilot License shall—
Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
Have a valid Class 1 Medical Certificate issued under KCARs.
Meet at least one of the following requirements—
Hold a valid and current Commercial Pilot License and an instrument Rating;
Meet the experience requirements for Conversion of the Kenyan Military Pilots’ License to qualify for a Commercial Pilot License, and an Instrument Rating if the person is a rated military pilot or former rated military pilot; or
Hold either a foreign Airline Transport Pilot License or a foreign Commercial Pilot License and an instrument rating issued by another Contracting State.
Pass a knowledge test on the applicable aeronautical knowledge areas done during their Flight Instruction that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought; and
Meet the applicable aeronautical experience requirements of this sub-part before applying for the practical test;
Pass the practical test on the applicable and required areas of operation that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought; and
Pass the required practical test for the specific aircraft type to be endorsed on the license.
Pass an Instrument Rating test
Pass the English Language Proficiency exam and attain either of
Four passport size photographs – full face (2cm by 2.5cm);
A photo Identification Card or Passport and a copy of the same
Certified copies of the last 2 pages of the personal logbook. These pages show the latest flying experience certified by the pilot’s supervisor, who will certify the relevant logbook entries by endorsing his signature and license number.
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