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12/03/2017

TO TRAIN A COMMERCIAL PILOT COSTS N7.5M

TO TRAIN A COMMERCIAL PILOT COSTS N7.5MWhat is the average cost of training a pilot?
Our pilot training is subsidised by the government, to make it
accessible to Nigerians. We charge N7.5m to train a Commercial Pilot.

How long does this training takes?
The training takes about two years. On completion, the pilot comes out with a Commercial Pilot Licence, plus Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings.




What are the entry requirements to train as a pilot?
You need to have an O’level, with minimum of five credits including Physics, Mathematics and English language. Minimum entry age is 17years.

What certificate of proficiency does a pilot get before he can fly an aircraft?
You need to have a Student Pilot Licence, to start training as a pilot. As the training progresses, you get a Private Pilot Licence, before you graduate with a Commercial Pilot Licence. These licences are issued by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), after the trainee must have successfully passed all the necessary tests (written and practical).




How many pilots pass out from NCAT on the average yearly?
An average of about 20 pilots graduate from the College annually. We also have qualified pilots who come to renew their proficiency or Instrument Rating.

Are the locally trained pilots capable compared with their counterparts abroad?
Our pilots are as good as other pilots trained elsewhere. In the days of Nigeria Airways, pilots who trained abroad were sent to NCAT for re-training, before absorption into the airline. This is a testimony of the quality of our training. Some of our products are currently in foreign airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Ethiopian, Rwandair, Delta and United Airlines.

What has been the role of government in supporting training of pilots in the past?
This College was set up by the federal government in 1963, to address the aviation training needs of Nigeria and the West African sub-region. The government has been providing subsidised training, through the provision of training equipment (aircraft, simulators, fuel, infrastructure, etc).




What are the challenges, if any, in training pilots locally?
Being government owned, the College is affected by budgetary processes and releases, just like any other government agency. We import all our spare parts, which often takes a long time to procure. The Harmattan dust haze severely affects flight training activities.
What role if any does NCAT plays in getting jobs for their products (pilots) trained by the College?
Being a training organisation, NCAT does not look for jobs for its graduates. We however assist by employing some and we provide references to prospective employers in the industry.
More and more qualified Nigerians are now working in the industry. At NCAT, we have been training instructors for other local organisations to international standards, thereby doing away with the need to import facilitators from abroad. We are also in the process of installing a Boeing 737 flight simulator in Zaria. This will address the training needs of most our airlines, thereby saving valuable time and foreign exchange.


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