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Kenya School of Flying

Courses

Scheduled flight training courses commence quarterly, in January, April, July and October. Special intakes may be offered on request. We offer training to local and international students, and can offer accommodation at our Orly, Ukunda and Malindi stations. Students in Nairobi normally find their own accommodation, but we are able to recommend a number of hostels close to Wilson Airport.

The fee structures given below indicate the approximate minimum cost of each course. Rates are liable to change at very short notice due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and the price of fuel.

All courses are available for both Kenyan residents and students from overseas.

Requirements to join us


  • Must be 16 years and above.
  • KCSE C+ and C+ in Mathematics, English, Geography and any one science.
  • A medical fitness certificate from an accredited Aviation Medical examiner.
  • Copies of : Academic Papers, ID/Birth Certificate/Passport.
  • 6 passport size photos: Three Normal size and three 2cm x 2.5cm
  • Three internal written evaluation in Maths, English and Psychometric Testing.
  • Five lessons of flight assessment.

List of approved Aviation Medical Examiners

Dr. John P. Gatabaki
Acacia Medical Centre, 2nd Floor
Landmark Plaza,
Opposite Nairobi Hospital
P.O. Box 45901 - 00100
Nairobi
Tel: 0733 621 026
271346/2712866/2713415
Email: doctor@jpgatabaki.com

Dr. Graham H. O. Omondi
Prof. Nelson Awori Center
4th Floor, Suite A2Ralph Bunche Road, Off Ngong Road
P.O. Box 76386 - 00508
Nairobi
Tel: 0708 412 798
Email: graham.omondi@gmail.com

Dr. Stephen N. Karau
AHF Plaza, Building 123,
3rd Parklands Avenue,
1st Floor, East Wing
P.O. Box 56655 - 00200
Nairobi
Tel: 0722 742 702
0735 416 040
Email: snkarau@gmail.com
Dr. Mansoor Tayabali
Tayabali Medical & Dental Centre
P.O. Box 95669 - 80106
Mombasa
Tel: 0733 410 472
Email: shkmansoor252@gmail.com


Dr. Paul Wambaki Wanjohi
Sky Clinical Services
Mugoya Shopping Centre
South C
P.O. Box 3370 - 00200
Nairobi
Tel: 0722 833 492
Email: wambakiwanjohi@gmail.com

Dr. Justino M. Muinde
Prof. Nelson Awori Center
4th Floor, Suite A2Ralph Bunche Road, Off Ngong Road
P.O. Box 72770 - 00200
Nairobi
Tel: 0722 317 101
Email: drjmuinde@gmail.com

Dr. P. M. Kimata
Nelson Awori Building
Nairobi
Tel: 0722 852 242
Email: drkpmukui@gmail.com

Dr. Festus Ilako
Prof. Nelson Awori Centre
4th Floor, Nairobi
Tel: 0733 696 372, 0705 686 184
0763 785 069
Email: festus.ilako@amref.org

Dr. Phenny N. W. Kachumbo
P.O Box 54999 - 00200
Nairobi
c/o Dr. Muinde
Email: kphenny@yahoo.com

Dr. Dammas M. Kathuku
Corner House 3rd Floor, Kimathi Street
P.O. Box 19676 -00200, Nairobi
Tel: 0723 400 799, 020 2221068, 2244775
Email: dammaskathuku@yahoo.com

Private Pilot's License

This course takes four to six months, and involves:

  • 45 flying hours and revision
  • General flight test
  • Ground school instruction course
  • Morse code tutorial

Students will be assessed by a KCAA GFT examiner.

Fee Structure

Phase 1: PPL (Approx. 4 - 6 Months) Minimum Charges

Item Cost (Ksh)
Flying hours and Revision: 45 hours @ Ksh 14,360 646,200
Ground School Instruction Course 45,000
Stationery, Equipment and Uniform 101,600
First Aid Course by St. John Ambulance 9,500
*Accomodation at Orly: 45 days @ 1,500 67,500
*Return Ticket to Malindi/Ukunda (Approx.) 20,000
*Accommodation at Malindi: 60 days @ 1,500 90,000
Air Navigation Service charges 15,000
TOTAL 994,800
KCAA FEES
KCAA PPL GFT booking 2,000
KCAA PPL Ground Exams/RT/Eng. Prof. 14,000
KCAA PPL License Application 3,200
TOTAL 19,200
Approximate Minimum Grand Total 1,014,000
PPL KCAA Examiner Fees (Paid direct to the Examiner) = USD 200

Commercial Pilot's License

This course takes eight to twelve months, and involves:

  • A further 155 flying hours
  • CPL ground school

Fee Structure

Phase 2: CPL (Approx. 8 - 12 Months) Minimum charges

Item Cost (Ksh)
Flying 155 hours above the 45 PPL hours @ Ksh 14,360 2,225,800
3 hours for the General Flight Test (GFT) @ Ksh 14,360 43,080
CPL Ground School 60,000
*Accommodation at Orly/Malindi: 90 days @ 1,500/= 135,000
*Return ticket to Malindi/Ukunda (Approx.) 20,000
TOTAL 2,483,880
KCAA FEES
KCAA CPL Ground Exams   20,000
KCAA TTR C210 5,000
KCAA Gas Turbine & Perf. A Exam 4,100
KCAA CPL GFT booking 2,000
KCAA License Application 4,500
TOTAL 35,600
Approximate Minimum Grand Total 2,519,480
CPL KCAA Examiner Fees (Paid direct to the Examiner) = USD 400

Initial Multi Engine/Instrument Rating

This course takes six weeks. KCAA regulation 67 Part II requires 45 hours initial instrument hours broken into:

  • 20 hours on approved simulator
  • 25 hours on Twin Seneca PA34

Fee Structure

Phase 3: Multi/Ratings (Approx. 2 Months) Minimum Charges

Item Cost (Ksh)
20 hours approved simulator @ Ksh 6,500 per hour 130,000
25 hours on Twin Seneca PA 34 @ Ksh 42,780 per hour 1,069,500
3 hours for the General Flight Test (GFT) @ Ksh 42,780 128,340
Approximate Minimum Cost 1,327,840

 

Fee Structure

Chargeable by KCAA

KCAA TTR PA 34 5,000
KCAA Exam Booking 4,000
KCAA Multi/IR License Endorsement 4,000
TOTAL 13,000
Approximate Minimum Cost 1,340,840
MULTI/IR KCAA Examiner Fees (Paid direct to the Examiner) = USD 500
                                                                                          
SUMMARY APPROXIM. MINIMUM COST FOR COMPLETE COURSE
KCAA Reg.67 (PEL) Part II requires 45 hours initial instrument hours broken into:
Phase 1 PPL 1,014,000
Phase 2 CPL 2,519,480
Phase 3 Multi/IR 1,340,840
Approximate Minimum Cost 4,874 ,320

NOTE:

1. These rates are liable to change at very short notice due to fluctuations in the foreign

    exchange rates and prices of AVGAS fuel.

2. All students will need to pick an insurance option amongst the available ones upon

   admission.