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Introduction

This is the license that permits the holder to pilot an aircraft for non commercial purposes. In the Egypt ultralight vehicles are those that have only one seat, are used only for recreational or sport flying, don't have an airworthiness certificate and weigh less than 155 pounds if not powered and less than 254 pounds if powered with a maximum of 5 gallons. They also have speed and time of operation restrictions and cannot be flown over congested areas or at large gatherings such as air shows.

A private pilot's license allows command of any aircraft (subject to appropriate ratings) for any non-commercial purpose, and gives almost unlimited authority to fly under visual flight rules (VFR).

it is obtained by successfully completing a course with at least 40 hours (45 in Africa) of flight time, passing seven written exams, completing an extensive solo cross country flight (minimum cumulative solo flight time is 10 hours), and successfully demonstrating flying skills to an examiner during a flight test or checkride (including an oral exam)

These Aircraft may include gliders, helicopters and gyro-planes, balloons, airships or powered aircraft

Eligibility

A person must hold at least a private pilot license with an aircraft category and class rating appropriate to the instrument rating for which the certificate applies prior to enrolling in the flight portion of the instrument rating. In addition, you must complete the necessary ground and flight training requirements as required by the Egypt aviation regulations.

It is eligible for citizens/residents of Egypt engaging in Air transport Business.

  • A citizen of Egypt,
  • An individual citizen of another State who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence in Egypt,
  • A corporation lawfully organized and doing business under the laws of Egypt and the aircraft is based and primarily used in Egypt,
  • A government entity of Nigeria or political subdivision thereof; or
  • A foreign person who has leased the aircraft to one of the persons described in paragraphs above.


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Instructions

  • Pilots can begin training at an age of 18 and can solo balloons and gliders at age 20 in Egypt.
  • A license will contain a number of sub-qualifications or ratings.
  • An ECAA-issued pilot certificate is evidence that an individual is duly authorized to exercise piloting privileges in Egypt.
  • An individual may hold only one pilot certificate at one time.
  • Most pilot certificates and ratings require the applicant to pass a knowledge test, also called the written test.
  • All pilots certificates and ratings require a practical test.

Required Information

  • Be at least 18 years old and a citizen of Egypt or Resident of Egypt.
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Obtain at least a third class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Pass a computerized aeronautical knowledge test from Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,
  • Accumulate and log a specified amount of training and experience, including the following:
  • At least 40 hours of flight time, including 20 hours with an instructor and 10 hours of solo flight.
  • 5 hours of solo cross-country time including one flight of at least 150 nautical miles with full stop landings at a minimum of three points
  • Three solo takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.
  • 3 hours of night flight training and 10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport
  • 3 hours of instrument flying training
  • Pass an oral and flight test administered by an ECAA inspector or ECAA designated examine

Procedure

The journey to becoming a private pilot is an exciting one, but it is also a major investment of time and money, and learning before you can take to the skies.Learning to fly an airplane can literally be the experience of a lifetime.

The following are the outline for you to become a qualified private pilot's with a license.
Sept 1 check if you are fit to fly an airplane

Before you plan to obtain a private pilot certificate you will need to Obtain a first class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner. The medical certificate you will receive is also a student pilot's license which allows you to start flight training immediately. The ECAA has a website which can help you find ECAA authorized medical examiners in your area, http://www.civilaviation.gov.eg

Step 2 start planning and taking classes
  • Financial planning is one of the most important issues to think about early on, and it is best to work out a realistic budget to begin with. You must budget for your training before you begin your training classes.This will help you decide if you can really afford to go through with it, and it will also help you to keep your expenses in check as you go forward. Draw a budget to finance the total cost of the flying. Realistically you should allow for a 10% overrun. That is, budget on doing 40 hours of flying.

If also your English is good apply in a pilot school and,start taking pilot classes. Pilots need to be able to speak, read and understand English so they can talk to control towers and other aviators when needed.you can also buy a comprehensive ground school course which you can study at home on your computer.

Step 3 complete a ground training school for piloting.

When you are doing well on the practice tests and are feeling confident, make an appointment at your local Flight Service District Office to take the computerized aeronautical knowledge test. Now you will be ready to start flying in the air this will make you a real pilot after becoming a licensed pilot. You will need to complete ground school and at least 40 hours of flight training before you can attempt the three tests you need to fly an aircraft. you will need to pass these test to get your private pilot license. You will need a written or computerized test of aeronautical knowledge, and a flight test,a medical certificate in order to get your final Private pilot license.

Step 4 familiarize yourself with the Airplane Flight Manual.
  • You can also start familiarize yourself with the Airplane Flight Manual for the aircraft you are flying. Many of the questions asked in the FAA oral examination are about the aircraft's systems and performance. The other obvious reason for doing this is that you need to be knowledgeable about the systems and performance of the aircraft you are about to fly.


Step 5 Beginning flying after obtain a Private pilot certificate

This certifying means that you have satisfactorily completed the required instruction and the Logbook entries by an ECAA-certified ground or flight instructor, certifying satisfactory completion of the required ground instruction.

Note
The national average in the Egypt
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  • (1) 30 hours of training if the certificate is for an initial instrument rating.
  • (2) 20 hours of training if the Certificate is for an additional instrument rating.
Ground training must include the following aeronautical knowledge areas.
  • (1) Applicable Egyptian Civil Aviation Regulations for IFR flight operations;
  • (2) Appropriate information in the "Aeronautical Information Manual";
  • (3) Air traffic control system and procedures for instrument flight operations;
  • (4) IFR navigation and approaches by use of navigation systems;
  • (5) Use of IFR en route and instrument approach procedure charts;
  • (6) Procurement and use of aviation weather reports and forecasts, and the elements of forecasting weather trends on the basis of that information and personal observation of weather conditions;

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Required Documents

  • A computerized aeronautical knowledge test
  • Accumulate and log a specified amount of training and experience document.
  • A third class medical certificate.
  • A computerized aeronautical knowledge test
  • A Record of 40 hours of flight time
  • A record of Pass an oral test and flight test administered by an ECAA inspector.
  • A flight instructor certificate;
  • An instrument rating.
  • Preflight operations, including weight and balance determination, line inspection, and airplane servicing.
  • Airport and traffic pattern operations, including operations at controlled airports, radio communications, and collision avoidance precautions.
  • Flight maneuvering by reference to ground objects.
  • Flight at slow airspeeds with realistic distractions, and the recognition of and recovery from stalls entered from straight flight and from turns.
  • Normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings.
  • Control and maneuvering an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including descents and climbs using radio aids or radar directives.
  • Cross-country flying, using pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio aids.
  • Maximum performance takeoffs and landings.
  • Night flying, including takeoffs, landings, and VFR navigation.
  • Emergency operations, including simulated aircraft and equipment malfunction.

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Validity

Valid for 1 year and then a renewal is required

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Processing Time

The processing takes 6 months

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Transportation

Mr. Hany Sayed Mohamed Dahy img

Address : Nasr Road, Nasr City, Cairo

Phone no: 2400814 - 22604884

Fax: 22610510

E-mail N/A

Website: http://www.mot.gov.eg


Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority‎‏)

TEL: 002 22677617

AX: 002 22688232

MAIL:ECAA@CIVILAVIATION.GOV.EG.

Website:www.civilaviation.gov.eg

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External Links

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