PILOT LICENCES, CATEGORIES, RATINGS, AUTHORISATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, INSTRUCTORS FOR PILOT LICENSING, AND DESIGNATED PILOT EXAMINERS


PILOT LICENCES, CATEGORIES, RATINGS, AUTHORISATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, INSTRUCTORS FOR PILOT LICENSING, AND DESIGNATED PILOT EXAMINERS

GENERAL RULE CONCERNING LICENCES, RATINGS AND AUTHORISATIONS
  • (a) An applicant shall, before being issued with any pilot licence, rating, authorisation or designation, meet such requirements in respect of age, knowledge, experience, flight instruction, skill, medical fitness and language proficiency as are specified for that licence, rating or authorisation.
  • (b) A person shall not act either as PIC or as co-pilot of an aircraft in any of the categories unless that person is the holder of a pilot licence issued in accordance with the provisions of Part 2 of NCAA Regulations.
  • (c) An applicant shall for renewal or re-issue of a licence, rating, authorisation or designation, meet the requirements as are specified for that licence, rating, authorisation or designation.
AUTHORITY TO ACT AS A FLIGHT CREWMEMBER
  • (a) A person shall not act as a pilot flight crewmember of an aircraft registered in Nigeria unless a valid licence or a validation certificate is held showing compliance with the specifications of  NCAA Regulations Part 2 and appropriate to the duties to be performed by that person.
  •  (b) No person may act as the PIC or co-pilot of an aircraft unless that person holds the appropriate category, class and type rating for the aircraft to be flown.
  • (c) During a skill test, the applicant acts as PIC but the safety pilot will intervene in safety situations.
CREDITING OF FLIGHT TIME
  • (a) A student pilot or the holder of a pilot licence shall be entitled to be credited in full with all solo, dual instruction and PIC flight time towards the total flight time required for the initial issue of a pilot licence or the issue of a higher grade of pilot licence.
  • (b) The holder of a pilot licence, when acting as co-pilot at a pilot station of an aircraft certificated for operation by a single pilot but required by Authority to be operated with a co-pilot shall be entitled to be credited with not more than 50 per cent of the co-pilot flight time towards the total flight time required for a higher grade of pilot licence. The Authority may authorise that flight time be credited in full towards the total flight time required if the aircraft is equipped to be operated by a co-pilot and the aircraft is operated in a multi-crew operation.
  • (c) The holder of a pilot licence, when acting as co-pilot at a pilot station of an aircraft certificated to be operated with a co-pilot, shall be entitled to be credited in full with this flight time towards the total flight time required for a higher grade of pilot licence.
  • (d) The holder of a pilot licence, when acting as PIC under supervision, shall be entitled to be credited in full with this flight time towards the total flight time required for a higher grade of pilot licence.
LIMITATION OF PRIVILEGES OF PILOTS WHO HAVE ATTAINED THEIR 60TH BIRTHDAY AND CURTAILMENT OF PRIVILEGES OF PILOTS WHO HAVE ATTAINED THEIR 65TH BIRTHDAY

See Pilot age 65 Requirement

RECENT EXPERIENCE AND CURRENCY REQUIREMENTS
  • (a) A pilot shall not operate an aircraft carrying passengers as PIC or co-pilot unless he or she has carried out at least three take-offs and three landings as pilot-flying in an aircraft of the same type/class or variant of a type or a flight simulator of the aircraft type/class to be used, in the preceding 90 days
  • (b) The holder of a licence that does not include an instrument rating shall not act as PIC of an aircraft carrying passengers at night unless he or she has carried out at least three take-offs and three landings at night during the previous 90 days.
  • (c) A pilot shall not operate an aircraft under IFR or in weather conditions less than the minimums prescribed for VFR flight unless within the preceding six months:
    • (1) The pilot had an instrument proficiency check on the manoeuvres in IS 2.3.3.5 (IR SKILL TEST) or
    • (2) Has logged six hours instrument flight time including at least three hours in flight in the category of aircraft and has carried out six instrument approaches in either actual or simulated conditions.
  • (d) Each person shall document and record the experience required to show recent flight experience.
  • (e) Each pilot shall also meet the currency requirements in Part 8: 8.4 before operating an aircraft in Nigeria.
RECORDING OF FLIGHT TIME
  • (a) Each person shall document and record the following time in a manner acceptable to the Authority as outlined in IS 2.3.1.7:
    • (1) Training and experience used to meet the requirements for a licence, rating and authorisation of Part 2of these Regulations; and
    • (2) The experience required to show recent flight experience according to the requirements of Part 2 of these Regulations.