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Hello guys,

Does anyone have any idea of how to become a pilot in Nigeria? I want to know more.

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There are several things to do to become a successful and well-pain pilot in Nigeria. For one, you need to find a flight school and not just any kind of them. The school should be approved by the FAA (Federal Aviation Association). Secondly, you need to get a fair number of hours in the air (the flight time). According to the stats the pilots with over 4000 hours of flight experience in their log are the ones that get hired by the best airlines and receive high level of pay. So, what you need to look for is a program with both theory and flight first-hand experience training.

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ALL WOT U NEED IS 2 GO 2 NIGERAI COLLEGE OF AVIATION TECHNOLOGY ZARIA IN KADUNA STATE IS D BEST AVIATION SKULL IN NIGERIA. & DIS IS DEA WEB-SITE (WWW.NCAT.GOV.NG) MAY GOD LET U BCOM A PILOT AS ME 2 WHAT 2 BCOM IT IN FUTURE. ALL WOT U NEED IS 2 GO 2 NIGERAI COLLEGE OF AVIATION TECHNOLOGY ZARIA IN KADUNA STATE IS D BEST AVIATION SKULL IN NIGERIA. & DIS IS DEA WEB-SITE (WWW.NCAT.GOV.NG) MAY GOD LET U BCOM A PILOT AS ME 2 WHAT 2 BCOM IT IN FUTURE. ALL WOT U NEED IS 2 GO 2 NIGERAI COLLEGE OF AVIATION TECHNOLOGY ZARIA IN KADUNA STATE IS D BEST AVIATION SKULL IN NIGERIA. & DIS IS DEA WEB-SITE (WWW.NCAT.GOV.NG) MAY GOD LET U BCOM A PILOT AS ME 2 WHAT 2 BCOM IT IN FUTURE.

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Guys how do I get/secure admission into an aviation school. In USA,Australia. Or South Africa........4 the CPL,IR,MER,etc......the tuition is not a problem lemme c the admission 1st....any1 with useful info pls contact me on 08164920121 or Email:kaycee2k9@yahoo.com

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@Everyone...

Not sure if this is the rite thread to post this.

I wanna know if there are any Pilot students presently in US/Canada from Nigeria or the UK.

I currently reside in the UK and looking at relocating to Canada for my Professional Pilot Training.

I am certain a study permit is required init?

Would appreciate if someone points me in the rite direction.

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Please visit learnnfly dot com to get an free ebook on Pilot training...

Thanks,

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please anybody with the right information about pilot or aviation school in US with low tuition or in SA

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how do i get to apply?

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Hello anybody with right information about pilot school in South Africa with low fees?

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Here is the site which can provide some great details on How to became a Pilot? http://learnnfly.com/

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^ does anyone know?

Thanks.

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pls any info on helicopter piloting

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Una fit come our school oooh in Denton, TX  www.usaviationacademy.com we have four private and four Airforce guys here with more to come

the koko be say the school get under G runs I think, but I'm not sure so don't hold me to it but them dey give

people with their admission letter Visa well well only say some guys no dey show up

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1. How did it come in handy?

2. Is/was this thread more useful than:

www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-142420.384.html

?

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This forum shouldn't be left dry, am an aspiring airline pilot too. This forum really came in handy.

Someone told me that FAA license is the best so far. Hope job opportunity are high oo

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Strike Wing Aviation is the only flight school in the philippines that operates within an international airport, giving students an unequaled access to world-class facilities, international standards, suited weather conditions and terrains that are perfect for aviation training.

Courses Offered

* PPL  -  (Private Pilot Licence)

* CPL  - (Commercial Pilot Licence)

* ME   -(Multi Engine Rating)

* IR    -(Instrument Rating)

* FI    -(Flight Instructor's)

PPL, CPL w/ IR & MER  £22,497.25 - $35,000 - €26,189.66 with food and accommdation

6 to 8 Months Commercial Pilot Course with Instrument and Multi-Engine Rating

Strike Wing Aviation

Phone   : +639266586987

E-mail : info@strikewingaviation.com

WebSite : http://www.commercialpilottraining.co.uk

Address : Philcox Hangar, Domestic Road, Pasay City Philippines

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you have to be outstanding in geography and calculation, then apply for NCAT in zaria, shikena.

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Is it possible for a food scientist to work in aviation? if yes, how do i in about this

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Are you kidding me? Don't tell me you're on VATSIM, cos i am there. I have a flight booked already for sunday, from EDINBURGH to LEEDS, there'll also be live ATCs on ground to help with directions. it will really be fun.

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^ seriously? So u can jamesbond yourself around a real AirBus now?

We had a thread here dedicated to female pilots a few weeks back and no one showed up.

Next time, we'll post it on VATSIM.

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Nah, but i am a professional Virtual Pilot. I have had the dream of becoming a pilot ever since i was a kid. Nigeria is a country where i am aware of kids change their dreams as they grown, all due to the reason of economic woes and lack of support.

Since i still couldn't find a way of fulfilling this dream, i have to get satisfaction by joining a virtual flying community, and that is where i get fulfillment from pending the time i can gather enough to get the real flying license.

To those who wants to satisfy their lust for flying at all cost, and can not afford the fee, just get yourself a flying simulation software, a joystick and join an online flying community, you will be the happiest person on earth.

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in the skies

Are you a real life pilot now ?

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Where on earth is everyone here?

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pls doesanyone have an idea on how the interview and evaluations for admission into the flying school of ncat zaria goes? please urgently post an overview of the process if u do. thx

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i am back on this post again, pls @ rdv pls don't leave us alone on this, i have no idea not even a clue about my career but flying is really my dream, this isn't something i just woke up on a fateful day and just decide to do, i dream about this often when i was very young.pls i have a financial challenges and i want an info on how to do about my career. i am trying to go to nda, i have cllected the form and filled it already but the problem is that you will have to be connected to get into the school, i thought this would be a better foundation on my flying career but connection is the big problem now, pls how can you help me pls i need you to post something to me too as you have done for others and all nairalanders, pls

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Hey,I got a school u can attend in usa.u can call me on 07034765706

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Hello Coriola, I am very interested in the Ilorin school. I just got back from South Africa with my PPL and trying to raise money for the CPL but am struggling with that. Can you help me with the Ilorin sch. My yahoo id is ozotz@yahoo.co.uk. you can holla me with more info of how to get in with their scholarship scheme also. Thank you

I have tried all the airlines but to no avail.

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@ Garbigarba

The basic entry requirements for NCAT and most flying schools is ur O' levels including Math, Physics and English (geography is and added advantage) , the in house Aptitude Test/ oral Assessment and a valid class A medical which in NCAT's case is part of the medical test . Having a B.Sc in the Sciences if anything should be an academic advantage but really isn't the priority of the examiners.

I must tell u that entry into NCAT is competitive both academics and contact wise, we had about 1500 or more people writing the test and only 40 got picked which was b'cos the sch had not admitted flying students in a while, the standard class is 20-24 per class. and weeding is continuous (i.e if u don't meet up at any point in the training u go home). I personally had a B.Sc in computer Science and ended up in a class of 33 with only 7 graduates and only 23 (3 Graduates) are left in class 1.8yrs down the line (excluding me).

Yes Training in Zaria takes a little longer than 18 months for PPL/CPL/IR/ME due weather availability of AVGAS and other factors but that is gradually changing with the new administration and recent acquisition of new training Aircrafts and i also believe it's a cheaper alternative. yes 7.5 million is a lot of cash but when u consider the fact that u get feeding , accommodation, course materials et all and about 300hrs flight time 50hrs of which should be ME on the Beach Baron (if u'r sharp enough) i think it's a good bargain. Plus u could pay in bits and source for sponsors while continuing ur training (i.e of course with the consent of the rector and the Head of sch)

Forms are sold once a year at NCAT and other Aviation parastatals such as NCAA/NAMA offices. It's been a while so no concrete info but i do know that there are currently about 3 courses on ground SP-24A should be rounding up in Oct-Nov, that leaves SP-25 and then the Airforce PPL class. SP-26 is not operational yet, they sold forms and wrote the entrance exam (i'm not sure if they've done the interview) but it would be a while b4 they start flying so u have to be patient if u'r thinking of NCAT except u have long legs and 7.5m handy. Or u could just apply for the PPL course at 2.5m (still alot right?)

Let keep our fingers crossed and see what ilorin has to offer ( there's a new flying school kicking off there, i think the lagos liaison office is at 170 awolowo road Ikoyi)

I Have to go now, hope this has been helpful

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It is good and interesting to find such a thread.

Am seriously interested in being a pilot but the finance is the seeming obstacle.

I recently came across a flying school in Philippines through their agent here in Nigeria. 2 days ago to be precise. The guy told me of the school when I went to his office, their offer of admission and price. The price is about USD35,863.00 it is to be paid in 3 installments.

20% that is USD 7,172.60 for enrollment and Visa after getting the admission.

30% that is USD 10,758.90 upon arrival at the school

50% that is USD 17,931.75 in the 5th month of the training. The training is for 9months.

This fees covers, accommodation, materials and uniform with the exception of feeding.

The form is free of charge.

Please can anyone help me with how to get funding, scholarship or even loan?

Or how to hook up with an airline company that can sponsor and we will enter into contract for me to work for them?

Thanks. 08036017839. ebmshelia@gmail.com

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@p dexter , thanks but what i really want to know is what are the chances of one gaining entrance after Bsc completion,

and whats the cost going to be like plus any other useful information,

thanks again

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The Cheapest Place to Learn Pilot Training is in the Philippines. There is one Aviation Company "WCC Aviation Company Inc, they even have their own Private Airfield where you will learn how to fly. They have their appointed Representative here in Nigeria "Amtec Links International" they are located in Kano.

The Cost of Training including Accommodation is around $36,000 (including all exams, books, and licenses up to CPL, Accommodation, Uniforms, etc.) You will only need to pay for your Air Ticket, and Food. The duration is between 8 to 10 months.

The School's website is: http://www.wccaviation.com

Their Representative's website is: http://www.amteclinks.com

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@ sley4life

hope this isn't too late, what do u want 2 know about NCAT Zaria?

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Pls can you pls explain more on how to get an airline to sponsor one that is just new in the system

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Wow! Am really impressed by what have come across on this thread,

I have always had a serious flair for flying, but as we all know what nigeria can do to one's dreams and aspirations,

Anyway, here I am, a student in my 300level studying surveying and geoinformatics engineering at the university of lagos, but my passion for flying and aviation generally has seized to wane,

So am wondering if anybody can be kind enough so as to direct me in the right path, I intend to complete my degree first or probably combine them if it is feasible, but I really really want to work as a commercial pilot,

I am so so in love with aviation,thanks in advance.

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Ok den.

Yes i am.rotorcraft to b precise

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Sly,

all this module will be created as the college grow and students demand, So if you like the helicopter to start sooner , just email the team at

info@internationalaviationcollege.com

Are you a pilot now?

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Yes we will, Fixed wings is first then we will add modules like helicopter, mechanics, stewardesses, air traffic control, simulators for the big aircraft like B737 Embraer.

You can also email

info@internationalaviationcollege.com

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@coriola, i have a question for u.

Is dis school going to train rotorcraft pilots or is just strictly fixed wing?

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Well I spoke to the chief flying instructor at my school and the seem to want more nigerian students it's in Zambia very decent facility close to south africa and you can fly in during your cross country training. The fees are PPL $10,000 and CPL with multi-engine and instrument rating $33,000 accomodation included holla at me at v.a.munis@gmail.com and you pay on arrival and the visa is a breeze.

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Thanks RDV. Piloting is my main dream in life. I am about 30 years but I do not think its too late for me. KLM is one of my favorite airlines the hostesses were very kind while on their flights as a child.

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phoenix east aviation is awesome too. check out www.pea.com. they dont disappoint.I am attending phoenix in October. See you there guys.

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NCAA is d only body dat issues pilot licence in nigeria(for more info u could make enquiry at NCAA annex close to the international airport)

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please who know the body that issues licenses to pilots in Naija, is it NCAA?

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huh i have read and read all the posts on this forum and am happy i could still get some encouragments from ppl,

well i would like to say a big thank you to the highly informative ppl on this forum thanks so much for been

there for ppl to give ideas,advice,and info on becoming a pilot and God bless y'all

but i am verty worried and i would say i still didn't get much more details as i am new in this topic

i have a dream and a vision to become a pilot. i mean a commercial pilot not just because of their pay but because

i tend to have a keen interest in this field ever since i was a little kid. it is my dream but financial standard has

been my chalenge ever since i am a very young boy with an O'LEVEL cert., i was told that its better to be in

this field early enough and time/age is no more on my side but yet am still young.

i needed some info on how i can get sponsorship to go for my dreams,i will say information is the fastest

tool to success and without this you will just be kind of stagnant,pls @ all i needed someone to help me out of

this how can i do about achieving my dreams i know y'all have been of good help to so many ppl please i

needed to benefit from this too,what are the things i will need to do and what are the steps i will need to

know,what am i suppose to know b4 going for this dream of mine please i need someone to help me out, here

is my phone number :08032484887 and this is my email address : love_caleb2002@yahoo.com,

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any student on NCAT zaria should IM me on sley4life2004@yahoo.com

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@RDV & Pilot993 my brother i still day on top of am, somebody even took my application to the Governor of Lagos State but it takes time and man don dey old my mama don tire self. What i want to know is what approach is better the modular program or the one off ATPL training that most schools offer thanks and wherre is Ivy self.

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@ ohiochard,

I have seen nothing like this before.I must say am very happy particularly on this forum of FORUM.This is my first post on nairaland.Nothing has ever inspired me to writing until now.I appreciate everyone on this.I have been living with this dream from my childhood till now. As one of you rightly said,it's rekindling my love once again for this noble profession.This is to let y'all know that people are watching!

Thanks

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@Wham, abi? i realy think it's a good thing,

@Ivy, nah, i saw your post the night before naw, not to mention that i've never submitted any such application forms, and have no idea how to go about it, when you say train you to be one of their pilots, do you mean without even prior experience?? anywho, be kind enough to update those of us who have no clue about these things whenever you hear about them!

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@m.i

As a cadet pilot, the airline will train you to be one of their pilots.

Did you send your application?

All da best girly.

Chao.

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@m.i

Its good and challenging to have more female aspiring pilots here.

Meet the rest of the crew on "Pilot Career"

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-51066.64.html

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@m.i

Interesting to see females like me who wants to fly.

An advice for you, if that's ur dream, keep it alive i would say and be proud to do that too.

As for the physics aspect, it is there, i doubt if you can excape it. Everthing has to do with determination and i trust if you really are, you would fly.

We are sisters tribally, and i wish you luck. Would be glad if you will join me fly.

Go girl, make us proud.

Info,

vigin is recruiting for cadet pilot. If you are intrested, hurry to apply. Application ends mon 20th oct.

check jobs and vacancy(4/5) on this forum for details.

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