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Airlaw for PPL

Part 61
Pilot Licensing
SUBPART 2:
STUDENT PILOT LICENCE
Requirements for a Student Pilot License

An applicant for a S P L shall—

 be 15 years or older, except where provided otherwise in Part 62;

 shall hold a valid medical certificate issued in terms of Part 67;

 and be registered with an approved aviation training organisation for training towards a P P L.

Application for a Student Pilot License

The application for a S P L must be made to the Director on the appropriate prescribed form, and must be accompanied by—

 an original or certified proof of the identity of the applicant;

 proof of the age of the applicant;

 a valid medical certificate issued in terms of Part 67;

 the appropriate aircraft by name on which training will be conducted, provided that in the case of    helicopters, that the student pilot will be restricted to two types of aircraft;

 two recent passport-size photographs of the applicant; and

 the appropriate fee as prescribed in Part 1 87.

Issuing of a Student Pilot License

The Director shall issue a S P L in the appropriate prescribed form, as by the Director, if the applicant complies with the requirements referred to in regulation 61.

Upon receipt of the S P L, the holder must immediately affix his or her signature thereon in ink in the space provided for such purpose.

Validity of a Student Pilot License

A S P L is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of issue, provided the annual currency fees are paid.

The holder of a valid S P L may not exercise the privileges of that licence unless he or she—

 is in possession of a valid medical certificate, issued to him or her in terms of Part 67;

and has submitted a copy of the medical certificate to the licensing authority, as required in regulation 61, in the event that the aviation medical examiner is unable to submit electronic data to the Director.

Privileges and limitations of a Student Pilot License

The holder of a valid S P L may only fly solo as prescribed in Document S A - Cats 61, at the age of 16 or more, for the purpose of training for the applicable pilot licence—

 in the type of aircraft in which he or she is undergoing training as endorsed in his or her logbook;

and only after a prior written authorisation thereto for a flight, or a sequence of flights, as prescribed in the relevant curriculum and all such flights are under the supervision of the holder of an appropriate and valid flight instructor rating, or a person appointed by the Chief Flying Instructor, provided that such person is the holder of at least a PPL;

without carrying any passengers;

on a flight other than an international flight;

and in V M C by day.

Notwithstanding the provisions above, a student undergoing the integrated training may exercise the privileges of his or her S P L also—

 in V M C by night, if he or she is a holder of a valid night rating;

 under I F R, if he or she is a holder of a valid instrument rating;

and to carry student pilots undergoing integrated training at the same A T O for the purpose of navigation training, if he or she—

has passed the V F R navigation progress test as prescribed in Document S A -Cats 61, Appendix 3.0 or Appendix 3.B as applicable;

and is specifically authorised by a Grade 1 or Grade 2 flight instructor.

Except in an emergency, a student pilot may not land or take-off in an aeroplane from an area other than an aerodrome.

If a student pilot has executed an emergency landing with an aeroplane in an area other than an aerodrome, only the holder of a C P L or A T P L, or another pilot approved for the purpose in writing by the Director, may fly that aeroplane out of that area.

Ratings for special purposes for a Student Pilot License

A student pilot, undergoing the integrated training may undergo training for, and apply for, a night rating.

An application for the night rating must be made in accordance with the provisions of Subpart 14.

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