Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most in regards to admissions, flight
training, licenses and ratings and medical requirements. These frequently asked questions should
be read in conjunction with the course descriptions and other associated information throughout
In order to make finding information easier, we’ve categorized the questions into
appropriate sections. We update these questions and their answers periodically or as regulations
In order to join the Karachi Aero Club, you must apply online and subsequently pass an entrance test. Candidates who pass the entrance test will be accepted into the club and enrolled into the flight training course of their choosing.
All students must be capable of speaking, reading, writing and understanding the English language. An English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment is also required. The minimum level of proficiency required is level 4 in order to hold a Flight Radio Telephone Operator License. The club will guide you as to how to obtain an appropriate ELP assessment.
It depends on how often you fly and how much time and effort you put into studying. The more often you fly, the less time it will take to learn the skills required to pilot an aircraft. Good study habits will help ensure you are able to pass the written examinations without delay. Every student is different and learns at their own pace. Some students wish to schedule multiple hours of training each week while others choose to spread their training out over several weeks or months. The schedule is up to you!
You can start flying as soon as you have the required Medical Certificate and a Student Pilot’s License. As a Commercial Pilot student you will require a Class 1 Medical Certificate while Private Pilot students require a Class 2 Medical Certificate.
Flying is an activity that requires immense patience and maturity. The Karachi Aero Club will always ensure that there are no significant delays in your flight training experience, however there are factors beyond the club’s control which may delay your training at certain times. Some of these potential factors are bad weather, VIP activity at Jinnah International Airport, military activity in the area, unscheduled maintenance and air traffic control stipulations just to name a few. Please remember it is always in the club’s interest to make sure you get to fly and enjoy your training experience.
The Karachi Aero Club offers an Integrated Commercial Pilot License Course which will take you from zero time, through your Private Pilot’s License, Commercial Pilot’s License and Instrument Rating. Once you have completed our integrated course you will be eligible to fly for commercial purposes. If you already have a Private Pilot’s License we will enroll you in our Commercial Pilot’s License Course followed by the Instrument Rating course.
In order to hold a Student Pilot’s License, you must be able to fulfil the following criteria:
• Be at least 16 years of age.
• Hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 CAA Medical Certificate.
• Be able to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language.
• Hold an educational qualification of at least secondary school or equivalent.
• Be able to clear the CAA security clearance requirements.
• Serving personnel from the Armed Forces and Government Departments will require an NOC from their organization.
Yes! As long as you meet the stipulated CAA medical requirements you can still fly with less than perfect vision. Commercial Pilots are required to meet the standards of a Class 1 Medical Certificate whilst Private Pilots are required to meet the standards of a Class 2 Medical Certificate.
If your Instrument Rating is being applied on a Private Pilot’s License you will require at least a Class 2 Medical Certificate. If your Instrument Rating is being applied on a Commercial Pilot’s License you will require at least a Class 1 Medical Certificate.