Abyssinian Flight Services Pilot Training School(AFS - PTS) is the first privately owned flying school in Ethiopia established 17 Years ago, in 2006. The school is authorized by Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) to train pilots for the following License and Ratings:
1: Private Pilot License (PPL)
2: Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
3: Instrument Rating(IR)
4: Multi-engine Rating(ME) and,
5: Instructor Rating(PI)
Probably one of the biggest achievements of the past seventeen years of Abyssinian Flight Service’s existence is our establishing the first and private Pilot Training school in Ethiopia. We have trained and graduated several pilots with both PPL (Private Pilot License) and CPL (Commercial Pilot License) with MR(Multi-Engine Ratings).
Currently we operate 5 Thielert engine equipped Cessna 172s, 1 Diamond DA40 single engine and 2 Diamond DA42NG Multi-Engine aircraft in our flight training school. What makes these aircraft special is the fact that they operate on the less expensive and readily available Jet A1 fuel while consuming less than 50% compared to the same size AvGas engines.
Recently we added DIA Austro engine equipped Twin Diamond DA42NG aircraft to our fleet for use in Multi-engine training. The state-of-the-art Garmin G1000 DA42NG Glass Cockpit and its single engine siblings are all fully equipped with the latest instrument to train our student pilots to the highest standards of professionalism.
The Pilot Training School uses Cessna 172s, Diamond DA40 single engine aircraft and Diamond DA42 Twin star for multi-engine rating as well as State of the art flight DA40 Diamond simulator.
Private Pilot License (PPL)
To be eligible for Private Pilot's License, the applicant must:
a) Be at least 18 years of age.
b) Be able to read, write and understand English
c) Pass the written examination given by Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority on required knowledge areas.
d) Pass an oral and flight test given by a Designated Flight Examiner
e) Hold a current class II Medical Certificate
Private Pilot Privileges
The privileges of the holder of a private Pilot License, shall be to act, but not remuneration, as pilot-in-command or co-pilot on any airplane engaged in non-revenue flights.
Commercial Pilot License(CPL)
To be-eligible for a commercial Pilot License, the applicant must:
a) Be at least 18 years of age
b) Be able to read, write and understand English. Meet ICAO English Language Proficiency level.
c) Pass the written examination given by ECAA on the subject area
d) Pass an oral and flight test given by ECAA Designated Flight Examiner
e) Hold a current Class 1 Medical Certificate
privileges for CPL holders
The privileges of the holder of a commercial pilot license shall be:
a) To exercise all the privileges of the holder of a private pilot license
b) To act as pilot-in-command in any airplane engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation
c) To act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transportation in any airplane certificated for single pilot operation
d) To act as co-pilot in commercial air transportation in a required to be operated with co-pilot
To be eligible for an instrument rating airplane, the applicant shall
Hold a private pilot or commercial pilot license with airplane category and class rating
To pilot aircraft under Instrument Flight Rule
Additional rating for holders of commercial pilot License
to pilot multi-engine aircraft
Instructor Ratings (PI)
To be eligible for Instructor Ratings, the applicant shall:
a) Be at least 18 years of age
b) Be a holder of a valid Commercial Pilot License(CPL) and Instrument Ratings(IR)
c) Posses Class 1 Medical Certificate from ECAA(Ethiopian Civil Aviation) designated Medical Examiner accepted by AFS;
Be able to teach flying
For more Information:
Call 251 116 620622
Fax: 251 116 620620
Mail: 7716 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia