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How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:41pm On Apr 13
Being a pilot(esp.International pilot) is awesome as you tour, see, and explore the globe.

According to research by aerospace giant Boeing, the world will need an additional thousands of qualified pilots in years to come. As people across the globe continue to fall in love with travel, demand is skyrocketing, especially in expanding markets such as Asia-Pacific.

https://www.legit.ng/1185026-how-a-pilot-nigeria.html

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:41pm On Apr 13
There are several main stages of becoming a pilot.

Aviation schools in Nigeria: Stage 1

Before you choose your aviation school, you have to learn the following important things about your future profession:

1. You will study a lot to become a pilot.
2. You will have to pay a lot for your education.

How much does it cost to study for a pilot?

The special aviation schools in Nigeria can cost ‎₦7,000,000 - ‎₦9,000,000. This is very expensive, but if you choose to go abroad (United States or South Africa) and study, then you will have to pay way more.

Nigeria Civil Aviation Training Centre (NCAT), Zaria is one and cost ‎₦8,000,000 - ₦9,000,000.

You can get state or political sponsorship or find an airline company that can pay for your studies, offer you a scholarship or financial support (in return, you will have to work for it after graduation) and minimize your expenses.

Another option is going through the Nigeria Defense Academy, then join Nigerian Air force training.

There are more than 35 aviation schools in Nigeria. When the time comes to choose, make sure it is officially approved by the Federal Aviation Association shortly known as FAA. Every school has its own set of rule.

At your school, you will be studying theory, mathematics, physics, Geography and have regular classes (While instruments will do the vast majority of the things you will learn in school, but you still will need to know what to do in case they fail or malfunction. You will need to know how to do things like plot a course from A to B, calculate safe flight weights, and calculate altitude density).

You will also have to practise.

For about a year or two years, you should get real flight lessons to learn how to fly and fly some hours.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:42pm On Apr 13
Nigerian pilot certificates: Stage 2

There are two main certificates you have to get if you wish to be a pilot:

1. Medical certificate
2. Aviation certificate

You can get several types of each certificate. If we are talking about your medical document, it can differ depending on your aircraft category. For example, those Nigerians who are looking to work as private pilots might need a third or second class document.

Those who will become commercial pilots will need to get the first class document.
Besides having an up-to-date medical certificate, it is necessary to get your aviation document to be eligible for flying on private and commercial jets and airplanes.

Here are the types of aviation certificates you will need to get if you wish to become a Nigerian pilot after graduating from one of the aviation schools:

CFI - while this document is not required when you wish to work for a private or commercial company, Certified Flight Instructor is a nice option for college students who want to become flight instructors, teach others to fly and earn more flying hours (which is good for their future job)

IR - Instrument Rating, this document is must-have for every pilot as it proves that a person can control the plane in case of bad weather and different problems or situations.

PPC - Private Pilot Certificate, which is needed by every person who wants to fly on a private small plane.

CPC - Commercial Pilot Certificate, which is required by every Nigerian who is looking to work for a commercial company and control civilian aircraft. This document is only available to people who are 23 years old or older.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:42pm On Apr 13
How long does it take to become a pilot.

It takes a lot of time to turn into a professional pilot. You have to spend several years in school, learn how to fly and earn your flying hours.

A pilot diploma is a good document that can positively influence the aircraft company to hire you.

Besides studying for 4 years, you have to earn from 40 to 4000 hours if you wish to receive a certificate and get a job.

The big companies are ready to hire only pilots with diplomas, certificates and at least 4000 hours of flight.
Before you can become a captain or first officer, you will have to work as co-pilot for several years.

Only experienced pilots can receive a higher job position.

Companies have to be sure that their passengers are in the safe hands of a well-trained captain with many years of professional flights.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:43pm On Apr 13
The average salary of a Nigerian pilot depends on a number of factors. How experienced the pilot is, the Flying hours (how many hours he/she has flown), and Pilot’s personal ranking Rating types Company (the airline the pilot works for)

Every new pilot (who has no experience and has just graduated from an aviation college) usually has a NCAA license (it is called CPL or Commercial Pilot License) but does not have a rating yet.

He/she may have problems with finding a job right after the graduation and can only hope for ‎₦200,000 to ‎₦500,000 if lucky(in a good airline company) per month. This can only happen if the employer will send their new pilot to Type Rating courses.

Pilots who are first officers (FO) and senior first officers (SFO) meaning they do have their Type Rating can expect their salaries up to ‎₦800,000 per month. In their situation, the amount of money they are paid absolutely depends on the company that offers them a job, their experience and flying hours.

Salary of Captain, Local captains can expect a higher salary than new pilots.

Their average monthly salary depends on the company and their working hours. Depending on these factors, these Nigerian pilots might be paid from ‎₦500,000 to ‎₦1,500,000 Naira a month.

International captain/pilot flying for international companies can earn ‎₦2,000,000 per month.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Makavelli25: 3:51pm On Apr 13
Explorer at it again Great one sir.
It was my dream to be a pilot as a child. But the cost is just too much
Nawa o. Laslas we go dey alright
Ps-somebody should collect my account details na

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Nobody: 4:12pm On Apr 13
O.p deserves to be awarded nairalander of the month abeg...

Always serving us with info as it is and not letting us depend on chest beaters and false info from the other thread that made f.p....

Thanks for the info,I learnt something new!!


Front page worthy please

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by domido(m): 4:14pm On Apr 13
And in one of the topics on front page today they listen it as one of the profession one does not need to go to school for. Aaahhh!! Thank God I save that one and had it in mind to do a research on that to counter that lie oo cheesy cheesy

Thank You Explorer.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by donvicky2007: 4:21pm On Apr 13
Keep it up Explores, you are indeed exploring new dimension of events and information to us.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by dexpendable(m): 4:29pm On Apr 13
Lol why would anyone who wants to become an international pilot study in Nigeria. You even called the cpl a document to earn.

Please let's do proper fact checking before we come up posting.

You can ask questions. And let's discuss further.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by coker007(m): 4:42pm On Apr 13
Good one smiley




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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by kalvoken(m): 4:53pm On Apr 13
I'm only here to read for fun, I have no interest in flying birds neither do I know anything about it.

But as the saying goes, no knowledge is lost. one day my private pilot might get sick in time of emergency and I will have to fly my jet myself.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by emmaodet: 5:37pm On Apr 13
Explorers:
The average salary of a Nigerian pilot depends on a number of factors. How experienced the pilot is, the Flying hours (how many hours he/she has flown), and Pilot’s personal ranking Rating types Company (the airline the pilot works for)

Every new pilot (who has no experience and has just graduated from an aviation college) usually has a NCAA license (it is called CPL or Commercial Pilot License) but does not have a rating yet.

He/she may have problems with finding a job right after the graduation and can only hope for ‎₦200,000 to ‎₦500,000 if lucky(in a good airline company) per month. This can only happen if the employer will send their new pilot to Type Rating courses.

Pilots who are first officers (FO) and senior first officers (SFO) meaning they do have their Type Rating can expect their salaries up to ‎₦800,000 per month. In their situation, the amount of money they are paid absolutely depends on the company that offers them a job, their experience and flying hours.

Salary of Captain, Local captains can expect a higher salary than new pilots.

Their average monthly salary depends on the company and their working hours. Depending on these factors, these Nigerian pilots might be paid from ‎₦500,000 to ‎₦1,500,000 Naira a month.

International captain/pilot flying for international companies can earn ‎₦2,000,000 per month.

Not different from what sailors earn and the courses are a bit cheaper than pilots.
I am a second officer and depending on company, certificate and experience you will get between 250k to 2.2m at my level sailing offshore or holding a north to south africa sailing ticket/license

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by tk4rd: 5:39pm On Apr 13
Miracle of BBNaija on my mind now

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Mhimi007(m): 5:52pm On Apr 13
I attend NCATZ and its hard as it is jare

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Yustash001(m): 5:52pm On Apr 13
Explorer my man....always come with informative threads..

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:00pm On Apr 13
tk4rd:
Miracle of BBNaija on my mind now

That bros go don spend MONEY... Florida for that matter.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:01pm On Apr 13
Mhimi007:
I attend NCATZ and its hard as it is jare

Good, flying already?
Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:04pm On Apr 13
emmaodet:


Not different from what sailors earn and the courses are a bit cheaper than pilots

But same calculation courses.

I fear calculations o.. That's what discouraged me from flying and the cost.

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by RRWraith(m): 6:20pm On Apr 13
dexpendable:
Lol why would anyone who wants to become an international pilot study in Nigeria. You even called the cpl a document to earn.

Please let's do proper fact checking before we come up posting.

You can ask questions. And let's discuss further.
Are you a student or a pilot?

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by RRWraith(m): 6:21pm On Apr 13
Mhimi007:
I attend NCATZ and its hard as it is jare
Tell us your experience, I am sure other aspiring pilots will love to hear from you


Explorers:


That bros go don spend MONEY... Florida for that matter.
From my extensive research Florida is one of the best places to attend a flight school buh its cost of living, accomodation and is expensive..
And for the flight hours, I think you need 1500 flight hours to make it to the cockpit of the average airlines as co-pilot.
Its standard FAA requirement, i think it was formally 1000hours.

Another thing i got from my personal research a while ago was that not all student pilots make it to the cockpit...its expensive being a pilot and airlines are not willing to pay for training as much and only a few very expensive schools will give you 1500 flight hours and i didnt even find one of such schools in the US...you have to hustle for it and from private plane or light craft charters and per hours charters may range from about $300 to $700 or even more(cant remember vividly, been a while) that leaves a student to hustle really hard enough to fend for himself and also to afford to accumulate flight hours enough to even be considered by any cheap airline. It hard out there unless you have rich parents or sponsors or a good scholarship.

My 2 cents


MODIFIED: I just remember i did stumble on one flight school that guarantees training and the required 1500 flight hours on the Airbus A320 and A321neo to get you on any commercial airline. buh its not even in the US and its very expensive...I still have a mail from that flight school.
Application alone is about 800k
full training is approximately 70M

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Mrcarrott(m): 6:22pm On Apr 13
Wow very helpful

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Babatunde40(m): 6:22pm On Apr 13
I like this. I'll be able to fly myself to canada

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by StrikeBack(m): 6:22pm On Apr 13
cool

Insightful
Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by Starboytwo(m): 6:22pm On Apr 13
Ah believe ah can fly

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by CoronaVirusPro: 6:23pm On Apr 13
Rather go to Edo state aviation school

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by superamoled: 6:23pm On Apr 13
Securing a pilot job in Nigeria is near impossible and I'm saying this as a commercial licensed pilot in Nigeria without a job even after obtaining my certificate of flight instructing and spending millions of Naira (sponsored) on building flight hours.

It feels like it was not worth pursuing and spending all that money on a dream that will be crushed by this country.


Anyone with a pilot job connections should please link me up. Willing to fly any type of plane (type rating required or not)

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by SamuelAnyawu(m): 6:23pm On Apr 13
cool
Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by stalwart123(m): 6:23pm On Apr 13
grin
Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by HITMEUP4ANYBIZ(m): 6:24pm On Apr 13
Any update ? grin

200k after studying for 4 years no plenty on a serious note except they’re given allowance and other entitlements

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Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by realstars: 6:24pm On Apr 13
This Thread Just Remind Me Of My Dreamed Dreams.

Re: How To Become A Commercial Pilot In Nigeria In Short Summary (Photos) by MYHUBBY(m): 6:24pm On Apr 13
nice thread


Explorers no dey disappoint

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