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Radio competency requirements for NPL

Unread post by royden » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:58 am

Can someone please clarify what the examination requirements are for NPL pilots? Do they have to do the CAA's restricted radio competency online exam like the PPL guys do? What needs to be done?
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Re: Radio competency requirements for NPL

Unread post by nrm » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Yes. Theory test is online with SACAA, Practical is with RTE registered on SACAA web site.
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Re: Radio competency requirements for NPL

Unread post by Flybynite » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:47 pm

No we are different. Radio course and theory and oral exam with an approved RTE. I use Sakkie in Pmb for my students. Submit the certificate that the RTE issues with the medical certificate to Raasa to apply for a NPL student pilot lic.
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Re: Radio competency requirements for NPL

Unread post by WILDTHING » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:56 am

Hi All.

The Restricted Radio licence requirements are the same as that of a PPL.
The radio licence is a function of ICASA, and CAA in turn have an MOA with ICASA to manage and issue the radio licences to pilots on completion of the training and examinations.
As airspaces and radio procedures are the same. no matter what a person flies, the NPL restricted radio licence is the same as that of a PPL

1. The ATO may provide the restricted radio training course, (provided they are approved to do so in their TPM and Opspec).
2. An approved RTE as per the CAA database shall perform the Practical radio examination.
3. The student will write the theoretical radio examination at CAA, or at a CAA approved examination centre.

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Re: Radio competency requirements for NPL

Unread post by kudu » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:11 pm

I run both a part 61 and 62 school.
In the case of Part 62 training the RT requirements are:
1. theoretical course must be run at a school approved to do RT courses
2. theoretical course must be given by a designated radio telephony examiner
3. practical examination must be done by a designated radio telephony examiner
4. theoretical examination, drafted by a designated radio telephony examiner, must be written under his supervision.
5. Certificate stating practical and theoretical results must be issued and signed by the designated radio telephony examiner.
6. Certificate of results to be sent to RAASA with application for NPL.
These results and certificate cannot be used when applying for a Part 61 licence. This has been the case since 2008 when RAASA became the administration body for national pilot licences. Radio licences obtained prior to 2008 can be used when applying for a Part 61 licence as CAA was the administration body for radio licences for both Part 61 and 62 licences.
In the case of Part 61 training the RT requirements are:
1. theoretical course must be run at a school approved to do RT courses.
2. theoretical course must be given by a designated radio telephony examiner
3. practical examination must be done by a designated radio telephony examiner
4. theoretical examination (radio telephony certificate) is written online with CAA either at CAA in Midrand or at a CAA approved test centre.
5. Statement from student stating that he has no speech impediments and signed.
6. Examination result, statement as in No. 5 above and CAA form CA 61-05.01c sent to CAA for application for PPL.
These results can be used for an application for both a Part 61 or a Part 62 licence.

The theoretical information to be covered in the course and examinations is the same requirement for both NPL and PPL radio certificates

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Re: Radio competency requirements for NPL

Unread post by nrm » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:31 pm

The requirements for a Restricted Radio Licence are as follows, as per Part 62.

62.01.20
RADIO TELEPHONY CERTIFICATES
1.General
(1) The issuing authority for radiotelephony certificates is the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The CAA has been authorised by ICASA to issue certificates on behalf of ICASA.
(2) ICASA issues two types of certificates, namely a restricted and a general certificate of proficiency (aeronautical), and may recognise similar certificates issued by a foreign state for validation purposes.
2. Restricted certificate
The holder of a national pilot licences must be the holder of at least a restricted certificate whenever he or she operates an aircraft that is required to be fitted with radio apparatus capable of operating within the aeronautical frequency band.
3. Validation of foreign certificate
The holder of a foreign certificate of proficiency (aeronautical) or similar certificate must obtain a validation from the CAA before operating the radio apparatus in a South African registered aircraft.
4. Concessions for holders of national pilot learner’s certificate
ICASA has given permission for the holder of a national pilot learner’s certificate to operate the radio apparatus on board an aircraft under the supervision of a certificated operator for a period not exceeding the validity of the learner’s certificate. The conditions for the issue of a national pilot learner’s certificate and a certificate of competency to operate radio apparatus are prescribed in Subpart 2 of Part 62 of the Regulations.
5. Application and examination
The procedures to be followed in applying for a certificate of proficiency (aeronautical), and the conditions applying to the relevant examinations, are published from time to time in Aeronautical Information Circular AIC 30-9.

AIC 30.9 specifically states that the theory exam must be the CAA online exam, and the Practical Skills test must be done by a Radio Telephony examiner listed on the CAA web site.
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