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Starting my pilot training in Jazirah Aviation Club

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I reached out to the Jazirah Aviation Club (Checkout their website) to inquire about their Light Sports Aircraft (LSA) pilot training program. Here is my journey so far from the day I reached out to my first flight. Here is an outline of the LSA program:

Jazirah Aviation Club

Timeline of Jazirah Aviation LSA program

Date

Step

2024-01-08

Reached out to Jazirah Aviation Club

2024-01-10

Requested security clearance

2024-01-24

Security clearance issued

2024-01-26

Medical certificate assessment

2024-01-27

Ground school started

2024-02-11

Written exam

2024-02-14

First practical flying class

Fees of getting LSA from Jazirah Aviation Club

Before I start, it costs ~30k up to 35k dirhams for 25 hours of theory + 40 hours of flying. Paying in installments of 5 phases is an option.

Getting a pilot security clearance

The club told me - to my surprize - the clearance could take up to a month for this clearance to be issued luckily mine happened much earlier. They did the application for me; I just submitted my documents (EID, passport, etc) and paid the application fee of 200 dirhams.

In 2 weeks of submitting I received my security clearance which allows me to proceed to the next step.

Aviation medical certificate

I went for an aviation medical certificate assessment at a clinic recommended by Jazirah. This certificate, issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), involved several tests:

Healthbay Dubai Aeromedical department

The entire assessment took a couple of hours and cost 850 dirhams. The certificate was issued on the same day.

Healthbay Dubai Spirometry testUrine drug testGCAA medical certificate

Starting ground school

Now that I'm clear, I paid the membership and ground school fees and started my first ground class the same day. Ground school requires 25 hours covering various topics:

Jazirah Aviation Club Ground school

Ground school hours was very flexible I was able to take live classes online in the early hours of the weekdays as well as weekends.

Only 2 weeks later I completed 25 hours and took a written exam. From this point onwards the fun starts.

Jazirah Aviation Club Ground school

First flight

February 14 - yeah valentines - I recorded the first entry in my pilot logbook, I wrote about my first flying lesson.

I took my very first practical flying class in an Aeroprakt A22 aircraft.

Jazirah Aviation Club Pilot logbook

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