Flight Crew

Flight Crew

A flight crew licence is required before you can operate as a pilot of a Botswana-registered aircraft. Various categories of such licences, and their associated ratings, determine the type of aircraft and flights that you can operate in Botswana.

To obtain a flight crew licence from CAAB, you will have to:

  1. Complete the necessary flying training programme with a CAAB-approved training organisation
  2. Accumulate sufficient flying experience
  3. Pass a medical examination
  4. Pass the CAAB Flight Crew Theoretical and Practical Examinations.

Click below for more information on the application process and requirements for each licence:

  • Student Pilot Licence
  • Private Pilot Licence
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Airline Transport Pilot Licence
  • Multi-crew Pilot Licence
  • Medical Requirements
  • Foreign Licence Validation and Conversion


Aircraft Registration
Issue of Renewal of C of A`s
Special Flight Permit Issuance
Validation of Foreign Permit to Fly