Student Pilot Licence

Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana > Student Pilot Licence

A Student Pilot Licence (SPL) allows you to fly a Botswana-registered aircraft under the supervision or authority of a CAAB-approved flying instructor. It also allows you to carry out flying activities while undergoing flying training to attain higher classes of pilot licences.

To obtain a SPL, you must

  • be at least 16 years old; and
  • meet the Class 2 medical requirements.

There is no requirement needed for flying experience or completion of the knowledge examinations administered by CAAB for the initial issuance or renewal of a SPL.


Please complete the Application for Student Pilot Licence Form CAAB-PEL-SPL-001.


For renewal or update of particulars on your existing licence, please follow the instructions bellow:

Renewal of Student Pilot Licence;

Update of Personal Particulars;

Application Submission

Submit your application at our Licensing Office:-

Plot 61920
Letsema Office Park, Fairgrounds
Gaborone, Botswana