PERSONNEL LICENSING SECTION
The Personnel Licensing Section of the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is responsible for various tasks related to the training and licensing of airmen. These tasks include:
- Drafting and recommending amendments to regulations concerning the training and licensing of airmen.
- Assessing and approving applications for airmen licenses and ratings, and issuing them to qualified applicants.
- Validating licenses and ratings issued by other contracting states.
- Certifying and conducting ongoing oversight of approved aviation training organizations.
- Recording the collection of fees for examinations, flight or practical tests, issuance services to Approved Training Organizations, and prescribed services.
- Recommending the approval, designation, and supervision of individuals or organizations delegated to perform specific tasks related to airmen licensing.
- Licenses and validations are issued based on the applicant holding a similar certificate or rating issued by an ICAO contracting state.
- The Gambia Pilot License applicants are required to undergo an Air Law written examination.
- Certificates of Validation are issued to applicants who need to act as flight crew on Gambia-registered aircraft in the Private and Commercial Category.
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AIRMEN EXAMINATION COMMITTEE
The Airmen Examination Committee is responsible for the following tasks:
- Developing and designing written examinations for airmen.
- Participating in skills surveillance and control of airmen.
- Administering written examinations for airmen.
OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE
The Office of Aviation Medicine carries out the following responsibilities:
- Determining the medical fitness of airmen license applicants.
- Issuing airmen’s medical certificates to qualified applicants.
- Managing the Designated Aviation Medical Examiner Program.
- Participating in aircraft accident/incident investigations when required.
COMPUTER-BASED TESTING FOR AERONAUTICAL PERSONNEL
Computer Based Testing (CBT) is a crucial component for the issuance of direct licenses and certificates to flight crew, air traffic controllers, flight operations officers, aircraft maintenance engineers, and cabin crew. CBT ensures the integrity of aeronautical personnel’s knowledge inbyAO Annex 1 and the Gambia Civil Aviation Regulatbeforeirements prior to the issuance of a license and/or rating.
Computer-based tests are conducted at the Personnel Licensing Office on the following days:
- Tuesdays at 10 am and 1 pm
- Thursdays at 10 am and 1 pm