Frequently Asked Questions

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What items may I carry or not carry aboard an aircraft?

What is the maximum age a pilot can fly an aircraft?

Does being a Diabetic prevent me from being issued an airmen medical certificate?

What do I have to do to keep my pilot licence (certificate) current?

Can I get a JCAA medical certificate if I am colorblind?

How do I convert a foreign pilot licence to a Jamaican licence?

How do I become an Air Traffic Controller (ATC)?

What are the requirements for a private pilot licence?

What are the aeronautical knowledge requirements for a private pilot licence?

Who should I apply to for an overflight and landing clearance for Jamaica?

What are the requirements for renewing my AME licence . Can I do this from overseas?