Background
Aviation

INTRODUCTION

The principal uniqueness of Juja Senior School lies fundamentally on the fact that students are encouraged to pursue various professional courses simultaneously with the secondary curriculum.  In this respect, many of our students have successfully completed their form four and at the same time qualified as pilots.

Aviation department qualifies this through its two unique programmes.

Aviation Technology as a Subject

In this program students are taken through the secondary school curriculum as guided by the syllabus for a period of four years before they are presented to Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) for 450 Aviation Technology theory and practical exams: All students in Form 1, Form 2, Year 8 and Year 9 are given opportunity to learn the subject after which the subject is made optional to those interested in pursuing it further to candidate level.

Fly Young Program

This program is meant to nurture keen interest and enthusiasm students aspiring career pilots at their this tender age whilst pursuing secondary education.

The following is the pilot training arrangement for aviation pupils

1st Year (Form Ones / Year 8s / Year 9s ) Flight orientation/Familiarization: Familiarization flights are conducted for the pupils in groups for the purpose of initiating interest for those who would like to pursue pilot training. In groups of 12 students.
2nd Year (Form Twos / Year 9s ) Assessments : Undergo aviation medical examination from KCAA Approved Medical Examiners (AME) and undertake flight assessment test conducted by Kenya School of Flying
2nd Year (Form Twos / Year 10s ) Commencement of ground school : 1st session of ground school instructions conducted at Kenya School of Flying.
2nd Year (Form Twos/ Year10) 2nd session of ground school instruction conducted at Kenya School of Flying.
3rd Year (Form Threes / Year 10s) 3rd session of ground school instruction conducted at Kenya School of Flying.
3rd Year (Form Threes / Year 10s ) Flight Training : Pupils who have attained 17 years of age by 31st July in their 3rd year commence flight training.
3rd Year (Form Threes) Completion of Training : Flight training is completed (Minimum of 45 hours cumulative flight time). Attempt KCAA licensing examination prior to commencement of 4th Year school calendar.
4th Year (Form Fours) December Holidays Settle down for final exam. Completion of ground school syllabus and preparation and attempt KCAA licensing examinations.

 

Kenya School of Flying (KSF) in liaison with Juja School runs the program. The department facilitates all logistics pertaining to enrolment for interested students upon meeting the basic requirement.

Juja Senior School’s contribution to the Aviation Industry

As a school we are proud of our contribution to the aviation industry in the country and in the world at large.

Juja Senior School for example is known to be the springboard of the following personalities in the aviation industry:

  1. CAPT. Moses Karanja: – Kenya Airways  (Ab- Initio Program  ) …ATPL
  2. ENG. Lady Savia Maria – Kenya Airways (Aeronautical engineer)
  3. CAPT.Sidney Shiroya – Kenya School Of Flying  – CPL
  4. CAPT.Brian Thumbi – 43rd  Flying  School  South Africa  ) ….PPL
  5. CAPT.Victor Kihanya – Kenya School of  Flying   – PPL
  6. CAPT.Mike Munene- U.S.A – PPL
  7. CAPT.Stephen Nduati – PPL
  8. CAPT.Sammy Petrouse – Kenya School of Flying -  CPL
  9. CAPT.Jennifer SPPL
  10. Binal Patel (airhostess) – Best airlines in the United Kingdom.

The department is run by: Daniel Ongoye and Fredrick Goro
Head of Department Co -Instructor