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Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

A Commercial Pilot Licence qualifies a pilot to carry passengers or cargo for remuneration.

CPL course duration: Approximately 18 – 24 months. This may, however, vary for each individual student. We tailor the course to suit your lifestyle.

General Commercial Pilot Licence Requirements

You must:

  • be 18 years of age before you can obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence
  • hold a valid Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • have a night rating (only if you are obtaining an Aeroplane CPL)
  • complete a total of 200 hours of flight time
  • hold a Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • meet the English Language Proficiency standards

Helicopter Commercial Pilot Licence Ground School Subjects:

  • Instruments and Electronics
  • Air Law – Helicopter
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning and Performance – Helicopter
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Aircraft Technical and General – Helicopter
  • General Radio Telephony Certificate
  • Radio and Navigation Aid

Aeroplane Commercial Pilot Licence Ground School Subjects:

  • Instruments and Electronics
  • Air Law – Aeroplane
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning and Performance – Aeroplane
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Aircraft Technical and General – Aeroplane
  • General Radio Telephony Certificate
  • Radio and Navigation Aid

Note: a pass mark of at least 75% is required for all the above subjects

Practical Training Requirements

  • Minimum 100 hours as pilot in command
  • Minimum 10 hours as pilot in command (night flying) – aeroplane
  • Minimum 20 hours cross country (only if you are completing a CPL without an Instrument Rating)
  • Pass a practical skills flight test with a Designated Flight Examiner

Commercial Pilot Licence - Robinson R22 Beta II Helicopter