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Commercial Pilot Licence

Durban | Mossel Bay

A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) 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.

Commercial Pilot Licence Requirements

General Requirements

Practical Requirements

  • Minimum 100 hours as pilot in command.
  • Minimum 5 hours as pilot in command night flying (only for an Aeroplane CPL).
  • Minimum 20 hours cross country (only if you are completing a CPL without an Instrument Rating).
  • Minimum 20 hours of instrument instruction time, not more than 10 hours may be completed in an approved simulator.
  • Minimum 5 hours instruction in a complex aeroplane.
  • Pass a practical skills flight test with a Designated Flight Examiner.

Ground School Subjects

A pass mark of at least 75% is required for all examinations

Helicopter CPL

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

Aeroplane CPL

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

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