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Commercial Pilots Licence

What is a CPL?

In addition to your PPL, a CPL allows you to:

  • Legally earn income from your flying
  • Advance to further employment prospects in your aviation career
  • Take your flying skills to a higher level

How do I get my CPL?

Be at least 18 years of age

Pass examinations covering six subjects.
  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Human Factors
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Principles of Flight
These exams are multi-choice and require a 70% pass rate.

Flight time
You must also complete at least 200 hours total flight time of which:
- 100 hours must be Pilot in Command.
- 10 hours must be instrument flight time
- 30 hours cross-country navigation:
  • 10 hours must be dual CPL cross country navigation training
  • 10 hours must be solo CPL cross country navigation training
  • 5 hours dual instruction in Terrain and Weather Awareness
Flight tests
  • Pass a cross country flight test after completing the CPL cross-country navigation syllabus.
  • Pass a CPL flight test which will include all normal and emergency flight manoeuvres.

Ready for the next step?

If you’re looking to improve your skills or add capability to your PPL or freshen your current skillset, have a look at what we offer in terms of other training opportunities. Find our more here…

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