Commercial Pilot License
A Commercial Pilot License is required when pursuing a professional career in aviation.
This qualification allows you to receive remuneration for your flying activities.
Training is done on a variable pitch & retractable gear aircraft, either on an advanced Single Engine or a Multi-engine aircraft.
A Multi-Engine Rating is recommended when doing your CPL.
An Instrument Rating is usually done with the CPL course and enables a pilot to fly by solely relying on the flight instruments.
Requirements for Commercial Pilot License (CPL) including Instrument Rating (IF)
- You must be 18 years of age.
- Hold a Class 1 medical certificate.
- Hold a valid PPL and Night Rating.
- You will need to accumulate a minimum of 200 hrs of flying, of which:
A minimum of 100 hrs as pilot in command (PIC) is required, of which at least 50 hrs must be cross country flight time and 5 hrs must be done at Night.
40 hrs must be instrument flight training, of which 20 hrs may be done on an approved simulator (10 hrs already done through PPL and Night Rating courses)
- Pass 10 theoretical examinations at CAA (pass mark 75%)
- Complete a General Radio License course.
- Pass a CPL Ground Evaluation and Practical Flight Test in an advanced type aircraft and Simulator with a CAA approved Designated Flight Examiner.
The instrument rating test is usually combined with the CPL flight test.
- Once you have achieved competency and passed all practical and theoretical requirements, your training documentation will be checked and sent to the CAA.
A fee must be paid for issuing the CPL to have your PPL upgraded to a CPL.