Commercial Pilot Licence

A pilot who can display a minimum level of skills and understanding to a licensing authority will gain a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), which qualifies the Pilot to follow a dream career as a commercial airline Pilot.

Course Duration

Incorporated with the hour building and instrument rating time. This phase can last 24 weeks (6 months).


  • You need to be at least 18 years old
  • Valid Private Pilot Licence
  • Valid Night Rating
  • Total of 200 hours of flight time (CPL)
  • Class 1 medical certificate
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency standards

Theoretical Training

Students are expected to pass the following subjects with at least 75% before they can qualify for the Private Pilot Licence:

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

Practical Training

  • Minimum 100 hours pilot in command
  • Minimum 10 hours pilot in command by night
  • Minimum 50 hours cross-country (CPL with IF)
  • Minimum 20 hours cross-country (CPL only)
  • Minimum 40 hours instrument flying (20 hours can be on a simulator)
  • Pass a practical skills flight test with a Designated Flight Examiner

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What’s your next course?

You can progress your flying career with us – we provide training in all the courses you need to move your career forward from PPL to ATPL phase.