The Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) raises the proficiency of your flying to a professional standard and introduces you to more complex aircraft.
15 hours total flight time including:
10 hours in a single engine aircraft
At least 5 hours in a complex single or multi-engine aircraft
CPL Skills Test
An additional 10 hours of instrument flight training in a single engine aircraft is required if the candidate does not hold Basic Instrument Flight Certificate (BIFM).
About the course
The aim of the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) course is to raise the proficiency of your flying to a commercial standard. Initial training will raise your general handling skills to a commercial standard. The course then moves on to cover cross-country navigation, emergency and abnormal procedures. The first 10 hours of the course are flown in a single engine aircraft with the final 5 hours flown on in a complex single or multi engine aircraft. For students without a Basic Instrument Flight Module (BIFM) completion certificate, the course will include 10 hours of IFR training. The course culminates in a formal pre-test assessment just before a test with a flight examiner. Our CPL course is run Monday to Thursday over three consecutive weeks.
Hold a valid PPL(A)
Class 1 medical (before licence issue)
150 hours total (200 required before licence issue)
100 hours pilot in command
Completed 20 hours cross-country flying as pilot in command
Passed CPL/ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Examinations
Completed a cross country flight of 300nm/540km with 2 landings away from the point of departure.
Minimum age for licence issue: 18 years