Commercial Pilot Licence

Commercial Pilot


A Commercial Pilot License is required when pursuing a professional career in aviation. This qualification allows you to receive remuneration for your flying activities and be pilot in command (on aircrafts certified for single pilot operations) or co-pilot (on large commercial aircrafts certified for mutli crew operations once type specific training is completed).


Requirements for Commercial Pilot License (Incl. IR)


You must be 18 years of age.


Hold a Class I medical certificate.


Hold a valid PPL and Night Rating.


Pass a General Radio License exam.


You will need to accumulate a minimum of 200 hrs of flying, of which: 40 hrs must be instrument flight training. 20 hrs may be done on an approved flight simulator (10 hrs already done through PPL and Night Rating courses). A minimum of 100 hrs as pilot in command (PIC) is also required, of which at least 50 hrs must be cross country flight time. The CPL course has an integrated Instrument Rating course which enables a pilot to fly by instrument referral only and can either be done on a Single Engine aircraft with variable pitch and retractable gear or on a Multi-engine aircraft with variable pitch and retractable gear.


Successfully pass 8 online CPL examinations at CAA (pass mark 75%).


Complete a CPL General Flight Test in an Advanced Type aircraft with a Grade I Designated Flight Examiner. The instrument flight test is usually combined with the CPL flight test in one flight.


Once you have accumulated all required flying hours in your logbook, completed your instrument rating and passed all examinations and tests, all your training documentation will be checked and sent to the CAA. A fee must be paid for issuing your CPL License and finally have your PPL upgraded to a CPL.


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