Commercial Pilot Licence
Interested in making a career of flying?
A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) creates opportunities for you to fly:
- Flight Instruction
- Search & Rescue
- Aerial Surveillance
- Joy Flights
Aeronautical requirements for the issue of a Commercial Pilot Licence are detailed in Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 61.I.3.
The requirement is 200 hours total flight time, which includes:
- 70 hours total as pilot-in-command (PIC)
- 20 hours cross-country as PIC
- 10 hours instrument flight (5 hours of which may be in a simulator
There are seven exams which you will be required to undertake;
- CPL Navigation (CNAV)
- CPL Meteorology (CMET)
- CPL Human Factors (CHUF)
- CPL Flight Rules & Air Law (CLWA)
- CPL Aerodynamics (CADA)
- CPL Aircraft General Knowledge (CSYA)
- CPL Operation, Performance & Flight Planning (CFPA)
In addition to the flight training and experience the following requirements you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age to be issued a CPL
- Pass a Class 1 Medical examination
- Minimum requirements are 200 hours with 100 hours PIC.