Commercial Pilot Licence

Interested in making a career of flying?
A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) creates opportunities for you to fly:

  • Charter
  • Flight Instruction
  • Airline
  • Search & Rescue
  • Aerial Surveillance
  • Joy Flights
and much much more!

Aeronautical Requirements

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

Theoretical Requirements

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)
These examinations are based on the Manual of Standards Part 61 (MOS) provided by CASA.

Additional Requirements

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.