COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE
A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) allows you to realise your ultimate aviation goal – working and earning a living as a pilot. When you’ve earned your CPL there are countless possibilities for employment, including joy and charter flights, agriculture and search and rescue. A CPL is a gateway to advanced training that will lead to being an airline pilot or flight instructor.
The CPL course involves advanced navigation and instrument flight training. Through our specialist scenario-based training you will cover every type of airspace that can be encountered in Australia, proficient at handling every conceivable emergency situation and learn how to manage an aircraft in a commercial environment.
Career opportunities for a Commercial Pilot Licence holder can include:
Fire Spotting / Bombing
Search & Rescue
The aeronautical experience requirement for a Commercial Pilot Licence.
200 hours total flight time, which includes:
100 hours total as pilot-in-command (PIC)
20 hours cross-country PIC
10 hours instrument flight (5 hours may be in a simulator)
Your PPL flying will contribute approximately 65 hours total time, 10 hours PIC, 5 hours cross-country PIC and 4 hours instrument time towards your CPL requirements.
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Exam Structure, the examinations consists of seven separate exams:
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)
The pass mark for each CPL examination is 70%, except for Flight Rules & Air Law where the pass mark is 80%.
All examinations must be passed within a 2-year period, from the date of the first attempt, successful or otherwise, for a candidate to be awarded an CPL theory pass.
Most students prefer to self-study at home at their own pace. Students can book 1 on 1 tutoring with one of our experienced instructors.
Requirements to earn CPL:
Minimum hours: 200
Be at least 18 years old
Hold a Class 1 Medical
More infomation available on CASA website
We recommend the CASA Private Pilot Guide to read HERE