A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) allows the holder to fly an aeroplane as the Pilot in Command with passengers on board for hire or reward.

A CPL allows the holder to be employed as a pilot doing a variety of different jobs such as agricultural, freight, charter, scenic or even to become a flight instructor. Being paid to fly has to be one of the best jobs in the world!

A CPL is the gateway to a career with an airline.


Entry Requirements

  • Hold a PPL
  • Hold a Class 1 medical

Licence issues requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Achieve a pass in an additional six aviation theory exams
  • At least 200 hours practical flying time
  • Pass a practical flight test

Theory subjects:

  • Human Factors
  • Aviation Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation and Flight Planning
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge
  • Principles of flight



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