Commercial Pilot Licence

If you wish to pursue a career as a Pilot or you wish to take your flying to a higher level, then you may choose to train for your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). The syllabus includes a series of lessons structured to hone your skills and knowledge and to develop a commercial attitude towards your flying. All are prerequisites to passing a CPL test and improving your employment prospects. 

Our 200 hour course is structured to maximise flexibility, allowing students to go at their own pace through the syllabus. Our aircraft may be hired by students in order to achieve the required minimum 100 hours in command. 

The Commercial Pilot Licence course involves a significant theory component, comprising seven theory subjects with an examination required for each subject. Subjects include Aerodynamics, Aircraft General Knowledge, Air Law, Human Factors, Navigation, Meteorology, Performance and Flight Planning. Exams are conducted by a private company and booked online. Theory studies may be completed as self-study but attendance at specific courses is a good option for many students, and your instructor can discuss options with you.

A Commercial Pilot Licence will be issued after you have passed all of the written theory examinations, and a practical flight test with a CASA approved testing officer. 

To be eligible to hold a CPL, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age when the commercial licence is issued but training may commence prior. 
  • Pass a security check (ASIC)
  • Hold a class 1 medical certificate. 
  • Hold or be qualified to hold a flight radiotelephone operators licence