Commercial Pilot Licence - Airplane


The CPL(A) course, provides PPL(A) holders the level of proficiency necessary for the issue of a CPL(A).

This course includes the necessary:

  • theoretical knowledge instruction;
  • flight instruction; and
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT),

for an applicant to perform as PIC of the appropriate aircraft category, the relevant procedures and manoeuvres with the competency appropriate to the privileges granted.

Furthermore, provided in this course is the necessary Skill Test, required by EASA Part FCL, for a Commercial Pilot Licence on a Single Engine Piston aircraft.

Note: An applicant for the issue of a CPL shall have fulfilled the requirements for the class or type rating of the aircraft used in the skill test.


Minimum Age :  18 years
Medical Certificate :  Class I
Previous training :

  • PPL
  • 100 hours as PIC (of which 20 hours cross-country);
  • 5 hours night flight time;
  • 10 hours basic instrument flight time (of which 5 hours may be synthetic);

Theoretical training : CPL or ATPL theory


The privileges of the holder of a CPL are, within the appropriate aircraft category, to:

  • exercise all the privileges of the holder of an LAPL and a PPL;
  • act as PIC or co-pilot of any aircraft engaged in operations other than commercial air transport;
  • act as PIC in commercial air transport of any single-pilot aircraft (subject to restrictions);
  • act as co-pilot in commercial air transport (subject to restrictions).
  • 20 hours flight training with instructor on basic trainer
  • 5 hours flight training with instructor on high performance / complex aircraft
  • 2 hours skill test on high performance / complex aircraft
Material / Equipment provided
  • CPL training syllabus
  • Airport charts
  • Pilot Operating Handbook