Commercial Pilot Licence - Overview

A Commercial Pilot Licence allows you to act as a pilot in command of an aircraft in various private and commercial operations. The Commercial Pilot Licence consolidates what you have previously learnt but to a higher level.

This course is also available as part of the Aviation Australia (RTO30770) Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) AVI 50219 course. Please see here for more information.

This course is also offered as part of our Airline Cadet Program. Please see here for more information.

Prerequisites

To be eligible to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Speak, read and understand English at a minimum of aviation level 4 English language proficiency
  • Hold or be eligible for a flight radiotelephone licence
  • Pass the 7 CPL written examinations set by CASA
  • Pass a Class 1 medical exam with a designated aviation medical examiner
  • Meet aeronautical experience requirements of at least 200 hours flight time including:
    • at least 190 hours of flight time as a pilot*
    • at least 100 hours of flight time as a pilot in command for an aeroplane*
    • at least 20 hours of cross-country flight time as a pilot in command for an aeroplane*
    • at least 10 hours of instrument time*
    • at least 5 hours of instrument flight time in an aeroplane*

Hours already accrued toward Recreational Pilot Certificate and Recreational Pilot Licence may be credited toward the CPL course.

* Minimum CASA hour requirements. 

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