The Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) Course with a Instrument Rating (IR) provides the training required to meet the level of proficiency necessary to operate single-pilot multi-engine aeroplanes and to obtain the CPL/IR.
Initial training raises the proficiency of the student in general handling and flight in the airfield circuit to a commercial standard. This training is conducted in a Single Engine Piston aeroplane. This section of the course is not required for holders of a valid Instrument Rating. Following this the training focuses on cross-country flight, which includes VFR and IFR en-route procedures, diversion procedures, and abnormal and emergency operations. The final section consists of preparation and rehearsal for the CPL skill test in a Single Engine Piston Aeroplane.
The training comprises:
10 hours minimum of dual instruction in Single Engine Piston Aircraft.
5 hours minimum of dual instruction in Multi Engine Piston Aircraft
On completion of the training and the skill test the graduate may apply for a CPL licence and have a minimum of 15 hours of extra credited flight experience..
Training is full-time or part-time, the full-time course lasting between 3 and 6 weeks dependent on weather conditions.
The minimum age for issue of a CPL Licence is 18.
Hold a PPL(A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1.
Completed 5 hours night flight time
Completed 150 hours total flight time.
Completed 20 hours cross-country time as pilot-in-command . The cross-country flight time must include a qualifying 540km (300NM) cross-country flight.