Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

Commercial Pilot License

About the program

A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the license focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. The commercial license itself does not allow a pilot to fly in instrument meteorological conditions.

A commercial airplane pilot must be able to operate a complex airplane, as a specific number of hours of complex (or turbine-powered) aircraft time are among the prerequisites, and at least a portion of the practical examination is performed in a complex aircraft.


  • At least 18 years of age before you can obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Valid Private Pilot Licence
  • Valid Night Rating
  • Total of 200 hours of flight time (CPL)
  • Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency standards

Practical Training

  • Minimum 100 hours pilot in command
  • Minimum 10 hours pilot in command by night
  • Minimum 50 hours cross country (CPL with IF)
  • Minimum 20 hours cross country (CPL only)
  • Minimum 40 hours instrument flying (20 hours can be on a simulator)
  • Pass a practical skills flight test with a Designated Flight Examiner

Theoretical Training

  • Instruments and Electronics
  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning and Performance
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Aircraft Technical and General
  • General Radio Telephony Certificate

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