Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)

Commercial Pilot Training Programme

The Commercial Pilots Licence course, once successfully completed, allows you to be paid to fly. When combined with the MEP, ME/IR and MCC/JOC courses, you are able to apply for employment as a First Officer in an airline.

Another good option, is to undertake training as a Flight Instructor by attending and completing a course, you can then train other whilst gaining both hours and experience.

The Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) course is a 25-hour course best completed in block of about three weeks. The flying is conducted in both the Piper Warrior aircraft and the more complex  Piper Arrow which is  equipped with a variable-pitch propeller and retractable undercarriage.

At the end of the course, you will complete a CPL Skills Test with an examiner demonstrating both your navigation and general aircraft handling skills.

In order to start training, you must be able to meet the following pre-entry requirements:

  • Have passed the 14 EASA ATPL(A) examinations
  • PPL(A) holder with 175 hrs total flight time
  • 100 hrs pilot-in-command (PIC)
  • Completed a 300nm cross-country flight including 2 full-stop landings at airfields other than your starting point.
  • Hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate.
  • Hold a Night Rating

What next?

Once you have your Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), the next step in becoming a professional pilot is to complete some or all of the following courses:

ICAO Licence Conversions

We will be happy give you advise and help on how to convert your ICAO Licence over to a UK CAA Licence, Due to the bespoke nature of each conversion, please contact us via the contacts page.