Commercial Pilots Licence
The Commercial Pilot Licence allows a pilot to be remunerated for flying work and forms the basis for advanced flight training for those wishing to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. Becoming a commercial pilot is one of the most exciting and challenging careers you can choose and involves much more than traditional aviation skills, important though these are. The aim of the CPL (A) course is to train PPL (A) holders to the level of proficiency necessary for the issue of a CPL (A) which will enable the holder to then complete their Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine Ratings.
The JAR Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) Course with a JAA 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 JAR CPL/IR.
- Hold a PPL (A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1
- Completed 5 hours night flight time
- Completed 150 hours total flight time (200 hours is required for licence issue, 100 must be P1)
- Completed 20 hours cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command.
- The cross-country flight time must include a qualifying 540 km cross-country flight.
- Hold a valid JAR class 1 medical certificate.
- Passed a course of theoretical instruction as set out in the JAR-FCL (CAA written exams)
- The minimum age for issue of a CPL licence is 18.
Initial training raises the proficiency of the student in general handling and flight in the airfield area to a commercial standard. This training is conducted in a Piper Arrow. The next section covers IMC training during which the student will learn to fly solely by the use of instruments, to navigate using radio aids, and to an instrument pattern. This section of the course is not required for holders of a valid Instrument Rating (includes 10hrs solo RBF to instruments)
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 training is again in the Piper Arrow.
The final section consists of preparation and a formal skill test rehearsal (a 170A test) in a Piper Arrow.
The training comprises of:
- 10 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Piper Arrow
- 5 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Piper Arrow
- 2 hours minimum for the skill test in the Piper Arrow
In addition for students without a valid Instrument Rating:
- 5 hours minimum of dual instruction in our approved flight simulator FNPT2
- 5 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Piper Arrow.
On completion of the training and the skill test the graduate may apply for a JAA CPL licence upon attaining 200 hours total time and have a minimum of 25 hours of extra credited flight experience. If an Instrument Rating is already held, on completion of the training and the skill test, the graduate may apply for a JAA CPL/IR licence and will 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.
|QUOTATION – CPL-IR FLIGHT TRAINING (With MEP Rating)|
|Course Element||Hours/ Quantity||Cost Per Hour/Item||Cost Per Course Element|
|Night Rating – C152||5.00||150.64||753.20|
|CPL Training – C172||18.00||210.89||3,796.02|
|CPL Training – PA28R||7.00||235.15||1,646.05|
|IR Simulator Training||25.00||122.56||3,064.00|
|IR Multi Training||25.00||335.00||8,375.00|
|Instrument Approach Fees||25.00||35.00||875.00|
|The above costings are in Pounds Sterling and include VAT, Fuel, Landing Fees, Pre-Flight Briefings – They do not include test fees or hire of aircraft for tests.|
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Additional charges are Examiner Fees and plane hire for skills test. We will tailor a course to suit your needs – we can provide residential courses if that is what you require and will take care of all your needs prior to arrival. These additional charges are CAA charges.
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