CPL Course

The aim of the CPL(A) modular corse is to train PPL(A) holders to the level of proficiency necessary for the issue of a CPL(A).
The Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as the pilot of an aircraft for remuneration.

- Exercise all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A);
- Act as pilot-in-command PIC or co-pilot of any airplane engaged in operations other than commercial air transport;
- Act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transport of any single-pilot airplane;
- Act as co-pilot (First Officer) in commercial air transport.

- Minimum age of 18 years;
- First Class Medical Certificate;
- An applicant shall be the holder of a PPL(A) issued in accordance with Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention;
- PPL(A) (Private Pilot License) holder with 150 hours total flight time.

Theoretical knowledge course comprise 250 hours of instruction.

- Air law and ATC procedures;
- Aircraft General Knowledge: Airframes & Systems, Electrics, Powerplant, Emergency Equipment;
- Aircraft General Knowledge: Instrumentation;
- Mass and Balance;
- Performance - Aeroplanes;
- Flight Planning and Planning;
- Human Performance;
- Meteorology;
- General Navigation;
- Radio Navigation;
- Operational Procedures;
- Principles of Flight - Aeroplanes;
- VFR Communications.

At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 200 total flight hours including at least:
- 100 hours as pilot-in-command;
- 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of with full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure;
- 10 hours of instrument training;
- 5 hours of night flying including one cross-country flight and 5 solo take-offs and 5 landings;
- 5 hours on a complex airplane.

Applicants without an IR shall be given at least 25 hours dual flight instructions, including 10 hours of instrument instruction of which up to 5 hours may be instructed ground time in a BITD, an FNPT I or II, an FTD 2 or an FFS.

Applicants holding a valid IR(A) shall be fully credited towards the dual instrument instruction time.

Applicants holding a valid IR(H) shall be credited up to 5 hours of the dual instrument instruction time, in which case at least 5 hours dual instrument instruction time shall be given in an aeroplane.

Applicants holding a Corse Completion Certificate for the Basic Instrument Flight Module shall be credited up to 10 hours towards the required instrument instruction time.

Applicants with a valid IR shall be given at least 15 hours dual visual flight instruction.

Applicants without a Night Rating (NR) aeroplane shall be given additionally at least 5 hours night flight instruction, comprising 3 hours dual intruction, which shall include at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation and 5 solo take-offs and 5 solo full stop landings.

An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a CPL(A) in accordance with the requirements in Part–FCL. The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at the CAA office in the form of written tests. Tests consist of 13 subjects.
A pass in a subject is awarded to an applicant achieving at least 75% of the marks allocated to that subject. Theoretical examination for the CPL(A) must be successfully passed at the CAA within a period of 12 months from date of completion the ground training in the ATO.

The practical skill exam is performed in flight with the authorized CAA examiner and can be taken after successful completion of the written tests at the CAA authority. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:
- operate the airplane within its limitations;
- complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as possible;
- exercise good judgment and airmanship;
- apply aeronautical knowledge;
- maintain control of the airplane at all times.

The CPL(A) modular course should normally be completed within a period of 18 months. This period may be extended, where additional flight training or ground instruction is provided by the ATO.