CPL - Commercial Pilot License (day only)
Commercial Pilot Licence
The Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane (CPL-A) 150-hour integrated course is offered by Curtis Aviation by approval of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Although the standard requirement for the issue of a CPL-A is 200 hours, the close supervision and integrated nature of our syllabus permits the training to be completed in a minimum of 150 hours.
Progression through the earlier stages of the course is identical to the GFPT and PPL-A courses, after which you will undertake more advanced air navigation exercises including simulated charters.
The highlight of the Commercial Licence Course is the requirement to accrue at least 70 hours as pilot-in-command and we highly recommend you consider conducting a trip around Australia as part of your course. Not only will you have a fantastic experience, your flying will be quite varied compared with flying in and out of the same home base for each flight.
A trip around Australia may be conducted by yourself or as part of a group on one of our regular flyaways.
The aircraft available to complete your Commercial Course include:
* Piper Dakota 236
* Cessna 182
* Cessna 180
* Piper Twin Comanche (PA30)
Completing your pilot training in a tailwheel aircraft will certainly differentiate you as a new Commercial Pilot.
Before undertaking your Commercial Flight Test you will need to hold theory passes in the 7 subject areas examined by CASA. They are:
* Aircraft General Knowledge
* Aeroplane Performance and Operations
* Navigation and Flight Planning
* Air Law
* Human Performance and Limitations (Human Factors)
CASA now examines by way of CyberExams, with each subject area examined individually. Click for more information regarding CyberExams.
Total minimum hours accrued for the Commercial Licence will be 150 hours, of which 70 are in command, 20 of which are navigation as pilot-in-command and 10 total hours of instrument flying.
This Day course prepares you for the Commercial Pilot's Licence endorsed to fly single-engined aircraft less than 5700kg in daylight visual conditions.
Career opportunities exist in charter and joyflights and freight charter. Alternatively, you may seek to undertake a Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating, a Night VFR Rating or an Instructor Rating to further your qualifications.