The minimum age at which you are able to hold a CPL is 18 years and you must hold a current Class 1 Medical Certificate. The minimum flight time required to be logged is 200 hours which includes:-

  • 100 hours as pilot in command
  • 30 hours cross country navigation, which is to include 20 hours dual instruction.
    The 20 hours of instruction must be completed within a 12-month period
  • 10 hours instrument time, of which 5 hours must be dual instruction.
  • 10 hours basic mountain flying

On average, students can expect to take between 40 and 50 hours to prepare for the commercial pilot licence flight test. Where students need additional flying time to meet the standard, this will be provided at the standard charge out rate for that aircraft.

We have no set course dates; students may commence flight training at a time convenient to them.
The commercial pilot licence is the basic entry qualification to the aviation industry. Students usually need to obtain additional specialist ratings before becoming employable.



There are seven subjects, which must be passed with a minimum mark of 70%. These exams are: -Navigation and Flight Planning, Aviation Law and Publications, Human Factors, Aircraft Technical Knowledge and Principles of Flight

We recommend that students have an understanding of basic maths and physics, but there is no minimum level of education required for entry to our courses. A strong desire to achieve and a willingness to work in class are more important than previous qualifications. A good understanding of the English language is also required.
Students who have little or no flight experience may still enrol on commercial theory courses with no fear of being at a disadvantage. All course material is explained in depth, enabling newcomers to aviation to achieve the same high standards as those who have previous experience.

CPL Costs in addition to PPL

150 hours flying @ $260.00 per hour* $39000.00
1.5 hour Flight Test $360.00
Instructor ground & air time @ $60.00/hr $3000.00
Miscellaneous Expenses
Theory manuals $300.00
Medical Certificate (approx) $400.00
Examination Fees $725.000
Airways & Airport Charges (approx) $4900.00
Flight Test Issue Fee (approx) $777.00
Civil Aviation Licence Issue $230.00
Total $49 692.00

*This time is for hour building.
Prices are effective 01 April 2018 and are subject to change without notice.