Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Many of our customers join us wanting to continue on and make a career as an Airline Pilot, Flight Instructor, Testing Officer, etc.

These candidates will continue on with their training. That training will require a total of 150 hours (with 70 flown solo) as a legal minimum and all of your previous flying in the RPL and PPL can be counted. You must be 18 years of age at the time of the flight test.
As with the PPL, there is a theory component. The theory consists of the same seven subjects as in the PPL but this time they have individual subject courses and exams.
Once again these seven subjects can be completed via formal classes or self-studied. All exams must be completed within a two-year time frame.
If it’s an additional qualification that you are after, then you have found the right place. Apart from the RPL, PPL, and CPL, we offer Aerobatics, Tailwheel, Night Ratings, Instrument Ratings, Instructor Ratings, Formation Training, and Dangerous Goods Training. If it is able to be offered, we will be offering it.


The 141 schools will only be able to continue delivering the 200 hour CPL. The higher level Part 142 Schools will have exclusive access to the 150-hour syllabus. To date, less than 5% of schools have successfully transitioned to a Part 142 Organisation. APTA is one of those schools that has successfully transitioned. Your continued training is assured under the 150 Hour Integrated Course. To students considering commencing training and anticipate their training going after September 1st, 2018 they should ensure that their flight training provider has that 142 Approval.

Commercial Pilot Licence

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