Commercial Pilot Licence

In order to receive remuneration you require holding a Commercial Pilot Licence. With such a variety of executive traffic at London Biggin Hill Airport, as a student you will truly be immersed in the world of commercial aviation.

Becoming a professional pilot is an extremely prestigious achievement, however there is a duty of care and responsibility for all of your passengers. This applies whether you are flying a small Cessna, or flying families on an Airbus A380. Hence this course is conducted on a full time basis and a pre-acceptance flight with your instructor is a prerequisite.

This is simply to ensure you are of the necessary standard prior to embarking on the course. Here at Fly EFG we want to make sure you get the most benefit from not only your instructor but your school too.

By guiding you accordingly we aim to help you become an outstanding aviator. The course requires a large amount of dedication but by the end, with licence in hand, your career awaits you – spoils and all.

About the Course

The Commercial Pilot Licence allows you to fly for “hire and reward”, except as pilot in command in an aircraft requiring two pilots (e.g. an airliner) and, as such, is the professional licence every pilot holds until they gain their ATPL later in their career.

It covers the same aspects of visual flying as the PPL, but to a higher standard and in a more advanced, “complex” single engine aircraft with retractable undercarriage and a variable pitch propeller.

25 hours

  • Initial training: General handling and navigation to CPL standard
  • Basic Instrument Flying: Flying with sole reference to instruments
  • “Complex” Aircraft Familiarisation: Conversion training, general handling, navigation and instrument flight in an aircraft with retractable undercarriage and a variable pitch propeller
  • The course finishes with consolidation and a flight test with a CAA approved examiner
  • Theory is covered as part of the ATPL Theory Course. All subjects have to be passed before training can commence
  • The CPL has to be obtained within 36 months from passing all theory examinations
  • Current PPL with Night Qualification
  • 150 hours total flying time (200 required for licence issue, including hours on CPL course)
  • 100 of the above hours have to be solo or as pilot in command
  • A pass in all 14 ATPL examinations OR CPL Specific theory and exams passed
  • Class 1 Medical
  • 18 years of age
  • Pre-acceptance flight test is prerequisite
  • Approx 4-6 weeks full-time, depending on weather
  • 25 hours minimum; plus flight test

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