EASA - Commercial Pilots Licence


The EASA Commercial Pilot's Licence (CPL) holder is permitted to carry out all the privileges of a PPL licence and is permitted to be paid for their services, be that charter, flying instruction, aerial photography or crop-spraying work. With a CPL you can act as co-pilot (First Officer) in commercial air transportation. Act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any airplane (CPL(A) engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation. Act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transportation of any single-pilot airplane / helicopter .


Pre requisites

• Hold a PPL (A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1

• Completed 5 hours night flight time

• Completed 150 hours total flight time (200 hours is required for licence issue, 100 must be P1)

• Completed 20 hours cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command

• The cross-country flight time must include a qualifying 300nm (540 km) cross-country flight

• Hold a valid EASA class 1 medical certificate

• Passed a course of theoretical instruction as set out in the EASA-FCL

• The minimum age for issue of a CPL licence is 18.


Course Description:


Initial training raises the proficiency of the student in general handling and flight in the airfield circuit to a commercial standard. Training is conducted in a Piper Warrior or a complex single engine aircraft such as the Piper Arrow.


The next section covers IMC training during which the student will learn to fly solely by the use of instruments, to navigate using radio aids, and to an instrument pattern.


This section of the course is not required for holders of a valid Instrument Rating.


Following this the training focuses on cross-country flight, which includes VFR and IFR en-route procedures, diversion procedures, and abnormal and emergency operations.


On completion of the training and the skill test the graduate may apply for an EASA CPL licence upon attaining 200 hours total time and have a minimum of 25 hours of extra credited flight experience.