Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as the pilot of an aircraft for remuneration.


  • Exercise all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A) / PPL(H);
  • Act as co-pilot (First Officer) in commercial air transportation
  • Act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any airplane (CPL(A) / helicopter (CPL(H)) engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation.
  • Act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transportation of any single-pilot airplane / helicopter

Ground training:

The trainee will cover during the ground training the following courses:

  • Air law and ATC procedures
  • Airframes & systems, electrics, power plant, emergency equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass and balance
  • Performance
  • Flight planning & monitoring
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Principles of flight
  • Communications

Flight training:

At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 200 total flight hours (including PPL(A)/(H) time):

  • 100 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of with full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure
  • 10 hours of instrument training
  • 5 hours of night flying including one cross-country flight and 5 solo take-offs and 5 landings
  • 5 hours on a complex airplane

Examination – Theoretical

An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a CPL(A)/(H) in accordance with the requirements in JAR–FCL 1 (Airplane) Subpart J.

Examination – Practical

The practical skill exam in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests.

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Operate the airplane within its limitations
  • Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by JAA
  • Exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • Apply aeronautical knowledge
  • Maintain control of the airplane at all times.

Cost & Fees

The course fees cover the following items and services:

  • All training manuals
  • Access to the JAA online question bank
  • Instructor time for theoretical & practical training
  • Theoretical training
  • Training manuals
  • Aircraft rental

The cost does not cover the landing and communication fees, dependent on trainees' destination airport desires. The complete list of airport and fees will be handed to each trainee prior to course start.

Prices in foreign currencies are based on exchange rate averages. The exact amounts to be paid in Euro or USD will be presented with the offer.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • First class medical certificate
  • At least PPL(A) / PPL(H) (Private Pilot License) holder with 150 hours total flight time out of which 50 as Pilot in Command.
  • Sufficient level of knowledge of Mathematics and Physics
  • English language skills - FTO oral and written test
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated November 16, 2018
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