Commercial Pilot License - Aeroplane

Round Two

The second major step in the professional pilot training program is to obtain a commercial pilot license. A Commercial Pilot License allows a pilot to fly for hire or reward.

The Training

The CPL program training will include a lot of advanced ground school studies and the flying skills of the students will be fine tuned by the flight instructors to bring their skill of flying to or above the flight test standards.



  • License : Private Pilot License - Aeroplane
  • Age : 18 Years and above
  • Medical : Cat 1 by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner

Transport Canada CPL Minimum Requirements

A minimum total of 200 hours of flying experience including:

  • 100 hours PIC Time
  • 20 hours PIC Cross-Country Time
  • 35 hours Dual Training Time (excluding PPL Training)
    • 10 hours of Advanced Dual Instruction
    • 20 hours of Instrument Time
    • 5 hours of Dual Night Flying
  • 30 hours of Solo Training Time (excluding PPL Training)
    • 25 hours of general practice, including airwork, and radio communication
    • 5 hours Solo Night Flying
    • A 300 Nautical Mile Cross-Country with 3 landings excluding the point of departure
  • A minimum of 80 hours ground school – Including instruction on Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and General Knowledge.
  • Transport Canada Written Exam - CPL Aeroplane
  • Transport Canada Flight Test

Type: Full Time / Part Time

Duration: 3-4 months (Full Time)* / 6-7 months (Part Time)*

* The given duration is based on an average course completion rate. The training is done at students pace and progress.

Course Expense

The hours used to calculate the course expense based on Transport Canada minimums. Any additional training required to meet standards will be charged at the applicable rates.


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