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COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (CPL)

The Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) is the final part of the CASA licensing trilogy following the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) and Private Pilot Licence (PPL).

Once issued with a Commercial Pilot Licence you are eligible to be employed as a professional pilot. 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE?

Having come this far and spending a fair amount of money in the process, you can now apply for jobs with a commercial pilot licence CPL and be remunerated.

Employment for a pilot with a fresh Commercial Pilot Licence is limited, especially if all you have is a single engine rating and restricted to visual flight rules. (VFR)

Companies in the tourism sector, outback stations, sky diving companies and joy flight operators are just some of the places where you can get a start.

HOW TO BECOME AN AIRLINE PILOT?

If your goal is to become an airline pilot, corporate jet or even fly for the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service you’ll need to further your studies to complete the Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (IFR) and the Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) theory subjects.

Many think that obtaining a commercial pilot licence makes you employable for the airlines. That is not correct.

To meet an airline’s minimum recruitment hours you will need the following. (rough guide)

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MINIMUM AIRLINE REQUIREMENTS

  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Multi Engine IFR (2 renewals)
  • 1500 Hrs TT (Total Time)
  • 500 Hrs Multi Engine
  • 100 Hrs Night

A popular option to build up your flying experience on completion of your commercial pilot licence and to meet some of the requirements above is completing a flight instructor rating.

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE COURSE

LESSON 1 (CPL)

General Handling & Circuits – steep turns (including minimum radius, maximum rate, collision avoidance, steep descending), nose-low unusual attitude recognition and recovery, sideslipping, practice forced landing

Circuits – including ‘short field’ take-off and landing, missed approach and missed landing, crosswind take-off and landing

LESSON 2 (CPL)

General Handling & Instrument Flight – control at slow speeds, stalling under various conditions and configurations, incipient spins, nose-high unusual attitude recognition and recovery, practice forced landing (simulated partial engine failure), precautionary search and landing

LESSON 3 (CPL)

CPL Navigation Exercise 1 –

  • Introduction to simulated commercial operations
  • expected level of proficiency, flight tolerances applicable to the professional level
  • flight planning, payload and fuel scenarios
  • Simulated engine failure on take-off, simulated engine failure in the circuit
  • General handling – steep turns, sideslipping, practice forced landing – simulated complete engine failure
  • Navigation using navigation aids and systems

LESSON 4 (CPL)

CPL Navigation Exercise 2 –

  • Simulated commercial exercise, including simulated passenger and cargo management and loading
  • Controlled airspace and controlled aerodrome operations
  • Critical point and point of no return calculations
  • Refuelling
  • Engine start and shutdown – simulated emergencies
  • Simulated engine failure on take-off
  • Simulated R/T equipment malfunction
  • Navigation at low level, best range and best endurance performance, turbulence penetration configuration
  • Basic instrument flight –simulated inadvertent IMC entry and return to visual flight
  • Perform lost procedure
  • Perform diversion procedure
  • General handling – stalling, incipient spin
  • Practice forced landing – simulated partial engine failure, simulated engine failure in circuit area
  • Precautionary search and landing
  • Other abnormal situations – simulated electrical failure
  • Short landing
  • Monitor application of non-technical skills

LESSON 5 (CPL)

CPL Navigation Exercise 3 – SOLO

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LESSON 6 (CPL)

Basic Instrument Flight and Navaid Training – full and limited panel, including recovery from upset situations and unusual attitudes

Simulated inadvertent IMC entry and return to visual flight

Navigation aids and systems

LESSON 7 (CPL)

Navigation Exercise 4 –

  • Simulated commercial exercise, including simulated passenger and cargo management and loading
  • Engine start – simulated emergency
  • Critical point and point of no return calculations
  • ‘Short field’ take-off and landing
  • General handling – stalling, incipient spins
  • Practice forced landing – simulated partial engine failure
  • Other abnormal situations – simulated electrical fire
  • Basic instrument flight
  • Radio navigation enroute
  • Perform lost procedure

LESSON 8 (CPL)

CPL Navigation Exercise 5 –

  • Circuits
  • Simulated commercial exercise, including simulated passenger and cargo management and loading
  • Critical point and point of no return calculations
  • Crosswind take-off and landing (OCTA circuits)
  • Revise best endurance, best range configurations and re-calculation of operational endurance
  • Revise circuits at OCTA aerodrome, missed approach and missed landing recovery, simulated engine failure in the circuit area
  • Navigation at low level
  • Perform diversion procedure
  • Steep turns
  • Practice forced landing, simulated complete engine failure
  • Other abnormal situations –CSU and retractable undercarriage
  • Use instrument navigation systems
  • Basic instrument flight full panel, including unusual attitude recoveries

LESSON 9 (CPL)

CPL Navigation Exercise 6 – SOLO flight

LESSON 10 (CPL)

Basic Instrument Flight & Navaid Training –

Basic instrument flight, navigation aids and systems, unusual attitude recoveries, full and limited panel

Simulated inadvertent entry into IMC and return to visual flight

LESSON 11 (CPL)

CPL Navigation Exercise 7 –

  • Simulated commercial exercise, including simulated passenger and cargo management and loading
  • Simulated radio failure
  • Revise:
  • Stalling, all configurations
  • Incipient spins
  • Practice forced landing, simulated partial engine failure
  • Precautionary search and landing
  • Manage abnormal situations
  • Navigate at low level and in reduced visibility
  • Diversion procedure

LESSON 12 (CPL)

CPL Navigation Exercise 8 –

  • Simulated commercial exercise, including simulated passenger and cargo management and loading
  • Revise:
  • ‘Short field’ take-off and landing
  • Simulated engine failure on take-off, simulated engine failure in the circuit area
  • Best range and best endurance configurations
  • Steep turning
  •  Sideslipping
  • Practice forced landing, simulated complete engine failure
  • Basic instrument flight, navigation aids and systems, unusual attitude recoveries, full and limited panel
  • Simulated inadvertent IMC entry and return to visual flight
  • Lost procedure
  • Circuits

LESSON 13 (CPL)

General Handling – SOLO

LESSON 14 (CPL)

CPL Navigation Exercise 9 – SOLO

LESSON 15 (CPL)

CPL navigation Exercise 10 –

  • Simulated commercial exercise, including simulated passenger and cargo management and loading
  • Basic instrument flight – general revision en-route

LESSON 16 (CPL)

General Handling, Basic Instrument Flight & Navaid Training –

  • Start and stop engine including malfunctions and emergencies, carry out pre-take-off checks
  • Take off aeroplane including in a crosswind and from ‘short field’, simulated engine failure on take-off, carry out after take-off procedures
  • Climbing, straight and level, descending, turning
  • Circuits and approaches, landings including crosswind and ‘short field’, missed approach and recovery from missed landing, simulated engine failure in the circuit area
  • Slow flight, stalling, incipient spin recoveries, steep turns, sideslipping
  • Unusual attitude recoveries
  • Precautionary search and landing
  • Basic instrument flight, full and limited panel, navigation using navigation aids and systems

LESSON 17 (CPL)

Pre–licence final assessment

Navigation Exercise 11 –

  • Simulated commercial exercise, including simulated passenger and cargo management and loading
  • Assess remaining performance criteria in preparation for CPLA flight test. Flight manoeuvres to be performed within the flight tolerances for the professional level

 COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE TEST

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MINIMISE THE  COST OF YOUR COMMERCIAL PILOT TRAINING

We offer the 200 HR Commercial Pilot Licence course.  It is entirely self funded as we do not offer HECS.  On offer is a number of options to ensure you complete your training with more than a CPL and more importantly are more employable.

There are  a number of options available with our commercial pilot training.

It is designed to combine ratings of your choice so you can still meet the minimum 200 hrs while gaining more rating’s on your licence .

For more information please get in touch with one of our flying instructors.

MELBOURNE FLYING SCHOOL

A Melbourne Flying School with a difference.  We are approaching close to 20 years of Commercial Pilot Training in Melbourne.

Our Commercial Pilot students learn about commercial operations fist hand and are encouraged to join experienced crew on real life Commercial flights.

FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

Our dedicated instructors are here to help you achieve your aviation goals.

With years of experience and knowledge to pass on we will ensure you are prepared and employable on completion of your training.

COST OF COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE

The following options are available for the issue of a Commercial Pilot Licence.  The following prices incorporates the RPL & PPL training.

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE COURSE (OPTION 1.)
(Basic Course)

$65,252.00 (inc GST)

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE COURSE (OPTION 2.)
(Including Single Engine Night VFR Rating)

$67,305.00 (inc GST)

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE COURSE (OPTION 3.)
(Including Multi Engine Class Rating)

$69,301.00 (inc GST)

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE COURSE (OPTION 4.)
(Including Single Engine Night VFR Rating and Multi Engine Class Rating)

$70,930.00 (inc GST)

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE COURSE (OPTION 5.)
(Including Multi Engine Class Rating and Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating)

$80,315.00 (inc GST)

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE COURSE (OPTION 6.)
(Including Single Engine Night VFR Rating, Multi Engine Class Rating and)
(Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating)

$84,137.00 (inc GST)

Please note: Course costs are an estimation. The actual flying hours required to achieve competency may be increased due to student ability and continuity of training.

MEET COMMERCIAL PILOT JACK KANG

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Having completed his Commercial Pilot Licence Jack says ” The Instructors are experienced career minded teachers giving you the best training possible to help you achieve your goal at becoming a pilot”.

Jack is now in training to become a Flight Instructor himself having completed his Multi Engine IFR training and ATPL subjects.

For more information on the options above please get in touch to schedule a meeting with one our flying Instructors.

More Information
  • Cost

    Check CPL Cost Options

  • Aircraft

    Cessna 172, Cessna 182, Piper Seminole PA - 44

  • Flight Hours

    200 Hours

  • Study Mode

    Part time / Full Time