The holder of a Part-FCL CPL(A) may exercise the privileges of the licence to fly EASA Aeroplanes registered in the EU and non-EASA Aeroplanes registered in the UK that come within the privileges of the licence and the valid ratings included in the licence.
The privileges of the holder of a CPL(A) are, within aeroplanes, to:
(1) exercise all the privileges of the holder of an LAPL(A) and a PPL(A);
(2) act as PIC or co-pilot of any aeroplane engaged in operations other than commercial air transport;
(3) act as PIC in commercial air transport of any single-pilot aeroplane subject to the restrictions specified in FCL.060 and in this Subpart;
(4) act as co-pilot in commercial air transport subject to the restrictions specified in FCL.060.
For the issue of a CPL(A) you must have fulfilled the requirements for the class or type rating of the aeroplane used in the skill test.
- For Licence issue you must have completed at least 195 hours of flight time, of which up to 55 hours for the entire course may be instrument ground time. which shall include a cross country flight of at least 300NM in the course of which full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.
Please see CAP 804 for full flying requirements. (section 4 Part L Appendix 3 point A).
You must have also completed the MCC requirements within this course.
Theoretical Knowledge Examination
- Have current and valid passes in all of the required theoretical knowledge examinations, have completed the required course of training with an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and a CPL(A) skills test as detailed in CAP 804 (section 4 Part L Appendix 3 point A).
- On completion of the related flying training you must take the CPL(A) skill test and the IR skill test on either a multi-engine aeroplane or a single-engine aeroplane.
- Your medical records must be held by the UK CAA and you must hold a current and valid PART MED class 1 medical certificate.
- A current and valid Language Proficiency level acceptable to the UK CAA
- £243 for the issue of a Part FCL CPL (A) including 1 rating and an Instrument rating
- An additional fee of £121 is payable if applying for an additional rating at this time.
Please refer to the Scheme of charges table 4 page 5.
An additional fee will be payable if you would like your documents to be returned by secure courier.
Processing time (On receipt of all required information)
We endeavour to process applications in 10 working days from receipt.
The CPL (A) has lifetime validity, however the privileges granted by a licence depend on having a valid medical certificate and ratings (if applicable).
Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms
You will need to provide
- Fully completed Online Application.
- Course completion certificate.
- Evidence of Identity (Original passport or full European Driving licence) or a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) or a UK Examiner.
- Original skills test forms or a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) or a UK Examiner.
- If you are applying on the basis on a Third country ICAO licence conversion we will also require the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate. If your ICAO licence does not show the validity of dates of ratings, please submit certified copies of the relevant logbook pages that confirm the currency of the ratings. In addition we also require a letter of verification of the licence from the issuing NAA.
- If you are applying on the basis of training and testing being completed by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation we will in addition require a copy of the ATO’s PART ORA approval certificate and simulator approval.
- If you are applying on the basis of credits as a member UK Armed Forces please attach a copy of completed form SRG2133
- Evidence of a valid language proficiency level, if not conducted as part of the Skills test. Please note we reserve the right to ask for submission of original logbooks and other documentation when needed.
How to apply
- Once all of the requirements above have been met, complete and submit the online application form
- Supporting documents can be submitted online, or posted or delivered in person to the address below
What to expect
- A desk based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant.
- Following an acceptable assessment your licence will be processed signed and despatched.
- We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending while the additional requirements are met.
- An assessment and refund fee may be charged if the UK CAA rejects your application for not meeting all of the requirements. This will also be applied if you choose to cancel your application
Gatwick Airport South