Commercial Pilot Licences

Guidance on requirements and how to apply

A variety of licences for commercial flying are available based on the skills and experience of the pilot and the type of flights that they wish to undertake.

All pilots require some form of medical certificate or declaration. Extra ratings can be endorsed and most licences require a certain level of flying over a set period to maintain currency.

This section of the website contains information aimed at commercial pilots.

Exact requirements and more detailed information can be found in the CAA publication:

Specific guidance and applications



Applications, renewals and re-validations


Pilot Licence applications are currently taking 10 days to assess.

Contact Details

Phone +44 (0) 1293 573700

Licensing Department
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex

Process and procedures


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