• Aim

    The aim of the course is to obtain a CPL (A).

    Theoretical knowledge training

    You will need to complete at least 350 hours of theoretical knowledge training.

    This theoretical knowledge course will only be sufficient for attempting CPL (A) theoretical knowledge examinations. If you wish to take theoretical knowledge examinations at ATPL (A) level or for an IR (A), you will need to complete additional study.

    Theoretical knowledge examinations

    You will need to pass the CPL (A) theoretical knowledge examinations.

    Training requirements

    Requirement Required number of hours Crediting for previous experience
    Total flying training at least 150 hours (not including type rating training) which includes all progress tests and up to 5 hours may be instrument ground time. If you hold an ICAO compliant PPL(A) or PPL(H), 50% of the hours flown can be credited, up to a maximum of 40 hours, or 45 hours if you have an aeroplane night rating, of which up to 20 hours may count towards the requirement for dual instruction flight time

    The total flying training requirement (above) must include the following components:

    Requirement Required number of hours
    Dual instruction 80 hours, of which up to 5 hours may be instrument ground time
    PIC 70 hours
    Cross-country flying 20 hours as PIC, including a VFR cross-country flight of at least 540 km (300 NM), which should also include full stop landings at two aerodromes different from that of departure.
    Night flying 5 hours, comprising 3 hours of dual instruction and 1 hour of cross-country navigation and 5 solo take-offs and full stop landings
    Instrument time 10 hours, of which up to 5 may be instrument ground time in a suitable simulator.
    Aircraft certified for at least 4 persons, variable pitch propeller and retractable landing gear 5 hours

    If you have completed the basic instrument flight module

    If you hold a course completion certificate for the basic instrument flight module you will be credited with up to 10 hours towards the required instrument instruction time.  Hours done on a BITD will not be credited.

    Skill test

    Your skill test must be taken after completing the course on either a single or multi-engine aeroplane.