What is required to obtain a Commercial Pilot License?
- Please see http://caa.mylexisnexis.co.za/# (Regulations –> Civil Aviation Regulations 2011 –> Part 61 Licensing –> Commercial Pilots License for full requirements of CPL
- 200 minimum flying hours –
- 100 hours PIC (pilot in command)
- 20 hours of cross-country flight time as PIC, including one flight of not less than 300 NM, in the course of which full-stop landings at not less than two different aerodromes away from base must have been made
- 5 hours of night flying as PIC, including not less than 10 take-offs and 10 landings by night, and a cross-country flight of at least three legs, each of a minimum length of 50 NM
- 20 hours of instrument instruction time, of which not more than 10 hours may have been acquired in an FSTD (simulator)
- least 5 hours instruction in an aeroplane with adjustable flaps, retractable undercarriage and variable pitch propeller or turbojet engine
- 8 Theoretical examinations, radio license exam, general radio telephony license – 75% pass requirements
- Night Rating – see FAQ’s on night rating course
- Passed skills test as prescribed in Civil Aviation Regulations 61.05.4. *Note: skills test must be undertaken within 36 months of passing last CPL examination
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