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Commercial Pilot License

Learn how to fly a plane with Garg Aviation and obtain your Commercial Pilot License.
Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is a licence that allows students to act as a Pilot in Command. A CPL holder can perform flying work and even act as a co-pilot in aircraft. CPL course is all about operating the aircraft in the air that includes general flying, aircraft testing, skill tests.

    Key Features

    (a) Age–

    He shall be not less than Eighteen years of age on the date of application:

    (b) Educational Qualification–

    He shall have passed Class Ten plus Two or an equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics, from a recognised Board/University.

    (c) Medical Fitness–

    He shall produce on a prescribed proforma a certificate of physical fitness from an approved Medical Board after undergoing a medical examination during which he shall have established his medical fitness on the basis of compliance with the requirements as notified by the Director-General under Rule 39B.

    (d) Knowledge–

    He shall pass a written examination in Air Regulations, Air Navigation Meteorology and aircraft and Engines and Signals (practical) examination for interpretation of aural and visual signals, as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.

    (e) Experience–

    He shall produce evidence of having satisfactorily completed as a pilot of an aeroplane on the date of application for licence not less than two hundred hours of flight time, which shall include—
    (i) not less than one hundred hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command of which not less than fifteen hours shall have been completed within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application for licence;
    (ii) not less than twenty hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-in-Command including a cross- country flight of not less than three hundred nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made;
    (iii) not less than ten hours of instrument time of which not more than five hours may be on an approved simulator; and
    (iv) not less than five hours of flight time by night including a minimum of ten take-offs and ten landings as Pilot-in-Command (as sole manipulator of controls) carried out within six months immediately preceding the date of application for licence.

    (f) Other Requirements–

    He shall be in possession of a current Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence for operation of radio telephone apparatus on board an aircraft issued by the Director-General.

    (g) Skill–

    He shall have demonstrated his competency to perform the procedures and manoeuvres prescribed in the syllabus to the satisfaction of an examiner, on the type of aeroplane to which the application for licence relates, within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application. The Director General may, however, allow Skill Test or part thereof to be carried out on aircraft/ approved Zero Flight Time Training simulator level ‘D’ for the type of aircraft. The
    (i) general flying test by day;
    (ii) general flying test by night;
    (iii) a cross-country flight test by day consisting of a flight of not less than two hundred fifty nautical miles in the course of which at least one full stop landing at an aerodrome other than the aerodrome of departure shall be made; and
    (iv) a cross-country flying test by night consisting of a flight of not less than one hundred twenty nautical miles returning to the place of departure without landing elsewhere.
    Subject to the validity of endorsements and ratings in the licence and compliance with the relevant provisions of Rule 39B, Rule 39C and Rule 42 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, the privileges of the holder of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes)  shall be :—
    (a) to exercise all the privileges of Private Pilot’s Licence( Aeroplanes);
    (b) to act as Pilot-in-Command of any aeroplane having an all-up-weight not exceeding five thousand seven hundred Kgs. and which is entered in the aircraft rating of his licence provided that when passengers are to be carried at night, he shall have carried out within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of the intended flight not less than ten take-offs and ten landings by night as Pilot-in-Command:
    (c) to act as Co-Pilot of any aeroplane where a Co-Pilot is required to be carried and which is entered in the aircraft rating of his licence :
    Provided that for all flights under the Instrument Flight Rules, either as Pilot-in- Command or as Co-Pilot, he shall have a current Instrument Rating:
    Provided also that on attainment of the age of sixty-five years, such privileges shall be restricted to that of Private Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes).
    There are various job profiles in the field of Commercial Pilot License. Each profile has a great opportunity and an excellent lifestyle in Aviation, After the completion of the pilot course, the students can make their career on the following job profiles:-
    Chief Pilot
    Commercial Pilot
    Airline Pilot
    Commuter Pilot
    First Officer
    Experimental Test Pilot

    1. What jobs can I have after getting a commercial pilot license (CPL)?

    • Airline Pilot.
    • Cargo Pilot.
    • Charter/Air Taxi Pilot.
    • Corporate or Business Aviation Pilot.
    • Flight Instructor.
    • Agricultural Pilot.
    • Medical/Air Ambulance Pilot.

    2. What is type rating after CPL?

    It can be said that CPL holders must attain further training to be able to fly such more complex aircraft! Type rating is this additional training provided to CPL holders! The training consists of ground classes, simulator training and aircraft familiarisation.

    3. How much does CPL training cost in India?

    Pilot training in India cost about 35-40 lacs from a DGCA approved reputed flight school, for getting a Commercial Pilot license along with a multi-engine instrument rating.

    Why Choose Garg Aviations

    When you work as a commercial airline pilot, you can look forward to having one of the best jobs in the world while enjoying the following benefits.
    • Travel the World. ...
    • Unbeatable Views. ...
    • Travel Discounts for Family and Friends. ...
    • Job Satisfaction. ...
    • Work Stays at Work. ...
    • Flex Schedule. ...
    • Challenging. ...
    • Meet New People.
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