Modular Courses

Commercial Pilot Course

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Our pilot license are issued by the FAA, an ICAO-accredited body and do not have expiration dates, could be converted to any other ICAO license of the same level and are of the highest standard

CPL Outline


ATTENTION: our Commercial Pilot course is an modular flight training course designated for students with a full PPL/IR license and a minimum of aeronautical experience required. For the fully-inclusive courses, please see our Integrated Courses section.


"What is a Commercial Pilot License according to ICAO definition?"

commercial pilot license (CPL), is a qualification that permits the holder to act as the pilot in command of a single pilot aircraft, or as co-pilot of a multi-pilot aircraft and be paid for his/her work.

The basic requirements to obtain the license and the privileges it confers are agreed internationally by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), however the actual implementation varies quite widely from country to country. According to ICAO, to be eligible for a commercial pilot licence, the applicant must be able to read, speak, write, and understand English: already hold a Private Pilot Licence, have received training in the areas of a commercial pilot, and successfully complete the relevant written exams. To proceed in obtaining a commercial pilot license, you must first obtain second-class medical certification. Upon completing those prerequisites the applicant will then receive an exam from the governing aviation body that consists of an Oral and Practical flight test from an Examiner.

A Certificate/License will contain a number of sub-qualifications or ratings. These specify in more detail the actual privileges of the license, including the types of aircraft that can be flown (single or multi-engine), whether flight under instrument flight rules is allowed (instrument rating), and whether instructing and examining of trainee pilots can be done (instructor or examiner rating).

Some ICAO states restrict the use of the title "Captain" to CPL holders and above.


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"What benefits will I enjoy once I get my CPL?"

CPL holders will enjoy a number of great benefits. Some of them are:

arrow Appropriate type and category aircraft rental
arrow Unrestricted distance cross-country flying
arrow International flying
arrow Transport of passengers for compensation or hire
arrow Transport of cargo for compensation or hire
arrow Flying at night
arrow Flying in instrument meteorological conditions
arrow Operating multi-engine aircraft
arrow Receive compensation for air work, such as air patrol, aerial photography, parajumper carrier, banner towing, glider towing, aircraft ferry and so on
arrow Be eligible to undergo multi-engine jet or turboprop aircraft type-rating
arrow Be eligible for employment as a first officer in an pt.141 air carrier
arrow Be eligible for employment as a captain in a pt.135 charter operation


You will also enjoy the following benefits internationally and be able to:

arrow Rent and utilize aircraft in any ICAO country
arrow Convert FAA CPL to any ICAO CPL either directly or after passing several theoretical exams
arrow Use CPL as basis for continuation of your aviation training
arrow Obtain civil or military cadetship or advanced entry grants in your country
arrow Add practical aeronautical knowledge to other related professional qualifications
arrow Obtain academic credits when persuing university/college degree in aviation or related discipline


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"How long will it take?"

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA We are projecting for every student to fly a minimum of 2 hours per day. Sometimes more. The actual program duration, from Zero to Instrument-rated pilot, will be 4 weeks and consist of the following 1 stage:


Stage 1 Commercial Pilot, multi-engine

arrow 4 weeks, where
  arrow 2 weeks of theoretical ground school
    2 weeks of practical flight training


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Theoretical Course

"How many hours will I need to study, in order to become an Instrument Pilot?"

The FAA regulations do not specify minimum required classroom time for candidates who want to obtain this certification. So, it is up to a flight training facility and a student's personal flight instructor to determine the required study hours. At Aerocadet, we require you to undergo 70 hours of ground school in a lectured, guided and self-guided format. The break-down is as following:


Stage 1 CPL Gound School

arrow 2 weeks, where
  arrow 50 hours of CPL classroom and self-guided theoretical studies


Stage 2 CPL single-engine theory prep

arrow 10 hours, where
  arrow 10 hours of one to one personal instruction


Stage 3 CPL gound school

arrow 10 hours, where
  arrow 10 hours of one to one personal instruction


* All hours are estimated as average.

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Practical Course

"How many hours will I need to fly, in order to qualify for PPL?"

The FAA regulations have certain minimum aeronautical experience requirements that are based on the flight time that an average person with good pilot abilities requires to become proficient in execution of PPL maneuvers necessary to obtain your private pilot license. Our course is based on these requirements and will, as a minimum, include:


Stage 1 Commercial Pilot, single engine

arrow 12 hours of complex aircraft training (Piper Arrow), of which
  arrow 10 hours of dual instruction flight time, of which
    arrow One cross-country flight of not less than 300 nautical miles total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 nautical miles from the original departure point. However, if this requirement is being met in Hawaii, the longest segment need only have a straight-line distance of at least 150 nautical miles; and
    arrow 2 hours at night


Stage 2 Commercial Pilot, multi-engine

arrow 12 hours of complex aircraft training (Piper Arrow), of which
  arrow 10 hours of dual instruction flight time, of which
    arrow 3 hours preparation for the commercial pilot check-ride



* All hours are estimated in accoding with the minimum FAA requirements.


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"What will be the estimated cost for this flight training course?"

The cost of flight training in accordnace with the aforementioned syllabus is:

arrow $7,995 USD, which includes:
  arrow Administrative expenses
  arrow Ground school
  arrow Flight training
  arrow Theoretical knowledge exam
  arrow Practical exam
  arrow All applicable aircraft rental and insurance
  arrow Aviation headset rental
  arrow Flight instructor fees


** Optional training is offered in C-172 or PA-28.

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"What do I need to have in order to enroll now?"

Our requirements for this course are basic:

arrow Be 18 years of age or older
arrow Ability to understand, speak and write English
arrow FAA/ICAO Private Pilot license with Instrument Rating
arrow Aeronautical experience in accordance with the aforementioned FAA requirements (see table above)
arrow Ability to obtain FAA Class II medical (see requirements)
arrow Financial capacity to sustain the entire program cost


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