Commercial Pilots Licence
In addition to your PPL, a CPL allows you to:
- Legally earn income from your flying
- Advance to further employment prospects in your aviation career
- Take to your flying skills to a higher level
HOW DO YOU OBTAIN A CPL?
Age – Be at least 18 years of age.
Medical – You must hold a current Class 1 Medical Certificate. This is a little more in depth than the Class 2 Medical for your PPL . Class 1 Medicals need to be renewed annually. Class 1 Medicals can be obtained in Hokitika by the famous Dr Dave Baldwin, with the Bulls Flying Doctors Service. For more information see the CAA website.
Exams – Pass an examination in six subjects.
- Air Law
- Human Factors
- Technical Knowledge
- Principles of Flight
These exams are multi-choice and require a 70% pass rate. Exams are sat in Greymouth. For the next exam sitting visit the ASL website.
Flight Time – You must also complete at least 200 hours total flight time of which:
100 hours must be Pilot in Command.
10 hours must be instrument flight time
10 hours Night Flying
30 hours cross-country navigation:
- 10 hours must be dual CPL cross country navigation training
- 10 hours must be solo CPL cross country navigation training
- 5 hours dual instruction in Terrain and Weather Awareness
Pass a cross country flight test after completing the CPL cross-country navigation syllabus .
Pass a CPL flight test which will include all normal and emergency flight manoeuvres.