The aim of the course:
The aim of the CPL(A) modular course is to train PPL(A) licence holders to the level of proficiency necessary for the issue of CPL(A).
Before commencing a CPL(A) modular course an applicant shall be the holder of a PPL(A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention.
Before commencing the flight training an applicant shall:
- have completed 150 hours flight time as a pilot;
- have complied with the prerequisities for the issue of class or type rating for multi-engine aeroplane in accordance with Subpart H, if a multi-engine aeroplane is to be used on the skill test.
The course shall comprise:
- Theoretical knowledge instruction to the CPL(A) knowledge level.
- An approved CPL(A) theoretical knowledge course shall comprise at least 250 hours of instruction.
CPL (A) applicants can choose to take the ATPL (A) modular theoretical course which covers all CPL(A) requirements under AMC1 FCL.310; FCL.515 (b); FCL.615 (b). (optional, if they wish to obtain an IR (A) within the 7 years of validity of the CPL Theory, otherwise is not recommended)
Visual and instrument flying training.
- The flying training shall comprise a total of at least 25 hours dual instruction for applicants without an instrument rating including 10 hours of instrument instruction of which up to 5 hours may be instrument ground time in a BITB, an FNPT I or II, an FTD 2 or an FFS.
- For applicants with a valid instrument rating, at least 15 hours dual visual flight instruction shall be given.
- Applicants without a night rating aeroplane additionally at least 5 hours night flight instruction shall be given, comprising 3 hours of dual instruction, which shall include at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation and 5 solo take-offs and 5 solo full stop landings.