Eligibility Ground classes for CPL
(Commercial Pilot License)
|Choice of Course
|CPL – Commercial Pilot License
|A pass in 12th Std. (Physics, Mathematics & English) or Equivalent
|A Commercial Pilot License (CPL), is a qualification that permits the holder to act as a pilot of an aircraft and be paid for his/her work.
|Cessna 172 / Cessna 152 / Piper Seneca III
|18 Years (Completed)
|Class II Medical (Indian) is compulsory. You should be medically fit as per the standards laid down by DGCA. Link of Class II DGCA Approved Medical examiner: http://www.dgca.nic.in/medical/class2-ind.htm.
Experience–You shall have received flying training on an aeroplane at a DGCA approved flying training academy, within a period of five years immediately preceding the date of application for issue 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 issue of 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;
(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.
Other Requirements–You 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.
SkillYou shall have to demonstrate 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 competency shall be demonstrated as in –
(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.
PrivilegesSubject 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 shall be :–
(a) to exercise all the privileges of Private Pilot´s Licence;
(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 further that for all flights as Co-Pilot of transport aeroplanes having an all-up weight exceeding five thousand seven hundred Kgs. he shall have carried out within the preceding six months of the intended flight, appropriate proficiency checks in respect of that type of aircraft as required by the Director-General.
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).