Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

The EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL) enables you to fly throughout Europe and take passengers with you. Whether you fancy a simple sightseeing flight in the local area or a weekend in France, the PPL covers all these options.

The Private Pilot Licence can be an achievement in itself or used as a stepping stone to further commercial licences and a career as a pilot.


The privileges of the holder of a CPL (A) are, within aeroplanes, to:

Exercise all the privileges of the holder of an LAPL (A) and a PPL (A);

  • Act as PIC or co-pilot of any aeroplane engaged in operations other than commercial air transport;
  • Act as PIC in commercial air transport of any single-pilot aeroplane subject to the restrictions specified in FCL. 060 and in this Subpart;
  • Act as co-pilot in commercial air transport subject to the restrictions specified in FCL.060.

Conditions require the applicant for the issue of a CPL (A) will have fulfilled the requirements for the class or type rating of the aeroplane used in the skill test.


Have accumulated 200 hours flight time, of which 100 hours must be PIC, 10 hours instrument time, 5 hours night time, and 20 hours of cross country time.

Have completed a 300 nm cross-country flight including 2 full stop landings at airfields other than your starting point.

Hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate.

Candidates should have successfully passed the CPL or ATPL examinations.

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