The Commercial Pilots Licence is a professional licence allowing the holder the privilege of flying for remuneration, carrying passengers, freight or carrying out other aerial work.
We specialise in the provision of fully flexible 'Modular Courses' of flight training.
The aim of the course
The aim of this course is to train PPL(A) holders to the level of proficiency necessary for the issue of a CPL(A). This course is designed for applicants who do not wish to undertake a full time course of integrated training or who wish to stagger their training by completing approved 'modules' of approved training over a period of time.
Subject to any other conditions specified in Part FCL, the holder of a CP L(A) may:
Conditions. An applicant for the issue of a CPL(A) shall have fulfilled the requirements for the class or type rating of the aeroplane used in the skill test.
Before commencing a CPL(A) modular course an applicant shall be the holder of a PPL(A) issued in accordance with Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention. Before commencing the flight training the applicant shall have completed 150 hours flight time and have complied with the prerequisites for the issue of a class or type rating for multi-engine aeroplanes in accordance with CAP 804, if a multi-engine aeroplane is to be used on the skill test.
The course consists of a minimum of 25 hours of flying training (30 hours for applicants without a night flying qualification (aeroplane)) and 250 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction. The flying training may be reduced by 10 hours for holders of valid Instrument Ratings or of a Course Completion Certificate for the Basic Instrument Flight Module.
A pass in the ATPL theory exams will be accepted for the issue of the CPL(A) or IR(A) during the 36 months from the date of the final pass in the examinations
An applicant for a CPL(A) shall hold a valid Class 1 Medical Certificate. Applicants are strongly advised to ensure that they meet the appropriate medical standard before embarking on a course of training.
An applicant for a CPL(A) must have completed a minimum 200 hours as Pilot of aeroplanes. This must include the particular requirements below. Each of these requirements must be met in full but hours may be credited, where appropriate, towards more than one requirement.
NOTES: The 200 hours flying experience may comprise flight time in any of the following capacities:
*Pilot-in-Command/Solo (PIC), counted in full.
*Pilot-under-Instruction (Dual), counted in full.
*Of the 200 hours flying experience a maximum of 10 hours may be instrument ground time.
*A maximum of 30 hours flight time in Touring Motor Gliders or Gliders may be counted towards the200 hours flying experience requirement.
Training will consist of 25 hours dual flight instruction including: 10 hours of instrument instruction (up to 5 hours may be instrument ground time). At least 5 hours of the flight instruction shall be carried out in a complex aeroplane (certificated for the carriage of at least four persons and have a variable pitch propeller and retractable landing gear).
Flying completed on the course may be counted towards meeting the flying experience requirements for licence issue.
Applicants with a valid Instrument Rating shall be given at least 15 hours dual visual flight instruction.
Applicants without a night flying qualification shall be given 5 hours night flight instruction.
At Blackbushe Aviation the basic aircraft training is conducted in the PA28-181 Piper Archer.
The 5 hours complex aircraft training will be carried out in the PA28R-201T Piper Arrow IV.
The flight training includes comprehensive pre-flight briefings