This is the licence you will require to enter the commercial and airline world of aviation. The Commercial Pilot Licence enables a pilot to carry passengers and or cargo for monetary reward.

Doing your CPL in Pretoria with Blue Chip Flight School offers you the opportunity to be trained by some of the industry’s leading Commercial Pilot Trainers. They will guide you through the difficult airstreams and ensure you meet both the Practical and Theoretical requirements for becoming a Commercial Pilot.

CPL Requirements: Whare are the Pre-requisites?

Pilots are required to complete a Practical skills test in advanced flying with a Civil Aviation Authority approved designated flight examiner.
  • Minimum age to acquire your CPL is 18
  • A Valid Private Pilot Licence with Night Rating
  • Pass all Theoretical Examinations
  • Complete a Minimum of 200 hours flight time, including:
  • Minimum 100 hours pilot in command;
  • Minimum 10 hours pilot in command by night;
  • Minimum 50 hours cross country (if Commercial with Instrument Rating);
  • Minimum 20 hours cross country (if Commercial without Instrument rating);

Minimum 20 hours instrument flight time (10 hours may be in a simulator).

The commercial theoretical exams are written at the SACAA in Midrand.

  • Meteorology
  • Flight Planning
  • Radio Aids
  • Navigation & Plotting
  • Instruments
  • Airlaw & Procedures
  • Human Performance
  • Aircraft Technical & General

Commercial Pilot Ground School

Passing the Commercial Pilot Licence theoretical subjects is the most challenging aspect of getting your CPL. Our training manuals and lecturers rate among the best in the business to guide you through your ground studies.

Our aim is not only for you to pass the subjects, but to acquire a acquire true professionalism in the process. Our Instructors are readily available to assist with any questions. See our website for dates and further information on our Ground School Courses. Our Instrutors are always readily available to with any theoretical questions you may have in your Theoretical Training.

Hour-building / Required Flight Hours

We offer economical training rental opportunities after hours during week days and over weekends. Students can keep in touch with Blue Chip management and their Flight Instructors for recommendations to achieve optimum experience and learning benefits.

Once you have completed the required number of hours and passed all of the theoretical exams, you will be ready to do your flight test. Reserve at least ten hours shortly before the test for vigorous preparation and sharpening of skills in accordance with a structured program.

The final phase should be on a variable pitch with a retractable gear aircraft. The flight test must be conducted by a South African Civil Aviation Authority Designated Examiner.

Multi-engine Rating

Many, if not most, employment opportunities require Multi-engine Pilots experience. The Commecial Pilot Licence preparation can overlap with an Initial Multi-engine Rating preparation.

However, you decide to combine the tests for a Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-engine Rating, it may be prudent to allow an additional five hours preparation time. Many, if not most candidates prefer this approach, although the final choice to test on a single or multi-engine aircraft is left entirely up to you.

The initial Instrument Rating test can also be on a Multi-Engine aircraft. A test with a designated examiner is required to complete the Multi-engine Rating. Bear in mind the initial Multi-engine rating requires 70 hours pilot-in-command before being tested.

Enquire Today To Start Commercial Pilot Training

Blue Chip Flight School Pretoria is where aspiring pilots train and nurture their passion whilst gaining their commercial pilot licence, ultimately becoming skilled and sought after pilots.

Contact us now to get started on your pilot training, because our pilots become captains.