Commercial Pilot License Requirements

Learn about commercial pilot license requirements before attending a commercial pilot license school.Many of those who have undertaken pilot training will be striving to obtain the next rung on the ladder; that of obtaining a Commercial Pilot License, (CPL.) The International Civil Aviation Organization, (ICAO) has set down strict rules and guidelines as to who can attempt to obtain a Commercial Pilot’s License. These rules have been agreed upon internationally, although the implementation of them can vary by country.

Some of the Commercial Pilot’s License School requirements are as follows:

  • According to ICAO, to be eligible for a commercial pilot license, the prospective applicant needs to be able to read, speak, write, and understand English; already be in possession of a private pilot’s license; have received training in all the relevant areas concerned with being a commercial pilot, and has to go on to successfully complete the required written exams.
  • To go any further in obtaining a commercial pilot license, you must first obtain a first-class medical certification. Once these conditions have been comprehensively completed, then the applicant will complete an exam from the governing aviation body, which comprises of an oral as well as practical flight test from an examiner.
  • Applicants for a Commercial Pilot’s License (aeroplanes) need to have completed a solo cross-country flight of at least 300 nm with full-stop landings at two airfields other than the airfield the pilot originated from.

Different kinds of Commercial Pilot’s licenses or certificates are issued, dependent upon the category of aircraft to be flown: for example, whether it is to be an airplane, helicopter, balloon or airship. A Commercial Pilot certificate/license will contain an amount of sub-qualifications or ratings. These go into more detail regarding what the license allows the pilot to do, including the types of aircraft allowed to be flown (and whether they are single-engine or multiengine), whether flight under instrument flight rules is allowed (instrument rating), and whether the pilot will be allowed to instruct and examine trainee pilots (instructor or examiner rating).

It is possible to attend a Commercial Pilot’s License school, such as here at FlyAAA, in order to obtain all the necessary knowledge for gaining your Commercial Pilot’s License. We are the prime aviation school in San Diego which because of the temperate climate affords you the possibility to gain far more flying hours than in some US states. We can give you all the necessary training in order to assist you in completing, (and navigating your way through!) some of the pitfalls which may be associated with obtaining your Commercial Pilot’s License.

We will do our utmost to help you to complete the Commercial Pilot’s License course in the most cost effective way possible. While we cannot guarantee that the course will be completed in the minimum hour requirements, we will always keep you up to speed with your personal development.