Hours: Unit 138.5 / Progressive 204.0
Command Building: C172 / PA28-181
The commercial pilot licence (CPL) stage provides understanding of how to handle an aircraft like a commercial pilot, thus enhancing the advancement of your aviation career. CPL holders may also be paid to fly. The RPL syllabus is revisited and taught in more detail, and of a higher standard; fine tuning the students handling skills. Navigation is revisited and taught with commercial considerations in mind. By completion, the student will be a more efficient and adaptable pilot.
On completion of your CPL, you will be able to fly for hire or reward; i.e. to be paid to fly.
The following is a list of flight lessons that are covered during this stage of the course.
Constant speed unit
CPL general handling
CPL navigation 1
How Long Does It Take?
If students fly once a week, it will take approximately twelve months to complete the course. However, students will learn more efficiently the more frequently they fly.
CPL navigation 2
CPL navigation 3
CPL navigation 4
Estimated Total Hours and Expenses
The following matrix lays out estimated hours and total cost to complete the unit. However, it should be noted that, as each student is different, more (or less) hours may be required and this will effect the total price. Fewer hours will be required for a student that flies often, as less remedial work is needed. All prices stated are in AUD, and based off the rates for our Cessna 172 and Cessna 206. Prices exclude GST, however, all new students at Brisbane Aviators are eligible to receive GST free training.
101.5 hours solo @ $270per hour
23 hours dual @ $565 per hour
14 hours solo @ $460 per hour
Theory - 7 subjects
CPL Flight Test
Total Unit Cost
*Varies according to individual examiner fee