CPL Training

Inspire Aviation runs the 200 hour Commercial Pilot Licence Course.
Before you can attempt the CPL flight test you must pass 7 theory examinations, covering Performance, Law, Aerodynamics, Human Factors, Meteorology, Navigation and General Aircraft Knowledge.

For your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) flight test you will be flying with an approved testing officer and will be tested on similar issues as the PPL except that the knowledge and skill areas will be covered more comprehensively.
Passing the CPL test and being issued with the licence entitles you to carry passengers for hire or reward, in association with a licensed air service operator. This licence is needed to operate as a light aircraft charter pilot. You will now be able to fly as pilot in command of single pilot aircraft or as co-pilot in multi-crew aircraft.

Course Structure

To complete a Commercial Licence you will have to complete the 3 CPL training stages:

Stage 1: 7 Commercial Theory Subjects

QAS does not run full time dedicated theory courses however we do have instructors on hand to help guide you through the self study books.

Stage 2: Hour Building

Hour building can be completed during your theory studies. Following your PPL you will have around 10 Command hours. To complete the CPL course you must have a total of 100 Command hours.

Stage 3: Advanced Training

CPL training and other ratings and endorsements (Night Rating, CSU, Retractable Ect.). Again these ratings and endorsements can be completed during the Theory study and Hour building.

Course Times

Each course is tailored to the individual and is not run on set course dates. You may undergo this training on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

Course Duration

The Commercial Pilot Licence course time frame is dependent on variables, such as weather conditions and student aptitude and commitment.

Aircraft used for training

Queensland Aviation Services generally conducts initial CPL training in our fleet of Cessna 172R models. Following a CSU and Retractable rating we then finish the CPL training in a Piper Arrow or Cessna 182 with a retractable undercarriage. We do from time to time complete CPL training in the owners own private aircraft or aircraft sourced from other places.

Course Components

Flying is always the fun part! Some students find it hard to study the theory component, here at Inspire Aviations we can offer students tailored theory packages to help complete the required theory examinations.


If you would like more information about our Commercial Pilot Licence course please contact us:

Inspire Aviation
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