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Commercial Pilot Licence


A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) permits the licence holder to fly as the pilot-in-command of an aircraft and get paid for doing it. This qualification enables you to join airlines, study for an instructor rating to become a flight instructor, become an agricultural pilot and offer paid charters. The requirements to obtain the licence are determined by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), but the actual implementation varies widely from country to country. A CPL attained in New Zealand will be recognised in most other countries such as India, China and Indonesia.
At Fly Universe, our personalised approach towards your CPL is what makes the difference. We know that everybody learns the required skills in their own way, breezing through certain aspects but requiring additional coaching in others. Our experienced instructors help you meet the requirements, and are just as passionate about guiding you to become a career pilot.

Fly Universe offers two levels of Commercial Pilot Licence training:
A "basic" Commercial Pilot Licence. Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi Engine and Instrument Ratings (CPL-MEIR).

To gain a Commercial Pilot Licence you will need to complete all of the following:
The minimum age for a Commercial Pilots Licence holder is 18 years. A dedicated learner can complete this course in 6 months.

Requirements to Become a Commercial Pilot:

Requirements for CPL in New Zealand

  • 200 hours of total flying, including
  • 100 hours as Pilot in Command
  • 30 hours Cross-Country Flying
  • 10 hours Instrument Flying
  • 10 hours Night Flying
  • 5 hours Mountain Flying
  • Ground Subjects including
  • Meteorology
  • Air Navigation
  • Principles of Flight
  • General Aircraft Technical Knowledge
  • Human Factors
  • Air Law
  • Class 1 Aviation Medical
  • English proficiency exam
  • Civil Aviation Fit and Proper Person assessment

The Flight Assessment and Ground Subject Exams are conducted by an external organisation, Aviation Services Ltd.

DGCA Class 1 Medical:

  • The Flight Assessment and Ground Subject Exams are conducted by DGCA.

Course Overview

  • Educational Qualification
    Minimum qualification required is a 12th standard certificate
  • Medical
    Class I Medical (Indian) certificate
  • Requirements for CPL in India
    200 hours of total flying, including:
    100 hours as Pilot in Command
    50 hours Cross-Country Flying
    50 hours Instrument Flying
    05 hours Night Flying(Min 10 takeoff & Landing)
  • Ground Subjects including:
    Air Navigation
    Principles of Flight
    General Aircraft Technical Knowledge
    Air Law & Human Factors
    English proficiency exam
  • Age
    The minimum required age is 18 years
  • Prerequisite
    Adequate competency in the English Language is a prerequisite.
  • Course Type
    Full Time
    Ground Studies - 250 hours
    Flying Training - 55 hours
    DGCA Examinations
  • Others
    4 months (Approximately); can be fast tracked too.
  • Batch Size
    15 - 30
  • Others
    CAA approved examiners conduct check-in accordant with CAA requirements.


Our aviation academy courses has best-in-class material which we developed after partnering with best aviation academies across the globe. Most of our students are able to pass the exams in flying colours.


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