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Commercial Pilot License
The Commercial Pilots Licence is the minimum requirement for flying commercial aircraft. 
Entry Requirements

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL): The applicant should have

  1. Minimum age of seventeen years (17) years on date of joining the course.
  2. Successful completion of Class 10 + 2 with Mathematics and Physics OR its equivalent for overseas Student pilots. Candidates awaiting results may also apply and would be selected subject to clearing the 10 + 2 examinations.
  3. Pass medical examination (Class I) from a DGCA approved medical centre.
  4. Adequate competency in the English language.
             Class 1 Medical Form.

Class 1 Medical Exam Centers.

Flight Training

A CPL with a Multiengine Rating(MER) and Instrument Rating (IR) is the basic requirement to fly as an airline pilot.

APFTAL provides CPL along with an Instrument Rating on a combination of single and multiengine aircraft.

Flying Syllabus

CPL with Instrument Rating.

- 185 hours of flying on Single Engine Piston Diamond DA 40 D Aircraft.
- 15 hours on Twin Engine Diamond DA 42 Aircraft.

Theoretical Knowledge Training

Ground Lectures : DGCA Requirement - Minimum 350 hours.

APFTAL conducts 952 hours of Ground Lectures for Theoretical Knowledge Training - 450 hours of class room training and 502 hours of supervised learning and Computer Based Training (CBT). Theoretical knowledge training covers requirements up to the Airline Transport Pilots’ Licence level.

The course will be conducted as per the requirement given in Civil Aviation Requirement Section 7 – Flight Crew Standards Training and Licensing, Series ‘B’, Part IV..

Note For candidates undergoing the integrated course, Theoretical knowledge training imparted at APFT will cover knowledge up to the Airline Transport Pilots’ Licence level.

Ground Examinations

Written examinations in the following subjects will be conducted by DGCA. 

  • Air Regulations,
  • Air Navigation(including Radio Aids and Instruments),
  • Aviation Meteorology,
  • Technical General
  • Technical Specific
  • Radio Telephony (by WPC) 

Course Duration: 18 months