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Commercial Pilot Licence

Commercial Pilot License Course is the flagship course of APFT. The CPL Training Course is the mandatory requirements for flying commercial aircraft.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The prospective candidates are selected through the following process

Entrance Test - Students are tested in the following areas

  • General Aptitude
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • English

Interview Conducted by a board consisting of

  • CFI
  • CGI
  • GI/F

16

Minimum age 16 years

18

18 months (Subject to Weather, Passing exams, Checks & Regulatory Clearances such as Police Verification, Clearing Class 1 Medical Examinations.)

450

450 Hrs of Theoretical Knowledge of Class Room Training for DGCA CPL Examination

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIAN CANDIDATES
  • Minimum age of sixteen years (16) on date of joining the course
  • 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.
  • Students without Physics and Mathematics in 12th standard may appear for a supplementary examination for these subjects separately or may appear for Physics and Mathematics separately through National Institute of open schooling (NIOS).
  • Adequate competency in the English language.
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR OVERSEAS CANDIDATES

In addition to the above requirements for Indian cadets, overseas cadets would also require the following :-

  • Pre-visa assessment at the Indian Embassy
  • Security clearance from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, India

Pass medical examination (at least Class I) from a DGCA approved medical Examiner

FLIGHT TRAINING

A CPL with a Multi Engine Rating (MER) and Instrument Rating (IR) is the basic requirement to fly as an airline pilot. APFT provides CPL along with an Instrument Rating on a combination of Single and Multi Engine aircraft.

FLYING SYLLABUS

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. APFT 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.

SYLLABUS

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.

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
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