Earn Your Commercial Pilot License
Start Your Career and Fly Professionally
Have you dreamt of making a living as a professional pilot? Commercial flying is an exciting and rewarding career with tremendous opportunity. It all starts with a Commercial Pilot License, or CPL, which will help you work towards your career goals and develop your skills even further. Whether you’re looking to work for a large airline or a smaller operation, it all starts here!
Before you can earn your Commercial Pilot License, you need a Private Pilot License. If you already hold your PPL, then there are a few key criteria you must meet before you can start. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, and have a Category I Medical to earn their CPL.
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Commercial Pilot License Requirements
To complete this program, candidates must:
- Have a minimum of 200 hours of flight time:
- Of which at least 100 must be as pilot-in-command; and
- 20 of which must be cross-country flight hours
- Complete 65 additional hours of total flight time, including:
- 5 hours dual night flying;
- 5 hours dual cross country flying (may include dual night flight);
- 20 hours of instrument time, 10 of which can be completed on a flight simulator;
- 25 hours of solo practice, including a cross-country flight of at least 300 NM in distance from the point of departure and with 3 stops;
- 5 hours of solo cross-country flight; and
- 5 hours of night flight, 2 of which must be cross-country.
A minimum of 80 hours of ground school instruction is also required, and candidates must pass a Transport Canada Flight Test and Written Examination to earn their Commercial Pilot License.