Flight Training for CPL - Commercial Pilot License

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The Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as a pilot of an aircraft for remuneration.

Course entry requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Second class medical certificate
  • At least PPL(A) (Private Pilot License) holder with 250 hours totals flight time for Part 61 and 190 total time for Part 141.
  • English language skills


  • Exercise all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A);
  • Act as co-pilot (First Officer) in commercial air transportation
  • Act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any airplane (CPL(A)) engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation.
  • Act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transportation of any single-pilot airplane

Ground training:

The trainee will cover during the ground training the following courses:

  • Air law and ATC procedures
  • Airframes & systems, electrics, power plant, emergency equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass and balance
  • Performance
  • Flight planning & monitoring
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Principles of flight
  • Communications

Flight training:

At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 250 total flight hours (including PPL(A) and IR time) if acquiring an FAA CPL Part 61 certification or must have minimum of 190 total flight hours (including PPL(A) and IR time if acquiring an FAA CPL Part 141 certification:

FAA Part 141

  • 100 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 50 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 350 NM in the course of with full-stop landings at two airports different from the airport of departure
  • 10 hours of instrument training
  • 5 hours of night flying - 5 solo take-offs and 5 landings
  • 10 hours on a complex airplane

Examination - Written Test

The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at an FAA approved testing center in the form of a written test. The test consists of nine subjects (Meteorology, Navigation, Instrumentation, Communications, Aircraft General Knowledge, Principles of flight, Air Law, Flight performance and planning, Human Performance and limitations, Operational procedures, etc).

The applicant must pass the written exam with a minimum of 70% which is still a passing score. One must complete and successfully pass the written exam prior to the taking the theoretical/practical examination.

Examination – Theoretical

An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a CPL(A) in accordance with the requirements under the FARs.

Examination – Practical

The practical skill exam in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests.

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Operate the airplane within its limitations
  • Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by FAA
  • Exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • Apply aeronautical knowledge
  • Maintain control of the airplane at all times.

Electronic Flight Bag - subsidized iPad mini 4G+WiFi

All our trainees starting this flight training program have the opportunity to get a subsidized Electronic Flight Bag - iPad mini 4G + WiFi.

Electronic Flight Bag used primarily for studying, as materials are sent wirelessly to the trainee’s iPad, and as an aid in the flight training, by using the electronic charts, POHs etc.

Request detailed information

If you would like to get more details and find a tailor-made solution for your query please fill in the form below or give us a call. Specially allocated Flight Training Consultant will guide you throughout all the process and answer the questions you might have.








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India: (+91) 956 057 0493


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Fee CPL 141

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DescriptionAmountUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft Cessna 152 (VFR - 2 seater)45964 320
Aircraft Piper Arrow (IFR, Garmin G430 - 4 seater)101411 410
Flight instructor55492 695
Ground training (30 hours)11 5901 590
Total USD10 015

Fee CPL 61

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DescriptionAmountUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft Piper Warrior (IFR, ADS-B & Garmin G530 - 4 seater)101171 170
Aircraft Piper Arrow101411 410
Flight Instructor2049980
Ground Training (30 hours)11 4701 470
Total USD5 030

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida.  

The FAA CPL(A) program fee covers the following items and services: 

  • Flight Instructor time for ground & practical training 
  • Airplane usage, including fuel. We don't apply any fuel surcharge! 
  • Subsidized iPad mini 4G + WiFi for $179 
  • Bonus - account for Rocket Route flight planning services - valued $300/year

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. 


We offer the opportunity to upgrade to different aircraft during the CPL course. Below you can find training fee difference that will be charged on a top of standard offer.

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Plane upgrades - additional cost for the trainingAmountUpgrade fee USD/hrAdditional cost for the training USD
Aircraft Piper Cadet (VFR)354140
Aircraft Piper Warrior (IFR, Ads-B & Garmin G530W - 4 seater)3520700
Aircraft Cessna 172R (IFR, KLN94, 4 seater)3520700
Aircraft Cessna 172SP Garmin 1000 (IFR, Glass cockpit, 4 seater)35541 890
Aircraft Piper Arrow (IFR, Garmin G430, 4 seater)35461 610


The CPL(A) can be obtained in a range period starting from two months depending on the trainees time availability for both theoretical and practical training.

For detailed information and tailor-made course, offer fill in the above form or contact via other ways detailed in the Contact page.

International students

Flying Academy is able to provide the needed documentation for non-US citizens to be able to enroll in flight training courses in the USA.

For complete information about the US Visa process, please visit the US visas and the International Students page.

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