CPL course

The motivation to achieve a CPL rating is very often driven by a desire to work in the Aviation Industry as a Professional Pilot or other related role. For others, the aspiration is to reach a higher standard of flying and understanding of the Aviation Environment than that required to achieve a PPL Licence. Irrespective of the motivation, successfully achieving a CPL rating is likely to be a life changing experience.

The sense of achievement and fulfilment that comes with experiencing flight as a pilot in command, is often considered to be profound. The Commercial Pilots licence will be the minimum entry criteria for a Professional Pilot role within a Commercial Aviation Organisation. The achievement of a CPL is a very significant life milestone, irrespective of whether the purpose is for pleasure or a “gateway” to an Aviation career. The journey in achieving a CPL is in a sense like learning anything else that is new. You will need to apply yourself to the theoretical subjects and practical elements at a level that ensures steady progression through the project.

Please feel free to call and discuss a Training Plan with Eagle Flight Training limited.

The Pilot Training Scheme is designed to cover the syllabus and practical flight skills required to qualify for a Commercial Pilot Licence. With no prior flying experience required, you will be trained to become a competent Commercial Pilot typically within 200-220 hours depending on your ability. (CAA of NZ requires a minimum of 200 hours total flight time for a CPL) Students will receive theoretical training initially, followed by flight training commencing upon satisfactory academic progress.  Typically, 10-15 hours flight time is required to fly solo. After successfully completing the prerequisites for the issue of a PPL, students can apply for a PPL license to the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA). Subsequently, students will progress on through phases 3 to 5, with the objective of completing the CPL Course.

CPL Course Detail

01 – PPL Theoretical Course

Undertake study in Flight Radio, Human Factors, Meteorology, Aircraft Technical Knowledge, Air Law and Navigation at Private Pilot Licence Level. Pass a minimum of 4 PPL exams, before commencing flight training. The initial “milestone” is to achieve a pass in 4 PPL theory subjects, with the 2nd “milestone” being a 1st solo flight after being trained in the following flight skills;

Effect of Controls, Straight and Level, Climbing & Descending, Medium Turns, Basic Stalls, Advanced Stalls, Circuit Introduction, Circuits, Circuit Emergencies, Circuit Revision, First Solo.

Flight training skills learnt include: Effect of Controls, Straight and Level, Climbing & Descending, Medium Turns, Basic Stalls, Advanced Stalls, Circuit Introduction, Circuits, Circuit Emergencies, Circuit Revision, First Solo.

02 – PPL Practical Course

Circuit Flight training skills learnt include: Circuit consolidation, Flapless Circuits, Std O/H Re-joins, Simulated Forced Landing without Power, Wing-drop stalling, Steep Turns, Compass Turns, Introduction to Instrument Flying, Instrument flying Ltd Panel, Max perf T/O & Ld,  Low Flying, Cross Wind Landings, Instrument Flight and unusual attitudes, Slow flight, Terrain Awareness, Map Reading, and Navigation Exercises.

Revision, Cross Country Flight Test and PPL Flight Test. Following successful Cross Country and PPL Flight Test, prepare and submit required documents i.e. Police Clearance, “Fit and Proper Person” Questionnaire, Knowledge deficiency / remediation reports etc in support of the “Application for issue of Flight Crew Licence” to CAA. 

03 – CPL Theoretical Tuition

Undertake study in Human Factors, Meteorology, Aircraft Technical Knowledge, Air Law, Navigation and Principles of Flight, at Commercial Pilot Licence Level.

04 - CPL Practice Course

CPL Flight training skills build on standards and learning achieved during the PPL Phase of Training. Specific skills learnt include:

Basic handling – Aircraft performance, Fuel management, Aircraft loading: Including fuel, oil and baggage, Pre-flight, Passenger briefing, Engine start, warm up and shutdown, Air Traffic Service procedure, Taxiing and brake check, Engine checks, run-up and operation, Pre take-off checks, Normal take-off, Crosswind take-off, Short field take-off, Engine failure techniques, Climbing, Straight and level flight, Instrument flight – straight and level, Instrument flight – medium turns, Instrument flight – climbing & descending, Instrument flight – stall onset in level flight, Instrument flight – stall onset in climbing turn, Instrument flight – spiral dive, Limited panel – straight and level, Limited panel – compass turns, Limited panel – climbing & descending, Limited panel – climbing & descending turn, Limited panel – unusual attitude recovery, Medium turns, Climbing turns, Steep turns, Maximum rate turns, Slow flight, Stalling in basic configuration, Stalling in power-on configurations, Wing drop stalling, Stalling in a steep turn, Forced landing without power, Forced landing with power, Descent, Descending turns, Steep gliding turns, Flap usage or side-slipping, Low flying in simulated poor visibility, Joining the Circuit, Normal approach and landing, Flapless approach and landing, Crosswind approach and landing, Glide approach and landing, Short field approach and landing, Approach and go-round, Threat and error management and Radiotelephony tuning and procedures.

Other – VFR Cross Country, Night Flying, Mountain Flying and “Synthetic Flight Trainer” experience.

Effect of Controls, Straight and Level, Climbing & Descending, Medium Turns, Basic Stalls, Advanced Stalls, Circuit Introduction, Circuits, Circuit Emergencies, Circuit Revision, First Solo.

Flight training skills learnt include: Effect of Controls, Straight and Level, Climbing & Descending, Medium Turns, Basic Stalls, Advanced Stalls, Circuit Introduction, Circuits, Circuit Emergencies, Circuit Revision, First Solo.

05 - CPL Revision, Flight Tests and CPL Licence Application

Revision, Cross Country Flight Test and CPL Flight Test. Following successful Cross Country and CPL Flight Tests, prepare and submit required documents i.e. Police Clearance, “Fit and Proper Person” Questionnaire, Knowledge deficiency / remediation reports etc in support of the “Application for issue of Flight Crew Licence” to NZCAA.