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The Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) is considered a professional licence, and upon completion the pilot will be able to act as pilot in command of a single pilot aircraft, or as co-pilot of a multi pilot aircraft and get remunerated for their work.

The applicant for a Commercial Pilot licence in South Africa must have the following:

  1. Hold a valid Private Pilot’s Licence, with Night Rating
  2. Hold a valid Class 1 Medical
  3. 200 hours of flight training (This is the legal minimum)
    • Of the total time, 100 hours must be pilot-in-command time (PIC)
    • Of the total time, 20 hours must be DUAL Instrument Flying
    • Of the total time, 5 hours must be DUAL on an aircraft that has retractable gears and variable-pitch propeller.
  1. Completed the required ground training
  2. Completed the 8x Theoretical CPL Examinations
  3. Completed the General Radio Telephony Examination
  4. Pass the Initial Practical Skills Test

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