The Commercial Pilot Licence is for the individual who wishes to pursue a career in aviation.

A CPL enables you to fly for remuneration in a commercial environment.

Training is done in our 2-seater, locally designed and manufactured Sling aircraft. The course includes:


  • A starter pack that incorporates textbooks and related study materials
  • A Students Pilot Licence that is valid for 24 months
  • 30 hours of dual flight training with an instructor
  • 15 hours of solo flight training
  • 25 hours of ground school briefings (theoretical training)
  • 7 SACAA exams – Air Law, Principles of Flight, Aircraft Technical & General, Flight Planning & Performance, Navigation, Meteorology, Human Performance. All exams require 75% to be considered a pass.
  • Restricted radio course with textbook and exam
  • A final flight test and briefing
  • PPL on achievement that is valid for 12 months
  • Aero Club membership (EAA 322) for a year

Night rating:

  • Sunset to Sunrise textbook
  • 15 hours of dual flight training with an instructor
  • 5 hours of ground school briefings (theoretical training)
  • SACAA Night exam.
  • A final Night flight test and briefing

Solo Consolidation and Cross-Country Flying:

  • 90 hours of solo flight time (hour building)
  • CPL manual
  • 10 CPL Lectures
  • General radio Licence
  • 8 SACAA CPL exams

IF and advanced single engine training:

  • 40 hours of IFR flight training
  • 15 hours of ground school briefings
  • SACAA IFR exam

CPL preparation training and CPL test:

  • 12 hours of flight training
  • 10 hours of ground school briefings
  • SACAA CPL exam
  • CPL Test

In addition to the above the student must obtain a Class I medical certificate and must be at least 18 years old. There is a minimum timeframe of 36 months to complete training after passing your last exam for CPL and a final flight test with a Designated Flight Examiner (DFE) will be required. A full time CPL course takes about 9-12 months to complete, but all courses are tailored to fit the individual’s requirements.

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    “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    Leonardo da Vinci