North Shore Aero Club - Commercial Pilot Licence CPL

Commercial Pilot Licence - CPL

A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) permits you to fly an aeroplane as the Pilot in Command for hire or reward meaning you can be employed as a pilot.

Obtaining your CPL is the gateway to a career as an airline pilot, general aviation pilot or flight instructor.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum 200 hours flight training (PPL training counts towards this);
  • Pass a further 6 theory exams;
  • Obtain NZ CAA Class 1 medical certificate


The CPL takes around 9 months to complete as a full time course or can be completed on a part time basis if required.

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