Commerical Pilot Licence

Have you always dreamt of a career in aviation? A Commercial Pilot Licence is your ticket to the sky! This licence level elevates your skills to a much higher standard, refining your skills and readying you for your first flying job.

Throughout the course, you’ll gain the advanced skills to carry out various types of missions, as well as building your airmanship to a professional standard.

Course Overview

The CPL is your major stepping stone to an exhilarating career in the aviation industry. The requirements for a CPL are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old (at the time of sitting your licence test)
  • Have a Class 1 medical certificate.
  • Minimum 200 hours flight time total
  • Complete 7 Separate CASA theory exams within a 2-year period:
    • Aerodynamics
    • Aircraft General Knowledge
    • Flight Rules & Air Law
    • Human Factors
    • Meteorology
    • Navigation
    • Operations, Performance & Flight Planning
  • Pass a flight test

A CPL holder cannot be pilot-in-command of an aircraft engaged in multi-crew charter or RPT, a multi-engine aircraft with more than 9 passenger seats in RPT, or a turbojet aircraft with MTOW greater than 3500 kg in RPT. 

For CASA information on the RPL Licence, visit the CASA website.



Flight Hours Rate Total
Dual Training (C172)
Solo Training/PIC Time (C172)
Aircraft Famil (CPL Aircraft)
CPL Flight Test
  • Phoenix Aero Club members (excluding Social) enjoy a $30/h discount on all aircraft hire rates, which has been included in the above calculations.
  • Additional training may be needed to reach the required flight test standard. This should only be used as an indicative guide with reference to minimum hour requirements for each level of licence, at the current aircraft hiring rates.
  • Prices quoted DO NOT include tower and movement fees in hiring rates. These are calculated per flight, rather than per flight hour, and can be found on our aircraft hiring rates.