Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

Commercial Pilot Licence By Director General Of Civil Aviation Government Of India

To become a pilot has always been the most exciting career choice of students. Commercial Pilot as a career choice is not only challenging but also a rewarding career. Career as a pilot not only gives higher salaries but exciting experience & exposure. Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is a license offered by DGCA that allows students to act as a Pilot in Command of any aircraft. A CPL holder can perform flying work in single and multi-engine airplanes, and fly aircraft even act as a co-pilot in aircraft. CPL course is all about operating the aircraft in the air that includes general flying, aircraft testing, skill tests as per DGCA requirement. CPL training has become very popular among the students who have the desire to fly an aircraft and learn every discipline of the CPL course which have increased the number of aviation schools and flying clubs in India. 

A commercial pilot license is a license Course that permits the holder to act as a pilot of single pilot or double pilot aircraft and be paid for his/her work. The basic requirements to obtain the license and the privileges it confers are agreed internationally by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

There are three stages in training: Ground Training, Simulator Training, and Flying Training. The Commercial Pilot License (CPL) course is related to operating aircraft and providing a successful journey to their passengers. CPL offers a tremendous career opportunity in aviation and today CPL graduates earn handsome salaries in India and abroad as well.

Department Contact Info

Commercial Pilot

S.No.85 Shashtri Campus, NDA Road, Shivane, Pune (411023) Maharashtra.



Most of the Students select Commercial Pilot License Course after Class 12th. CPL is a highly demanding course in India/ Abroad Commercial Pilot Licence Eligibility (CPL)

Eligibility: 12th pass with Physics, chemistry and Mathematics or diploma in engineering from recognised board or University.

  1. Candidate age should be minimum 17 years or above.
  2. Candidate must be medically fit & fitness certificate signed by DGCA approved doctor is mandatory.
  3. Candidate passed from NIOS can also register for admission.

Course Duration

The duration of this course is 18 months to 2 years. The regulatory body in India is Director General of Civil Aviation (Govt. of India).

In India to be a commercial Pilot candidate must have minimum of Total 200 hours of flying which includes: –

  • 100 Hrs as Pilot in Command
  • 50 Hrs Cross- country flying as a pilot in command
  • 20 Hrs Instrument Flying
  • 20 Hrs Simulator Training
  • 10 Hrs in Night Flying

Commercial Pilot Licence Subject

Subjects Taught

  • Air Regulations
  • Technical Specific
  • Air Navigation
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Technical General (Aircraft and Engines)
  • RTR (Radio Telephony Restricted) 

Career Opportunities

The aviation industry has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries throughout globe during the last few years & expected to speed up further. Commercial pilot has job opportunities Airlines industry, Non- Schedule Operator, Flying Training School as a Flying Training Instructor or Chief Flying Instructor(CFI) with job roles like Co-Pilot, Chief Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Airline Pilot, Captain, Commuter Pilot, First Officer, Experimental Test Pilot.

Commercial Pilot can also work as: –

  1. Flight Operations Controller. Flight operations controllers are responsible for a wide range of tasks within an airline.
  2. Crewing Controller
  3. Cabin Crew / Flight Attendant.
  4. Dispatcher

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