Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Course Duration

The Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is related to flying commercial aircraft for the airlines. This course includes 80 hours of academic sessions on the ground and 200 hours of flying experience. The candidate must complete the 3 stages of the training (Ground Training, Simulator Training and Flying Training) to get the Pilot License. The CPL holder performs flying work in single and multi-engine airplanes, and flies the aircraft as a co-pilot in the aircraft.

After the candidate completes the course, he/ she will be able to get a Course Completion Certification (COC). Furthermore, this certificate will help the candidates to get a Commercial Pilot License (CPL), issued by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India.

Course Subjects

The candidates, who have qualified their 12th examination in the Science stream with a PCM/ 3 years Engineering Diploma from a recognized board/ university can apply for a Commercial Pilot Course through the Nation-wide entrance exam of the AME CET. Various topics will be covered during the commercial pilot training that helps to operate aircraft. The following subjects will give you an idea of a pilot course:-

  • Air Regulations
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Air Navigation
  • Technical General
  • Technical Specific
  • Radio Telephony

The commercial pilot requires boundless knowledge of air navigation, skills to lead aircraft under extreme and adverse situations, operating electronic, mechanical controls, and interpretation of meteorological reports.

Work Profile

There are various work profiles in the pilot field, each profile having different challenges. After the completion of commercial pilot course, the candidates can build their career in following work profiles:-

  • Co-Pilot
  • Chief Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Airline Pilot
  • Captain
  • Commuter Pilot
  • First Officer
  • Experimental Test Pilot

What are the Job Opportunities after Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Training Course

Aviation is one of the prestigious Industries that provide infinite job opportunities with a high salary package. To get pilot license course, it is mandatory for the candidate to complete 80 hours academic sessions on the ground and 200 hours flying training, after that candidate can apply for a pilot license that allows them to work with following airlines worldwide:-

  • Air India
  • Jet Airways
  • IndiGo
  • SpiceJet
  • GoAir
  • AirAsia India
  • Vistara
  • Alliance Air
  • Luwang Air
  • Air Deccan
  • Blue Dart Aviation
  • Pinnacle Air
  • Spirit Air
  • Supreme Airlines
  • TajAir
  • Titan Aviation
  • Ventura AirConnect
  • And many more...


The duration of the commercial pilot license (CPL) is almost 3-9 months for completing 200 flying hours and it will be extended up to 36 months to clear all the exams for getting the commercial pilot license.

The United Kingdom, India, and many more countries are the best countries for pilot training. These countries give knowledge to their trainers about live or real-life situations.

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