Licensed Commercial Pilot

Generally, commercial pilots are responsible for flying an aircraft. In addition to fixed schedule flights, they can fly charter flights, crop dusters, emergency planes, and rescue operations. Job duties for this career include ensuring the plane is balanced, communicating with air traffic control, operating and controlling the plane, monitoring gauges, and navigating the aircraft.

A commercial pilot license (CPL), is a qualification that permits the holder to act as a pilot of an aircraft and be paid for his/her work. The basic requirements to obtain the license and the privileges it confers are agreed upon internationally by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Duration: 1 Year (Approx.)
Eligibility: 10+2 or it’s equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and Physics. (If you don’t have Physics & Maths in 10+2 you have an option of doing these two subjects from the National Institute of Open Schooling’s On-Demand Examinations and can still start your Pilot training course. Visit for details)
At least 16 years of age to start pilot training. Vision in one eye must be perfect. (6/6 eyesight) On the other eye, you could have an imperfection of 6/9, which must be correctable to 6/6. You must be free of any disease that can hamper normal function.

Job Profile: The job of a pilot is a highly specialized one. It requires knowledge of air navigation, interpretation of meteorological reports, operating sophisticated electronic and mechanical controls, leading the aircraft under adverse circumstances, and being a leader to the flight crew and passengers under climatic and other emergency situations.
You will be responsible for the passengers, the crew, and the aircraft. Hence you must have discipline, patience, responsibility, punctuality, commitment, and self-confidence.


Flying Training

The Candidate has to complete 200 Hours (Two hundred hours) of flight time for obtaining the Commercial Pilot’s License. This flight time includes:
(i) One hundred hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command.
(ii) Twenty hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot-in-Command.
(iii) Ten hours of instrument time.
(iv) Five hours of flight time by night.