Commercial Pilots License

Commercial Pilots License (cpl)

The Commercial Pilots License (CPL) is a Part 61 license and is administered by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Commercial Pilots License allows the holder to fly fixed wing aircraft by day, night or under instrument meteorological conditions (if rated) for reward (payment).

You can add advanced ratings to a CPL as well such as a tug rating, agricultural rating or instrument rating as well as a post maintenance flight test rating (with 500TT and 300 hrs P1). This is the license required to work as a professional pilot. Requirements to obtain a CPL are:

Theory Core Subjects

Aircraft Technical and General

Operational Procedures



Human Performance and Limitations


Radio Aids

Flight Planning

Navigation General and Plotting

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