FAA 0-CPL

Today, more than ever, the airline industry needs highly trained and skilled professionals for the growing industry to safely fly over 5 bn. passengers annually to their destinations.

Being a Commercial Pilot comes also with a lot of responsibility, complex decision making and the ability to understand and cope with abnormal situations.

This program is designed for students with little to no flying experience and that want to pursue a career in aviation according to FAA regulations.

The trainees of the program will start with PPL(A) and, upon obtaining the necessary flight experience, will continue with IR(A), CPL(A) modules or MEP (multi-engine aircraft) flight programs.

After successful completion of the zero to CPL(A) course, you will be issued an FAA CPL(A) license and will be authorized to act as Pilot-In-Command (PIC) and acquire compensation on an aircraft.

Course entry requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 years (16 years to enroll PPL training program)
  • Second class medical certificate
  • No previous flight experience needed
  • English language knowledge

Privileges

The privileges of the holder of an CPL(A) are to act as pilot-in-command (Captain) or co-pilot (First Officer) in charter operations and corporate flying which exercises all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A), and IR(A).

At the end of the course, each pilot will have 190 hours of flight experience out of which 100 as Pilot in Command [PiC] if training is done under FAA Part 141; 250 hours of flight experience out of which 100 as Pilot in Command [PIC] if training is done under FAA Part 61.

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Learning Objectives

Ground Training – during the Zero to CPL course, the trainee will complete theoretical courses for PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A) and CPL(A)

Flight training – the flight training will start with the PPL(A), continues with IR(A) and with the CPL SE/ME (A).

Ground Training

The applicant has to go through ground training covering:

  • Air law and ATC procedures
  • Airframes & systems, electrics, power plant, emergency equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass and balance
  • Performance
  • Flight planning & monitoring
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Principles of flight
  • Communications
Flight Training

At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 190 total flight hours under FAA Part 141 (including PPL(A) time):

  • 100 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 350 NM in the course of with full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure
  • 35 hours of instrument training
  • 10 hours on a complex airplane

At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 250 total flight hours under FAA Part 61 (including PPL(A) time):

  • 100 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 50 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 350 NM in the course of with full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure
  • 40 hours of instrument training
  • 10 hours on a complex airplane

Examination

Written Test

The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at an FAA approved testing center in the form of a written test. The test consists of nine subjects (Meteorology, Navigation, Instrumentation, Communications, Aircraft General Knowledge, Principles of flight, Air Law, Flight performance and planning, Human Performance and limitations, Operational procedures, etc).

The applicant must pass the written exam witha minimum of 70% which is still a passing score. One must complete and successfully pass the written exam prior to taking the theoretical/practical examination.

Theoretical Test

An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A), IR(A), and CPL(A) in accordance with the requirements under the FARs.

Practical Test

The practical skill exams in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests [PPL(A) & CPL(A)].

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Operate the airplane within its limitations
  • Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by FAA
  • Exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • Apply aeronautical knowledge
  • Maintain control of the airplane at all times.