Flying Academy

Zero to Commercial Pilot License

0-CPL(A) is designed for students with little to no flying experience and that want to pursue a career in aviation according to FAA regulations. You will start with PPL(A) and, upon obtaining the necessary flight experience, will continue with IR(A), CPL(A) modules and MEL (multi-engine Land) flight programs. After successful completion of the zero to CPL(A) course, you will get a FAA CPL(A) license. The privileges of the holder of a CPL(A) are to act as pilot-in-command (Captain) or co-pilot (First Officer) in charter operations.

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Flying Academy

Curriculum

Course Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Be at least 2 Class Medical certificate holder
  • Be proficient in the English language

Flying Academy

Training Overview

Ground
Training

Theoretical preparation lays the foundation for practical flight training.

During the Zero to Commercial Pilot Licence course, the trainee will complete theoretical courses for PPL(A), IR(A), CPL(A) and MEL(A).

Flight
Training

Flight training starts with PPL(A) and continues with IR(A), MEL(A), and finally CPL(A).

  • 190 hours total time. Must have 120 hours of dual time including in the total.
  • Must complete 55 hours of training with an instructor in which must include:
    • 10 hours under the hood; simulated instruments.
    • One 2 hour cross-country that consists on more than 100 nm straight line distance during the day.
    • One 2 hour cross-country that consists on more than 100 nm straight line distance during the night.
    • 10 hours of training in a SEL complex aircraft .
    • 3 hour of training 60 days prior to the checkride.
  • Student must complete 10 hours solo in which must include:
    • One cross-country with landings at a minimum of three points and one segment of the flight must consist of a straight-line distance of at least 250 nm.
    • 5 hours of night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs/landings which must be performed during pattern work.
  • 250 hours total time which must include:
    100 hours of PIC time flight time which includes at least: 50 hours in cross-country flight of which at least must be in airplanes
  • 20 hours of training with instructor in which includes:
    • 10 hours under the hood; simulated instruments
    • One 2 hour cross-country that consists more than 100 nm straight line distance during the day.
    • One 2 hour cross-country that consists more than 100 nm straight line distance during the night.
    • 10 hours of training in a SEL complex aircraft.
    • 3 hour of training 60 days prior to the checkride.
  • Student must complete 10 hours solo in which must include:
    • One cross-country with landings at a minimum of three points and one segment of the flight must consist of a straight-line distance of at least 250 nm.
    • 5 hours of night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs/landings which must be performed during pattern work

Practical
Exams

At the end of flight training and with successful completion of the written exam you will be able to take the FAA Checkride to obtain your pilot rating. The Checkride will begin with the examiner giving you oral questions of your aeronautical knowledge based on the Airmen Certification Standards (ACS). After the Oral, you will then fly with the examiner while he tests your practical skill in the airplane. The length of the Check Ride varies depending on the FAA examiner.

Theoretical
Exams

Towards the end of the course of PPL(A), IR(A) and CPL(A) you will have to demonstrate a sufficient level of theoretical knowledge at the FAA approved testing center in the form of a written test. To pass the written examinations you need to achieve a score of at least 70%, which is still a passing score. This test must be done before the Check Ride.

Course Fees Cover the Following:

  • Airplane usage, including fuel
  • Flight instructor time for ground & practical training
  • Rental insurance
  • Access to the Learning Management System and FAA question bank

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