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COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE- CPL(H)

 

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (HELICOPTER) - CPL(H)

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In order to obtain your CPL(H), CASA stipulates the following minimum requirements:

  • An applicant for a commercial pilot licence must be at least 18.

  • The applicant must also have:

    • passed the aeronautical knowledge examination for the commercial pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and

    • completed flight training for the commercial pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and

    • passed the flight test mentioned in the Part 61 Manual of Standards for the commercial pilot licence and the associated aircraft category rating; and

  • met the aeronautical experience requirements detailed below

As a CASR Part 141 training organisation, we conduct the 105 hour flying syllabus in accordance with Schedule 9 of the Part 61 MOS. 

As a summary, the minimum course requirements are:

  • 105 Hours of flight time, which consists of:

    • 35 hours of solo flight

    • 10 hours of solo cross country


If you elect to complete the 105 hour course, CASA stipulates the following additional conditions:

  • you must complete the final 30 hours in 3 months; and

  • you can only train in two different helicopter types; and

  • you must complete a minimum of 20 hours in each type.


If you are unable to achieve the 105 hour syllabus requirements, you can revert back to the 150 hours course

CONVERTING A FIXED WING LICENCE TO A HELICOPTER LICENCE


Are you a current PPL(A) or CPL(A) holder?

If you hold a current PPL(A) or CPL(A), you can convert to a CPL(H) with as little as 70 hours in a helicopter, which consists of:

  • 35 hours of solo time in a helicopter

  • 10 hours of solo cross country time in a helicopter

* Please note the quoted hours above are the minimum required by the legislation. Depending on your ability and aptitude you may need to undergo  training in addition to the minimum hours quoted.