top of page
commercial Pilot license australia flight training Adelaide



CPL commercial pilots license training Adelaide flying school


What can you do with a CPL?:

A Commercial Pilot Licence is a requirement for those aspiring to make flying their career. Command Flight Training offers a practical approach to training which prepares students for the “real world” of operating commercial aircraft.


With our professional instructors, most of which having a background of real commercial flight experience, we can prepare you to enter the world of professional aviation. We utilise our Cessna 172RG aircraft to train you to CPL test standard and ensure you become a safe Commercial Pilot.

How does our training schedule work?

From zero hours through to attaining your CPL, we quote approximately AU$60,000. This includes your Private Licence, aircraft rental to build up the hours required and the practical training to pass the CPL test. If you can get a job to build hours like towing gliders or flying skydivers you'll reduce this to just $15,000!

Once you've got your PPL (or RPL)  you go ahead and start renting our planes to build your hours up to the 200 required! This is a great opportunity to take your friends and family flying while building valuable experience discovering Australia. This is also a great time to study and complete the 7 straightforward exams required for the CPL.


Once you build up your logbook to around 180 total hours, you begin Commercial flight training which takes around 20 hours to prepare you for the the test.

Where Can Your CPL take You?

The aviation world is your oyster if you train with Command Flight Training! Due to our high standard of training and excellent reputation as the premier Part 141 flight training school in South Australia, our previous CPL students have had the opportunity to take many different professional pathways in the aviation industry.


Here are just some of them:
- Skydiving pilot
- Outback charter/scenic bush pilot

- Australian Airlines (Qantas, Virgin, REX, Cobham)

- US Airlines (SkyWest, MESA Airlines)

- International Airlines (AirNZ, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates)
- Royal Flying Doctor Service pilot
- Cropdusting/firebombing pilot
- Royal Australian Air Force pilot
- Flight Instructor
- Commercial Helicopter pilot

commercial Pilot license australia flight training Adelaide


  • Be at least 18 years of age (training may commence prior to your 18th birthday)

  • Complete the relevant flight training

  • Pass the CPL theory examinations (7 x subjects, examined externally)

  • Pass the CPL practical flight test

  • Hold either an RPL or a PPL licence

  • Minimum of 200 hours flying

  • Minimum of 100 hours as Pilot In Command (solo)

  • Minimum 10 hours of dual training under instrument conditions

  • Hold a CASA Class 1 Medical Certificate

CPL Pricing Breakdown

bottom of page