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Commercial Pilot Course

A commercial pilot licence is the last phase of a series of training modules and is laid out as follows:

  • The Private Pilot Licence
  • The night rating
  • The Commercial ground school and exams
  • Hour building
  • The instrument rating
  • The multi engine rating (optional)
  • The commercial pilot's rating

Each one of these phases has to be completed you can submit your licence to the SACAA and finally receive your COMMERCIAL PILOT Licence.

Let us look at the Commercial Licence and the requirements in more detail.

Legal Requirements

  • A minimum of 100 hours pilot in command
  • A minimum of 10 hour pilot in command by night
  • A minimum of 50 hours cross country (IF rating)
  • A minimum of 20 hours cross country (commercial without IF rating)
  • A minimum of 20 hours instrument flight time of which 10 hours may be accumulated on a simulator
  • 18 years old
  • Hold a valid private pilot licence
  • Have completed the theoretical examinations

One of the most important aspects of the Commercial Pilot Licence is the completion of commercial ground subjects and examinations. Many students progress quite fast through all the flying steps but do not realize the amount of work required to complete the ground school portion of the commercial licence. The following subjects have to be passed:

  • Aero Medicine
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Aircraft Technical and General
  • Radio Aids
  • Instruments
  • Navigation General
  • Air Law and Procedures
  • Navigation
  • Plotting
  • Flight Planning

Ground school usually lasts about nine weeks and the cost includes lectures and study notes.

Once you have completed the ground phase you can commence with the hour building phase. At LFC we structure it in such a manner that you benefit to the maximum extent. This maximises the experience you gain in this time, rather than just flying on an ad-hoc basis and in effect achieving very little.

Once you have completed your hour building you will progress towards your final preparation for the instrument rating.

The final phase of preparation for the Commercial Pilot Licence will be done on a variable pitch, retractable gear aircraft. Now you need to choose whether you going to take the single engine route or the multi engine route? The choice is entirely up to you.

Commercial Pilot Licence Quotation

Private Pilot Licence
Month 1–2

Dual
hrs

Solo
hrs

Total
hrs
Medical examination done by our doctor
Student and Private Pilot Licence fee
Chest X-rays (est.)
2 Passport photos
25 hours of dual training, 15 hours solo on C172
25
15
40
Pilot kit
(required books, manuals, maps, rulers, protractors, fuel testers & flight computers)
Radio course and Licence
Private pilot lectures and courses
(aircraft technical, principles of flight, air law, meteorology, navigation)
Landing fees - calculated as you fly
PRIVATE PILOT Licence
25
15
40

Night Flight Rating
Month 3

Dual
hrs
Solo
hrs
Total
hrs
5 hours flight simulator training on simulator dual
5
7 hours of I.F.R. night training on C172 dual
7
3 hours of night flight training dual on C172 navigation and circuit work
3
Issue of Night Rating SACAA
NIGHT RATING
40
15
55

Commercial Ground School & Exams
Month 4-6

Dual
hrs
Solo
hrs
Total
hrs

Ground school
Commercial ground school - evening lectures for 9 weeks (covers 9 subjects)

Commercial Exams
8 subjects - written at CAA

Hour Building
Month 7-9

105 hours of hire and fly solo on C172. This includes day and night navigation and local flying
105

COMMERCIAL GROUND SCHOOL + HIRE & FLY

40
120
160

Simulator training, twin rating and IF training
Month 9-11

Multi engine training 6 hours dual on BE
6
Multi engine briefings
4
15 hours of I.F.R. simulator training
15
0 hours of I.F.R. dual C172
10
5 hours of I.F.R. dual BE 76
5

INSTRUMENT RATING

80
120
200
Month 12
I.F.R. Flight test done by SA CAA approved DE (est.)
Commercial Flight Medical
Issue of Commercial Licence with I.F.R. Rating

TOTAL FOR SIMULATOR & IF TRAINING + TWIN RATING

80
100
180
 
PRIVATE PILOT Licence
NIGHT RATING
COMMERCIAL GROUND SCHOOL
HOUR BUILDING
SIMULATOR, IF AND TWIN TRAINING

TOTAL HOURS & COST FOR COMPLETION TO COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE

Payment Terms: At enrolment students are required to contact Accounts to make payment.

 

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