CPL (Commercial Pilot Licence) course

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The Modular Commercial Pilot License (CPL) course will allow you to start a professional career in aviation, both as a first officer in an airline, and as a professional pilot in the aviation sector.

What is a CPL?

The commercial pilot licence (CPL, Commercial Pilot License) allows candidates to fly for commercial purposes, therefore with the salary of the pilot and the opportunity to fly outside Italy.

As a commercial pilot you will have the right to fly as a pilot in command (PIC) and start your life as a professional pilot.

Why get a commercial license?

Deciding to take the commercial pilot’s patent is a safe investment for the future: once obtained, it allows to obtain the professional pilot’s qualification.

Commercial pilots are pilots authorized to fly for commercial purposes, so professional pilots are paid to fly. This license can be obtained by training at an “Approved Training Organisations” (ATO) by attending an integrated or modular course.

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Course structure and duration

The Modular Commercial Pilot License (CPL) course to become a commercial pilot promoted by Asteravation consists of a theoretical part and a practical part. The duration of the course, which must be as smooth and continuous as possible, is usually between 10 and 15 months.

Theoretical part: for the CPL patent it is necessary to follow a course of 200 hours of theory in the classroom, and then in the presence, or from home via Distance Learning platform. Students who have passed all the ATPL theoretical examinations will not have to follow the theory course or take theoretical examinations.

Practical part: the practical part of the CPL course to become a commercial pilot includes 25 hours of flight instructor training, of which:

10 hours on Piper PA28-151;
10 on Piper PA28RT;
5 on ALSIM ALX simulator.


Pilots holding a PPL (IR) Licence may have the training reduced to 15 hours in total, of which:

  • 5 hours on Piper PA28-151.
  • 10 on Piper PA28RT.

CPL course’s items

The Commercial Pilot (CPL) course will allow you to obtain the necessary license to operate as a commercial flight pilot, perform air work in single-engine and multi-engine aircraft and fly as a co-pilot for airlines.

If you are looking for a job in the aviation industry or want to be hired by an airline this course is for you!

Requirements for becoming a commercial pilot

A number of requirements are required to obtain a commercial pilot licence. Applicants must:

  • Hold a PPL (A) licence;
  • have reached the age of 17 (18 years to take the final exam);
  • 1st Class medical fitness as prescribed by ENAC medical legislation (EASA-FCL 3).
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Final exam

Once you have completed the theoretical and practical instruction provided by our course, you will be able to access the final exam of the course, which requires you to be over 18 years old and have carried out at least 200 total hours of flight.

Why choose CPL course in Asteraviation

Asteraviation’s goal is to innovatively train the professionals of the future. The innovative training we offer takes place through the application of elements used by airlines for the training of their pilots, such as the CRM (Crew Resource Management).

Our headquarters is in Villafranca di Verona. For information on our Modular Commercial Pilot License (CPL) course, do not hesitate to contact us at the contact details on the website. One of our operators will answer all your questions.

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