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Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)


The Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) is required before a pilot can receive any remuneration for the flying that they undertake. At Flynqy Pilot Training we can offer a professional and successful approach to CPL training. Our students have the opportunity to train in the beautiful, uncluttered and uncontrolled airspace of Cornwall and Devon.

Once you have completed and passed your CPL you will be able to earn money from your flying. You will be able to fly for aerial surveys, crop spraying, parachuting and flight instruction (with a valid Flight Instructor Rating). Further training will be required after completing a CPL in order to fly for airlines.

In addition to initial CPL training we also run CPL conversion courses. These are for pilots with ICAO CPL qualifications who wish to convert to the UK CPL. In order to qualify for the conversion, the licence holder must have completed and passed the UK ATPL written examinations.

Entry Requirements

Pilot's must meet the following requirements before CPL Flight Training can commence. They must:

  • Hold a Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Pass all ATPL Theoretical Knowledge examinations
  • Hold a Night Rating
  • Hold a Class 1 Aviation Medical
  • Have completed 150 hours flight time as a pilot which must include:
    • 100 hours as Pilot In Command (PIC)
    • A Cross Country flight of at least 300nm to include full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure

Course Structure

The flight training consists of:

  • A minimum of 25 hours flying - including at least 5 hours on a complex single engine aircraft
  • A CPL Skills Test with an Examiner


To hold a CPL, the candidate must hold a Class 1 (Professional Pilot) Medical certificate. The initial Class 1 Medical has to be taken at the UK CAA Aeromedical Centre (AeMC) at Gatwick. For full details on booking an initial Class 1 Medical and the requirements please visit the CAA Class 1 Medical guidance page.

If you already hold a Class 1 Medical Certificate and wish to renew it, there are several local CAA Medical examiners across Devon and Cornwall whose details we can provide you with. Alternatively, you can use the following link to identify your local examiner: CAA Medical Examiner Search