Commercial Pilot License
The programme for the Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Instrument Rating covers two phases of training. This CPL programme is suitable for privately sponsored students requiring a generic professional pilot’s licence seeking employment at an airline of their choice.
Training is conducted in two phases, with Phase A consisting of theoretical training at our Singapore based ground school for the CAAS Airline Transport Pilot Licence examinations. This phase ensures cadets acquire the knowledge required for a professional pilot.
Phase B begins at SFC’s branch at Jandakot Airport, Western Australia. The wide ranging airspace allows for all the elements of flying training programme to be completed in a realistic and professional manner. A minimum of 200 hours are flown with an additional 35 hours of flight simulation for the CPL programme.
The student commences training in a single-engine training aircraft to meet the minimum flight hours in accordance with the approved syllabus. This includes local circuit flying utilizing the 3 runways at Jandakot. The student is also trained in upset prevention and recovery both in the simulator and in the local training area.
Complexities of flying ‘under the hood’ or instrument flying are also performed both in a flight simulator and in the aircraft. The training concludes with a multi-engine component in a Garmin equipped light twin piston engine aircraft.
Flight training includes navigation training utilising both visual navigation techniques as well as instrument based navigation, with the navigation aids including NDB, VOR, GNSS and ILS.
Phase B culminates in the student taking the Multi-Engine Flight Test for the issue of the Commercial Pilot License with Multi Engine Instrument Rating.
Both the CPL and MPL programs are fully residential during their training phase in Australia. Accommodation and meals are provided. Being a residential course, there are ample opportunities for interaction and to benefit from peer learning. Facilities for recreation such as a gym, pool table, table tennis, basketball and tennis court are available.