FAA 0-CPL

Today, more than ever, the airline industry needs highly trained and skilled professionals for the growing industry to safely fly over 5 bn. passengers annually to their destinations.

Being a Commercial Pilot comes also with a lot of responsibility, complex decision making and the ability to understand and cope with abnormal situations.

This program is designed for students with little to no flying experience and that want to pursue a career in aviation according to FAA regulations.

The trainees of the program will start with PPL(A) and, upon obtaining the necessary flight experience, will continue with IR(A), CPL(A) modules or MEP (multi-engine aircraft) flight programs.

After successful completion of the zero to CPL(A) course, you will be issued an FAA CPL(A) license and will be authorized to act as Pilot-In-Command (PIC) and acquire compensation on an aircraft.

Course entry requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 years (16 years to enroll PPL training program)
  • Second class medical certificate
  • No previous flight experience needed
  • English language knowledge

Privileges

The privileges of the holder of an CPL(A) are to act as pilot-in-command (Captain) or co-pilot (First Officer) in charter operations and corporate flying which exercises all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A), and IR(A).

At the end of the course, each pilot will have 190 hours of flight experience out of which 100 as Pilot in Command [PiC] if training is done under FAA Part 141; 250 hours of flight experience out of which 100 as Pilot in Command [PIC] if training is done under FAA Part 61.

Free iPad

Flying Academy is equipping all trainees starting the professional training, from ab-initio to fCPL (A) with a free of charge iPad Mini 4G+WiFi. The iPad will be used primarily for studying as materials are sent wirelessly to the trainee’s iPad for each phase of the training: PPL – Plane operating handbooks, PPL manual, Charts, Planning tools and documents to CPL(A) – eBooks, but also for all intermediary steps [i.e. IR(A)].

Learning objectives

Ground Training – during the Zero to CPL course, the trainee will complete theoretical courses for PPL(A), IR(A), MEP(A) and CPL(A)

Flight training – the flight training will start with the PPL(A), continues with IR(A) and with the CPL SE/ME (A).

Ground Training

The applicant has to go through ground training covering:

  • Air law and ATC procedures
  • Airframes & systems, electrics, power plant, emergency equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass and balance
  • Performance
  • Flight planning & monitoring
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Operational procedures
  • Principles of flight
  • Communications

Flight Training

At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 190 total flight hours under FAA Part 141 (including PPL(A) time):

  • 100 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 350 NM in the course of with full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure
  • 35 hours of instrument training
  • 10 hours on a complex airplane

At the end of the training, the trainee must have a minimum of 250 total flight hours under FAA Part 61 (including PPL(A) time):

  • 100 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 50 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 350 NM in the course of with full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure
  • 40 hours of instrument training
  • 10 hours on a complex airplane

Examination - Written Test

The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at an FAA approved testing center in the form of a written test. The test consists of nine subjects (Meteorology, Navigation, Instrumentation, Communications, Aircraft General Knowledge, Principles of flight, Air Law, Flight performance and planning, Human Performance and limitations, Operational procedures, etc).

The applicant must pass the written exam witha minimum of 70% which is still a passing score. One must complete and successfully pass the written exam prior to taking the theoretical/practical examination.

Examination – Theoretical

An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A), IR(A), and CPL(A) in accordance with the requirements under the FARs.

Examination – Practical

The practical skill exams in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests [PPL(A) & CPL(A)].

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Operate the airplane within its limitations
  • Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by FAA
  • Exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • Apply aeronautical knowledge
  • Maintain control of the airplane at all times.

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Fees 0-CPL(A) Part 141

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
PPL(A)
Private Pilot License is the first step in the aviation career. Holder of PPL license can act as Pilot in command (PIC) or co - pilot of any Airplane engaged in non revenue flights.
Aircraft Piper Cadet (VFR - 2 seater)351053 675
Flight Instructor30491 470
Ground Training11 7151 715
IFR(A)
Instrument Rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
Aircraft Piper Warrior (IFR, ADS-B & Garmin G530 - 4 seater)351113 885
Flight Instructor35491 715
Ground Training (30 hours)11 4701 470
MEP
The Multi Engine Piston rating extends the privileges of a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and allows you to pilot aircraft with more than one engine. One of the main take-aways of the training is to understand the differences between a single engine piston and a multi-engine piston.
Aircraft Piper Seminole Turbo PA-44-108T102492 490
Flight Instructor1049490
Ground Training (5 hours)1245245
CPL(A)
Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as the pilot of an aircraft for remuneration. When issuing CPL license pilot will have 190 hours Total Time hours out of which 100 PIC.
Aircraft Cessna 15245883 960
Aircraft Piper Arrow101351 350
Flight Instructor55492 695
Ground Training (35 hours)11 7151 715
Time Building
In order to meet requirements of each module and the issuance of an FAA CPL, each trainee will need to have at the end of the training at least 100 hours Pilot in Command time.
Aircraft Cessna 152 time building65885 720
Total USD32 595

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida.

The FAA 0-CPL(A) program fee covers the following items and services:

  • Flight Instructor time for ground & practical training 
  • Airplane usage, including fuel.
  • Free of charge iPad mini 4G + WiFi
  • Bonus - account for Rocket Route flight planning services - valued $300/year

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. 

Upgrades

We offer the opportunity to train with other aircraft even during the 0-CPL course. Below you can find training fee difference that will be charged on a top of standard offer.

Upgrades from Piper Cadet

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft Piper Warrior3516560
Aircraft Cessna 172R3516560
Aircraft Cessna 172SP Garmin 100035501 750

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida. Upgrades can be taken for the entire course or in one hour increments.

Upgrades from Piper Warrior

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft Cessna 172R3500
Aircraft Cessna 172SP Garmin 100035341 190
Aircraft Piper Arrow3526910

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida. Upgrades can be taken for the entire course or in one hour increments.

Upgrades from Cessna 152

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft Piper Cadet454180
Aircraft Piper Warrior4520900
Aircraft Cessna 172R4520900
Aircraft Cessna 172SP Garmin 100045542 430
Aircraft Piper Arrow45462 070

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida. Upgrades can be taken for the entire course or in one hour increments.

Flight and ground hours are the minimum required by Flying Academy based on FAA regulations.

Fees 0-CPL(A) Part 61

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
PPL(A)
Private Pilot License is the first step in the aviation career. Holder of PPL license can act as Pilot in command (PIC) or co - pilot of any Airplane engaged in non revenue flights.
Aircraft Piper Cadet (VFR - 2 seater)401054 200
Flight Instructor30491 470
Ground Training11 7151 715
IR(A)
Instrument Rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
Aircraft Piper Warrior401114 440
Flight Instructor2049980
Ground Training11 4701 470
MEP
The Multi Engine Piston rating extends the privileges of a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and allows you to pilot aircraft with more than one engine. One of the main take-aways of the training is to understand the differences between a single engine piston and a multi-engine piston.
Aircraft Piper Seminole Turbo PA-44-108T102492 490
Flight Instructor1049490
Ground Training1245245
CPL(A)
Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits the holder to act as the pilot of an aircraft for remuneration. When issuing CPL license pilot will have 250 hours Total Time hours out of which 100 PIC.
Aircraft Cessna 15245883 960
Aircraft Piper Arrow101351 350
Flight Instructor2049980
Ground Training11 7151 715
Time Building
In order to meet requirements of each module and the issuance of an FAA CPL, each trainee will need to have at the end of the training at least 100 hours Pilot in Command time.
Aircraft Cessna 152 time building1158810 120
Total USD35 625

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida.

The FAA 0-CPL(A) program fee covers the following items and services:

  • Flight Instructor time for ground & practical training 
  • Airplane usage, including fuel.
  • Free of charge iPad mini 4G + WiFi
  • Bonus - account for Rocket Route flight planning services - valued $300/year

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. 

Upgrades

We offer the opportunity to train with other aircraft even during the 0-CPL course. Below you can find training fee difference that will be charged on a top of standard offer.

Upgrades from Piper Cadet

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft PIper Warrior4016640
Aircraft Cessna 172R4016640
Aircraft Cessna 172SP Garmin 100040502 000

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida. Upgrades can be taken for the entire course or in one hour increments.

Upgrades from Piper Warrior

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft Cessna 172R4000
Aircraft Cessna 172SP Garmin 100040341 360
Aircraft Piper Arrow40261 040

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida. Upgrades can be taken for the entire course or in one hour increments.

Upgrades from Cessna 152

DescriptionQuantityUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft Piper Cadet454180
Aircraft Piper Warrior4520900
Aircraft Cessna 172R4520900
Aircraft Cessna 172SP Garmin 100045542 430
Aircraft Piper Arrow45462 070

No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida. Upgrades can be taken for the entire course or in one hour increments.

Duration

From 0 to Commercial the minimum time needed is approximately 6 months, however, depending on the trainee’s availability this can be tailor made.

For detailed information and tailor made course offer fill in the above form or contact via other ways detailed in the Contact page.

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