The Commercial Pilot Course – commonly known as “CPL”, is a continuation of the learning already acquired during the “PPL” course. The big difference here is that by the end of the course, when duly qualified, the pilot will be able to exercise the role of pilot in a professional manner – that is, the legislation allows the holder of a CPL card to register as a professional in the area.
The theoretical course is of a preparatory/review nature and is also a prerequisite for obtaining the CCT (Certificate of Theoretical Knowledge) from ANAC through the theoretical test, known in Brazil as “Banca”. This "Banca" is also a requirement for the PPL to obtain the CHT (Certificate of Technical Qualification), which is the commercial qualification itself.
The practical course aims to improve piloting skills in visual conditions (already during the PPL), and if the student wishes, they can choose to extend the course to qualify for instrument flying (IFR).
The CPL will be allowed, after graduation, to initially fly single-engine aircraft with landings and take-offs under visual conditions and optionally in instrument flight conditions on solid ground (land).
At this stage, there is also the possibility for the student to follow the course in a twin-engine aircraft, thus obtaining the license to operate Multi-engine (MLTE).
After the Commercial Pilot checkride, the student will start Airline Pilot Standard and Multi Crew Cooperation training: A prerequisite for joining airlines.
18 years of age.
Secondary school (with school history).
First-class medical certificate for practical training, only
For theoretical CPL, practical PPL is not necessary (although desired). It applies for practical CPL, only