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Differences Between PPL and CPL Pilot Licenses

Differences Between PPL and CPL Pilot LicensesThere are a lot of students who are attracted towards aviation as career. CPL and PPL are the licenses needed for if wish to become a pilot. Although both coveted and popular, there are differences in what each pilot license can offer. Below, we will cover the basic requirements, training and differences between 2 licenses.

The Private Pilot License (PPL)

PPL Basic Requirements
Here are just a few of the basics requirements for the Private Pilot License.

  • You must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English Language
  • You must be able to obtain at least a 3rd class FAA medical certificate
  • You must be 16 years old to get your student pilot license
  • You must to be 17 years old to get your private pilot license
  • You have to acquire 40 hours total flying time
  • 10 hours of the 40 hours must be solo (alone) flight time
  • 5 hours of the 10 solo must be cross- country (flying from one airport to another)
  • You must pass the FAA Private Pilot written exam
  • You must pass the Private Pilot Oral and Practical Exam
PPL Flight Training Course

Private Pilot License is also the license given for the aspirants who are interested in flying aircrafts. But this license is only given for the pilots in non-commercial aircrafts. It is mainly for those who wish to take pilot job as a hobby or for those who own an aircraft. These people are not paid for the work. For getting this license, they must undergo training of minimum 40 flying hours.  The minimum age required is 16 years and they should have medical fitness as per the standard rules.

CPL Course

The commercial pilot license (CPL) is the qualification that allows its holder to play the role of a pilot. Many types of Commercial Pilot Certificates are issued to eligible candidates for major aircraft categories. This includes airships, helicopters and Airplanes. CPL certifications are also given to pilot aircrafts such as balloons and gyro-planes.

Commercial Pilot License 

Basic Requirements

Here are just a few of the basic requirements for the Commercial License.

  • You must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English Language
  • You must be able to obtain a 2nd class medical certificate
  • You must be 18 years of age
  • You must hold at least a private pilot license
  • You must have received and logged the appropriate ground and flight training for the Commercial License
  • You must have 250 hours total flight time
  • You must have 100 hours flight time as pilot in command
  • You must have 50 hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command
  • You must pass the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam
  • You must pass the Commercial Pilot Oral and Practical Exam
CPL Training Course

Training for the commercial license is not all that different than from your private license. Then difference is in the tolerances that you are going to be held to. In addition you will learn some new manoeuvres along the way and be required to demonstrate them to proficiency on the check ride. The main goal before beginning your training for the commercial license is to build your time towards the 250 total time requirement. Included in that time is 100 hours as pilot in command, and 50 hours of cross-country. Since most folks have about 60hrs after they complete their private license you have some time to build. Even if you choose to obtain an instrument rating to help knock out some of that time you still have a ways to go to reach 250 hours total time. One idea is to do a lot of cross-country flying. You can go see places you’ve always wanted to see, and best of all you’re the pilot. (source)

Key Differentiators between CPL Course and PPL course

CPL is the license given to those who wish to take up career as a pilot with the commercial airlines whereas PPL is for those who wish to be a pilot as a hobby or for those who own an aircraft.
CPL can be acquired by those who have completed senior secondary examinations and who satisfies an age of 17 years. PPL can be obtained after 10th with minimum of 16 years age.
A person who holds CPL must have obtained PPL earlier whereas PPL can be obtained directly.
Although CPL and PPL are the licenses needed for a pilot; their nature and purpose of use are different in many aspects.

Pro Pilot Programs At Aviator Flight Training Academy

The pilot programs at Aviator Academy are designed to provide what the airline industry demands of future commercial pilots. The training you will receive at Aviator is one of the most intensive and challenging programs offered in aviation today.

The school’s new 37,000 sq. ft. training facilities are open from 7 am to 6 pm daily and provisions are made to access the aircraft for flight training 24 hours-a-day, rain or shine.

During your flight training you will fly a total of 259 hours, of which 200 hours will be in a multi-engine aircraft. The ground school portion is a structured classroom environment. You will receive a minimum of 643 instructional hours, including all of the ground and flight training. Student housing is on a contract basis, pricing is selected from the options below, terms included in the students’ enrollment agreement are as follows: Private Pilot program includes 6 months of housing, if you come with a PPL 5 months will be included. Commercial Pilot program includes 4 months of housing, if you come with a PPL 3 months will be included. After your flight training, you will have the opportunity to become an entry level flight instructor.

Contact Aviator to inquire about pilot training program of your choice.

Distributed by Viestly

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