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You can enjoy affordable and safe flying in a supportive and fun environment with PathFinder Aviation. On completion of your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), you will be ready to start your charter or airline career.
Your CPL is an internationally recognised Licence and can be converted to a local Licence in any other country.
Fully flexible, fixed price lessons allow you to study and fly at a pace that suits you and your budget.
Accelerated, fixed price courses are available if you are able to commit to full time flying training.
CPL Training Program
Your continued enjoyment of flying is contingent on not just being able to fly an aircraft, but also to safely operate an aircraft in complex real-world situations. Your training will focus on your knowledge, preparation, situational awareness, judgement and decision making to ensure that you build the strongest foundation for your continued flying and development.
The syllabus includes sufficient flying for a typical part-time student to develop into a well-rounded pilot. Fixed price lessons allow you to budget and you have the flexibility to complete the Training Program at your pace. You can commence your CPL Training Program at any time, but you must be at least 15 years of age to go solo and 18 years of age to complete your Commercial Pilot Licence.
“Top notch Instruction by exceptional Instructors. PathFinder’s syllabus exceeds the minimums you will find at other flight schools and is designed to push you to earn a qualification. They are not a sausage factory and put an emphasis on continuing education after obtaining a licence. Highly recommended. 5 Stars.” - Jonathan
Fully flexible, fixed price lessons allow you to study and fly at your pace.
Having completed your PPL via one of our four Pathways…
|Private Pilot Licence completed in :-||Cessna 172||Tomahawk & C172||Sling 2 & C172||Sling 2 & Tomahawk & C172|
|Typical Total PPL Cost||$36,329||$35,473||$35,507||$36,638|
|Typical Total PPL Logbook Hours||70* hrs||72* hrs||78* hrs||82* hrs|
Your CPL is then obtainable as follows…
Hour Building Phase – prerequisite to achieve hours for CPL
|Sling 2||(70* hrs) 13,860||(66* hrs) 13,068|
|Tomahawk||(76* hrs) 17,480|
|Cessna 172||(98* hrs) 28,772||(20* hrs) 5,872||(20* hrs) 5,872||(20* hrs) 5,872|
|CPL Exam Textbooks & reference books||878||878||878||878|
|CASA CPL Theory Exams||1,050||1,050||1,050||1,050|
|CASA Class 1 Medical and tests||750||750||750||750|
|Typical Hour Building Phase Cost||$31,450||$26,030||$22,410||$21,618|
|General flying CPL aircraft (Cessna 182)||5,643||5,643||5,643||5,643|
|4 Simulator lessons||1,508||1,508||1,508||1,508|
|5 Dual & Solo CPL Navigation lessons||8,450||8,450||8,450||8,450|
|CPL Flight Test & fees||1,932||1,932||1,932||1,932|
|Typical CPL Phase Cost||$17,533||$17,533||$17,533||$17,533|
|Typical Total CPL Cost||$85,312||$79,036||$75,450||$75,789|
|Minimum CPL Logbook Hours||204* hrs||204* hrs||204* hrs||204* hrs|
*The syllabus and testing required to be awarded your CPL is competency based and the actual hours taken to achieve competency will vary depending on your natural ability, individual rate of learning, frequency of lessons and your preparation and study between lessons. It may take you more time.
Your Next Steps
• Book your Discovery Flight to experience the joy of flying first hand.
• Book a time to meet with a Senior Instructor so that we can best understand your needs, discover your passion and dreams and help you understand the best training pathway for you.
• Recreational Flight Instructor Rating to launch your career.
• Night Rating (NVFR) for flexibility to fly at night.