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The Commercial Pilots Licence is the minimum requirement for flying commercial aircraft.


The course will be conducted as per the requirement is given in Civil Aviation Requirement Section 7 – Flight Crew Standards Training and Licensing, Series ‘B’, PartIV.

Note For candidates undergoing the integrated course, Theoretical knowledge training imparted at APFT will cover knowledge up to the Airline Transport Pilots’ Licence level.

Ground Examinations:

Written examinations in the following subjects will be conducted by DGCA.

  • Air Regulations,

  • Air Navigation(including Radio Aids and Instruments),

  • Aviation Meteorology,

  • Technical General

  • Technical Specific

  • Radio Telephony (by WPC)


The applicant should have Minimum age of seventeen years (17) years on the date of joining the course. Successful completion of Class 10 + 2 with Mathematics and Physics OR it's equivalent for overseas Student pilots. Candidates awaiting results may also apply and would be selected subject to clearing the 10 + 2 examinations.
Pass medical examination (Class I) from a DGCA approved medical centre.
Adequate competency in the English language.
Class 1 Medical Form.
Class 1 Medical ExamCenters.
Flight Training
A CPL with a Multiengine Rating(MER) and Instrument Rating (IR) is the basic requirement to fly as an airline pilot.
APFTAL provides CPL along with an Instrument Rating on a combination of single and multiengine aircraft.
Flying Syllabus
CPL with Instrument Rating
- 185 hours of flying on Single Engine Piston Diamond DA 40 D Aircraft.
- 15 hours on Twin Engine Diamond DA 42 Aircraft.
Theoretical Knowledge Training Ground Lectures: DGCA Requirement
Minimum 350 hours.
APFTAL conducts 952 hours of Ground Lectures for Theoretical Knowledge Training - 450 hours of classroom training and 502 hours of supervised learning and Computer Based Training (CBT).
Theoretical knowledge training covers requirements up to the Airline Transport Pilots’ Licence level.