Flying Training Syllabus - CPL

FLYING TRAINING SYLLABUS

COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE (AEROPLANE)

A pilot trainee shall have received dual instructions in aeroplanes from an authorised Flight Instructor who shall ensure that the pilot trainee has operational experience in at least the following areas to the level of performance required from a Commercial Pilot:

 a) pre-flight operations, including mass and balance determination, aeroplane inspection and servicing;

b) aerodrome and traffic pattern operations, collision avoidance precautions and procedures;

c) control of the aeroplane by external visual reference;

d) flight at critically slow airspeeds; spin avoidance; recognition of, and recovery from, incipient and full stalls;

e) flight at critically high airspeeds; recognition of, and recovery from, spiral dives;

f) normal and cross-wind take-offs and landings;

g) maximum performance (short field and obstacle clearance) take-offs; short-field landings;

h) basic flight manoeuvres and recovery from unusual attitudes by reference solely to basic flight instruments;

i) cross-country flying using visual reference, dead-reckoning and radio navigation aids; diversion procedures;

j) abnormal and emergency procedures and manoeuvres;

k) operations to, from and transitting controlled aerodromes, compliance with air traffic services procedures, radio-telephony procedures and phraseology; and

l) dual instructions in aeroplane in night flying, including take- offs, landings and navigation.

m) Threat and Error management

 INSTRUMENT RATING (AEROPLANE)

The applicant shall have gained not less than 10 hours of instrument flight time while receiving dual instrument flight instructions in aeroplanes from an authorised flight instructor. The instructor shall ensure that the applicant has operational experience in at least the following areas to the level of performance required for the holder of an instrument rating:

a) pre-flight procedures for IFR flights, including the use of the flight manual or equivalent document, and appropriate air traffic services documents in the preparation of an IFR flight plan;

b) pre-flight inspection, use of checklists, taxiing and pre-take-off checks;

c) procedures and manoeuvres for IFR operation under normal, abnormal and emergency conditions covering at least:

- transition from visual to instrument flight on take off;

- standard instrument departures and arrivals;

- enroute IFR procedures;

- proper understanding and use of Instrument Approach Charts;

- holding procedures;

- instrument approaches to specified minima;

- missed approach procedures;

- landings from instrument approaches, including circling;

d) in-flight manoeuvres and particular flight characteristics;

 If the privileges of the instrument rating are to be exercised on multi-engined aeroplanes, the applicant shall have received dual instrument flight instruction in such an aeroplane from an authorised flight instructor. The instructor shall ensure that applicant has operational experience in the operation of the aeroplane solely by reference to instruments with simulated one engine inoperative. The exercises of simulated one engine inoperative shall be carried out at safe altitude, unless carried out in a flight simulator.

HOURS TO BE FLOWN

At least 200 Hours of Flight time

not less than hundred hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command out of which not less than thirty hours flight time as Student Pilot-in-Command which shall include not more than twenty hours of cross country flight time and not more than ten hours circuits-landings with minimum ten landings; 

At least fifteen hours time as Pilot-in-Command flight time within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application;

At least fifty hours cross-country flight time as Pilot-in-Command including a cross-country flight of not less than three hundred nautical miles in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made;

At least fifty hours of instrument time of which not more than twenty hours may be on an approved simulator, out of which minimum of five hours of instrument time shall have been completed within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application for the Instrument Rating; and

At least five hours time by night including a minimum of ten take offs and ten landings as Pilot-in-Command (as sole manipulator of controls) carried out within six months immediately preceding the date of application for licence.