CPL(A) – commercial pilot (aeroplane)

In accordance with EASA standards: PART-FCL

The Commercial Pilot License CPL(A) is the first milestone in a professional aviation career, meaning that you can now conduct commercial flights and make money out of it. Together with qualifications for night flying (NIGHT) and instrument flying IR(A), you can fly during both day and night under almost any weather conditions. To start the course, you need to hold at least a Private Pilot License PPL(A) and have a total flight time of at least 150 hours.



The Commercial Pilot License CPL(A) allows you to fly as a professional pilot. Holders of a commercial pilot license with limited flight experience can work as charter flight pilots or instructors while gaining flight experience. With this license, relevant theoretical knowledge for an airline pilot, and qualifications for flying multi-engine aircraft, you can apply for a position as an airline pilot in any aviation company.


Flight Training:

Total flight training hours: 25 hours*

  • of which instrument flying: 10 hours**
  • of which on a complex aircraft: minimum 5 hours

*minimum hours / **holders of IR(A) may have the training shortened by 10 hours from the total number of hours; credit from previous pilot experience see above Requirements

Theory Instruction:

Before starting the CPL(A) training course, students must commence the CPL(A) Theory Course or the ATPL(A) Theory Course. More about the CPL(A) Theory Course at our school can be found here. Those interested in working as an airline pilot are recommended to complete the required theoretical training within the Airline Transport Pilot License Theory – ATPL(A).

The CPL(A)/ATPL(A) Theory Course must be approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and can be completed at any flight school offering this course. An applicant for the CPL(A) flight test must successfully pass the CPL(A) or ATPL(A) theory exams at the CAA in any EASA member state.

Flight Experience Requirements:

Before starting the course: Total flight time minimum 150 hours

Before the final CPL(A) flight test: Total flight time minimum 200 hours

of which 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC)

of which 20 hours solo navigational flights as Pilot-in-Command (PIC)

of which a maximum of 5 hours in a simulator (FSTD)

VFR solo navigational flight covering a total distance of 540 km (300NM) with two landings at two different airports different from the departure airport

Night training totaling a minimum of 5 hours

of which minimum 3 hours with an instructor

of which 1 hour of navigational flight

of which 5 solo takeoffs and landings as PIC


The price you will have to pay to learn to fly and obtain a pilot’s license varies from person to person and depends on many factors. The price should not be the main factor in deciding where to get your pilot’s license. When it comes to flight training, cheap is rarely good.

Basic factors affecting the cost of training:

  • Your goals in aviation
  • Type of aircraft for training with regard to goals
  • How much time can I devote to training


Your goals in flying have a significant impact on how your overall flight training will be conducted. If you want to fly only recreationally, training in an aircraft with lighter avionics will be significantly cheaper than compared to a businessman or future professional pilot.

The price of pilot training for individual pilot licenses is set in connection with the number of flight hours in the curriculum, the time of ground preparations, and theoretical instruction in the classroom. Further, it is necessary to count additional expenses for landing and other airport fees and fees for exams at authorities and payments for obtaining necessary permits for training.

In our flight school, you receive the following for your training FREE of charge:


Distance theory courses with online teaching and video conferences

Study materials included in the course price

Theory courses start 6 times a year

Possibility to customize your studies individually

Flight school near Prague

High success rate of our students in exams

Thanks to the Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC APS Simulator, our school has secured a leading position not only in the Czech Republic but also in Central Europe. The Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC simulator meets EASA requirements for Airline Pilot Standard (APS) pilot training.

The BSA aircraft fleet consists of CESSNA aircraft equipped with modern avionics used in commercial aircraft. All aircraft are carefully and regularly serviced.

Blue Sky Aviation is a certified company in the international network of CESSNA PILOT CENTER flight schools operated by the aircraft manufacturer Cessna, an American company Textron Aviation.

Pilot training from zero to professional commercial aircraft pilot according to European EASA standards. The obtained licenses and qualifications are valid in all countries of the European Union.

Don’t have enough personal funds for training? We will help you secure financing for your pilot training.

We go above and beyond to accommodate your needs and requirements, both in training and when renting aircraft. Our flight and theoretical courses are conducted in the form of individual lessons, exclusively between an instructor and a student.

Learning materials for the theory course and sample questions for exam preparation are available to you 24/7 online and offline on our unique e-Learning portal. The theory teaching materials are FREE OF CHARGE.

You can reserve the aircraft for your flights yourself in our online reservation system.

We offer our own accommodation for students of our flight school directly at our airport Kladno or next to the airport Vaclav Havel in Prague – 20 min from us.