CPL(A) Course

The Commercial Pilot License CPL(A) allows you to operate as a Commander on single-pilot airplanes used for commercial air transport under the VFR rules.

Minimum Requirements


18 years-old

Level of Education:

Diploma middle school



Flight Experience:

150 hr Total Flight Time (100 hrs Pilot in Command(PIC))
20 Hrs of Cross-country (included one flight of 300 NM with full stop on two different airport)

Entry Test:

Mathematics, Physics and English

Medical License:

EASA Class 1

Theoretical Course 250 hrs:
  • Air law and ATC Procedures
  • Aircraft general knowledge
  • Flight performance and planning
  • Mass and Balance
  • Performance
  • Human performance and limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Air Navigation
  • Operational Procedure
  • Principle of Flight
  • Communication
Practical Course 32 hrs:
  • 15 hrs dual for executing flight operations on visual flight rules and navigation
  • 10 hrs dual for executing the basic instrumental flight
  • 2 hrs dual for the final check
  • 5 hrs night flight

At least 5 hrs of training must be done on complex airplane (retractable gear, constant speed, 4 passengers)

  • Siai S205/20R
  • Diamond DA40-180
  • Theoretical examination: multiple-answers test in English language on the subjects of the theoretical course, carried out at ENAC headquarters in Rome or Milan.
  • Practical examination: 2 hrs flight examination with an ENAC flight examiner.