Commercial Pilots License CPL(H)
Thinking of a career in Helicopters? You will need a Commercial Pilots License to fly for hire or reward. In order to be granted a CPL(H), you will need to be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Aviation Reference Number (ARN), hold a CASA Class 1 Medical and hold an English Language Proficiency of at least Student Licence Level 6, and have Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
The Theory Component requires a pass in the seven CASA helicopter theory exams. These requirements may be reduced if the Student holds an Australian CPL(A).
The theory exams have a 70% pass mark (except air law which has an 80% pass mark) and consists of the following subjects:
- Aircraft General Knowledge
- Air Law
- Human Factors
- Performance and Planning
The flight component requires a minimum of 125 hours flight experience (this can be reduced to 105 hours providing certain requirements are met). This includes dual and solo flight time, split into general flying and navigation exercises.
The flight test consists of a minimum of 2.5 hours of flight time