Commercial Pilot CPL(H)

The Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters) is a professional licence enabling the holder to work for remuneration. The CPL(H) can be undertaken either as an Integrated or Modular course. Aeromega is approved to conduct CPL Modular flying training courses. Companies that offer the more intensive integrated courses can be found at the CAA.

This page is intended to provide basic guidance about the Commercial course for helicopters. Once you have absorbed the information, please contact us to discuss the course further or to arrange an appointment.

CPL (H) Entry Requirements

The minimum course requirements must be met in full and include:

  • Hold a PPL(H)
  • A total of 155 hours on helicopters (This must include 50 hrs as PIC)
  • Hold a valid EASA Class 1 medical
  • Completed and passed all of the CPL or ATPL theoretical knowledge examinations

The Course

The CPL (H) Modular course is constructed as follows:

Flight Training

30 hours of flight training divided into:

  • 10 hrs instrument flying
  • 20 hrs of general handling and navigation training

If a night rating is not already held, 5 hours of night training will additionally need to be completed, prior to application for the CPL(H).

Ground Training

  • 500 hrs theoretical knowledge instruction
  • 13 examinations (for CPL)

The CPL Modular ground school is usually undertaken through a distance learning course; run at your own pace. This will include a number of progress tests which will confirm your level of knowledge. When you are ready, a residential revision course is recommended before sitting the exams.

Skill test

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to demonstrate your navigation knowledge, ability and general handling to the Examiner, up to the necessary level for the issue of a CPL (H).

The Costs

Please see current price list.