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What qualifications do I need to be a pilot in Australia?

What qualifications do I need to be a pilot in Australia?


  • Complete your Commercial Pilot Licence.
  • Complete your Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR)
  • Complete your 7 ATPL Subjects.
  • Complete 1500 hrs minimum with 500 Hours Multi Engine.

How much does it cost to get a pilot’s licence in Australia?

Total Cost:

Private Pilots Licence $14,000
Commercial Pilots Licence
Aircraft & Rate Average Hours Total Cost
Cessna 150 Dual 25 $8,000
Cessna 150 Solo 30 $6,300

How do I get a private pilot’s license in Australia?

complete flight training at a Part 141 or Part 142 flight training organisation. pass a PPL theory exam. meet the minimum aeronautical experience requirements. pass a PPL flight test for the licence and category rating.

How far can you fly with a RPL?

An RPL is your first qualification for freedom in the sky. Earning your RPL allows you to carry passengers within 25 nautical miles from your take-off airport. You can add other qualifications, including ones that allow you to fly cross-country and in controlled airspace.

What can you do with a pilot license in Australia?

Privileges of Licence On completion of your Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot License Australia – CPL Australia) you can be paid to work as a pilot under Visual Flight Rules (VFR). This means that you could conduct such work as VFR charter, VFR tourist flights, Crop Dusting, Fish Spotting etc.

How many hours to become a commercial pilot in Australia?

62 hours dual Piper Warrior (including 1.5 hours for RPL Flight test & 3 hours for Private Pilot Licence Progress Check) 27 hours dual Piper Arrow (including 3 hours for Commercial Pilot License Australia flight test) 2. Theory Recreational Pilot Licence on line theory course with Private Tuition Support

Do you need a license to fly in Australia?

Therefore anyone that wants to be paid to fly must have as a minimum, a Commercial Pilots Licence in Australia. If you plan to fly as a hobby/recreational purposes, then all you need is a Private Pilot License.

What are the rules for a commercial pilot licence?

The new rules for commercial pilot licences are contained in Part 61 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations: Regulation 61.570 – privileges of commercial pilot licences Regulation 61.575 – limitations on exercising privileges – multi-crew operations Regulation 61.580 – requirements for grant of commercial pilot licences – general