Commercial Pilot Licence

To obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India, you need to fulfil certain requirements and complete the necessary training. Here are the general steps involved in obtaining a CPL from the DGCA:

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum Age: You must be at least 18 years old.
Educational Qualification: You should have completed 10+2 (or equivalent) with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
Medical Fitness: You need to obtain a Class 1 Medical Certificate from a DGCA-approved medical examiner, which includes a thorough medical examination.
Flight Training:

Join a DGCA-approved Flying Training Organization (FTO): Enrol in a DGCA-approved FTO that offers CPL training.
Private Pilot License (PPL): If you don’t already have a PPL, you will need to complete PPL training, including ground school and flight hours, as per DGCA regulations.
CPL Training: After obtaining a PPL, undertake CPL training, which includes additional flight hours and theoretical knowledge in subjects such as air law, navigation, meteorology, and aircraft systems. The flight training includes both dual instruction (with an instructor) and solo flight time.
Instrument Rating (IR): Obtain an Instrument Rating, which allows you to fly in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), relying solely on the aircraft’s instruments for navigation and control.
Theory Examinations:

Complete the theory examinations conducted by the DGCA. The examinations cover various subjects related to aviation, including air regulations, meteorology, navigation, aircraft systems, flight planning, and human performance and limitations. Clearing these examinations is mandatory to proceed further.
Flight Experience:

Accumulate the required flight experience as per DGCA regulations. This includes specific hours of cross-country flights, solo flights, instrument flight time, and flight time on different aircraft categories.
DGCA CPL Examination:

Once you have completed the required flight training and accumulated the necessary flight experience, you can apply for the DGCA CPL examination. This examination includes a written test and a flight test, which evaluates your theoretical knowledge and practical flying skills.
Licensing Process:

After successfully clearing the DGCA CPL examination, you can apply for the CPL license through the DGCA. Submit the required documents, including your training records, flight experience, medical certificate, and examination results, to the DGCA for verification and issuance of the CPL.
It’s important to note that the specific requirements and procedures may vary, and it’s advisable to consult the DGCA or approved FTOs in India for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding CPL training and licensing.