Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Indian DGCA Course


Commercial Pilot Licence + Indian DGCA Airline/Multi
12 months (approx)
Monthly Intakes
Hamilton, New Zealand


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This course is specially designed to prepare trainee pilots for employment in India region. The course includes the New Zealand CAA CPL and DGCA Airline/Multi-engine endorsement training. This specific solution results in a very cost effective training experience.

The Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) is the licence you need to work as a pilot. Training for this licence includes basic training (similar to recreational and private licence training), plus more complex training to ensure that you are able to safely handle a broad range of situations. The CPL also includes additional theory knowledge and additional flying hours.

Aviation licenses and qualifications received in Australia and New Zealand are considered among the highest standard in the world. Most relevant qualifications are transferable among ICAO member states and usually require only a local law exam and flight test. It is important, however, that you contact your local aviation authority before booking your training to ensure that you understand the procedures for converting your qualifications if relevant. We do not make any guarantees in relation to the cost and practicalities of licence conversion.


This course is delivered over approximately 46 weeks of training in three phases as follows:

Phase I:Recreation Pilot Licence (RPL) - 12 weeks
Phase II:Basic Navigation (PPL) - 10 weeks
Phase III: Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with multi-engine training - 24 weeks


  • Group, pre-flight and post-flight briefs
  • 85 dual flying hours
  • 102 solo flying hour
  • 20 hours in simulator
  • 15 hours multi-engine aeroplane
  • All theory courses
  • Air services and landing charges
  • All text books and supplies
  • Initial issue of pilot uniform
  • Exam fees (first attempt)
  • Approved Testing Officer flight test fees
  • Licence fees


Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) - NZ$68,300
Course fees are payable in flexible instalments.
  • Non-refundable enrolment fee of $250
  • Course fees are valid at the time of publication but are subject to change. 
  • Course fees for international students are protected by a government insurance scheme.


This special programme is only offered in Hamilton, New Zealand through Aviation New Zealand. A modern fleet, professional team and excellent flying conditions available. Assistance with accommodation can be provided.
Please visit NZ Aviation page for more details.

Further Training and Pathways

This course can be packaged with the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEAIR).

Study Units

Following are indicative units of study undertaken throughout the Commercial Pilot Licence course. The exact units are dependent on the provider and your own choices throughout the course. Please note that some units are repeated throughout the programme but at a more advanced level.

English communication in the aviation environment

  • Communicate effectively face to face using clear and precise English
  • Communicate effectively in voice-only R/T communications using standard aviation phraseology

Manage Pre and Post Flight Actions

  • Complete pre and post flight actions
  • Perform pre-flight inspection

Operate Radio

  • Use R/T equipment
  • Maintain R/T equipment
  • Operate transponder

Manage Fuel

  • Plan fuel requirements
  • Manage fuel system
  • Refuel aeroplane

Manage Passengers and Cargo

  • Brief passengers
  • Aid and assist passengers
  • Manage cargo

Manage Flight

  • Maintain effective lookout
  • Maintain situation awareness
  • Assess situations and make decisions
  • Set priorities and manage tasks
  • Maintain effective communications and interpersonal relationships

Threat and Error Management

  • Recognise and manage threats
  • Recognise and manage errors
  • Recognise and manage undesired aircraft state

Navigate Aircraft

  • Prepare chart and flight plan
  • Comply with airspace procedures
  • Conduct departure procedures
  • Navigate aircraft enroute
  • Navigate at low level and in reduced visibility
  • Perform lost procedure
  • Perform diversion procedure
  • Use radio navigation aids
  • Execute arrival procedures

Control Aeroplane on theGround

  • Start and stop engine
  • Taxi aeroplane

Take-off Aeroplane

  • Carry out pre-take-off procedures
  • Take-off aeroplane
  • Take-off aeroplane in a crosswind
  • Carry out after take-off procedures.

Control Aeroplane in Normal flight

  • Climb aeroplane
  • Maintain straight and level flight
  • Descend aeroplane
  • Turn aeroplane
  • Control aeroplane at slow speeds
  • Perform circuits and approaches
  • Comply with airspace requirements.

Land Aeroplane

  • Land aeroplane
  • Land aeroplane in a crosswind
  • Perform mishandled landing procedures.

Execute Advanced Manoeuvres and Procedures

  • Enter and recover from stall
  • Recover from incipient spin
  • Turn aeroplane steeply
  • Sideslip aeroplane
  • Execute short take-off and landing.

Manage Abnormal Situations

  • Manage engine failure after take-off
  • Manage engine failure elsewhere in circuit
  • Perform forced landing
  • Conduct precautionary search and landing
  • Manage other abnormal situations.

Perform Full Instrument Panel Manoeuvres

  • Determine and monitor serviceability of flight instruments and instrument power sources
  • Perform manoeuvres using full instrument panel to re-establish VFR.

Perform Limited Instrument Panel Manoeuvres (CPL only)

  • Recognise failure of attitude indicator and/or stabilised heading indicator
  • Perform manoeuvres using limited instrument panel
  • Recover from unusual attitudes using limited flight instrument panel
  • Re-establish visual flight following inadvertent entry into IMC

Recover from Spin (optional)

  • Recover from spin.

Multi-engine training

  • Simulated and actual multi-engine aeronautical experience


  • 18 years of age
  • Senior high school certificate
  • Upper intermediate English level equal to 6.0 IELTS or higher
  • Good health and eye sight (required to pass aviation medical examinations)
  • No criminal record (required in order to get Australian aviation security card)

How To Apply

1. Is this the course for you?
Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with your local aviation authority to ensure that you understand the cost and procedure for converting your overseas aviation qualifications upon your return home.

2. Are you eligible?
Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.

3. Can you get a visa?
You need to make sure you are eligible to get a student visa so visit the website of the Immigration Department of your selected location and check the requirements for getting a student visa. Here are the links:

Australia: Click here>>

New Zealand: Click here>>

4. Do you have sufficient funding?
In most cases, you will need to demonstrate that you have plenty of money to afford the course and the cost of living. Aviation training is a major financial investment so please do not undertake the course if this will cause you financial hardship. You should have at least enough money to cover the full cost of the course plus travel and the cost of living and insurance for your entire stay. Please visit our FAQ section for more guidance on this.

5. Apply online
If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the "Apply Now" button below to go to the application form and guide.