Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) - from $60,000

A Commercial Pilot Licence is a requirement for those aspiring to make flying their career. Murray Bridge Flying School offers a practical approach to training which prepares students for the “real world” considerations of working in General Aviation (GA).


With our professional instructors, most of which having a background of real commercial flight experience, we can prepare you to enter the world of professional aviation. We utilise our Cessna 172RG aircraft to train you to CPL test standard and ensure you become a safe Commercial Pilot.

From zero hours through to attaining your CPL, we quote approximately $60,000. This includes your PPL, aircraft rental to build up the hours required and the practical training to pass the CPL test.

Where can your licence take you?

Due to our high standard of training, our previous CPL (commercial licence) students have taken many different professional pathways in the aviation industry. Here are just some of them:
- Skydiving pilot
- Outback charter/scenic bush pilot

- Commercial Airlines (Qantas, Virgin, REX, Cobham, AirNZ, Cathay Pacific etc.)
- Royal Flying Doctor Service pilot
- Cropdusting/firebombing pilot
- Royal Australian Air Force pilot
- Flight Instructor
- Helicopter pilot

Requirements for grant of a Commercial Pilot Licence:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (training may commence prior to the 18th birthday)

  • Complete the relevant flight training

  • Complete a Flight Radio Endorsement 

  • Pass the CPL theory examination (7 x subjects, examined externally)

  • Pass the CPL practical flight test

  • Minimum of 200 hours total aeronautical experience (190 of which must be in an aircraft)

  • Minimum of 100 hours as Pilot In Command (solo), 20 of which must be cross-country

  • Minimum 10 hours of dual training under instrument conditions (5 hours may be completed on a synthetic training device/flight simulator)

  • Hold a CASA Class 1 Medical Certificate


(08) 8532 5537


Pallamana Aerodrome

484 Reedy Creek Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253


Murray Bridge Flying School, located in the Murraylands region of South Australia, offers flying training in a diverse range of aircraft and ground theory courses.


Recreational, Private, and Commercial Pilot Licences; Multi-Engine, Flight Instructor, Night VFR, and Instrument Ratings; Feature Endorsements and Aircraft Hire and Fly.

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