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Commercial Pilot License - India

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Commercial Pilot License – India

Key Features

• First CPL program in India to guarantee completion of flying training in 12 months.
• 185 hours of Flight Training on Single-Engine Aircraft.
• 15 hours of Flight Training on Multi-Engine Aircraft.
• Experience Glass Cockpit Flying on Garmin 1000.
• Performance-based opportunity to upgrade to internship programs.
• Commercial Pilot License with single-engine & multi-engine Instrument Rating.
• Scholarships up to Rupees three lac fifty thousand.


• Age – At least 16 years at the time of enrollment.
• 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics.
• Candidates should either be enrolled with HATS for DGCA ground classes or should have passed all the CPL theory examinations conducted by DGCA including RTR(A).

License & Privileges

• DGCA Commercial Pilot License.
• Instrument Rating, single-engine & multi-engine.

Program Structure


• The enrollment process begins by registering for the course.
• After registration candidates will be assisted to apply for board verification and computer number on the basis of relevant documents. Computer Number is your unique identity available with the Central Examination Organization (CEO), DGCA to appear for all types of Pilot examinations.
• It is mandatory to establish the medical fitness of a candidate aspiring to be a Commercial Pilot. Candidates, therefore, require a Class II Medical clearance by any of the DGCA approved doctors.
Class II medical examination is valid only for the duration of training flying. Candidates must have a Class I Medical clearance before applying for a Commercial Pilot License.

We provide complete assistance to our permanent students in the entire process of Class II and Class I medicals.


Candidates are required to appear and clear DGCA theoretical CPL exams before proceeding for flight training. Upon clearing DGCA examinations, candidates need to apply for a Student Pilot License. The total duration of flight training is approximately 10-12 months. The same classes will suffice for appearing for DGCA ATPL exams as well. However, additional assistance will be provided to enrolled candidates after completion of CPL flying training.


Students will progress from zero experience level to Commercial Pilot licenses with Single Engine (SE-IR) and Multi-Engine (ME-IR) Instrument Rating endorsements. The flying training requirement set by DGCA towards Commercial Pilot License is as follows.

• Total Flying – 200 Hours
• Instrument Flying – 40 Hours
• Pilot-in-Command (PIC) – 100 Hours
•  Cross Country (PIC) – 50 Hours
•  Night Flying (PIC) – 05 Hours

All stages of flight training are conducted maintaining the same high standards exclusive to HATS. After the completion of the flight training phase, all students will be offered an opportunity to apply for an internship as flight instructors, which, in turn, will give them an opportunity to build additional flight time.


HATS will provide accommodation to enrolled students for the period of completing the training. The cost of accommodation will vary depending upon single occupancy or double sharing or triple sharing.

Fee Structure

• Registration – ₹ 25,000 (Rupees twenty five thousand)

• 200 Hrs of Flight Training – ₹ 38,00,000 (Rupees thirty eight lac)

  1. Single Engine flying (185 hours) – ₹30,52,000 (Rupees thirty lac lac fifty two thousand )
  2. Multi Engine flying (15 hours) – ₹ 5,70,000 (Rupees five lac seventy thousand)
  3. Other Administrative and Night Flying/Landing/Parking Charges – 1,80,000 (Rupees one lac seventy thousand only)


• 500 Hrs of Ground Classes – ₹ 1,80,000 (Rupees one lac eighty thousand)
• Accommodation & Transportation – ₹ 10,500 to ₹15,000 (Depending on type of accommodation. Refer HATS Accommodation for more information)

Scholarships up to ₹ 3,50,000. ( Rupees three lac fifty thousand)

* Fee structure is subjected to change if the student exceeds the training hours or the flying training duration exceeds 12 months from the date of commencement of training.

Payment Schedule

Students are not required to pay for the entire flight training program in advance. However, they need to adhere to the pre-structured payment schedule:

• First Installment – ₹ 14,50,000/- (Within 30 days of registration).
• Second Installment – ₹ 12,00,000/- (Within 60 days of commencement of the course or before completion of 50 hours of flying training, whichever is earlier).
• Final Installment – ₹ 11,50,000/- ( Before completion of 100 Hours of Flying Training). The final installment could be reduced by ₹ 3,50,000/- for students who have been awarded the HATS scholarship.