From your PPL, you can progress on to obtain your CPL.
“From PPL through CPL to instrument rating as well as strip flying, mountain flying, competition days, glider towing etc. The General Aviation (GA) experience at M.A.C is awesome.” R Grigg, Mount Cook Airlines
Marlborough Aero Club has trained many commercial pilots who now work in the aviation industry all over the world. There are many benefits from gaining your CPL with us including one-on-one training and support throughout the course, competitive aircraft hire rates, access to a fleet of different aircraft, access to a number of local strips and the close proximity to airports, plus no travel to the training airspace. Marlborough also benefits from some of the country’s best climatic flying conditions. Download NZ Climate Summary
In addition to your PPL, a CPL allows you to:
Be at least 18 years of age.
You must hold a current Class 1 Medical Certificate. This is a little more in depth than the Class 2 Medical for your PPL . Class 1 Medicals need to be renewed annually. Class 1 Medicals can be obtained here at Omaka Airfield by the famous Dr Dave Baldwin, with the Bulls Flying Doctors Service. For more information see the CAA website: https://www.caa.govt.nz/medical/medical_home.htm
Pass an examination in six subjects.
These exams are multi-choice and require a 70% pass rate. Exams are sat in Blenhiem once a month. For the next exam sitting visit the ASL website: https://caanz.aspeqexams.com/Booking/ExamSchedule
You must also complete at least 200 hours total flight time of which:
- 100 hours must be Pilot in Command.
- 10 hours must be instrument flight time
- 30 hours cross-country navigation:
5 hours dual instruction in Terrain and Weather Awareness