Easa license skill test (LST) Commercial pilot license - in general

The examination flight - license skill test (LST) for initial issue of the EASA commercial pilot licence (aeroplanes) - CPL(A) to obtain a is carried out after completion of the prescribed approved flight training providd by the EASA flight school - approved training organization - ATO.

Flight School - ATO has recommend the applicant to carry out the practical flight test - for the EASA license skill test (LST) PPL(A). The license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A) can be performed only after successful completion of the theoretical examination commercial pilot license - CPL(A) at the Civil Aviation Authority or on the basis of credit the EASA theoretical examination ATPL(A) - ATPL(A) theory credit, which should be endorsed in the field 12 in the pilot´s licence.

An applicatn for an issue of the commercial pilot licence (aeroplanes) - EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST) shall demonstrate the flight examiner FE(A) ability to perform the maneuvers and procedures, skills and knowledge to act as pilot in command (PIC) on the aircraft category (in this case, the category of aircraft "aeroplane") with the competency appropriate to the privileges granted by the Appendix 4 to Part-FCL Regulation (EC) 1178/2011.

An candidate for an EASA license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A) - commercial pilot licence shall have completed approved EASA flight training and to have endorsed the class rating or type rating on the aeroplane of the same class or type as the one used for the EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST). In our case it is possible to use single-engine piston aerorplanes - SEP(Land), or multi-engine piston aeroplanes - MEP(land).

The aeroplane, which is used for the EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST) shall meet the requirements of the Appendix 4, Part B, paragraph 1 of Part-FCL Regulation (EC) 1178/2011 and have to comply with the following:

  • aeroplane shall be capable of transporting at least four people
  • aeroplane shall be  equipped with an in flight variable pitch propeller
  • aeroplane shall be equipped with retractable landing gear
  • aeroplane shall be certified by EASA - holds and EASA TCDS (so-called "EASA aeroplane")

Considering the requirements stated above, for the EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST), the following variants (types) of the aeroplanes can be used (eg. Piper PA-28 Arrow, Cessna C210, Cessna 172RG, etc.). We prefer to conduct the EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST) with using the aeroplan in the class multi engine piston (land) - MEP(land).

The entire lenght of the examination -  EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST) takes approximately 3 up to 4 hours total. The test flight (EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST)) itself (flight with the EASA flight examiner) takes at least 90 minutes, up to 2 hours of the flight time. The rest of the time is used for the preparation of the check flight (route planning, briefing, debriefing and any oral theoretical knowledge examination).

The test flight itself - an EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST) shall include, the following items:

  • general handling of an aeroplane (normal procedure)
  • general handling of an aeroplane (abnormal and emergency procedures)
  • cross-country flight using the VFR navigation
  • use of radio navigation aids (VOR, LOC, ILS, GNSS)
  • flight into the controlled aerodrome and controlled airspace

Route of the cross-country flight will be choosen by the flight examiner. The cross country flight shall to end up at the controlled airport. The candidate is responsible for flight planning and he is also reponsible to ensure that all equippemnt and all documents, certificates and materials required for the flight are on board the aircraft during the examination flight.

CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL PASS OF THE EASA commercial pilot license - CPL(A) license skill test (LST)

General conditions for successful pass of the examination flight - EASA license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A) - commercial pilot licence are more or less the same as for any other EASA flight test.

EASA license skill test (LST) for initial issue of the  commercial pilot licence (aeroplanes) - commercial pilot license - CPL(A) is splitted into different sections - section of the air check, representing the different phases of flight at the appropriate category (aeroplanes) and specific class of the aeroplane - single engine piston - SEP(Land) or multi engine piston - MEP(land) of the aeroplane used for the license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A).

If the applicant fails from any item of a section of the license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A) he will fail the entire section of the license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A). If the applicant fails more than one section of the license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A), it means that the candidate failed the entire license skill test (LST) CPL (A).

If the candidate fails only one section of the license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A) during the re-exam the candidate will only repeat that failed section.

During the re-exam of the license skill test (LST) commercial pilot license - CPL(A), fail out of any section, including the sections which have been passed already during a previous attempt, will cause the applicant failed from the entire license skill test (LST) commercial pilot licence aeroplanes - CPL(A).

If the candidate fails to pass successfully all of the sections of the license skill test (LST) CPL(A) during two attempts, the candidate will be required to undertake a further flight training provided by the flight school - approved training organization - ATO.

We provide an EASA license skill test (LST) for initial obtain of the  commercial pilot licence (aeroplanes) - commercial pilot license - CPL(A) on the EASA approved variant (type) of the aeroplanes within the class MEP(land) and SEP(land):

  • Diamond DA-42NG-VI Twin Star
  • Cessna C-172RG Cutlass
  • Piper PA-28RT Arrow