The Commercial Pilot License (CPL) extends the privileges granted to private pilot, skill-wise and knowledge wise, providing the pilot with a new right to fly for hire and therefore becoming employable by an operator.
The Instrument Flight Rating (IR) will allow the pilot to fly in bad or low visual conditions, with sole reference to his cockpit panel instruments. The pilot will be able to safely maneuver his aircraft and follow accurate navigation itineraries through clouds, haze, fog, smog, mist and other low visibility conditions, without ever experiencing the necessity to see the ground.
Beirut Wings’ Flight Training School holds the distinction of being the sole-authorized organization in Lebanon to conduct this Integrated Professional Pilot Course.
General requirements for the Professional Pilot Course:
Commercial Pilot License curriculum:
|During this stage, the student will review airports, airspace, flight information, and meteorology, as well as airplane performance, VFR cross-country planning, and navigation. In addition, the student will gain a greater understanding of aviation physiology, aeronautical decision making, and the Lebanese Aviation Regulations applicable to commercial pilot operations.|
|During this stage, the student will learn the operation of complex aircraft systems, how to predict aircraft performance, and advanced aerodynamics appropriate to complex airplanes. The student also will learn about commercial decision making, and how to perform the flight maneuvers required for commercial pilot certification.|
|During this stage, the student will review Instrument systems, Instrument Navigation, airports, airspace, flight information, departure, en route, arrival, and approach procedures. In addition, the student will gain a greater understanding of what it means to fly by reference to flight instruments.|
|During this stage, the student will learn the specific elements of VOR, NDB, LOC, ILS and GPS Instrument Approach procedures and IFR Flight Planning. They will also expand their knowledge of meteorology, weather forecasting and weather interpretation.|
|During this stage, the student will review the elements of IFR flight covered in Stage I and II. They will also gain knowledge in the areas of IFR Emergencies, Decision Making and Federal Aviation Regulations.|
The objective of Stage I is to broaden the student’s knowledge of VFR cross-country flying.
Additionally, the student will practice basic attitude instrument flight and radio navigation.
|The objective of Stage II is to broaden the student’s knowledge of VFR night cross-country flying.|
|The objective of Stage III is to introduce the student to commercial maneuvers.|
|The objective of Stage IV is to introduce the student to the operations of complex aircraft..|
|The objective of Stage V is to prepare the student for the LCAA Commercial Pilot (ASEL) Practical Test.|
|This stage provides the student with an introduction to basic attitude instrument flight while emphasizing the primary and supporting instrument scan to include instrument cross-check, interpretation, and aircraft control. Basic attitude instrument flight will be conducted with both a fully functioning panel of flight instruments and simulated instrument failure. Basic instrument navigation skills will be presented including the use of VOR, NDB and/or GPS, and DME navigation aids.|
|This stage builds upon the skills developed in the first stage. Instrument approach procedures and IFR cross-countries are introduced and practiced.|
|Type of Training (Ground)||Hours|
|Flight Briefings (Pre-post briefings)||100|
|Type of Training (Flight)||Hours|
|Aircraft – PIC||50|
|Aircraft – Solo||50|
|Aircraft – Dual||60|
|Basic Aviation Training Device||20|
Training – Cessna 172S
|Flight Training Material||–||–||3250|
|Annual Beirut Intl airport security gate pass||–||–||150|
|Aircraft – Solo||50.0||300||15000|
|Aircraft – Dual||60.0||350||21000|
|Aircraft – PIC||50.0||300||15000|
|Basic Aviation Training Device||20.0||100||2000|
|LCAA Examiner Fees||–||–||900|
|LCAA License Fees||–||–||450|
*The Ground Training is based on the student attending the school, at the scheduled time. Make up lessons for any missed ground training will be held on a one-on-one basis and at an additional ground instruction rate.
|Fees Break-up||Price/Hour (USD)|
|Hourly rate for additional flight instruction in a C172S||350|
|Hourly rate for additional ground instruction (one-on-one)||100|
|Hourly rate for additional pre-post flight briefings||25|