Commercial Pilot License (Aeroplane) with Instrument Rating

Commercial Pilot License (Aeroplane) with Instrument Rating
@ Openskies Flight Training

For the applicants pursuing a career in aviation, may it be a charter pilot, executive business jet or airline pilot. The Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating provides you with the knowledge and skills require to taken on any role in the aviation sector.

Openskies CPL/IR  is designed to fullfill ground theory and flight training requirements of both Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) hence  the CPL/IR would be internationally recognised and can be easierly converted to any national license.

Course Structure

Ground Theory

The ground theory for CPL/IR is covered through our flagship ATPL Theory program and as such no seperate CPL/IR Ground theory is required.

Refer ATPL Theory program for more details.

Flight Training

The flight training for CPL/IR stage consists of 150 hours of flight training on top of the 50 hours already gained through the initial Private Pilot License program.

During the program the applicants will build upon Cross Country Navigaton skills learnt through PPL and further develop skills relating to Flying In Instrument Conditions such as ILS Approach and Landing, VOR Navigation, VOR HOLD/Approaches enabiling you to competently fly across the globe for any major airline.

Outline of Flight Training

  • 45 Hours PIC Cross Country Flying
  • 35 Hours Instrument Flight Time
  • Build up 70 Hours PIC Time
  • 5 Hours Single Engine Complex (SEC) Rating
  • 5 Hours Night Flying including ( 5 circuits as PIC)
  • 8 Hours Multi Engine Rating (MER)


6 Months

Course Level





Pilot Training

Contact Details

+94 38 2 244597

172 , Horana Road , Panadura

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