East African Civil Aviation Academy - EACAA (Soroti) EACAA


Capt. Sentabile Chris M
Chief Flying Instructor


Published: Friday, March 02, 2018

A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is a qualification that permits the holder to act as the pilot of an aircraft for remuneration.

Course entry requirements

CPL/IR/ME: Minimum of 20 years of age, Three principal passes at A-level of which one of them should be in either physics or mathematics, plus a minimum score of 70 percent in an aptitude test, valid student pilot license plus an Interpol certificate of good conduct/security clearance.


Exercise all the privileges of the holder of a PPL
Act as PIC - Pilot in Command or co-pilot of any airplane engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation Act as PIC in commercial air transportation of any single engine airplane and co-pilot in commercial air transportation

Flight Instruction
Minimum of 200 total flight hours:
(a). 100 hours as pilot-in-command
(b). 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totaling at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of which full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure are made
(c). 10 hours of instrument training
(d). 5 hours of night flying including one cross-country flight and 5 solo take-offs and 5 landings
(e). 5 hours on a complex airplane


An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a CPL in accordance with the requirements in EACAA Checklist and also take a flight test after successful completion of the written tests.

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:
(a). operate the aeroplane within its limitations
(b). complete all maneuvers with smoothness and accuracy
(c). exercise good judgment and airmanship
(d). apply aeronautical knowledge
(e). maintain control of the aeroplane at all times

Price The course fees cover the following items and services:
(a). Theoretical training
(b). Training manuals
(c). Access to the Learning Management System and question bank
(d). Instructor time
(e). Aircraft rental