Being a Pilot is not a choice, it’s a calling. And callings aren’t about learning how to do something; they’re about learning how to be something. At the Karachi Aero Club we try to instill the values of becoming a good pilot into you from the very first day of training. You won’t only learn how to fly, you’ll give your passion the experience and character required to turn a lifelong dream into a lifelong career. Turn your dream into a career and pursue it with the same passion it has always pursued you with.

Enrolling in the Karachi Aero Club's Professional Pilot Course will take you through earning your Private Pilot’s License, Commercial Pilot’s License and Instrument Rating.


Aeronautical Experience: 190 Hours (Max time allowed 24 months)*

(Within 8 months)

Prerequisite: FRTOL, Student Pilot's License, ELP Level 4. (The club will help you get these)

Exercise Flying Hours (Min Requirement) Logging Remarks
General Flying 30 P-1/P-3/Solo At the discretion of CFI (General flying, Circuits, Cross country)
Solo 10 P-1 Including 5 hours of Solo X- Country with one cross country
totaling not less than 150 NM in the course of which two full
stop landings at different aerodromes shall be made.
Total Hours 40 P-1/P-3/Solo May include up to 5 hours on approved simulator.
(within 10 months after private pilot's license)

Prerequisite: Private Pilot's License

Exercise Flying Hours (Min Requirement) Logging Remarks
General Flying 30 P-1/P-3 At the discretion of CFI. P-1/P-3/Solo hours as required for the exercises.
Pilot in Command 45 P-1 May include any Exercise/ Solo.
X-Country 20 P-1 Including X-Country with one solo cross country totaling not less than 300 NM in the course of
which two full stop landings at different points shall be made. May include Solo.
Instrument 10 P-3 May include up to 5 hours on approved simulator.
Night 5 P-1 At least 05 take offs and 05 landings. May include Solo.
Total Hours 110 P-1/P-3 Excluding PPL hours.
(within 6 months of commercial pilot's license)

Prerequisite: Private Pilot's License/Commercial Pilot's License. Experience X-Country 50 hours (P-1) with a minimum of 10 hours on aeroplane.

Exercise Flying Hours (Min Requirement) Logging Remarks
Instrument P-3 20 P-3
Instrument P-1 20 P-1 U/S May be flown as IFR Cross Country.
Instrument time 40 May include 20 hours Instrument ground Time on an Approved simulator

Aeronautical Knowledge

The Professional Pilot Course will give you an in-depth understanding of the following aviation subjects:

  • Air Law
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Operational Procedures
  • Radiotelephony
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Navigation
  • Principles of Flight

Note: Ground School is approximately 16 weeks. Classes are Monday through Friday from 9am until 1pm.

Professional Pilot Course Cost Estimate*

Flight Training** PKR 3,620,000 (Pay hourly as you fly)
Ground School & Student Kit PKR 244,000
Club Membership PKR 25,000
Monthly Subscription PKR 6,000 (Subscription for one year @ PKR 500 per month)
Security Deposit PKR 50,000 (Refundable at the time of course completion)
Total Estimated Cost PKR 3,895,000 (Excluding security deposit)
*The time alloted by the CAA is 2 years but dedicated and keen students have completed the entire CPL/IR course in 9-12 months at the Karachi Aero Club
**Flight training cost estimates are based on the minimum CAA requirement of 190 hours within 24 months on a combination of the Cessna 150/152 and the Cessna 172. CAA medical fees and examination fees are not included in the estimated cost.
Description Amount Payment Schedule
Membership Fee PKR 25,000 One time. Due upon enrollment.
Ground school & student kit PKR 244,000 One time. Due upon enrollment.
Monthly Subscription PKR 500 Paid for 12 months at a time. Due upon enrollment.
Flying Deposit PKR 50,000 One time. Due upon enrollment. Refundable after course completion.
Flight Training PKR 3,620,000 Pay as you fly.
Aircraft Hourly Rate
Cessna 150 PKR 18,000 (Karachi Aero Club Members)
PKR 20,000 (Non-Members/Check Flights)
Cessna 152 PKR 18,000 (Karachi Aero Club Members)
PKR 20,000 (Non-Members/Check Flights)
Cessna 172 PKR 20,000 (Karachi Aero Club Members)
PKR 22,000 (Non-Members/Check Flights)

Flight Training costs are included in the estimated course cost. These rates are being published to help you further understand the breakdown of the Flight Training costs or for students who are required to fly extra hours based on CAA regulations. Rates are subject to change.


How do I enroll in the Professional Pilot Course?

In order to begin the Professional Pilot Course at the Karachi Aero Club, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Have an educational qualification of at least Intermediate, or the equivalent.
  • Be able to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language.
  • Obtain a Class 1 medical certificate from the CAA. The club will help with this after you enrol.
  • Pay the Membership, Ground School & Student Kit fee: PKR 275,000

The Karachi Aero Club is the subcontinent’s oldest flying institution and provides only the most professional flight training available. While attending our club you will undergo world-class instruction so you get the most up-to-date aviation education available. Your experience at the Karachi Aero Club will include both in-flight training and ground school where you will learn about the fundamentals of flight, emergency operations, CAA regulations, aviation weather and more flying essentials.

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