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 Integrated Commercial Pilot License Course will take you through earning your Private Pilot’s License, Commercial Pilot’s License and Instrument Rating.

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Next integrated commercial pilot course begins on 20th September 2022


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

Step 1: Private Pilot’s License

(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.

Step 2: Commercial Pilot's License

(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.

Step 3: Instrument Rating

(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

Integrated Commercial Pilot License Course Cost Estimate*

Estimated Cost

Description Amount Notes
Club Membership PKR 25,000 One time payment.
Monthly Subscription PKR 6,000 Subscription for 1 year @ PKR 500 per month.
Ground School PKR 341,500 One time payment.
Student Kit PKR 65,000 One time payment.
Flying Session** PKR 4,870,000 Estimate includes 150 hours on the Cessna 150/152 and 40 hours on the Cessna 172. Pay hourly when you begin the flight training portion of the course. No lump sum required.
Total Estimated Cost PKR 5,307,500 Excluding security deposit, CAA medical, licenseing and examination fees.
Due Upon Enrollment PKR 437,500 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.

Payment Schedule

Aircraft Hourly Rates

Aircraft Type Members Non-Members/Check Flights
Cessna 150 PKR 25,000 PKR 26,000
Cessna 152 PKR 25,000 PKR 26,000
Cessna 172 PKR 28,000 PKR 29,000
Diamond DA-40-D PKR 30,000 PKR 30,000

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.

Aeronautical Knowledge

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

  1. Introduction & Orientation
  2. Ab-Initio - Maths & Physics
  3. Aircraft General Knowledge 1 - Airframes & Systems
  4. Principles of Flight
  5. Aircraft General Knowledge 2 – Electrics & Electronics
  6. Aircraft General Knowledge 3 - Powerplant
  7. Meteorology
  8. Flight Performance & Planning 1 – Mass & Balance
  9. Aircraft General Knowledge 4 - Instrumentation
  10. Flight Performance & Planning 2 - Performance
  11. General Navigation
  12. Human Performance & Limitations
  13. Air Law
  14. Operational Procedures
  15. Flight Performance & Planning 3 – Flight Planning & Monitoring
  16. Communications
  17. Radio Navigation
  18. Instrument Procedures

Note: Ground School is approximately 16 weeks long. Classes are Monday through Friday from 9:30am until 2:30pm. Ground School is a mandatory part of the training program and at least 65% attendance is required.

Ground School

Ground School is approximately 16 weeks long. Classes are Monday through Friday in the evenings. Ground School is a mandatory part of the training program and at least 65% attendance is required.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 2 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 3 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 4 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 5 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 6 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 7 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 8 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 9 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 10 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 11 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 12 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 13 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 14 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 15 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off
Week 16 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm 09:30 am -02:30 pm Off Off

Required Documents

  1. A copy of your CNIC/NICOP/CRC
  2. Passport Copy (Foreigners)
  3. Birth Certificate (Foreigners)
  4. Attested Matric Certificate or Equivalency Certificate
  5. Attested Intermediate Certificate or Equivalency Certificate
  6. 24 x Passport Size Pictures (Blue Background)
  7. 12 x 1x1 Size Pictures (Blue Background)
  8. Police Clearance Certificate (The club will assist with this)
  9. CAA Medical Certificate (The club will assist with this)
  10. Pay order for PKR 437,500 in the name of “The Karachi Aero Club (G) Limited” NTN Number: 2611732-7

How do I enroll in the Integrated Commercial Pilot License Course ?

In order to begin the Integrated Commercial Pilot License Course at the Karachi Aero Club, you must:

  • Be at least 16 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 437,500

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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