Commercial Pilot License
The Commercial Pilot License is for students wishing to become professional airplane pilots.
Also, those who’d like to improve their skills as a pilot by learning to fly with a higher degree of precision and academics. The commercial rating is required before a pilot may be compensated or hired by a company to fly.
Commercial Pilot Training Overview
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Learning Professional Cross-Country and Night Procedures
Refining Navigation and Basic Maneuver Skills
Building Cross-Country Experience
Flying Complex Airplanes
Flying Commercial Maneuvers
Preparing for Your Commercial Checkride
Fine Tuning Your Skills
Achieving Your Goal
- Be at least 18 years old
- Currently have at least a Fixed Wing Private Pilot License
- Hold at least a current FAA Third Class Medical Certificate
- Complete Ground School Training
- Acquire at least 250 flight hours, a minimum 100 hours of solo/PIC (Pilot In Command) flight, 50 hours of cross country, 10 hours of solo flight
- Pass FAA written test (knowledge exam) and checkride (practical test)
The cost to get a Commercial Pilots License is in the hours required to meet the minimums, the cost of approximately 80 hours of instructor time, and course materials. Our minimum cost to get this rating if you start from zero time is $27,060.00. If a pilot comes to us with all of the hourly requirements the cost could be as little as $10,000.00.