• Be at least 18 years old
  • Be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language
  • Hold a second class FAA medical certificate
  • Pass the required knowledge test with a minimum score of 70%
  • Pass the required practical test with an FAA Designated Examiner
  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Must hold an instrument rating for certification under Part 141

Commercial License:

  • Requires 250 hours of flight training. This includes 100 hours in powered aircraft, 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time, and 10 hours of solo flight time. Details are listed under 14 CFR part 61.129.
  • You will work one on one with an instructor throughout your training. This includes any ground work.
  • There is no required ground training though you will need it. You are encouraged to read and study with recommended material at home. You must receive and log all parts applicable under 14 CFR 61.125.
  • There is no application process to fly with our flight school. We will set you up with an instructor that fits your schedule, and you can begin training right away.
  • Each flight will go over a specific lesson based off of our training course outline.

Privileges and Limitations:

    With a Commercial Pilot Certificate, you can act as Pilot in Command (PIC) of an aircraft carrying persons or property for compensation or hire. Employment as a commercial pilot can range from crop dusting, pipeline patrol, fish spotting, hauling parachute jumpers, ferrying airplanes, banner towing, glider towing, sightseeing rides and even passenger flights. If you do not have an instrument rating, you will be limited to flying for hire within 50 nautical miles of your departure airport, and not allowed to fly for hire at night. If you are participating in the Vermont Technical College part 141 program, you must have an instrument rating prior to undertaking the Commercial Pilot course. The only other limitation for flying commercially is that you have the appropriate ratings for the aircraft you are being paid to fly.