Commercial Pilot Certificate
Commercial Pilot Requirements
TOTAL FLIGHT HOURS
PILOT IN COMMAND HOURS
PIC CROSS COUNTRY HOURS
CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT
READ, SPEAK, WRITE, & UNDERSTAND
What Will I Learn?
Accepting Compensation for Flying
Night & High Altitude Operations
Extended Cross Country Flight
Advanced Performance Maneuvers
Flight Time Building
To be eligible for the Commercial Pilot Certificate several flight experiences and time requirements must be met. The largest requirement that must be met is accumulating 250 total flight hours, which means building meaningful flight experience, is the largest part of becoming a Commercial Pilot.
Several advanced flight maneuvers must be mastered and demonstrated by the pilot before being able to complete the Commercial Pilot Certificate. Your instructor will work with you to perfect your airmanship before solo practice.
Solo Flight Training
After perfecting the Commercial Pilot Certificate maneuvers with your instructor, it’s important to practice them while solo, ensuring you can demonstrate the maneuvers without having an instructor in the aircraft.
FAA Knowledge Exam
Oral & Practical Exam
After meeting all the Commercial Pilot Certificate requirements, mastering the maneuvers, and demonstrating the applicable aeronautical knowledge, you will take the Oral Exam and Practical Test with a Designated Pilot Examiner. Upon successful completion, you will be issued your Commercial Pilot Certificate.
How old do I have to be to get my Commercial Pilot Certificate?
How long will it take to earn my Commercial Pilot Certificate?
What will my training involve?
What can I do once I have my Commercial Pilot Certificate?
With a Commercial Pilot Certificate, you can get paid to do certain types of flying. Some examples are: flying skydivers, scenic and photo flights, banner towing, or crop dusting. The Commercial Pilot Certificate is also a requirement to become a Certificated Flight Instructor.
Once I get my Commercial Pilot Certificate , what do I have to do to keep it current?
You can keep your Commercial Pilot Certificate current in one of two ways. You can add another certificate or rating or, alternatively, you can take a biennial flight review (once every 24 calendar months) with an authorized flight instructor.
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