Commercial Pilot Certificate

Airplane Commercial Pilot Certificate

The commercial pilot certificate is a key step on the path to becoming a professional pilot

Commercial pilot training focuses on advanced aerodynamics using various aircraft and the operational rules and regulations used commercially. Higher levels of flight skills, knowledge, and decision making are crucial for safe commercial operations carrying passengers and cargo. The commercial pilot certificate makes you a more competent and proficient professional pilot.

FAA Minimum Requirements


FAA Part 61.129 Aeronautical experience

  • Must have at least 250 hours of flight time
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Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Certified

Duration:Remarks:
Build up Cross-Country Time 4 weeksBuild up PIC time
Solo flights2 weeks
Ground training with instructor 2 weeksLearning a complex airplane
FAA written exam Minimum passing score is 70%
Flight training with instructor 2 weeksFamiliarize and control complex airplane
Checkride preparation 1 weekOverall review of knowledge and skills
Practical test (checkride) Oral and flight examsand skills
Total: 2 to 3 months

Aircraft Fleets

Cessna C152

Piper Arrow II