Commercial Pilot Certificate

Take your certificate up a notch. 

A Commercial Pilot License allows you to be paid for your time. It involves the private pilot maneuvers with tighter tolerances plus a few more. 

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Pre-Reqs FAA

  • Able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
  • Must have 3rd class medical to obtain your commercial certificate.
  • Able to obtain a 2nd class medical certificate (required to use your commercial certificate.)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must hold at least a private pilot license.
  • Must have received and logged the appropriate ground and flight training for the Commercial License.
  • Must have a minimum of 250 hours total flight time.

Required Hours

  • 100 hours of flight time in powered aircraft, including 50 hours in airplanes.
  • 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time, which includes at least—
  • 20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(1) – Flight Proficiency of this part that includes at least:
  • 10 hours of solo flight time or 10 hours of flight time performing the duties of pilot in command with an authorized instructor, on the areas of operation listed under §61.127(b) that include...
  • A cross-country flight of at least 300 nautical miles total, with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 nautical miles from the original departure point; and
  • 5 hours in night VFR conditions, including 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern – not “touch and goes”) at an airport with an operating control tower.

Estimated Costs

  • $1,700 - 10 hrs Flight Time
  • $600 - 10 hrs Flight Instruction
  • $600 - 10 hrs Ground Instruction
  • $250 - Kings Ground School Course
  • $150 - Books and Supplies
  • $175 - FAA Written Test
  • $800 - Examiner’s Fee

$4,275 - Estimated Total

Estimated Costs are based on $170/hr Wet for the aircraft and $60/hr for the Instructor.