The Commercial Pilot License allows you to fly an aircraft for compensation or hire. This is also the minimum license requirement for employment as a pilot or become a flight instructor. Commercial pilots can also be paid for certain types of operations, such as banner towing, agricultural applications, and photography.

Minimum requirements to obtain a Commercial Pilot License

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language fluently.
  • Hold a Private Pilot License.
  • Obtain at least a second class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Pass a computerized aeronautical knowledge test
  • Accumulate and log a specified amount of training and experience under Part 61, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 61.129.
  • Pass an oral test and flight test administered by an FAA inspector or designated examiner

The minimum required time for the Commercial Pilot License is 250 Hours under CFR 14 Part 61.

Course Duration

6 – 8 months*

*Subject to flying weather availability and student aptitude

Theory

PART I

  • COMMERCIAL PILOT OPERATIONS
  • ADVANCED SYSTEMS
  • HIGH – PERFORMANCE POWERPLANTS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND ICE CONTROL SYSTEMS
  • RETRACTABLE LANDING GEAR
  • AERODYNAMICS AND PERFORMANCE LIMITATIONS
  • ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS
  • PREDICTING PERFORMANCES
  • CONTROLLING WEIGHT AND BALANCE
  • COMMERCIAL FLIGHT CONSIDERATIONS
  • EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
  • COMMERCIAL DECISION MAKING

Practical

STAGE I

  • TAKE OFFS, LANDINGS, & GO-AROUNDS
  • NORMAL & X-WIND TAKE OFF & CLIMB
  • NORMAL & X-WIND APPROACH & LANDING
  • SOFT/SHORT-FIELD TAKE OFF & CLIMB
  • SOFT/SHORT-FIELD APPROACH & LANDING
  • GO-AROUND

STAGE II

  • PERFORMANCE MANEUVERS
  • STEEP TURNS
  • CHANDELLES
  • LAZY EIGHTS

STAGE III

  • GROUND REFERENCE MANEUVER
  • EIGHT ON PYLON

STAGE IV

  • NAVIGATION
  • PILOTAGE & DEAD RECKONING
  • NAVIGATION SYSTEM & ATC RADAR SERVICES DIVERSION
  • LOST PROCEDURE

STAGE V

  • SLOW FLIGHT & STALLS
  • MANEUVERING DURING SLOW FLIGHT
  • POWER-OFF STALLS
  • POWER-ON STALLS
  • SPIN AWARENESS

STAGE VI

  • EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
  • EMERGENCY DESCENT
  • EMERGENCY APPROACH & LANDING
  • SYSTEM & EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTIONS
  • EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT & SURVIVAL GEAR

STAGE VII

  • HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATIONS
  • SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN
  • PRESSURIZATION

STAGE VIII

  • CHECK RIDE PREPARATION

Program taught in:
  • English

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