Like the instrument rating, a commercial certificate is beneficial for both career-oriented pilots as well as hobbyists. The commercial training refines a pilot’s skills, resulting in more precise flying. This inevitably adds an extra level of safety for the pilot and his / her passengers. Perhaps the greatest benefit of this certificate is the ability to fly for hire (receive compensation for flying).
Fly for hire
Ability to read, write and speak English
Ability to pass an FAA medical examination/ Second class medical certificate
Age 18 or older to obtain certificate
250 hours of total flight time
Jeppesen Training System
Training videos are provided
Deluxe Jeppesen 141 Kit
Additional Ground Training
Additional Multi/ MEI training
Hold a Private Pilot Certificate
250 Hours of total flight time
100 Hours as Pilot in Command
20 Hours of flight training from an authorized instructor
10 Hours of solo flight
5 Hours solo cross-country (at least 50 NM)
150 NM solo cross-country with three full stops (one 50+ NM leg)
3 Takeoffs and 3 landings to a full stop (involving flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.
3 Hours of cross-country flight training
3 Hours of night flight training
100 NM total distance cross-country flight
10 Takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop (each involving flight in the traffic pattern.
3 Hours of instrument training
3 Hours in preparation for the practical test within 60 days prior to the test date.
Pass FAA written examination
Pass FAA check ride