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Commercial Pilot

After becoming a Private Pilot, perhaps you are ready to join the ranks of professional aviators? In addition to FAA-required subject areas, our Commercial Pilot course prepares you for real-world commercial flying.

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Earn your Commercial Pilot Certificate

If you want to make money doing what you love, then a commercial pilot certificate is the ticket. It entitles you to be compensated for flying. Often referred to as a glorified private pilot, this license is easier than you think to get. Consider that you already know most of the basics, this license focuses on improving your decision making while improving on your precision, for example during the private pilot exam the tolerances for altitude and heading were 100ft & 10 deg of altitude and heading, during the commercial exam its 50 ft & 5 deg respectively, something perhaps you can already do. Also, please note that while an instrument rating is not required by the FAA to hold a commercial license, skipping this important step will mean your 

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Why going for your commercial makes cents!

While you probably have not been dreaming of becoming a ferry pilot or pulling a banner along a crowded beachfront, perhaps taking skydivers up to altitude to jump from a perfectly good airplane was not high on your list, these are just some of the gateway jobs available to commercial pilots. Holding a commercial license is also required if you want to become a CFI and teach, and or go onto the airlines with an ATP certificate, all require your commercial ticket. Even for pilots that have no interest in becoming a professional aviator, simply getting your commercial license often means you’ll save money on reduced insurance rates, and become a safer pilot in the meantime, all of which make sense.

Opportunities

As a commercial-rated pilot, you are now able to be compensated for your services. Many pilots who get their commercial certificate become flight instructors, fly skydive jump plans, ferry aircraft from destinations, fly corporate jets, or head for the airlines.

Professionalism

A pilot truly looks professional when they have gone through the process of earning a commercial pilot certificate, demonstrating a serious, and safe outlook towards flying.

Skill Set

With the acquired skill sets from earning the private pilot and instrument rating, a commercial-rated pilot is held to even higher standards while flying. It is expected of them to fly with precision, safety, and ease. Ultimately, making for an enjoyable flight for the pilot and paying customers.

Insurance Rates

If the pilot ever wants to buy an aircraft of their own, they will save money on insurance due to being commercial and instrument-rated, and showing they are of less risk. A commercial & instrument-rated pilot is a safe pilot.

FSP Mobile Scheduling

Mobile scheduling accessible on the go with our FREE native iPhone app enables you to book new flights, manage upcoming appointments, and view aircraft availability right from the convenience of your phone.

FROM THE FLIGHT DESK

How To Get Your License

Step 1

Take a Lesson

Schedule a flight with an instructor, get your questions andswered in a person by someone that has been exactly where you are, get in the air and go through the maneuvres, see what a commercial license is all about.

Step 2

Set Goals & Make a Plan

Plot a path that will get you where you want to be and when. Flight training is tailored to each individual lifestyle, needs, and goals. How often you fly, when you fly, are critical achieving success.

Step 3

Begin Training

Meet at scheduled times with your instructor to complete lessons in the air and on the ground specifically geared toward achieving your goals.

Step 4

Pass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test

Like the private pilot and instrument written test that came before, you'll be tested on 60 multiple-choice questions, each with 4 possible answers, all from a blank of questions you are already familiar with. Again, don't worry you get plenty of time, 2 hours to be exact, and you'll need to gt a 70% or better.

Step 5

It Takes Time

Perhaps the biggest barrier between you and your commercial certificate is your logbook. The FAA requires 250 hours of flight time, meanwhile, most private pilots, even those with the instrument ratings have something in the low 100's, leaving anywhere between 100 and 150 hours to qualify for the commercial certificate. We can help, first, consider applying up to 50 hours of simulator time, it is much less expansive and allows you to train in conditions that would be difficult or unsafe to replace in the real world. Second, allow us to find you a partner to fly with, if you both follow the requirements you can dual log the time saving money and having a great time in the process.

Step 6

Pass the Test

All your commitment and determination have paid off, your instructor endorses you for the practical exam. Demonstrate your ability successfully, and earn your Commercial License.

Step 7

Celebrate & Keep Going

You are now a commercial pilot, entrusted with a higher level of responsibility & authority. You've demonstrated the skills and judgment that enable to you be amongst the good company of professional aviators.

FROM THE FLIGHT DESK

What are the requirements to be a Private Pilot ?

FAA REQUIRMENTS

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

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