The Commercial Pilot rating can be completed in a Single-Engine aircraft or a Multi-Engine aircraft. Which one you choose depends on what you would like to do with your Commercial Pilot Certificate on completion. If you want to land that Airline Job the you need training in a Multi-Engine. 


Training Requirements 

Must log at least 250 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least:

  • 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in airplanes.
  • 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time, which includes at least
    • 50 hours in airplanes
      • ​10 hours of solo flight time in a single-engine airplane or 10 hours of flight time performing the duties of pilot in command in a single-engine airplane with an authorized instructor on board
    • 50 hours in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes.
      • ​One 2-hour cross country flight in a single-engine airplane in daytime conditions that consists of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure;
      • One 2-hour cross country flight in a single-engine airplane in nighttime conditions that consists of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure;
      • ​One cross-country flight of not less than 300 nautical miles total distance, 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
    • Must complete 20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in Sec. 61.127(b)(1) of this part that includes at least:
      • 10 hours of instrument training using a view-limiting device including attitude instrument flying, partial panel skills, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, and intercepting and tracking navigational systems.
        • 5 hours of the 10 hours required on instrument training must be in a single-engine airplane;
      • 10 hours of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable-pitch propeller
      • ​5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.
    • ​​hours in a single-engine airplane with an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test.

What Can You Do with your Commercial Pilots License

  • Fly for hire as a Professional Pilot
  • ​Fly Skydivers as a jump pilot
  • Tow Banners, Fly Tours, Crop Dust, Ariel Photography
  • Continue your training to become a Certified Flight Instructor

COMMERCIAL PILOT 

Requirements 

  • Be 18 years old.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or acquire TSA Clearance
  • Read, speak, and understand English.
  • Hold at least a second-class medical certificate 

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