The Commercial Pilot rating can be completed in a Single Engine Airplane or a Multi-Engine Airplane. Which one you choose depends on what you would like to do with your Pilot Certificate on completion. If you want to land that Airline Job then a Multi Engine is what you need.
What Can You Do with your Commercial Pilots License
Commercial Pilot Certificate
Costs will vary depending on the student and aircraft flown.
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
-50 hours in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes.
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. Five 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, or is turbine-powered, or for an applicant seeking a single-engine seaplane rating, 10 hours of training in a seaplane that has flaps and a controllable pitch propeller;
-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; and
-3 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.
-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
-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.
-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.
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