Commercial Pilot License
A commercial pilot license is your ticket to a professional career in aviation.
Be at least 18 years of age. Hold at least a private pilot certificate. Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language. Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate. Pass the FAA written knowledge test as well as the FAA practical flight test.
- At least 250 hours of flight time as a pilot. This may include not more than 50 hours of flight simulator instruction in an approved FAA simulator. The 250 hours total time must include:
- 100 hours of powered aircraft 50 hours must be in airplanes.
- 100 hours pilot-in-command time 50 hours cross country in airplanes.
20 hours of flight instruction to include:
- 10 hours of instrument 5 in a single-engine airplane.
- 10 hours in a turbine powered aircraft..
- 2 hours of day VFR cross country, straight-line distance of 100nm from departure point.
- 2 hours of night VFR cross country, straight-line distance of 100nm from departure point.
- One solo cross-country of 300nm, with three landings, and a straight-line distance of 250nm from departure point.
- 5 hours of night Solo VFR conditions with 10 take-offs and landings at an airport with an operating control tower.