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Starting January 1, 2040

 Commercial Pilot License         

   A commercial pilot license is your ticket to a professional career in aviation.

General Requirements:

   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.

Flight Requirements:

  •  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.
COVID-19 Precautions

At Island Air Express Panama City we are taking the necessary precautions to protect you, your family, and others against Covid-19. We follow the CDC guidelines and enforce wearing a mask at all times in the airplane, inside of public places, and encourage social distancing.

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