COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATION
Chiota Aviation is proud to offer industry-leading commercial pilot license certifications. Let’s look at what exactly a commercial pilot license is and how you can get your license through Chiota Aviation.
WHAT IS A COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE?
A commercial pilot license is a type of pilot license that allows the pilot to be compensated for his or her work. A commercial pilot can transport goods or passengers for money, meaning they can be hired by individuals and companies. This type of license also allows a pilot to do aerial surveying and search and rescue. This is different from an airline pilot. An airline pilot must first have a commercial pilot license and a private pilot license before obtaining the required Airline Transport License.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF A COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE?
To become a commercial pilot, you will need to meet certain requirements. The minimum requirements to become a commercial pilot are:
You must be at least 18 years of age.
You must hold a valid, current FAA Second-Class Medical Certificate (while you only need a Third-Class Medical Certificate as a student pilot, you will need a Second-Class Medical Certificate to operate as a commercial pilot).
You must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
You must receive the necessary training, documented in your logbook or official training records, to pass the FAA written and practical flight examinations.
You must hold at least a private pilot certificate or meet the requirements of §61.73
You must accumulate a total of 250 hours of logged flight time. However, you can become a commercial pilot with just 190 hours of experience if you train at an accredited Part 141 Flight School.
You must take and pass the FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Test with a minimum score of 70%.
You must pass the FAA Practical Flight Test with a designated pilot examiner (DPE) consisting of an oral examination and checkride, as described in the Commercial Pilot Airman Certification Standards (ACS).
HOW CAN I GET MY COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE THROUGH CHIOTA AVIATION?
To get your commercial pilot license, our team at Chiota Aviation can help! Give us a call today or fill out our Contact Form to get more information regarding our commercial pilot license training. Our highly-trained staff is ready to assist you in obtaining your commercial pilot license so you can start earning money with your flying abilities.