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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.