Commercial Pilot License

Earning a Commercial Pilot License is the next step after a Private Pilot License and Instrument Rating. With a Commercial Pilot License, you will be able to earn money for flying and get your first paying flying job. The Commercial License requires 250 hours, which will involve building even more flight time in addition to the Instrument Rating. Once earned, the Commercial Pilot License is the key to your chosen career in aviation. If you can see yourself as a flight instructor, agricultural pilot, freight pilot, corporate pilot, or airline pilot, the Commercial Pilot License is the next step. As always, we customize your training program to suit your needs.


Associated Costs


The regulations only require 250 hours of flight time to acquire a Commercial Pilots License and a various number of requirements. Based on how you’ve built up your flight experience and weather you decide to go single or Multi engine, the flight time requirements vary, but as you build your time an meet the requirements you will require a minimum of 20 hours dual to be eligible for the practical test. (assuming all other requirements are met) our rates for your training will be based of the numbers below. We only charge for what you need not just pre determined package deal. (we believe one program does not fit all).

 
Flight time in Cessna 152 for Single engine. $90/Hour (Block time rate)
Flight time in Piper Aztec. $275/Hour (20 hr. Block time rate)
Dual Instruction. $50/Flight hour single or multi engine.


In addition to the costs listed above which we provide you will need to budget for the following:
   Books and study materials. $25-200
   Written Test Fees: $150
   Flight test Fees: $350-600

Below is a summary of the FAA requirements to earn your Commercial Pilot License.

FAA Requirements Summary. See FAR 61.129

§61.129 Aeronautical experience.
(a) For an airplane single-engine rating. a person who applies for a commercial pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating must log at least 250 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least:
(1) 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in airplanes.

(2) 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time, which includes at least—
(i) 50 hours in airplanes; and

(ii) 50 hours in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes.
(3) 20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(1) of this part that includes at least—
(i) Ten hours of instrument training using a view-limiting device.

(ii) 10 hours of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable pitch propeller, or is turbine-powered,

(iii) 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;

(iv) 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

(v) Three 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.
(4) Ten 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 (either of which may be credited towards the flight time requirement under paragraph (a)(2) of this section), on the areas of operation listed under §61.127(b)(1) that include:
(i) 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.

(ii) 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight with a traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.

(b) For an airplane multiengine rating. Except as provided in paragraph
(i) of this section, a person who applies for a commercial pilot certificate with an airplane category and multiengine class rating must log at least 250 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least:

(ii) 10 hours of training in a multiengine airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and controllable pitch propellers, or is turbine-powered, or for an applicant seeking a multiengine seaplane rating, 10 hours of training in a multiengine seaplane that has flaps and a controllable pitch propeller;

(iii) One 2-hour cross country flight in a multiengine airplane in daytime conditions that consists of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure;

(iv) One 2-hour cross country flight in a multiengine 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

(v) Three hours in a multiengine airplane with an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test.
(4) 10 hours of solo flight time in a multiengine airplane or 10 hours of flight time performing the duties of pilot in command in a multiengine airplane with an authorized instructor (either of which may be credited towards the flight time requirement in paragraph (b)(2) of this section), on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(2) of this part that includes at least—
(i) 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.

(ii) 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight with a traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.

Please feel free to contact us today to schedule your introductory flight or to learn more about earning your Commercial Pilot License with Fox Aviation International Inc.

Information on this page is provided for general reference purposes only. Please consult the current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding flight training requirements.