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Commercial Pilot Requirements

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.

  2. Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.

  3. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course.

    1. Subjects include:

    2. FARs

    3. NTSB Part 830

    4. Aerodynamics

    5. Aviation weather

    6. Operation of aircraft

    7. Weight and balance

    8. Performance charts

    9. Effects of exceeding limitations

    10. VFR charts

    11. Navigation facilities

    12. Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)

    13. Aircraft systems

    14. Maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations in the airplane

    15. Night and high-altitude operations

    16. National airspace system

  4. Hold a current FAA 2ND Class medical certificate.

  5. Pass the FAA commercial pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better.

  6. Accumulate flight experience (FAR 61.129).

    1. You must log at least 250 hr. of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least:

    2. 100 hr. in powered aircraft, of which 50 hr. must be in airplanes

    3. 100 hr. as pilot in command flight time, which includes at least:

      1. 50 hr. in airplanes

      2. 50 hr. in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hr. must be in airplanes

    4. 20 hr. of training in the areas of operation listed below, including at least:

    5. 10 hr. of instrument training of which at least 5 hr. must be in a single-engine airplane

    6. 10 hr. of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and controllable pitch propeller, or is turbine-powered

    7. One cross-country flight of at least 2 hr. in a single-engine airplane in day-VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 NM from the original point of departure

    8. One cross-country flight of at least 2 hr. in a single-engine airplane in night-VFR conditions, consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 100 NM from the original point of departure

    9. 3 hr. in a single-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test within the 60 days preceding the test

    10. 10 hr. of solo flight in a single-engine airplane training in the areas of operation required for a single-engine rating, which includes at least, one cross-country flight of not less than 300 NM total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 NM from the original departure point

  7. Hold an instrument rating or your commercial certificate will be endorsed with a prohibition against carrying passengers for hire on flights beyond 50 NM or at night.

  8. Demonstrate flight proficiency (FAR 61.127).

    1. You must receive and log training, and obtain a logbook sign-off (endorsement) from your CFI on the following areas of operation:

    2. Preflight preparation

    3. Preflight procedures

    4. Airport and seaplane base operations

    5. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds

    6. Performance maneuvers

    7. Ground reference maneuvers

    8. Navigation

    9. Slow flight and stalls

    10. Emergency operations

    11. High-altitude operations

    12. Postflight procedures

  9. Successfully complete a practical test.

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