A Commercial Pilot License is the first step into the career orientated portion of aviation. Students will become more proficient in aviation weather, the flight computer and the Aeronautical Information Manual.
A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) permits the holder to be compensated for flying, meaning that the pilot will now be rated to fly for hire. The license opens the door for a career in aviation as a professional pilot. To be eligible for a CPL, applicants must hold at least a PPL. An instrument rating is advised. The FAA minimum requirements for pilots under part 61 regulations are 20 hours of training towards a CPL. There will be ground training that will total about 15 hours. In order to obtain a CPL the pilot must have 150 hours of total flight time. Within those 150 hours, there is a minimum of 100 hours of PIC, 35 of which have to be in a helicopter. You are also required to have 10 solo hours and 5 hours of instrument training. Students are also required to have 50 hours minimum in a helicopter.
IN THE AIR – The FAA requires a minimum of 35 Hours Total Flight Time with 20 Hours Flight Instruction. However, many students require more time. There’s no rush and we won’t push you to complete your training until you’re ready. Our students average around 60 total hours of training.
ON THE GROUND – 35 Hours Ground Instruction
TIMELINE- The more frequently you fly, the faster you will complete your training. Our schedule is flexible and is one on one with an instructor. This means that you are able to build your own schedule and go at your own pace. We suggest flying 2-3 times per week which averages about 4-6 months of training.