Commercial Pilot

Why do I need a Commercial Pilot?

A Commercial Pilot Certificate allows a pilot to be compensated for his or her services. It is a critical step on the way to obtaining an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and/or Flight Instructor Certificate.

Basic Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Hold a current FAA third-class medical certificate

The Commercial Pilot Course includes:

35 hours of classroom instruction on the following aeronautical knowledge areas:

  • Federal Aviation Regulations for Commercial Operations
  • Aeronautical Information Manual and Advisory Circulars
  • Aerodynamics and the Principle of Flight
  • Meteorology
  • Weight and balance computations
  • Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM)
  • Use of air navigation facilities
  • Principles and functions of aircraft systems
  • Emergency operations
  • Night and high-altitude operations

Estimated Cost

Dual Instruction 55 Hours $10,325
Pre/Post Flight Briefing $500
Solo Flight  65 Hours $8,125
*Jeppesen Ground School $199 + Tax
Pilot Supplies $150
FAA Knowledge Test $150
FAA Practical Test with Plane $750
TOTAL $20,199

* Inst./Commercial Part141 Kit $304.95
** Prices subject to change without notice.

It is important to understand that the time requirements established by the FAA are absolute minimums. While it is possible to complete the course close to the FAA minimum of 120 hours, this can only be done under the most ideal circumstances.

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If you are interested in enrolling or would like to find out our more information about this course please complete a Student Application and e-mail it to fly@rickaviation.com

Student Application