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Commercial Pilot

 CPL, ASEL

Commercial Rating Requirements FAR 61.123:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must hold at least a private pilot certificate
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English Language
  • Receive Flight and Ground instruction with appropriate sign-offs
  • Pass the written exam and the practical.
Experience requirements FAR 61.129(a):
250 hours of flight time on the day of your exam that will include:
  • 100 hours in powered aircraft, 50 hours must be in airplanes
  • 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time which includes:
    • 50 hours in airplanes
    •  50 hours in cross-country flight of which at least 10 must be in airplanes
    •  20 hours of training in the areas of operation in 61.127(b)(1) to include:
      • 10 hours of instrument training; 5 must be in airplanes
      • 10 hours of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and controllable pitch propeller.
      • 2 hour cross country flight in a single engine airplane in daytime conditions of more than 100 nautical miles straight line distance from the original point of departure.
      • 2 hour cross country flight in a single engine airplane in nighttime conditions of more than 100 nautical miles straight line distance from the original point of departure.
      • 3 hours in a single engine airplane with an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within 2 calendar months of the test.
    • 10 hours solo or pilot in command in a single engine airplane with an authorized flight instructor on board to include:
      • 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 departure point.
      • 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and landings at an airport with an operational control tower.