COURSE PREREQUISITES for Commercial Pilot (Multi Engine) Certification Course
FLIGHT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Before you can take your Commercial Pilot practical exam you need to accumulate a minimum of 200 hours of flight time that include at least the following:
WHAT AIRPLANES WILL I BE ABLE TO FLY?
As an instrument rated commercial pilot you will be able to fly in both visual conditions (good weather) and when flying an instrument-equipped airplane in almost all weather conditions. You will be able to fly in the clouds and in the areas of low visibility. You will be able to fly any single engine airplane and multi-engine airplane with a maximum gross weight of less than 12.500 lbs. As a holder of Commercial Pilot certificate you can fly for compensation or hire. Commercial pilots may fly sightseeing flights, pipeline patrol flights or conduct flight instruction after obtaining a Flight Instructor Certificate.
For high-performance airplanes additional training is required even though no additional pilot certificates are necessary.
Even as an instrument rated commercial pilot, you will still have a few limitations on your flights. There will be times the weather conditions will be so bad that even with well equipped airplane and your instrument rating you will not be able to takeoff or land at airports - e.g. during times of zero visibility or during storms. With regard to the commercial operations privileges, unless you comply with FAR Part 135, you may not operate aircraft as a pilot in command on aero-taxi flights in United States.
COST of TRAINING:
Following is a breakdown of costs involved during a typical course of training for Commercial license without any prior flying skills. Please note, that 190 flight hours is the FAA mandated minimum for Commercial Pilot certificate, however some people may require more flight or ground training hours. Here at Silver Express we have an outstanding record of successfully preparing many Commercial Pilot candidates for their final practical test within the below outlined schedule.
145 hours C152
10 hours BE 76
35 hours PA28
10 hours flight instruction
10 hours PA28R
5 hours ground school
105 hours flight instruction
Books & Supplies
100 hours ground school
TOTAL Single Eng + Multi Eng
SUGGESTED FOLLOW-UP TRAINING: Flight Instructor Certification Course
Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor is essential for pilots wishing to pursue a professional aviation career.
As a flight instructor you will earn some money by teaching other people and to build your total flight experience.
Even if becoming a professional pilot is not your career goal, giving flight instruction will keep your flying skills sharp.