A Commercial Pilot certificate allows you to get paid to fly. It is the prerequisite to becoming a flight instructor, a charter pilot, or an airline pilot. FAA requirements under Part 61 to earn a Commercial Pilot certificate include:
- Private Pilot with at least 250 hours of total flight time
- 100 hours in powered aircraft
- 100 hours of pilot in command (PIC) flight time
- 50 hours of cross-country flight time
- 10 hours of instrument flight training
- 10 hours of flight training in a complex airplane
We have a Piper Arrow available for completing the 10 hours of flight training in a complex airplane. If you’re a Private Pilot with less than 250 hours of total flight time, you can build flight hours in our Cessna 150, 152 or 172.