Commercial Pilot Certificate

By obtaining a commercial pilot certificate, you may fly for hire as part of a Part 135 operation. Earning your commercial pilot certificate is also a prerequisite to becoming a flight instructor.


  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Hold a private pilot's certificate

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

  • Hold a current FAA Medical Certificate.

  • Have at least 250 total flight hours for FAR Part 61 aeronautical experience requirements.

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Training Costs

For your reference, estimated training costs for the instrument rating are provided here.

* Based on 20 hours of flight experience.


Flight and instruction times vary according to the student's capability and the frequency of flight lessons.  The prices listed are based on national average time needed to earn the certificate. If additional flight time and/or instruction is needed, additional costs will be incurred.  Contact us for more information.