Commercial Pilot Certificate

Rocky Mountain Flight School

A commercial pilot can receive compensation for being the pilot of an aircraft.  Commercial pilot employment opportunities include a wide variety of flight operations including corporate flying, traffic reporting, law enforcement, crop dusting, charter operations, flight instruction, pipeline patrol, flying cargo, firefighting, banner towing, fish spotting, aircraft testing, sightseeing flights, and more.


To become a commercial pilot you must first hold a private pilot certificate.  An instrument rating is also required for the commercial pilot certificate to be issued without restrictions.


Commercial pilot applicants receive flight and ground training from a CFI preparing them for the written and practical exams.  Areas of operation include takeoffs & landings including a power-off 180 degree accuracy approach and landing, performance maneuvers, eights on pylons, ground reference maneuvers, accelerated stalls, and other requirements.


When you have completed your training you will take the commercial pilot practical exam with a FAA Designated Examiner.

Minimum Requirements *
Commercial Pilot Age
18
Commercial Flight Training
20
Total Flight Time
250
Solo Flight Time
10
Night Flight Time
5
Written Exam
Yes
FAA Check-Ride
Yes


* You may required additional training to meet ACS or PTS standards.