Commercial Pilot Program
In the Commercial Pilot Program the student will receive training in the maneuvers and procedures necessary for him or her to meet the standards contained in the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards. Additionally, the student will receive training in safety awareness, single-pilot resource management and aeronautical decision-making. Upon graduation from this program, the student will have gained the aeronautical experience necessary to apply for an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.
Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:
- Fly single engine aircraft.
- Conduct flights with passengers.
- Understand aviation meteorological charts and interpret weather data associated with safe flight.
- Work as a commercial pilot for compensation or hire.
- Apply principles of aviation crew resource management.
- Understand aircraft computer systems.
- Think critically, both conceptually and by using mathematical analysis.
All courses, 650 clock hours, are required for graduation.
- Private and Commercial SEL Certificates
- Instrument Rating
ADMISSIONS / ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
- High School Diploma or GED
- Age 16 to fly solo; age 17 to earn Private Pilot Certificate; and age 18 to earn Commercial Pilot Certificate
- Current government-issued photo ID
- Birth certificate or current passport
- Student Pilot Certificate
- Current first class FAA medical certificate
POTENTIAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Potential entry-level job titles include, but are not limited to: flying corporate passengers, piloting tourist flights, skywriting and flying banners, ferrying aircraft, aerial photography and becoming a flight instructor.