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Benefits of Having A Commercial Pilot License

Benefits of Having A Commercial Pilot LicenseBecoming a commercial pilot offers whole new possibilites for your flying career. Here are some benefits to deciding to pursue your commercial pilot license (source):

  • You can be paid for your flying time. On top of being paid for your flying time, you will not be paying for the airplane, but will be logging time in your logbook.
  • The skills you learn while pursuing your commercial pilot license will enhance your safety as a pilot.
  • You will be able to control airplanes with greater skill and accuracy.
  • You will be able to perform more advanced maneuvers and emergency procedures with greater confidence.
  • The skills you learn will prepare you to carry passengers with more comfort and ease, which is to their liking.
  • You will increase your knowledge and understanding of aircraft systems.
  • You will become endorsed to operate complex airplanes. (A high-performance endorsement may also be included depending on the type of airplane you train in.)
  • You will learn many of the regulations and requirements about flight for hire, which will keep you flying legally and in good standing with the FAA.
  • You may enjoy a decrease in your insurance rates if you own your own airplane.
  • You will be able to offer your services to provide scenic flights, photography flights, ferry flights, and crop dusting to paying customers. You can also work for a skydive operation with nothing more than a commercial pilot license.
  • Training for a commercial pilot license is not only very beneficial to your career and goals, but is an incredibly fun license to work towards!
  • Even for those not planning on a career in aviation, holding a commercial pilot license looks very good on resumes.
Commercial Pilot License FAQ For Student Pilots

How much does it cost to get my commercial pilot license?
There are some variables with how you can go about getting your training for a commercial license. Depending on how you choose to train, the final price of a commercial license will vary. The costs of flight and ground instruction, checkride fees, books, test prep, and airplane rentals to receive the required instruction, can be estimated at approximately $6,500. Please refer to the pricing page for a more complete summary.

Does having my commercial pilot license mean I am able to fly jets?
Not exactly. A commercial pilot license allows you to fly for hire. There is no way to get a job flying jets or any of the airliners without having obtained a commercial pilot license. Just having the commercial license does not mean you can instantly get in the cockpit of a 737. Additional training and experience is required above just having a commercial license. However, there is no possibility of being hired for a flying job without a commercial pilot license on your resume. It is a legal requirement set forth by the FAA.

Do I have to have my instrument rating to be able to get my commercial pilot license?
No. You can take the test for becoming a commercial pilot without having already obtained your instrument rating. However, the commercial pilot license will have some restrictions on it. Since there is a requirement to log 250 hours of total time before you can test for your commercial license, most people work on their instrument rating while they are accumulating those hours in their logbook. This method makes the most sense financially for most people. However, it is not required to have your instrument rating before testing for your commercial pilot license.

What is the best way to build the 50 hours of required cross-country time that I need for a commercial pilot license?

There are many different ways to go about building your cross country time. If you are on a set budget, I recommend coming up with a plan before you get too far into your cross country time. This plan really should be formed before you start working on your instrument time since you need 50 hours of cross country time for your instrument rating.
Will we do very much instrument work while I work on my commercial license?
For a single-engine commercial pilot license, there is no instrument requirement to meet. If you are planning on adding on a multi-engine commercial license, you can plan on doing some instrument work during the multi-engine training.

Can I fly multi-engine airplanes after I get my commercial pilot license?
Having the privilege to fly a multi-engine airplane means that you need to have training specific to multi-engine airplanes. If you already have a single-engine commercial pilot license, it is just some additional training to add on a multi-engine license. It may be possible to take your single and multi-engine commercial pilot test in the same day!

I’m not planning on flying for a career. Is there any benefit to me if I get my commercial pilot license?
Definitely! Training for a commercial pilot license will increase your ability to control the airplane in everyday flying conditions, emergency situations, and more advanced flying scenarios such as short field and soft field operations. Part of obtaining your commercial pilot license involves becoming endorsed for complex airplanes, which offers a fun, and new challenge for many people. If you own your own airplane, you may be able to benefit from reduced insurance premiums. On top of all of that, a commercial pilot license looks great on a resume and can give you a very competitive edge in interviews and the workplace. Having the confidence that comes from receiving additional training will be something you and your passengers appreciate.

Flight School Pro Pilot Programs

The programs at Aviator Academy are designed to provide what the airline industry demands of future commercial pilots. The training you will receive at Aviator is one of the most intensive and challenging programs offered in aviation today.

Commercial Pilot Program
  • 259 Flight Hours
  • Ground School Classes
  • Pre & Post Flight Ground
  • Single Engine Private Pilot
  • Private Multi-Engine
  • Multi-Engine Instrument
  • Multi-Engine Commercial
  • Single Engine Commercial
  • Multi-Engine Flight Instructor
  • Instrument Flight Instructor
  • Single Engine Flight Instructor
  • 200 hours of Multi-Engine Time
  • Aircraft for check rides
  • Cross Country flying coast-to-coast
  • No FTDs (Simulators) used towards flight time
  • *CRJ Jet Transition Program

Please review our flight training programs and contact Aviator for details.

Professional & Commercial Pilot Programs 2012 Schedule.pdf 
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