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Are Ready To Be A Commercial Pilot

Are Ready To Be A Commercial Pilot

Basic Requirements for a Commercial Pilots

Here are just a few of the basic requirements for the Commercial License.

  • You must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English Language
  • You must be able to obtain a 2nd class medical certificate
  • You must be 18 years of age
  • You must hold at least a private pilot license
  • You must have received and logged the appropriate ground and flight training for the Commercial License
  • You must have 250 hours total flight time
  • You must have 100 hours flight time as pilot in command
  • You must have 50 hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command
  • You must pass the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam
  • You must pass the Commercial Pilot Oral and Practical Exam
Training For Commercial Pilot License

Training for the commercial license is not all that different than from your private license. Then difference is in the tolerances that you are going to be held to. In addition you will learn some new manoeuvres along the way and be required to demonstrate them to proficiency on the check ride. The main goal before beginning your training for the commercial license is to build your time towards the 250 total time requirement. Included in that time is 100 hours as pilot in command, and 50 hours of cross-country. Since most folks have about 60hrs after they complete their private license you have some time to build. Even if you choose to obtain an instrument rating to help knock out some of that time you still have a ways to go to reach 250 hours total time.

One of the most important parts of you commercial training likes any other license or rating is the required aeronautical knowledge. Once you are a commercial pilot there is a whole new world of flying and regulations you have to know. Specifically the limitations of your commercial license and what you can and cannot do while getting paid to fly and what requires addition training or authorization. After your instructor is confident in you are ready for a check ride.

Testing For Commercial Pilot License
The FAA Written

The written test for the Commercial License like all other licenses and ratings is an 80 question computerized test. The questions cover a variety of subjects including, commercial operations, complex aircraft systems, performance calculations and aerodynamics.

The FAA Oral Exam

The oral exam will consist of various questions related to commercial operations and limitations, weather, cross country planning, and much more. The examiner will most likely have you plan a cross-country and then discuss your flight planning and give you some scenarios to evaluate your thought process as well as level of knowledge. Once the examiner is satisfied then it’s on to the flight portion.

The FAA Practical Exam

The practical exam or flight portion of the check ride will be a demonstration of your ability to fly to the standards of a commercial pilot. The standards are tighter but by the time you reach the required flight time the demands being placed upon you are not excessive. During the flight you will have to demonstrate all the typical flight manoeuvres (stalls, steep turns, slow flight), in addition to chandelles, lazy 8’s, and 8’s on pylon’s as required for the commercial license. As far as emergency procedures go, you can expect a simulated engine failure, in addition to emergency operations of some of the aircrafts systems such as the landing gear. You will also need to demonstrate your proficiency in specialty landings such as short field landings, soft field landings and no flap landings. Once the examiner is satisfied you are issued some fresh ink on a new slip of paper that is your commercial pilot license. You can now get paid to fly instead of having to pay for it all your self.

Job Duties and Tasks for: “Commercial Pilot”

1) Check aircraft prior to flights to ensure that the engines, controls, instruments, and other systems are functioning properly.

2) Check baggage or cargo to ensure that it has been loaded correctly.

3) Choose routes, altitudes, and speeds that will provide the fastest, safest, and smoothest flights.

4) Consider airport altitudes, outside temperatures, plane weights, and wind speeds and directions in order to calculate the speed needed to become airborne.

5) Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.

6) Coordinate flight activities with ground crews and air-traffic control, and inform crew members of flight and test procedures.
7) File instrument flight plans with air traffic control so that flights can be coordinated with other air traffic.

8) Monitor engine operation, fuel consumption, and functioning of aircraft systems during flights.

9) Obtain and review data such as load weights, fuel supplies, weather conditions, and flight schedules in order to determine flight plans, and to see if changes might be necessary.
10) Order changes in fuel supplies, loads, routes, or schedules to ensure safety of flights.

11) Plan and formulate flight activities and test schedules, and prepare flight evaluation reports.

12) Plan flights, following government and company regulations, using aeronautical charts and navigation instruments.

13) Request changes in altitudes or routes as circumstances dictate.

14) Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, while adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures.

15) Use instrumentation to pilot aircraft when visibility is poor.

16) Check the flight performance of new and experimental planes.

17) Conduct in-flight tests and evaluations at specified altitudes and in all types of weather, in order to determine the receptivity and other characteristics of equipment and systems.

18) Co-pilot aircraft, or perform captain’s duties if required.

19) Fly with other pilots or pilot-license applicants to evaluate their proficiency.

20) Instruct other pilots and student pilots in aircraft operations.

21) Perform minor aircraft maintenance and repair work, or arrange for major maintenance.

22) Supervise other crew members.

23) Teach company regulations and procedures to other pilots.

24) Write specified information in flight records, such as flight times, altitudes flown, and fuel consumption.

25) Pilot airplanes or helicopters over farmlands at low altitudes to dust or spray fields with fertilizers, fungicides, or pesticides.

26) Rescue and evacuate injured persons. –SOURCE

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.

During your flight training you will fly a total of 259 hours, of which 200 hours will be in a multi-engine aircraft. The ground school portion is a structured classroom environment. You will receive a minimum of 643 instructional hours, including all of the ground and flight training. Student housing is on a contract basis, pricing is selected from the options below, terms included in the students’ enrollment agreement are as follows: Private Pilot program includes 6 months of housing, if you come with a PPL 5 months will be included. Commercial Pilot program includes 4 months of housing, if you come with a PPL 3 months will be included. After your flight training, you will have the opportunity to become an entry level flight instructor.

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