Mission Statement:
"We steadily improve our processes and procedures in order to make our customers ecstatically happy while maintaining the dignity of our entire family of employees".

Requirements to Obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate

1.     Be at least 18 years of age.

2.     Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.

3.     Hold a current FAA medical certificate.

4.     Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or training program including
the following subjects:

a.     FARs

b.     NTSB Part 830

c.      Aerodynamics

d.     Aviation weather

e.     Operation of aircraft

f.      Weight and balance

g.     Performance charts

h.     Effects of exceeding limitations

i.       VFR charts

j.      Navigation facilities

k.     Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)

l.       Aircraft systems

m.    Maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations in the airplane

n.     Night and high-altitude operations

o.     National airspace system

5.     Pass the FAA commercial pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better.

6.     Accumulate flight experience (FAR 61.129). You must log at least 250 hr. of flight time as a pilot
consisting of:

a.     100 hr. in powered aircraft, of which 50 hr. must be in airplanes

b.     100 hr. as pilot in command flight time, which includes at least:

1.     50 hr. in airplanes

2.     50 hr. in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hr. must be in airplanes

c.      20 hr. of training in the areas of operation listed in item 8. below, including at least:

1.     10 hr. of instrument training of which at least 5 hr. must be in a single-engine airplane

2.     10 hr. of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and controllable pitch propeller, or is turbine-powered

3.     One cross-country flight of at least 2 hr. in a single-engine airplane in day-VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 NM from the original point of departure

4.     One cross-country flight of at least 2 hr. in a single-engine airplane in night-VFR conditions,consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 100 NM from the original point of departure

5.     3 hrs in a single-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test within 60 days preceding the practical test

d.     10 hr. of solo flight in a single-engine airplane training in the areas of operation required for a single-engine rating, which includes at least:

1.     One cross-country flight of not less than 300 NM total distance, with landings at a minimum of 3 points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 NM from the original departure point

2.     5 hrs in night-VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower

7.     Hold an instrument rating or your commercial certificate will be endorsed with a prohibition against carrying passengers for hire on flights beyond 50 NM or at night.

8.     Demonstrate flight proficiency (FAR 61.127). You must receive and log training, and obtain a logbook
sign-off (endorsement) from your CFI on the following areas of operation:

a.     Preflight preparation

b.     Preflight procedures

c.      Airport and seaplane base operations

d.     Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds

e.     Performance maneuvers

f.      Ground reference maneuvers

g.     Navigation

h.     Slow flight and stalls

i.       Emergency operations

j.      High-altitude operations

k.     Postflight procedures

9.     Successfully complete a practical test, which will be conducted as specified in the Commercial Certificate Practical Test Standards.


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