What is an Commercial Pilot License?
The FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate qualifies pilots to be financially compensated for piloting an aircraft. It is referred to internationally as a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). It is unlike the Private Pilot certificate, which is designed for recreational use. Furthermore, the PPL only permits the licensed pilot to share the cost of the flight. A CPL is the key to earning money through your service as an aircraft pilot. So, if you want to learn how to get your CPL, read on.
Commercial Pilot – Single-Engine
The Commercial Single-Engine Land (CSEL) Initial course is a logical step for some pilots based upon their career track. However, it is not required. We conduct the course in a single-engine Piper Archer. Instruction includes Chandelles, Eights-on-Pylons, and Lazy Eights. As a result you will perfect the use of a rudder.
Students that have completed the CMEL course may enroll in the Single-Engine Add-On Rating course. This covers the same topics as the CSEL Initial. However, we highly suggest student to complete their single engine commerical before their multi add on, as it would save more money for the student.
We also conduct our 10 hours complex requirement in the multi, and when the student are ready to schdule the checkride, there will be two checkride schedule, the CSEL checkride then two weeks later, the MSEL. We found student to be able to go to the multi checkride within an addition of 5 extra hours after 10 hours of training in the multi engine to fulfill their CSEL training. The student will end up saving time as they can knock out two license together.
Commercial Pilot – Multi-Engine
We also offer seperate multi training if you have already completed CSEL. We conduct training for the Commercial Multi-Engine Land (CMEL) course in a multi-engine Grumman Cougar training aircraft. It is one of the rare type of multi-engine out there. This is defined as “complex” because it has a constant speed propeller and retractable landing gear. The course is essential for aspiring airline pilots. Topics include Slow Flight, Stalls, and VMC Demos.
Commercial Pilot License Course Requirements
Be at least 18 years old.
Hold at least a current private pilot certificate.
Read, speak, write, and understand English.