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San Jose Fllight Training Commercial Pilots License in San Francisco Bay Area



Commercial License Information
The commercial license is the next step for private pilots that aspire to fly for a living, whether teaching as a CFI, or flying for hire. Typical jobs for a commercial license would include flying traffic watch, pipeline patrol, or teaching flying after you get a CFI rating.  In order to fly charter or for the airlines, you'll need to go one step further and get the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license.

Commercial Pilot Requirements
You must be 18 years old and be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. It's recommended that you get your instrument rating before the commercial license; otherwise your commercial certificate will be endorsed with a prohibition against carrying passengers for hire on flights beyond 50 NM or at night. Prior to taking your checkride, you'll need to take the FAA Commercial written exam and have accumulated: 

  • 250 hours total flight time 
  • 100 hours flight time as pilot in command
  • 50 hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command

Your training for the commercial must include 20 hours of dual training in the commercial areas of operation including at least:

  • 10 hours of instrument training of which at least 5 hours must be in a single-engine airplane
  • 10 hours of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and controllable pitch propeller
  • One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a single-engine airplane in day-VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 NM
  • One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours  in a single-engine airplane in night-VFR conditions, consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 100 NM
  • 3 hours in a single-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test within the 60 days preceding the test
You'll also need 10 hours of solo flight in a single-engine airplane training in the areas of operation required for a single-engine rating, which includes at least:
  • One cross-country flight of not less than 300 NM total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 NM
  • 5 hours 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

You must pass the commercial pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better. The test is 100 multiple choice questions from the FAA's databank of about 700 questions.  You can prepare for it through home study with books or DVDs.

The final step is the practical flight test with an FAA-designated examiner. The exam contents is defined by the FAA's Practical Test Standard (PTS), and it includes both an oral exam and a flight test. 

Learn to Fly San JoseYou'll need a complex airplane for your commercial training and checkride.  We have both Piper Arrows and a Cessna 177RG in which you can train.  Give us a call today to get started!

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