1751 Shuttle Columbia Drive Suite 310

El Paso, TX 79925

915.852.8326

Commercial Pilot


FAA requirements:


Prerequisites :  Private Pilot Certificate

                           Instrument Rating (Recommended)

                           3rd class medical certificate

                           Minimum of 250 flight hours


Age :18 years of age


Education requirements :Able to read, write, and speak English

fluently. 

Flight time requirement : Minimum of 250 hours of flight training. This
training must include a minimum of:

1. 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in airplanes.

2. 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time, which includes at least—

  • ​50 hours in airplanes; and
  • 50 hours in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes.

​3.  20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed

  • 10 hours of instrument training
  • 10 hours of training in a complex aircraft


Ground instruction requirements :


1. 15 hours average ground instruction


Examinations:

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 1. Commercial pilot knowledge test

​2. Commercial pilot practical test 


Cessna 152 Minimum Estimated Cost - $4,879.99


1. 10 hours aircraft rental @ $100/hr = $1,000.00 

2. 10 hours complex aircraft rental @ $185/hr = $1,850.00

3. 20 hours dual instruction @ $40/hr = $800.00

4. 5 hours simulator flight training @ $50/hr = $250.00 

5. ASA online ground school program = $279.99

6. 15 hours ground instruction @ $20.00/hr = $250.00

7. Commercial pilot knowledge exam = $150.00

8. Commercial pilot practical test examiner's fee = $300.00


Cessna 172 Minimum Estimated Cost - $5,229.99


1. 10 hours aircraft rental @ $135/hr = $1,350.00 

2. 10 hours complex aircraft rental @ $185/hr = $1,850.00

3. 20 hours dual instruction @ $40/hr = $800.00

4. 5 hours simulator flight training @ $50/hr = $250.00 

5. ASA online ground school program = $279.99

6. 15 hours ground instruction @ $20.00/hr = $250.00

7. Commercial pilot knowledge exam = $150.00

8. Commercial pilot practical test examiner's fee = $300.00