Commercial Pilot Training

The Commercial Pilot Certificate is a qualification that permits you to act as pilot-in-command of an aircraft for compensation or hire. If you are seeking a career in aviation, the Commercial Pilot Certificate is a prerequisite for working in the industry. During this course you will also receive your High Performance & Complex endorsements to operate these aircraft as pilot in command.

The FAA requires a minimum age of 18 years and the ability to obtain a FAA Second Class Medical.

*The following course outline is designed for a pilot transitioning from obtaining their Private/Instrument Certificates. If you have additional flight hours above these Certificates, your course times will vary. Please contact us for a customized quote for your Commercial Certificate.

Flight and Ground Instruction
Item Cost/Hour Hours Total
Airplane Rental $145.00 96 $13,920.00
Flight Instruction $49.00 71 $3,479.00
Ground Instruction $49.00 35 $1,715.00
C172 (TAA) $154.00 19 $2,926.00
Simulator $75.00 4 $300.00
Supplies (Commercial Test Prep Course) $149.99
FAA Written Exam $150.00
FAA Checkride Fee (does not include aircraft) $500.00
Estimated Total $23,139.99


* Times shown are the minimum course times. Your time to obtain the required skills may vary. Remember, you do not have to pay this amount up front; it is spread out over the length of your training.

* Financing options available from AOPA.