Commercial Pilot Curriculum


Requirements (FAR 61.123)
  • 18 years old, English proficient
  • Pass required knowledge exam (70%)
  • 250 hours (100 in powered aircraft, 50 in airplanes)
  • 100 hours PIC (including 50 in airplanes and 50 XC)
  • 20 hours training towards CPL including:
    • 10 hours in complex airplane
    • 2 hours dual day VFR XC (100 nm)
    • 2 hours dual night VFR XC (100 nm)
    • 3 hours test prep within 60 days
  • 10 hours solo in single-engine airplane including:
    • XC of 300nm total distance, landings at 3 points, one straight-line of 250nm from original point of deptarture
    • 5 hours night VFR solo w/ 10 takeoffs and landings at airport with operating tower
Practical Test Standards (PDF)