Commercial Pilot

Aircraft Management Together with an instrument rating it opens many doors to a flying career. Your commercial flight training will teach you how to operate a more sophisticated, complex aircraft, with retractable landing gear, a variable pitch propeller and more power than the trainer you used for primary training. You will learn to fly to closer tolerances and venture further away to airports on cross‐country flights. Should you decide an aviation career isn’t for you, the Commercial certification can still provide you with additional skills to further make you a safer and more confident pilot.


  • 18 years of age
  • Read, speak, write and understand English
  • Hold a private pilot certificate
  • Hold an instrument rating (or the commercial pilot certificate will be limited to day and the transport of passengers less than 50 miles)
  • Be a US citizen
  • If not a US citizen, have TSA clearance

Completion Requirements:

Log 250 hours total flight that consists of:

  • 100 hours in powered aircraft of which 50 hours must be in airplanes
  • 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time which include: 50 hours in airplanes and 50 hours of cross-country flight with at least 10 in airplanes
  • 20 hours commercial flight training per 61.129 (b) (1)
  • 10 hours in a complex aircraft
  • 10 hours of solo flight time
  • 3 hours flight training in preparation for the practical test
  • Completion of the required airman knowledge exam


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Pricing: The packaged course prices contain the FAA/TCO minimum required flight and ground training. Any additional training will be billed at the normal hourly rate as stated in the JFS enrollment agreement. Course duration depends on many factors to include: study habits, aptitude, weather, etc. JFS reserves the right to alter the prices listed on this rate sheet under the following circumstances but not limited to, variations in fuel prices, airport landing charges if applicable, FAA exam fees, repeating tests or exams and requests for additional tuition and classroom time.

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