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The Commercial Pilot Program at CHI is your next step into an aviation career. Whether you want to become an airline pilot, a flight instructor, or any other career as a pilot, the commercial pilot certificate will be a requirement. CHI offers commercial pilot training in our Technically Advanced Airplanes (TAA), the state of the art RV12’s. With glass instrument panels and autopilot, these airplanes will best prepare you for the real-world flying jobs of today with the most advanced aircraft that are now in the skies.

The Commercial Pilot’s Certificate is unlatching the door into the world of commercial aviation. It is your next step into the best office on the planet! CHI Aerospace is committed to helping you make this dream into your reality. We offer one-on-one Commercial Pilot training with our Certified Flight Instructors who will train you in the aeronautical knowledge areas and flight proficiency tasks to become a commercial pilot.

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There are several requirements you will need to satisfy before you can earn your Commercial Pilot’s certificate. CHI Aerospace can help you achieve all of them and ensure you’re ready – and able – to take off and enjoy your time in the sky. Below are the requirements you have to complete in order to earn your Sport Pilot Certificate: 

Be 18 Years Old and hold a PPL

You must be 18 years old, and hold a PPL License to acquire your commercial license.

Log 250 Hours of Flight Time

You must complete a minimum of 250 hours of flight time. Additionally you will need 10 hours of instrument training and 10 hours of TAA or Complex Training. 

Hold at least a Second Class Medical

You must have at least a 2nd Class Medical Certificate.

Read, Write, Speak, and Understand English

You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Pass the FAA Knowledge Written Exam

You must pass the FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Written Test.


What Can Commercial Pilots Do?

  • A commercial pilot may act as pilot in command of an aircraft carrying persons or property for hire

  • Some low time pilot jobs you are able to do with a commercial pilots certificate are: Pipeline and powerline Patrol, Aerial Photography, Glider Tow Pilot, Banner Tow Pilot, Skydive Pilot, Ferry Pilot, Aerial Tour Pilot, and more!

  • Advance your training to become a Certified Flight Instructor and/or Airline Transport Pilot

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