COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE (CPL)

Course completion

  • Pass a FAA Written Knowledge Test
  • Pass an Oral and Practical Flight Test


Eligibility requirements

  • Hold a current Private Pilot Certificate
  • Able to read, speak and understand English
  • Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (prior to first solo flight)
  • Maximum weight 275 lb. 


Course requirements and costs

all pilots will have different slightly different hours after completing the private pilot certificate and instrument rating. This makes the commercial certificate difficult to price accurately. 
Listen below is the faa minimums and the average pilot after completing PPL(H) and IR(H).  

FAA minimum requirements

Based on the FAA minimums §61.129(c) and the average pilot

40 HOURS DUAL FLIGHT TRAINING 



$464 per hour



$18.560
10 hours solo FLIGHT
$425 per hour
$3.250
FAA WRITTEN EXAM
$150
$150
HELICOPTER RENTAL FOR PRACTICAL TEST 
$430 per hour 
$430
TOTAL COST 

$22.390