Accelerated Commercial Pilot Course
Obtaining a Commercial Pilot Certificate is essential for those planning a career in aviation. The Accelerated Program is for pilots who want to complete their training expeditiously, train as often as possible and accomplish the training in under 2 weeks. The program includes both flight training and ground instruction.
Flying Academy’s primary goal is to ensure that you become a safe and competent pilot. Your success will be a result of your knowledge, skill, and sound decision making.
Advantages of Accelerated Flight Training with Flying Academy
Students need to hold a valid FAA medical certificate, minimum 3rd class or better, prior to enrollment to the program.
Hold a Private Pilot License, Aircraft Single Engine-Land (ASEL)
A commercial pilot is presumed to have an instrument rating. If not, his/her commercial pilot certificate will be endorsed with a prohibition against carrying passengers for hire on day VFR flights beyond 50 NM or at night.
Every student that is not an US citizen looking to train in the USA will be required to hold an adequate visa for flight training.
A significant part of your theoretical training will be carried out remotely from wherever you may be prior to starting your practical training. This will enable you to start your training quickly without delay, which will provide a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge.
Students will have an option to attend Flying Academy Online Classes or other ground preparation portals such as Flying Academy’s eLearning system.
Get ahead: Take the FAA Knowledge Exam before starting training with Flying Academy
The Commercial Pilot knowledge exam requires an endorsement from a certified flight or ground instructor confirming that you are ready to take the test. Students who wish to take the Commercial Pilot test will receive an endorsement from our CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) once they have successfully completed the Flying Academy Instrument Rating Online Ground School or other online preparation and provide at least three practice knowledge exams with a score greater than 80%.
Scheduling the FAA Knowledge Exam
If you obtained an endorsement to take the FAA Knowledge Exam and you registered yourself in the IACRA system and obtained the FTN#, you are ready to schedule your exam.
FAA Testing Centers are located all around the United States, schedule your exam here: faa.psiexams.com
Be at least 18 years of age
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
- It is required to have at least 225 hours Total Time before start of the Commercial Practical Training
- WE CAN ASSIST YOU IN COMPLETING THESE REQUIREMENTS AS PART OF YOUR TRAINING
Flight Experience and Instruction:
Flying Academy’s Accelerated Commercial Training consists of 15 hrs of dual received training with Certified Flight Instructor and 10 hrs of dual received in TAA or Complex Airplane.
To obtain a commercial certificate in an airplane under FAR Part 61 rules a pilot must have:
- 250 hours of flight time, 100 hours of which must be in powered aircraft, and 50 must be in airplanes.
- 100 hours of pilot-in-command time, 50 of which must be in airplanes.
- 50 hours of cross-country time, 10 of which must be in an airplane.
- 20 hours of training, including 10 of instrument, 10 of complex or TAA, and a smattering of cross-country and practical test preparation.
- 10 hours of solo training, including a smattering of cross-country and night.
Pilot who don’t have the Experience per FAR 61.129(a)* will need to do TIME BUILDING (Please include links to our TB programs in the US) before the start of the Commercial Training. You can choose from 25, 50 or 100 hrs Time Building packages offered in our locations in Corona, CA and Van Nuys, CA.
For pilots who train in an approved FAR Part 141 program, the commercial certificate can be earned with less experience, at a minimum of 190 hours and the training program is based on the Jeppesen Commercial Syllabus.
*Extra training incurs additional cost at current rates.
What you can do with the certificate
Commercial pilot certificate is required for any type of flying where the pilot is being compensated. Jobs such as flight instruction, corporate pilot, agricultural pilot, banner towing, pipeline patrol, traffic reporting, and more require a commercial pilot certificate. Some positions, such as airline pilot or Part 135 charter pilot may require more flight time, additional certificates, or both.