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Commercial Pilot License
in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

A Commercial Pilot Certificate is similar to your Private Pilot Certificate except it allows you to fly an airplane and carry passengers and/or property for compensation or hire under certain conditions. The flight hours earned to obtain the private and instrument rating are credited towards the required 250 hours.  This is also a required rating for all flight instructors.


Commercial Pilot Certificate Requirements

Aeronautical Experience Required

  • 250 hours total flight time including:

  • 100 hours in powered aircraft (50 hours in airplanes)

  • 100 hours Pilot In Command flight time

    • ​50 hours cross-country

  • 10 hours of instrument training

  • 10 hours complex dual

  • 2 hours dual VFR day cross-country

  • 2 hours dual VFR night cross-country

  • 300 NM solo cross-country with landings at 3 points

  • 5 hours solo night VFR w/ 10 takeoffs and landings

  • 3 hours dual within the 60 days preceding the flight test


Other Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age when training is complete

  • Read, speak, write and understand the English language

  • Obtain at least a third class medical certificate

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot certificate

  • Pass the commercial knowledge test

  • Successfully complete a Commercial Pilot course

  • Pass a practical test with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

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