The Aircraft Single Engine Land Commercial Certificate is your first step toward your career in aviation. Pacific Skies Aviation offers you many paths to achieve your Commercial Certificate. Not only do we offer time building options in a less expensive Cessna 152 or Piper Sport aircraft, but we also offer the option to acquire Complex and High Performance endorsements in our TR (Turbo Retractable) Cessna 182.

What do I need to get my Commercial Certificate?

In addition to classroom study, the below list is a breakdown of the minimum flight experience a commercial candidate must have in order to take their commercial exam.

Jon – ATP
  • 250 hours total time
    • 100 hours in Powered aircraft
      • 50 hours in airplanes
    • 20 hours dual instruction
      • 10 hours complex or technically advanced aircraft
      • 10 hours instrument
      • 2 hour day cross country 100nm
      • 2 hour night cross country 100nm
      • 3 hours test prep
    • 100 hours PIC
      • 50 hours in airplanes
      • 50 hours cross country
        • 10 hours in airplanes
    • 10 hours solo
        • 5 hours night
        • 10 take off and landings at airport with control towe

          Dan – ATP

Commercial hours breakdown

How much will this cost?

There are many ways to achieve this certificate and meet the required time and experience requirements. The pros and cons of which aircraft to train in are detailed in our “Which aircraft is best for me” page.

Aircraft and Instructor Rates

Cessna 152 $110 /hr

Piper Sport $130 /hr

Cessna 172 $160 /hr

Cessna TR182 $190/hr

Jeremy – ATP

Instructor $70/hr

Commercial Certificate with all requirements met
10 CE 172 Dual  $230.00  $2,300.00
15 Ground  $70.00  $1,050.00
Pilot Supplies $60  $60.00
Knowledge Test  $150.00
Final Exam $750  $750.00
 $4,310.00

 

Commercial Certificate including time building

Cessna 172 example

125 CE 172 S Solo  $160.00  $20,000.00
10 CE 182 Dual  $260.00  $2,600.00
15 Ground  $70.00  $1,050.00
Pilot Supplies  $60.00
Knowledge Test  $150.00
Final Exam  $750.00
 $24,610.00