High Flight Aviation - Commercial Pilot
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Commercial Pilot

The Commercial Pilot certificate is a great addition to your pilot resume.  Not just for up and coming Professional Pilots, the Commercial Certificate is an exciting and fun opportunity to continue to enhance your pilot skills.

Overview:

A structured Commercial Pilot course is the best, most efficient way to obtain your Commercial Pilot certificate.  HFA's 5-Day, accelerated Commercial Pilot course saves you both time and money over the traditional longer term method.  A typical day will involve a flight of 1.5-2 hours followed by ground training.  At the middle of your training we take a fun break to accomplish your cross-country requirements and fly to one of several destinations that meet the requirements.  We fly back that night having then completed your Commercial Pilot requirements for the cross-country phase.  

All HFA courses, you will receive detailed course tracking information for all flights and maneuvers, giving you immediate feedback of your flight(s).  HFA uses cutting-edge technology giving our students an excellent tool for improving their flying skills every step of the way.

Prerequisites:

  • Take and Pass the Commercial Pilot written test.
  • 240 Hours Total Time which includes:
    • 95 hours in power aircraft (45 of which has to be in airplanes)
  • 95 hours PIC which includes:
    • 50 hours Cross-Country
  • 10 hours solo or PIC which includes:
    • 300nm Cross-Country (one leg is at least 250nm straight line) with 3 landings.

Schedule:

The Commercial Pilot training course is a 5-Day course which includes both ground and air work.  The 5-day course can be done in either a 5-day straight scenario or separately with the following structure:

  • Day 1 - Systems & Basic Commercial Maneuvers
    • 0700-1200: Flight Instruction
    • 1300-1600: Ground Instruction 
  • Day 2 - Commercial Maneuvers
    • 0700-1200: Flight Instruction
    • 1300-1600: Ground Instruction 
  • Day 3 - Commercial Cross-Country Requirements
    • 1300-1700: Dual Day VFR Flight (100nm)
    • ~2000-2200: Dual Night IFR Flight (100nm)
  • Day 4 - Putting it all together
    • 0700-1200: Flight Instruction
    • 1300-1600: Ground Instruction
  • Day 5 - Mock Check-Ride
    • 0700-1200: Flight Instruction (Mock Check-Ride)
    • 1300-1600: Ground Instruction (Mock Oral)

Cost & Aircraft Rental:

  • Course Cost: $3,000
    • If additional instruction is needed after the 5th day, instruction is provided at a daily rate of $600/day or $75/hr if less than a full day is required.  In order to guarantee your reservation a 50% deposit is required within 14 days of the start date with the balance due on the first day of the course.
  • Aircraft Costs (Approx): ~$1,800
    • Aircraft are rented through Plus One Flyers which requires membership to join.  Membership is $129 + $34.50/mo should you decide to remain a member.  You can cancel membership anytime.

Payment Terms and Conditions:

  • Lessons are typically in 3 hour blocks and all clients are billed weekly at $75/hour.  Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and prior to following week's flights.  Payment forms accepted are Cash, eCheck, Visa, Mastercard, AmEx or PayPal.