A commercial pilot is someone who is allowed by the FAA to charge money for services and able to act as pilot in command. The holder opens the door to get Career in a Commercial Airlines (domestic or International), charter companies or corporate. In 14DAYPILOT Flight Academy, students are trained not only to pass the ACS (Airmen Certificate Standard) requirement but also to be a proficient and safe commercial pilot in only 5 days.
I am an Indonesian Commercial Pilot rated in King Air 350 and Hawker 900 converting my ICAO license and eventually getting FAA ME Commercial. In 14DAYPILOT program, I had to be well prepared with the topic before I got to the class so I'd need to enforce self-study habit. Once I started the flight portion, i flew for 3-4 hours a day, followed by another ground session for the oral prep. That was a very distinctive experience compared to my previous training in Indonesia."
The minimum hour required in obtaining a Commercial Pilot Certificate (CPL) is 250 hours, therefore before the check ride students must collect minimum around 230-235 hours before starting the Commercial Pilot program.
Aside from collecting 250 hours for the check ride, there are also several requirements that need to be complied with before obtaining a CPL license. One of the main requirements is the 300 NM PIC cross country flight. To find out more about time building and CPL requirements please contact us and our team can help.
In order to be eligible to start the CPL program you must be able to obtain an FAA medical certificate, minimum 3rd class. The medical test can be done either in Indonesia or in USA. The FAA medical certificate is one of the required documents for flight.
At 14DAYPILOT we have very high standards set to ensure quality of our students. The FAA allows minimum of 70% to pass the written exam but we require a minimum of 80% passing grade before flight training can begin
Every student that is not a US citizen looking to train in the USA will be required to get Transport Security Administration (TSA) approval to start training. Once approval is granted then they can start training. Foreign student will require to present their VISA to apply the flight training permit to TSA. We recommend USA B1/B2 Visa since it is now accepted by USA homeland security as flight traning activity.
The minimum age to get a Commercial Pilot Certificate (CPL) is 18 years old on the check ride day. Students may enroll before the age of 18, as long as he/she is 18 years old on the check ride day. There is no maximum age requirement.
Being able to understand, read and speak the English language is a mandatory requirement of enrollment. Every lesson, class and learning process will be done in English. Prior to entrance there will be an English exam to check proficiency
As a commercial pilot the standards are set higher based on the ACS. Applicants are expected to fly within the tolerable limits set in the ACS such as heading, speed, altitude, etc
The responsibilities associated with earning a Commercial Pilot certificate involves more regulation requirements. They are important and essential to flight to avoid unplanned incidents or accidents.
During training there are more maneuvers that need to be learned compared to the Private Pilot license. Given the short amount of time to learn them, it is a great challenge and experience for any pilot.
One of the best things about obtaining a Commercial Pilot certificate (CPL) is the ability to fly for hire. Learn about the privileges and limitations associated with it.
The 5 DAY Commercial Pilot program is one of our best and most challenging programs yet.
By taking this course you will graduate in only 5 days with your Commercial Pilot Certificate in hand.
Explore below to get a glimpse of our Commercial Pilot Program cadets
In ensuring the high standard of all our graduates, 14DAYPILOT Flight Academy has prepared a customized preparation course known as Pass Oral Exam System (POES).
Pass Oral Exam System or POES is the preparation class that students will undergo before starting flight training in our Van Nuys Training Center. It can either be done online or in Indonesia, Asia.
PART 1: The secret to Answer Regs oral exam scenario-based questions for Instrument Rating
PART 2: Mastering Aviation Weather Theory for Instrument Rating Check ride
PART 3: Powerful Airspace Learning Tools (Beat the Examiner for USA National Airspace System – PROVEN!)
PART 4: Understanding IFR ATC radio telephony and IFR procedures
PART 5: Learn to explain Aircraft System related to IFR scenarios
PART 6: Deeper understanding of Instrument Landing System and components related
PART 7: Airport markings, airport lighting and navigational aids related to mountain and night flying
PART 8: Learn to make an IFR Navigation Log that will impress your examiner
PART 9: Aeromedical factors you need to know related to planned flight plan
PART 10: FAA Oral Exam Simulation Mockup to PASS the Oral Exam!
Watch below to get a preview of how the Pass Oral Exam System (POES) is done online
One of the main privileges of becoming a commercial pilot is being able to work as a professional pilot. For those looking to work in a carrier or the airlines, getting the Commercial Pilot Certificate is the right step in getting closer to your goal of flying for the airlines
For those who have a passion in teaching, a Commercial Pilot has the option to become a flight instructor by obtaining the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) license. To find out more about the CFI license click on our CFI/CFII/MEII PROGRAM
Being a pilot does not always mean having passengers to fly behind you. Some pilot opts to do agriculture flying. It is a challenging and a great way to build your hours.
Air tour operators are available throughout United States and can conduct sightseeing flights. With your Commercial Pilot Certificate you are able to take passengers on sight seeing flights by flying for air tour operators.
Flying for aerial photography jobs can be both challenging and dangerous. Some scenarios will involve low altitude flying and avoiding terrain while the photographer gets the right shots. It’s a fun and challenging way to build your hours as a Commercial Pilot.