Commercial Pilot

Commercial Pilot Program

The Commercial Pilot Program is an advance certificate and is the first major milestone of a professional pilot career.  This is the course where you will demonstrate your mastery of the aircraft and the flight environment.  


Minimum Requirements

- Private Pilot Certificate - Private Pilot Course Information

- Instrument Pilot Rating - Instrument Pilot Course Information

- Be at least 17 years of age at start and at least 18 years of age at time of certification.

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Possess a valid medical certificate

- Receive a minimum of 55 hours of flight training and instruction and have at least 250 total hours upon completion of the course.      

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Estimated Cost $25,000 - 30,000*

- Aircraft Rental - 170 hours**

- Instructor (dual flight and Ground)

- Medical - $250 (if you do not already have one)

- FAA Written Exam - $150

- FAA Check Ride - $300-450

- King Schools Commercial Pilot Training Course - $365

*Additional costs are associated with this program and are all dependant on the individual student.

** This estimate assumes you have completed the Private Pilot and Instrument PIlot courses with the minimum time required. Complete requirements for a Commercial Pilot are listed in 14 CFR Part 61.129.

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All flights originate at the Sumter County Airport. 

2945 Airport Road, Sumter, S.C, 29153

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