A commercial pilot’s license is required by anyone wishing to become a professional pilot. The Commercial Pilot Course is both challenging and enjoyable.
A student will first obtain a medical, and a student pilot permit. The student will then be eligible to commence flight training. First, the student will train for their private pilot license. The student will fly dual (with an instructor), and solo (by themselves). A student will first learn the fundamentals of flying, and then learn how to fly in the vicinity of an airport and land. The student will then be sent for their first solo. This is an exciting experience; one every pilot will always remember.
The student will also attend ground school, and must pass a written examination.The student will also do a cross-country flight to another airport. The final step is in passing a flight test, upon which the student will be issued a Private Pilot License.
Once the student has their private pilot license, he or she may commence training for their commercial pilot license. This involves more advanced flight training, instrument training and longer cross-country flights. The student will be trained in flying by reference to instruments and in radio navigation. Additional ground school will be attended, and the student must pass another written exam. Usually, the student will complete their night rating as part of their commercial course. The student must obtain a minimum of 200 hours flight experience, and pass another flight test.
The Commercial Pilot License allows the candidate to fly for a salary. Additional ratings are usually required to pursue a flying career. A multi-engine rating and instrument rating are required of all airline and corporate pilots. Some do instructor ratings, and teach others to fly.A pilot career provides an exciting life for those willing to pursue it.