A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) permits the holder to be compensated for flying, meaning that the pilot will now be rated to fly for hire. This license opens the door for a career in aviation as a professional pilot.

To be eligible for a Commercial Pilot License, applicants must hold at least a private pilot license (PPL), but an instrument rating (IR) is advised. A second class medical certificate is required to use commercial privileges. A minimum of 250 hours of flight time are required, including 100 hours of pilot-in-command time and 50 hours of cross-country flight. In addition, you will need 10 hours of instrument training and 10 hours in a complex aircraft. Listed below is an estimated cost to obtain your commercial license.

If you're interested in becoming a flight instructor, then you're in luck! Flight instructors are in high demand right now, and this particular career path is expected to remain in demand for quite a few years, according to some experts. Most, if not all flight instructors will tell you that they learned more after becoming a certified flight instructor (CFI) than they knew before going into it. At EFI Flight School, we prepare applicants to be the best instructor possible. Both Initial and Instrument Add-On courses are available. Contact us today to discuss your experiences and how we can best help reach your aviation career goals.