Flying for Compensation
If you plan on pursuing a Career in Aviation, becoming an Instructor, or flying for any sort of compensation, a Commercial Pilot Certificate is required.
Estimated Cost for Commercial Pilot Certificate
FAA has a mandatory minimum number of hours flown with and without an instructor before you can take your final exam (check-ride). Minimum number of hours are 250 hours of flight time for Part 61 flight training operation. Additionally, a FAA computerized testing and a check-ride will be required.
Typical cost of a Commercial Pilot Certificate through Infinite Air Center is approximately $14,695.00 excluding FAA computerized exam, and check ride exam fees. This cost is based on a Private Pilot with an Instrument Rating with approximately 120 total hours of logged flight time. Since most of the flight time is for building time, it is recommended that a slower and less expensive trainer be used for most of the flight time. Also, based on new FAA ruling, either 10 hours of Complex time in a Piper Arrow or TAA aircraft can be used.
|Cessna 150||Cherokee 140|
|Ground School Self Study Kit||$320.00||$320.00|
|Non Complex Aircraft Rental (100 Hrs)||$10,000.00||$12,500.00|
|Complex or TAA Aircraft Rental (10 Hrs) *||$1,450.00 to $1,600.00||$1,450 to $1,600.00|
|CFI Instruction Time (30 Hrs)||$1,950.00||$1,950.00|
|Ground & Pre/Post Flight Instruction||$975.00||$975.00|
|Total Est. Cost|| $14,357.00 to $14,525.00
|| $16,875.00 to $17,025.00