Becoming commercial pilot

The process to become a pilot is the same no matter what your age. You don’t say where you live, so can’t address national specifics. But start by finding a flight school close to you and going to visit hopefully several flight schools and find out about their programs. While you’re there, find out who the local doctors are who are trained to give you a flight physical. Make an appointment with one of them and go get examined to the highest required standards. No point in spending the money to take flying lessons if you cannot meet the medical requirements.

Now start taking flying lessons. Most schools offer an introductory lesson for a very reasonable price. If you have easy access to more than one flight school, you may want to take the intro lesson from several schools. At this point you’ll want to buy a set of text books, and start studying at home.

Your first 10 to 15 hours will be devoted to learning basic flying skills. Sooner or later your instructor(s) will decide that you are ready to fly alone. You will spend several flight in the traffic pattern at the airport, practising takeoffs and landings. Then your instructor will take you on one or more cross country flights, then send you alone on several cross country flights. You’ll want to start these cross country flights early in the day so you don’t get trapped by night fall. You should be rapidly approaching 40 (or more) hours of flight time, and your instructor will start working with you to hone your skills so that you can take you flight test to become a private pilot.

Now that you are a private pilot, you can fly by yourself, and can also carry passengers, but can’t do anything for hire. But now you’re working toward your commercial license, which takes a bit over 200 hours. You’ll want to keep your ears open for chances to help out local aircraft owners who may need an aircraft flown for what ever (non commercial) reason. This will help reduce the total amount you’ll need to spend. But keep in touch with your instructor, and make sure you’re doing the specific types of flights you’ll need to qualify for your commercial rating.

Once you’ve received the commercial rating you eventually want to start working toward an instrument rating. Most (but not all) types of commercial flying require an instrument rating.

You mention becoming a commercial pilot. Most people use the term commercial pilot to mean they want to fly for an airline. But the correct term for a pilot flying for an airline is “Airline Pilot”. Typically, an airline pilot rating requires 1500 flight hours, and you must generally have a commercial rating and an instrument rating to start.

But there are many other commercial flying jobs that will help you get from 200 hours to 1500 hours. A few obvious ones are flight instructor, aerial applicator, banner tow pilot, charter pilot, and local ride pilots. There are many others.

I suspect that most airlines would rather hire a new pilot who has his airline rating in his pocket, but who got there by doing flying jobs along the way. I’ve had several really bad experiences with pilots who had enough money to just go rent an airplane long enough to gain all their ratings.

stylish bluetooth speaker stylish loafers mens stylish pill organizer stylish bed stylish blinds ormskirk stylish whisky stylish clear glasses stylish jubba design stylish mens pyjamas stylish playmats stylish office wear for ladies chrome stylish stylish storage confident and stylish stylish living rooms up close and stylish stylish umbrellas stylish armchairs uk stylish womens white trainers stylish a letter tattoo stylish folding chairs stylish extension lead stylish mens workwear affectedly stylish crossword clue stylish table lamps for living room stylish kitchen accessories stylish lighting stylish ergonomic chairs stylish modern wooden coffee table designs stylish blouses stylish chemo hats stylish desk chair no wheels stylish window grill design new stylish sandals for women comfortable stylish office chair stylish toilet roll holder stylish s letter dp stylish crossword clue 7 letters stylish mens clothing stylish alarm clocks ll stylish zed runes stylish house stylish beards clear stylish glasses programmable and stylish the end of the necktie and the last stylish man stylish beach bags stylish womens tops stylish beard styles stylish hat stylish fashionable crossword clue stylish office chairs without wheels stylish kitchen designs womens stylish boots stylish crossbody bags most elegant and stylish crossword clue caption for stylish girl attitude stylish lights stylish baseball caps stylish mother of the bride dresses stylish laundry hamper stylish small tattoos for men stylish toilets stylish notice board stylish recycling bins stylish bathroom chairs stylish strands stylish headphones stylish mens boots stylish prescription glasses stylish thumb ring for girl mens stylish shirt stylish fridge stylish running shoes stylish fleece stylish snow boots womens stylish dining rooms stylish establishment crossword stylish mens glasses frames ladies stylish watch stylish gazebos stylish group dp affordable stylish camera bags desk chairs stylish stylish hats stylish crossword clue 5 letters stylish storage boxes with lids stylish reading glasses for women stylish orthopedic shoes stylish mens casual shoes ladies stylish waterproof jacket stylish knitwear stylish office wear stylish fireplaces stylish bins womens stylish waterproof jacket stylish garden chairs stylish dress stylish pant plazo design stylish double bed stylish wall art stylish litter box stylish christmas nails stylish brother a cardinal stylish fire pit stylish beanie fashion stylish waterproof jacket womens new stylish uk stylish bird feeder stylish muslimah fashion stylish wardrobe stylish laundry baskets uk comfy stylish office chair stylish article about crossword stylish home office chairs uk stylish watches stylish jewellery stylish funky mirrors