Commercial Pilot


  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate.
  • You must be able to read, speak, write and understand English.
  • You must receive ground instruction.
  • You must pass a written examination.
  • You must have logged at least 250 total hours of flight time.
    • 100 hours must have been in a powered aircraft,
    • 50 of which must have been in an airplane.
  • You must have logged 20 hours of flight instruction including:
    • 10 hours in a complex or turbine powered airplane,
    • One 2 hour daytime and one 2 hour nighttime cross-country flight of more than 100 NM (straight line distance),
    • 10 hours of instrument instruction (at least 5 hours must be in a single engine airplane), and
    • 3 hours in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 60 days of the test.
  • You must have logged 100 hours of PIC time including at least:
    • 50 hours in airplanes,
    • 50 hours of cross-country flights of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes,
    • Each flight with a landing at a point more than 50 NM from the original departure point.
  • You must have logged 10 hours of Solo flight time single-engine including
    • One cross country flight that must be not less than 300 NM, with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is at least 250 NM (straight line distance) from the original point of departure.
    • 5 hours of night VFR including 10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.
  • You must successfully complete a flight test.


Approximate Costs

Airplane Fees (10 hours) $1650
Instructor Fees (15 hours) $750
Ground School $350
Checkride Test Prep $250
Pilot Supplies $100
Total $3100

Costs do not include: Examiner Fees ($450), Medical Fees ($150), Written Test Fees ($150), or Club Dues ($360/year). Costs shown here are approximate and are listed for demonstrative purposes.



If you do not have your own aircraft, we recommend joining the Indiana Pilots Club, which has a number of different aircraft available for use at all our Flight Training Centers locations.

Materials and Equipment

You will need the following items by the conclusion of your flight training: FAR/AIM, Sectional Map, Flight Computer, Plotter, Textbook, Pilot Logbook, Written Test Guide, PTS, Oral Prep Guide.

(Most of these items are included in our “Commercial Pilot Kit“.)

Payment Options

Option #1: Pay as you go by either deposting money on account before or after each flight.
Option #2: Pay an advance payment of any amount and receive an additional 10% credit on your account. For example if you deposit $7000 you will receive a $700 credit, $1000 will give you a credit of $100.  Ten percent additional credit is only available one time.


Club Member Rate $50/hour
Non-Member Rate $55/hour


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