Commercial Pilot License

The commercial pilot license is required for you to be employed as a pilot. A commercial pilot is expected to have superior knowledge and insights into the airplane, weather, the FAA's rules and regulations, and operations within the National Airspace System. You will be judged on this advanced knowledge as well as your ability to smoothly and precisely control the airplane throughout a variety of maneuvers designed to push the airplane to its limits while maintaining orientation to your surroundings both inside and outside of the aircraft.

Remember, you don't have to get a job in aviation if you get a commercial pilot license. Many pilots choose to pursue this advanced certificate simply to master new knowledge and improve their piloting skills. You may train for your initial commercial pilot certificate in either a single engine or multiengine airplane.