By obtaining a commercial pilot certificate, you may fly for hire as part of a Part 135 operation. Earning your commercial pilot certificate is also a prerequisite to becoming a flight instructor.
For your reference, estimated training costs for the commercial pilot certificate are provided here.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Hold a private pilot’s certificate.
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
Hold a current FAA medical certificate.
Have at least 250 total flight hours for FAR Part 61 aeronautical experience requirements.
* Includes a minimum of 20 hours dual instruction, 10 hours solo flight, and a FAA practical test.
Flight and instruction times vary according to the student's capability and the frequency of flight lessons, and the prices listed are based on the minimum time needed to earn the certificate. If additional flight time and/or instruction is needed, additional costs will be incurred.