What is a commercial pilot?

A commercial pilot is essentially a private pilot with the ability to be compensated for certain operations. A commercial pilot’s license is a stepping stone to becoming an Air Transport Pilot, which is required to fly for the airlines.

A commercial pilot’s license and a second class medical will allow you to perform certain Part 91 revenue operations such as:

  • Aerial Surveys
  • Pipeline Patrol
  • Aerial Photography
  • Ferrying Aircraft
  • Site-Seeing Scenic Flights (with appropriate authorization)
  • And more

You may also be employed by a part 135 operator and work as a charter pilot with your commercial certificate.

How do I become a commercial pilot?

The first step to becoming a Commercial Pilot is to be obtain to your Private Pilot’s license from Pilotsmith.

Call Pilotsmith, Inc. at 920-415-2FLY (2359) for more information.

Commercial Requirements