Apopka Flight Services

Apopka Aviation & Flight Services


Commercial Pilot License

After you obtain your instrument rating toward your Private license you may want to obtain your Commercial license. The Commercial license allows you to receive compensation for your flying and is critical in an aviation career.


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold at least a Private Pilot certificate
  • Able to read, speak, and write English
  • Pass Knowledge Test
  • Pass Practical Flight Test
  • At least a 2nd class Medical is required


  • Able to fly for compensation or hire.
  • Pilots with out Instrument Ratings have limitations during commercial operations.
  • There is no restriction to number of passengers although the weight and type of aircraft may require special training.
  • Other restrictions apply.

Aeronautical Experience, Knowledge, and Materials

  • For Airplane, Single-Engine, and Land:
  • $1,250.00...10 hrs Flight Time ($125.00/hr with fuel, C-172)
  • $1,430.00...10 hrs Flight Time($143.00/hr with fuel, Piper Arrow)
  • $700.00...20 hrs Flight Training ($35.00/hr Instructor)
  • $525.00...15 hrs Ground Training ($35.00/hr Instructor)
  • $250.00...Books/Publications
  • $80.00...Written Test Fee
  • $400.00...Flight Exam/Practical Test
  • Total $4,635.00

*This is the cost of the training although the pilot needs a total of at least 250 hrs and 100 hrs of pilot in command time with several specialized cross country requirements.

*These costs are approximations and minimums required by the FAA to obtain the certificate. Everyone requires different amounts of time to complete the license but it is very common for students to exceed 25% the time and funds listed above.

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