COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE
FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO OBTAIN THE COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE I
Included in Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Associate of Science in Aviation Studies programs. It’s important to find an FAA-approved flight training school that offers Certified Pilot Training (Good news – we do!)
This advanced stage of instruction on the path to a Commercial Pilot Certificate incorporates the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct long-range flight operations. Students learn to conduct flight planning to unfamiliar airports using a detailed weather analysis, fuel requirement computations and IFR alternate provision planning. These ratings and certificates are earned through either the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics or Associate of Science in Aviation Studies programs.
Additional training is provided in hazardous material handling, in-depth aircraft systems management and existing Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s). Students who successfully complete the Commercial Pilot Certificate gain competence in a wide range of commercial aviation operations. Utilization of the entire National Airspace is encouraged to provide a natural conversion to inevitable, follow-on, commercial aviation operations.
COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE HIGHLIGHTS
EARN WITHIN SECOND YEAR OF TRAINING
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics or Associate of Science in Aviation Studies programs can earn their Commercial Pilot Certificate within their second academic year.
GROUND + FLIGHT TRAINING
In a combination of classroom and flight instruction, students are prepared for the successful completion of the Commercial Pilot Certificate.
MASTER COMPLEX AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS
Students become proficient in complex, challenging, and emergency procedures of single-engine aircraft.
COMMERCIAL PILOT MULTI – PART 1
For the Commercial Pilot Multi-Part 1 certification, advanced instruction continues to further develop skills in IFR and commercial areas of operation. Students learn to assist with the development of accurate and effective aeronautical decision-making skills during normal and emergency flight scenarios.
Flight planning now includes a more advanced weather analysis and instruction on advanced instrument displays. Procedural protocols are introduced, including: departure and arrival procedures, GPS approach requirements, crew response to emergencies and basic crew resource management principles.
Successful commercial pilot certificate course completion results in the student having a greater depth of systems knowledge and a fundamental understanding of coordinated crew response for the purpose of enhancing the safety of all flight operations.
COMMERCIAL PILOT MULTI – PART 1 HIGHLIGHTS
EARN WITHIN THIRD YEAR OF TRAINING
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics program can earn their Commercial Multi-Engine Rating within their third academic year.
GROUND + FLIGHT TRAINING
In combination of the classroom and flight instruction, students are prepared for successful completion of their Commercial Multi-Engine Rating.
CERTIFICATES AND RATINGS
COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE
You will begin your journey toward becoming a commercial pilot through developing a working knowledge of the fundamentals of the craft. Complex aircraft systems will be explored in the context of both normal and abnormal procedures.
Advanced topics will include the study of airplane limitations, stall/spin awareness, avionics systems, and malfunctions. The physiology of high altitude and high speed flight will be explored in the context of complex aircraft operation and advanced technology aircraft. The use of Global Positioning System (GPS) procedures in relation to national airspace will be examined, and you will further develop your abilities to employ Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM). Your ground-based studies will equip you toward meeting the requirements of the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Airplane, Single-Engine, Land rating.
During this section of the program, you will be equipped to conduct long-range operations. You will learn how to navigate unfamiliar airports, conduct flight planning utilizing detailed weather analysis, compute fuel requirements, and implement challenging procedures under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions.
As the challenges increase, you will employ advanced Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) in the context of composite aviation navigation. Emergency procedures will include an emphasis on analysis, coordinated crew response, and safe conclusions to operations. Following successful completion of the first phases, you will be introduced to the mechanics of operating multi-engine aircraft, including developing the ability to predict aircraft performance, calculate weight and balance, and conduct successful cross-country flights within the national airspace system. You will be able to adeptly apply aerodynamic principles and concepts as you understand the impact of power plants, retractable landing gear, environmental concerns, and ice control systems on flight operations. Further maturation as a pilot is developed through addressing in-flight emergency situations and also through the application of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). Following these courses, you will be equipped to complete the Commercial Pilot Certificate Practical Test.
Those with a Commercial Pilot Certificate are qualified for employment as pilots, line pilots, captains, first officers, charter pilots, check airmen, and flight operations directors. Organizations and businesses which hire those with a commercial pilot license include airlines, agricultural businesses, governmental agencies, flight schools, cargo carriers, tour and charter operations, and private companies.