Commercial Training

Twin Cities Commercial Pilot Training

If you’re thinking of pursuing a career in aviation, Twin Cities Flight Training can help you achieve your certification as a commercial pilot. We offer Chapter 61 and 141 courses in accordance with FAA regulations and standards. Whether you want to fly charter planes, work for an airline, or pursue another profession in the aviation industry, Twin Cities Flight Training can help you reach your career goals.

To find out more about our flight school or to sign up for courses, contact us today at 763.780.4375.

Commercial Training Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Hold a valid Medical Certificate
  • Pass a knowledge test
Part 61
  • Complete a total of 250 hours of flight time as a pilot, including not more than 50 hours of flight simulator instruction in an FAA-approved simulator
  • 250 hours of total flight, including:
    • 100 hours in a powered aircraft
    • 50 hours in an aircraft
  • 100 hours of pilot in command time, including:
    • 50 hours in an aircraft
    • 50 hours of cross-country flight time
  • 20 hours of flight instruction including:
    • 10 hours of instrument training
    • 5 hours in a single engine airplane
    • 10 hours in an aircraft with retractable landing gear, flaps, and controllable pitch propeller or turbine power
  • One cross-country flight of 2 hours in a single engine airplane in daytime VFR conditions consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 100 nm from the original departure point
  • One cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a single engine airplane in night VFR conditions consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 100 nm from the original departure point
  • 10 hours of a solo flight in a single-engine airplane including:
    • One cross-country flight of 300 nm total with landings at a minimum of three points
    • 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings at an airport with an operating control tower
Part 141
Students that enroll in Twin Cities Flight Training Airplane 141 Commercial Pilot Certificate program will complete all FAR prerequisite requirements by completing the Commercial Pilot Course Syllabus. The Syllabus calls for 120 hours of flight time and the majority of Twin Cities Flight Training students complete the course without addition flight time.

*Courses can vary depending on your proficiency and ability

Multi-Engine Rating

A Multi-engine rating allows you to operate as pilot-in-command of an aircraft with more than one engine. You will gain experience operating an aircraft with increased speed, power, and rate of climb.

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Hold a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Hold a valid medical certificate

There are no minimum FAA requirements for a multi-engine certificate. However, most students average 10-15 hours of ground instruction, including classroom instruction techniques, before achieving competency in according with FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards. Each Individual may require more or less time depending on past experience, knowledge, and currency.

There are no minimum FAA requirements for the multi-engine certificate. However, most students average 15 hours of flight instruction, including classroom instruction techniques, before achieving competency in accordance with the FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards. Each Individual may require more or less time depending on past experience, knowledge, and currency.

Experience Our Accelerated Commercial Training Course

We offer an accelerated, 7-day commercial rating course for pilots who are pursuing a career in commercial aviation.

Prerequisites

  • Hold valid medical certificate
  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument rating (airplane)
  • 230 hours of flight experience (141), 250 hours (61)
  • TSA approval or proof of us citizenship
  • Completed commercial pilot written test or ready to take upon arrival

Where to Start

  • Enroll in a commercial training course
  • Schedule your courses
  • Complete prerequisites before you start your first class at Twin Cities Flight Training

Note: With an accelerated course, factors such as weather, study habits, and mechanical issues, can influence the time it takes to complete the course

Airline Top-Off Program

The Airline Top-Off Program gives you extra flight time to perfect your aviation skills. You can use additional instruction to prepare for your flight interview with commercial airline companies. Our General Manager Paul Perovich, or Chief Pilot DJ Horton will spend four to five hours with you to fine-tune your instrument and flight skills prior to your job interview.

Sign Up for Commercial Training Flight Courses

If you are ready to learn how to as a commercial airline pilot, contact Twin Cities Flight Training today. Our classes are specifically designed to help you fly safely while improving your skills.

To sign up for our flight courses, call us today at 763.780.4375, or fill out the enrollment form.

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