Commercial Pilot Training

A Commercial Pilot Certificate allows you to fly an airplane for compensation or hire. It is the final capstone of the Professional Pilot Program. At this point your experience behind the yoke could begin paying for itself.
The Commercial part 61 training is composed of two simultaneous courses. The single engine course is 10 hours of flight in a Piper Arrow. At the same time students are mastering multi-engine procedures in the Piper Seneca. Students reach the 250 hours and take the single engine commercial flight test. That is immediately followed by a Multi-Engine add on checkride.

Age Requirements

Students must have 18 years of Age

Health Condition

Hold a 1st or 2nd Class FAA Medical (After US Arrival)

English Level

Be Able to Read, Write, and Speak English at ICAO level 4 standards

Foreign Students

International Students will need an M-1 Student Visa & TSA clearance

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Course Structure

Stage IV Objectives: The objective of Stage IV is to broaden the student’s knowledge of VFR cross-country and night operations and provide the skill necessary to operate safely in the night environment and during extended cross-country flights.

Stage IV Standards:This stage is complete when the student can demonstrate the complete and accurate planning of VFR cross-country flights and can safely perform those flights using pilotage, dead reckoning, and navigation systems. In addition, the student must demonstrate safe night flight operations.

Stage V Objectives: is to provide instruction and practice in the complex aircraft. The stage objective is to broaden the student’s knowledge and provide the skill necessary to safely fly a complex airplane which is similar to those frequently used in commercial operations. Additionally, the introduction and practice of commercial maneuvers is included so the student can begin acquiring proficiency.

Stage V Standards: This stage is complete when the student can demonstrate commercial pilot proficiency in the operation of the complex aircraft and basic knowledge of the advanced commercial maneuvers.

Stage VI Objectives: The objective of Stage VI is to provide the instruction and practice necessary to attain the proficiency level required of a commercial pilot with an instrument rating.

Stage VI Standards: This stage is complete when the student can demonstrate all flight maneuvers and procedures at the proficiency level of a commercial pilot with an instrument rating. The student also will successfully complete the Stage VI and End-of-Course Flight Checks .

Commercial Pilot Single Engine (CSE)

Piper PA-28 Arrow

Commercial Pilot Multi Engine (CME)

Piper PA-34 Seneca

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How long will it take to get my Commercial Pilot License?
Full-time students who dedicate themselves to obtaining a commercial pilot’s license can do so within a 4 week period. If you have a regular job and can only dedicate a few hours a week, then it may take about four(4) to six(6) weeks to accomplish it.

What kind of Aircraft will I train in?
Wayman Flight Training utilities Piper Seneca aircraft with a Garmin 430 system  for multi-engine training. Piper Arrows are flown for commercial single certificates. This is a “complex” aircraft with retractable landing gear and a variable-pitch propeller.

How many flight hours are required?
The Single engine rating can be done in 10 hours. The multi-engine add on is 13-20hrs plus checkride.

The Part 61 Commercial Pilot Training Program is composed of two simultaneous courses.

Commercial Single Engine

Commercial Multi-Engine Add-on

  • 10 Hrs one-to-one Ground Instruction
  • 32 Hrs Cross country Cessna-152
  • 5 Hrs Dual FTD
  • 10 Hrs dual Piper PA-28
  • 13 Hrs dual Piper PA-34
  •  2 Hrs Check-ride PA-28 Commercial Single
  • 2 Hrs Check-ride PA-34 Commercial Multi

FAA Part 141 courses are for military or college students that need to meet the minimum requirements of their countries or sponsors.

  • Miami-Dade College and Veteran’s receiving GI Benefits
  • 120 hours flight time
  • Structured Time Building is included in this Phase
  • Commercial Single at 190/250hrs,
  • Multi-Engine training cannot be done consecutively.
  • Students must have 18 years of Age
  • Be Able to Read, Write, and Speak English at ICAO level 4 standards
  • Hold a 1st or 2nd Class FAA Medical (After US Arrival)
  • International Students will need an M-1 Student Visa & TSA clearance

This includes all courses, materials, flight time, and fuel.

Written and Practical Exams are not included.

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