So flying as a private pilot has been great. Now that you have discovered the basics you want to make a career of it. Here are the requirements to become a commercial pilot.
250 hours of which at least:
- 100 hours in powered aircraft of which 50 hours must be in airplanes
- 100 hours of pilot in command
- 50 hours in airplanes
- 50 hours cross country
20 Hours with an authorized instructor
- 10 hours of instrument training
- 10 hours of training in a complex airplane
2 hours of cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane in day VFR of more than 100NM.
2 hours of cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane in night VFR of more than 100NM.
3 hours a flight training in preparation for the practical test within 60 days preceding the date of the test10 hours of solo flight training
- 5 hours of night VFR time with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings at airports with an operating control tower.
- One solo cross-country flight of at least 300 nautical miles total distance with. Landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 250 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations.