Commercial Pilot Training

Commercial Pilot Courses

The FAA Commercial Pilot Licenses (CPL) qualify pilots to be financially compensated for piloting an aircraft. Unlike the Private Pilot Certificate, which is designed for recreational use and only permits the licensed pilot to share the cost of the flight, a CPL is the key to earning money through your service as an aircraft pilot.

Meeting minimum equivalent licensing requirements to be co-validated as a commercial pilot across the world, with the exception of countries in the European Union that require our dual EASA + FAA with ATPL Course, our pilot training courses are recognized internationally.

Offering both FAA Part 141 and Part 61 Multi-Engine and Single-Engine CPL courses to suit the individual needs of our aspiring career pilots, our flight school prepares students for prosperous aviation careers through a strong emphasis on safety and professionalism. Epic Flight Academy’s CPL flight lessons cover procedures required for students to meet the FAA Commercial Pilot Training Practical Test Standards. Mastering maneuvers essential for complex aircraft operation in state-of-the-art training Cessna and Piper aircraft, Epic Commercial Pilots are thoroughly prepared for the jet cockpit of their dreams.

Commercial Pilot – Multi-Engine

The Commercial Multi-Engine Land (CMEL) course is conducted in a multi-engine Piper Seminole training aircraft, which is defined as “complex” because it has a constant speed propeller and retractable landing gear. The course is essential for aspiring airline pilots and covers topics such as Slow Flight, Stalls, and VMC Demos, focusing on proper procedures for complex emergency situations.

Commercial Pilot – Single-Engine

Though not required, the Commercial Single-Engine Land (CSEL) Initial course is a logical step for some pilots based upon their career track. The course is conducted in a single-engine Piper Arrow complex training aircraft and covers Chandelles, Eights-on-Pylons, and Lazy Eights, perfecting the use of a rudder. however

Students that have completed the CMEL course, may enroll in the Single-Engine Add-On Rating course which covers the same topics as the CSEL Initial but is conducted in the Cessna 172, as complex aircraft training requirements have already been met.

Commercial Pilot Courses Training Requirements

The FAA requires students to log a minimum of 65 total flight hours in order to be eligible for the Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine Land Certificate, 18 for the Single-Engine Initial Certificate, and 10 for the  Single-Engine Add-On Rating. We find that most Epic Flight Academy students complete within the required total flight hours for each of our Commercial Pilot courses.

Commercial Pilot Course Duration

Full-time students enrolled in our accelerated Professional Pilot Pathway program will have a minimum of 20 hours of flight lessons per week. Students who truly dedicate themselves to completing their Multi-Engine or Single-Engine Initial CPL, studying hard and making pilot training the top priority, can complete a course within a 1-2 month period; the Single-Engine Add-On is often complete in as little as 1 week.

Part-time students that are working or enrolled in school may find that their CPL courses take 2-3 months to finish based on scheduling limitations. However, our course durations are estimates, and we highly encourage you to chat with an Admissions Representative directly about your training needs and availability for a customized approximation.

Our Admissions Representatives are readily available to help you decide which course track fits your aviation career goals! With FAA Commercial Pilot Course ground school classes beginning each month, contact us today to reserve your seat: