- August 1, 2022 at 2:36 pm #53310Dustbiter00Participant
How many hours difference does is take to get a commercial pilot’s license compared to a private pilot’s licenseAugust 3, 2022 at 2:57 pm #53410Jonell – Epic StaffKeymaster
The FAA requires 40 hours of actual flight training in order to earn a private pilot license. This includes day and night flying, cross-country, and other types of flight training requirements, such as various maneuvers. Your flight instructor will train you in all required skills, and it is typical for most student pilots to train for 50 or more hours to build the skills and confidence they need. These skills can be augmented in a simulator.
To qualify for your commercial pilot license, you must have logged 250 hours of flight time with 100 of those hours in powered aircraft and 50 in airplanes. Also, 100 hours must be pilot-in-command, 50 of which had to have been in an airplane. You also must have logged 50 hours of cross-country (10 in an airplane), 20 hours of training (10 instrument, 10 complex or TAA), and 10 hours of solo training.
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