Professional Pilot Program
Single and Multi-Engine
Our Professional Pilot Program (ProPP) will prepare you to be a commercial pilot capable of flying both single and multi-engine airplanes.
Your training will begin with a private pilot certificate, the foundation for the rest of your training. In this phase (Phase 1) you will learn how to fly the airplane competently and safely by yourself in day and night conditions.
After the private you will begin Phases 2 and 3, the instrument and commercial phases, concurrently. These phases will give you the skills that you need to fly in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), or “in the clouds.” Upon completion of the instrument and commercial phases of the training you will have a little more than 200 hours of flight time and you will be eligible to earn money as a commercial pilot in both single and multiengine airplanes.
Below is a break-down of the approximate hours of training that you will undergo for each phase of training. Individual experiences will vary. All students must meet the minimum standards of the appropriate FAA practical test standards (PTS) to be eligible to take the FAA practical test of each phase.
Private Pilot Certificate
Cessna 172 - 45 Hours
FTD* - 5 Hours
Flight Instruction - 40 Hours
Pre/Post Flight Briefing - 20 Hours
Individual Ground Instruction - 17
Cessna 172 - 19 Hours
FTD* - 14 Hours
Flight Instruction - 38 Hours
Pre/Post Flight Briefing - 19 Hours
Individual Ground Instruction - 17 Hours
Commercial Pilot Certificate
Cessna 172 - 74 Hours
Cessna172RG - 19 Hours
Duchess BE-76 - 16 Hours
FTD* - 11 Hours
Flight Instruction - 70 Hours
Pre/Post Flight Briefing - 35 Hours
Individual Ground Instruction - 21
Additional Expenses - All Students
Books and Materials
Ground School - Recommended but optional
FAA Knowledge Test
Additional Expenses - International Students
TSA NATA Fingerprint Fee