Move Up with Various Levels of Commercial Certification
You can transition from recreational pilot to the various levels of commercial careers with the help of the instructors and staff at Kilo Charlie Aviation. We can help you select the certifications you need to fly cargo planes, charters, all the way to airline transport. At Kilo Charlie Aviation you can transform a passion into a career. It is an exciting time to be a pilot. Job opportunities are opening up every day. Kilo Charlie offers a robust curriculum in commercial flight. Once certified, you will have a selection of well-paying flight careers open up to you and the ability to take that career just about anywhere in the world.
A Commercial Pilot Certificate
is not just for the airlines. It is the first step
in being able to start to get paid to fly.
Certified flight instructor
Emergency medical services pilot
To Begin Training
Must be able to fly to the Private Pilot standards and
recommended to be instrument rated
Must be 17 years old
Pass FAA medical exam – Minimum 3rd Class
Able to speak and understand English
(although this is technically not a requirement, lack of an Instrument Rating will seriously impact your ability to fly as a commercial pilot).
The Path To Completion
Time build & Check ride prep
140 Hours total
Complete FAA requirements
5 Hours High Performance (Cirrus SR20)
15 hours TAA or Complex time (Arrow)
Total All In Cost
140 flight hours
45 hours with an instructor
King Ground School Included
“A commercial certification from Kilo Charlie is a much-in-demand ranking and a huge step in your flight career. You have the confidence and knowledge to apply for just about any aviation position. The employment opportunities are endless. Your biggest dilemma will be deciding where you want to go. I received my commercial certification and never looked back.”—Chris Distin, Chief Pilot, Kilo Charlie Aviation.
With 25+ years of experience creating programs designed to make you the safest pilot.
RealSim SR20 Flight Simulator
Our RealSim Flight Simulator re-creates and takes you to the cockpit of a Cirrus SR20. It introduces you to the basics of instrument flying and what it’s like to fly in a full glass panel plane.
Our passion is in seeing you succeed and get to your goals with Aviation. Professionally or Recreationally.
As Kilo Charlie’s Student Advisor, Chris and his team of training advisors are your guide to beginning your journey into the world of aviation. Regardless of your background, they will assist you in charting a course to achieving your aviation dreams.
“Flying is a serious business. Whether you are a recreational pilot, upgrading to an instrument rating, or embarking on a career as a commercial pilot, Kilo Charlie Aviation is the place to learn. Our course of instruction, the planes we fly, and the RealSim SR20 Flight Simulator all challenge our students to become serious pilots. We teach them to enjoy flying, but also take it seriously. At Kilo Charlie, we’ll show you a lifestyle that few others know.” — Robert Renfro, COO, Kilo Charlie Flight School