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 a selection of well-paying flight careers open to you, and the ability to take that career just about anywhere in the world.

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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.

  • Freight pilot
  • Certified flight instructor
  • Agricultural pilot
  • Emergency medical services pilot
  • Charter pilot
  • Airline Pilot
to begin Training

Basic Requirements

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
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  • Instrument rating (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

Course Outline

  • Time build or Check ride prep?
  • Training Plan

  • Complete FAA requirements
  • 10 hours TAA or Complex time

Program Costs

Total all in cost

  • 150 flight hours

  • 25 hours with instructor

  • Kings Ground School

  • Checkride Prep


“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.
Matthew Alexander
Matthew Alexander
As Kilo Charlie’s Marketing Coordinator, Matt 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.

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Our goal at Kilo Charlie is not only to be the best flight school in the Midwest, but the preferred flight school of pilots all over the U.S., and all over the world. Visit us today. We’ll show you why we are the fastest-growing flight school in the area