Yes, there is a way you can get your Commercial Pilot training done for FREE! And we have been providing this for over 20 years now. For commercial pilot eligibility requirements, you need 20 hours of training time, with 10 hours in a complex airplane.
To be a CFI, you have to demonstrate the ability to teach Private and Commercial pilot students. So, while you are enrolled with us here at CFI Academy, in the CFI program, you will learn how to perform all the commercial pilot maneuvers from the right seat. Once you are ready for the flight instructor checkride, we will sign you off for your commercial pilot checkride, 2-3 days before your CFI checkride.
In this manner, you do not have to pay for the 10 hours of complex airplane time twice. And yes, our DPEs will and have been giving our commercial pilot checkrides with applicants in the right seat.
Not only you save money and save time, but there is one even bigger benefit! And that is the confidence level required for the CFI practical test.
Once you have taken your commercial pilot checkride, from the right seat, then doing the same thing all over again a couple of days later is a cakewalk. And this is the real reason why we encourage that you join our commercial plus CFI combination course.
You will be ready at the CFI level for your commercial checkride, and you will be full of confidence for your CFI checkride!
Click here to see the details for our Flight Instructor (CFI) course.
Commercial plus CFI combination course price is the same as CFI course (so it is FREE). You just pay an extra $300 to cover the airplane rental for additional 2 hours for your commercial pilot checkride.
Eligibility Requirements – Private and Instrument Rating, and 240 hours total time. Make sure you have your commercial long cross country and the 2 day/night VFR cross countries done. If you are missing some time, or some cross country training, you are welcome to complete those requirements here at CFI Academy. Just note that this may increase the duration of the course by a day or 2, and the additional flights required will be at additional cost.