Commercial Pilot Course

The commercial license is required for all operations that are conducted for compensation or hire.

Pilots employed to fly for airlines, air taxi operators, crop dusters, charter companies, banner towing, flight instructors, etc., all require a commercial license.
The course itself takes approximately forty (40) hours of training flight time but the applicant’s total flight time cannot be less than two hundred (200) hours total by the time the flight test is taken. Must have already logged 190 hrs, 50 hrs of which should be P.I.C. & 20 hours Cross Country Dual.
In practice, this means that most pilots who follow the usual process will need to build flight time and experience after achieving their PPL and Instrument Rating. This period is totally flexible and can be accomplished as fast as the student desires. This “time-building” is most often accomplished by pilots who rent an aircraft (sometimes sharing expenses with another pilot in who also needs to build flight-time) and fly to various places to gain the experience and skills that will help them preparing for the commercial pilot test.

Entry Requirements


  • 17 years or older
  • Police Report
  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority Medical Certificate Category 1

Training Break-Down


Training Aircraft: Cessna 172 SP
(with Instrument Rating)

  • Training
  • Hours
  • Cost Per Hour
  • Total
  • Dual Commercial
  • 30
  • US $290.00
  • US $8,700.00
  • Ground School
  • 40
  • -
  • US $1,600.00
  • CPC Kit
  • -
  • -
  • US $400.00
  • Renter's Insurance
  • -
  • -
  • US $360.00
  • Grand Total
  • -
  • -
  • US $11,060.00

Training Break-Down


Training Aircraft: Cessna 172 SP
(without Instrument Rating)

  • Training
  • Hours
  • Cost Per Hour
  • Total
  • Dual Instrument
  • 10
  • US $290.00
  • US $2,900.00
  • Dual Commercial
  • 35
  • 290.00
  • US $10,150.00
  • Dual Night
  • 5
  • US $290.00
  • US $1,450.00
  • Total
  • 50
  • -
  • US $14,500.00
  • Simulator
  • 10
  • US $140.00
  • US $1,400.00
  • Ground School
  • 40
  • -
  • US $1,500.00
  • CPC Kit
  • -
  • -
  • US $400.00
  • Renter's Insurance
  • -
  • -
  • US $360.00
  • Total Estimate Cost
  • -
  • -
  • US $18,160.00

 

NOTE: You must have already logged 190 hours, 50 hours of which should be PIC and 20 hours X-Country Dual.