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Commercial Pilot Certificate

Get Your Commercial Pilot Certificate in San Diego

Become a Certified Commercial Pilot in San Diego!

Unlock new horizons in your aviation career with SOCAL Flight Training's Commercial Pilot Certification program. The certification, allows you to operate aircraft for commercial reasons. This allows you to receive compensation for your flying services! Opening doors to exciting opportunities for pilots in the world of aviation.

What Sets Our Pilot Program Apart?

Our program provides a comprehensive and hands-on curriculum tailored to single-engine aircraft. Whether you're an experienced private pilot or a novice, our course will equip you with the skills required to excel as a commercial pilot. You'll delve into advanced aircraft systems, flight planning, emergency procedures, and all the essentials to thrive in the world of single-engine commercial flying.

Course Highlights:

  • Flight Training: Learn from experienced instructors committed to your success.

  • Advanced Navigation: Master cross-country and instrument flying, essential for your career in aviation.

  • Aircraft Operations: Gain practical experience in handling single-engine aircraft, understanding systems, and optimizing performance.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay up-to-date with the latest FAA regulations and industry standards.

  • Career Opportunities: Become eligible for a wide range of roles, from commercial airline pilot to working in cargo, charter, or corporate aviation.

Why Choose Us:

  • Experienced Instructors

  • Modern Single-Engine Aircraft

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Focus on Safety and Professionalism

Don't miss the opportunity to transform your passion for flying into a rewarding career. Enroll in our Single-Engine Commercial Pilot Certificate Course and launch your journey toward a successful career in San Diego's dynamic aviation industry.

Certification for Pilots Program Highlights:

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With a commercial pilot certificate, you can be compensated for your flight time. Jobs you can do with a commercial pilot certificate, include; Air tours, banner towing, aerial surveying, pipeline patrol, and skydive jump pilot.


We highlight key components of our commercial pilot course. Before you begin, make sure to check out the commercial pilot certificate requirements for additional information. Our certification program in San Diego entails the following:​


Certificate Program Timeline:

Our Commercial Pilot Certification program is designed to be flexible, accommodating your schedule. Building on the experience you've gained during your aviation journey, you'll need to accumulate a total of 250 hours of flight time to be eligible for this certification. With an average starting point of around 180 flight hours, you'll need to build the remaining hours.


Commercial Certification Cost:

The total program cost varies based on the frequency of lessons and the specific requirements of each student. An estimate will be $6000 not including checkride fees, headsets, books, and ground school. For a detailed breakdown of program fees, please contact us directly.

Commercial Flight Training includes:

In this comprehensive program, students will acquire the aeronautical skills and experience required to meet the stringent FAA standards for a Commercial Pilot Certificate. This specific course focuses on the "Airplane - Single-Engine Land Class" category. To be eligible, students must meet the following prerequisites:


  • FAA Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating: Students should already hold a Private Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating to enroll in this course.

  • Valid FAA Medical Certificate: A valid FAA medical certificate is a requirement to ensure students' physical fitness for piloting.

  • FAA Part 61 Aeronautical Experience Requirements: Meeting the aeronautical experience requirements outlined in FAA Part 61 is necessary for course entry.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will have the expertise and qualifications necessary to earn their coveted FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, specializing in single-engine land-class aircraft. This achievement opens doors to exciting career opportunities in the aviation industry.

Cost Breakdown to get a Commercial Pilot License in San Diego

The table below shows the cost breakdown of different items needed to get your commercial pilot license

20 Hours Dual Received
20 Hours Flight Time
Pre/Post Flight
7 Hours
Ground Instruction
15 Hours

Total Cost for Commercial Pilot Certificate = $6,150

This does not include the required time of FAR 61.129

Get Your Commercial Pilot Certificate

Learn More About Becoming a Commercial Pilot in San Diego. Contact Ivan today to start your training to get your commercial pilots license!

Commercial Pilot License Course in San Diego

Our comprehensive course goes beyond the horizon, offering an in-depth exploration of the aeronautical knowledge and job prerequisites required to become a successful commercial pilot. We cover a spectrum of advanced topics, ensuring that you're well-equipped for the demanding world of commercial aviation.


We highlight some of the course highlights below. Additionally, we have a blog that goes over everything you need to know about how to get a CPL in California.

Course Highlights:


  1. Aerodynamics: Delve into the intricacies of aerodynamics, providing you with a profound understanding of the principles governing flight and aircraft performance.

  2. Large Aircraft Systems: Gain expertise in large aircraft systems, vital for the operation of commercial aircraft.

  3. Performance and Weight and Balance: Understand the critical factors affecting aircraft performance and ensure a safe and balanced operation.

  4. Air Traffic Control and Airspace: Explore air traffic control procedures and airspace regulations, preparing you for real-world flying.

  5. Federal Aviation Regulations: Navigate the complex world of Federal Aviation Regulations, which are integral to commercial aviation.

  6. Aeromedical Factors and Decision Making: Gain insights into aeromedical factors that affect pilot performance and the art of risk management and decision-making.

  7. Weather and Weather Services: Develop expertise in meteorology and weather services, enabling you to navigate through varying weather conditions safely.


This comprehensive commercial pilot course fulfills all the requirements for the FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Test.

This certification paves the way for a dynamic career in commercial aviation, allowing you to start on an exciting journey as a commercial pilot.


Prepare to reach new heights in your aviation career by enrolling in this program, and unlock a world of opportunities as a certified commercial pilot.

Dual Flight Training Requirements:

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To meet the requirements for your Commercial Pilot Certification, you'll engage in dual flight training, which typically involves between 10-20 hours of flight time. Ivan Cibrian, an experienced instructor will guide you through the necessary flight maneuvers and procedures to ensure you're well-prepared for the certification.


SOCAL Flight Training is one of the premier aviation schools in San Diego. We are committed to providing top-notch pilot training and expert guidance on your journey toward becoming a commercial pilot.

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Ready to Get Your Commercial Pilot Certification in San Diego?

Elevate your aviation career with SOCAL Flight Training's Commercial Pilot Certification. For comprehensive pilot training in San Diego and a brighter future in the aviation industry, contact us today!

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