Commercial Pilot Certificate

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For students who wish to obtain the Commercial Pilot Certificate I

It’s important to find an FAA-approved flight training school that offers Certified Pilot Training

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This advanced stage of instruction on the path to a commercial pilot certificate incorporates the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct long-range flight operations. Students learn to conduct flight planning to unfamiliar airports using a detailed weather analysis, fuel requirement computations and IFR alternate provision planning.

Additional training is provided in hazardous material handling, in-depth aircraft systems management and existing Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s). Students who successfully complete the Commercial Pilot Certificate gain competence in a wide range of commercial aviation operations. Utilization of the entire National Airspace is encouraged to provide a natural conversion to inevitable, follow-on, commercial aviation operations.

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For the Commercial Pilot Multi-Part 1 certification, advanced instruction continues to further develop skills in IFR and commercial areas of operation. Students learn to assist with the development of accurate and effective aeronautical decision-making skills during normal and emergency flight scenarios.

Flight planning now includes a more advanced weather analysis and instruction on advanced instrument displays. Procedural protocols are introduced, including: departure and arrival procedures, GPS approach requirements, crew response to emergencies and basic crew resource management principles.

Successful commercial pilot certificate course completion results in the student having a greater depth of systems knowledge and a fundamental understanding of coordinated crew response for the purpose of enhancing the safety of all flight operations.


The Commercial Pilot Multi – Part 2 certification requires students to learn multi-engine fundamentals, flight operations and how to analyze, understand and ultimately field adverse aerodynamic flight characteristics in a safe and effective manner.

Emphasis is placed on coordination of crew response during multiple system emergencies and students learn to apply the core principles they acquire in this phase of training. Critical technical considerations such as understanding differential thrust during an engine failure are introduced to provide a foundation of knowledge to students that increases the safety of future flights.

Certificates and Ratings

Students in CAU commercial pilot programs earn the following certificates/ratings:

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