Commercial Certificate

This course focuses on applying aeronautical knowledge and skills including a thorough knowledge of aircraft systems. This certificate enables the pilot to be hired for certain types of operation like banner towing, agricultural operations, and photography.


FAA Requirements

  • Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating
  • Must hold at least a current second class medical
  • Education requirements: Able to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Age: 17+ years old

10 Hours of Flight Hours in Complex Aircraft;

Plane ($290) + Instructor ($65) = $355/Hr


45 Hours Flight Hours in Cessna 172M;  

Plane ($140) + Instructor ($60) = $200/Hr

65 Flight Hours (Solo) @140 $9,100
30 hours of ground school  $1,950
Written Exam $165
Final Exam Fees $700
Related Cessna Kit and Materials $600
Estimate Total $25,065

Instruction and flight times are estimates only. Additional training may be necessary to meet the FAA practical test standards.

Illinois Aviation Academy’s 141 career program can get you to where you want to be and quickly. If you dream of becoming a commercial, corporate, or freight pilot, let the IAA 141 career program accelerate you to your goals. From zero time to captain never felt this good.