Commercial Pilot License

Commercial Pilot License Commercial Pilot License


With the completion of your Commercial Pilot License, you will be allowed to fly day or night, carry people and cargo. It also allows you to get paid for certain types of operations, including local scenic flights, banner towing, crop dusting, aerial survey and photography, and other operations. Training for your Commercial License will make you a more refined pilot. It prepares you for the rigors of commercial aviation, honing the skills that you have developed throughout your training.

A Commercial License may be earned in as little as 30 days when you utilize our FAA approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) to reduce the time needed in the air and accelerate your licensing process.

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  • 18+ years old
  • FAA Private Pilot License
  • FAA Medical Certificate
  • Speak and understand English
  • 250+ hours of flight time
  • Receive and log ground instruction with an authorized instructor
  • Pass the FAA written knowledge test
  • Pass the Practical Test - often called "check ride"
  • Ability to be paid for your piloting services
  • Rent a single-engine airplane



The first and most important reason to get your commercial pilot license is that it makes you a safer, more capable pilot. The training requires more precise control of the aircraft and builds a pilots confidence to be on par with professional pilots flying airliners around the world. The second reason is it allows you to get paid to fly! If you want to get to the airlines, fly private jets, or even do aerial photography and receive compensation you have to have a commercial pilots certificate.

It depends on the student. The FAA minimum requirement is 250 hours. If a student arrives with a majority of their hours completed it can be obtained for around $10,000 dollars consisting of dual instruction. Please call, email, or visit us for a cost estimate based on your personal situation for a more accurate estimate of training cost.

Absolutely! We have a state-of-the-art AATD simulator that allows you to use 50 hours towards the completion of the FAA minimum 250 hour requirement. This means that you can reduce your training cost by thousands of dollars at Sawyer Flight Academy!

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Scottsdale Airport (KSDL)

Sawyer Flight Academy

14700 North Airport Drive
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sawyer Flight Academy Office Hours
Flight Training Department
Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm
Sat–Sun: 9am–3pm

+1 480 922 2723

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