What can you fly with a commercial pilot license?

Asked by Sylvia Johnson on September 19, 2021

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Commercial Pilot License What is a Commercial Pilot

  • Commercial pilots are paid to fly as a pilot, transporting cargo and passengers, as well as perform other operations such as aerial surveying and search and rescue.
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  • Reference 14 CFR §61.123 for the entire list of eligibility requirements.

Do you need a degree to be a commercial pilot? A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot. Some airlines do require it, while others do not. I would recommend attending a college or university. Having a degree will give you greater options and leave you in a better position if a-medical issue were to prevent you from flying professionally.

Can you fly a Cessna 172 with a sport pilot? No, a Cessna 172 does not meet the definition of a light-sport aircraft and cannot be flown by a Sport Pilot (including pilots holding higher certificates but who are operating at the Sport Pilot level)-under any circumstance.

Can you make money with a commercial pilot license? According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for-a commercial pilot is $119,750 per year. However, that number, while impressive can be deceiving. First, pilots who earn good salaries have worked their way up after a great many years of training.