Become a Commercial Pilot

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Get paid to fly…
Do we really need to say more?

Earning the status of commercial pilot is a significant achievement. As a commercial pilot, you can finally get paid to do what you love. Commercial pilots pursue careers as flight instructors, charter pilots, airline pilots, corporate flight departments, and more.

If this is your goal, Apollo Aviation can help!

Start your Pilot Career

Flying for fun is great, but what if you want to get paid to do what you love?

Apollo Aviation’s Accelerated Commercial Course is the quickest way to start being paid to fly as a commercial pilot! Earn your Commercial Pilot certificate and open the door to opportunities to get paid to fly!

Commercial Pilot Requirements

  • 250 Hours of flieght time; 100 hours of which must be in powered aircraft; and 50 must be in airplanes
  • 100 Hours of pilot in command time; 50 of which must be in airplanes
  • 50 hours of cross-country time, 10 of which must be in an airplane.
  • 20 hours of training, including 10 of instrument, 10 of complex or TAA, and practical test preparation.
  • 10 hours solo flight in a single engine airplane on Commercial Pilot areas of operation
  • One cross-country of 2 hours in a single engine airplane in day VFR conditions of a total straight line distance of more than 100 nm from the departure point
  • One cross-country of 2 hours in a single engine airplane in night VFR conditions of a total straight line distance of more than 100 nm from the departure point
  • One cross-country flight of not less than 300 nm with landings at a minimum of 3 points, one of which is a straight line distance of more than 250 nm
  • 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings at a controlled airport
guarunteed Pass
$ 6,655

More Info:

  • 20 hours DA40 rental – $225/hour
  • 20 hours of flight & ground instruction – $55/hour
  • Gleim Commercial Pilot Kit – $194.95
  • Written Test – $160
  • Checkride – $700

Commercial Pilot Training – What’s Covered?

Topics you will learn and become proficient on during your commercial pilot trains include the following:

  • Flight Deck Management
  • Basic aerodynamics and the principles of flight
  • Recognition of critical weather situations
  • Safe operation of aircraft
  • Aeronautical decision making
  • functions of aircraft systems
  • Maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations
  • Night and high-altitude operations
  • Risk Management
  • Basic Attitude Instrument Flight (With V.I.D.)
  • Physiological Aspects of Night Flying
  • High-density Altitude Airport Operations
  • Use of a Minimum Equipment List
  • Task Management
  • Single-Pilot Resource Management
  • Scenario Based Training
  • Advanced systems training
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Situational Awareness
  • Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT)
  • Challenge & Response Checklist Usage
  • Flow Checks
  • Sterile Cockpit Procedures
  • Division of Responsibilities
  • Constant Speed Propeller Operations
  • Supplemental Oxygen
  • Pressurization

Garmin G1000 Training

An FAA rule change has made obtaining the commercial certificate easier and more relevant. Instead of training in an older retractable-gear aircraft, you can now train in new, modern, technically advanced aircraft (TAA)  such as Apollo Aviation’s Diamond DA40.  The DA40 uses avionics and modern technology that will better mirror what you will fly as a professional pilot, ultimately giving you the competitive advantage over a job candidate who has never flown with 21st century technology.

A TAA is an aircraft that has:

An electronic primary flight display with all six primary instruments.
An electronic multifunction display with a GPS-based moving map.
A two-axis autopilot with heading and navigation modes.

The Standard in Glass Flight Deck Capability

The transition from “steam gauges” to glass cockpits can be intimidating, but with proper training it can open up a new world of workload reduction and flight safety features.

Let Apollo Aviation save you time and money with transition training in our G1000 Checkout Course.

This is not a home study course, in fact we have chosen to use actual in-aircraft training with our instructors, covering everything you need to know to be safe, proficient and comfortable with the G1000. 

Training is first conducted on the ground, then after the fundamental knowledge and familiarization have been developed, you will put your skills to the test in the air!


Integrate Your Cockpit

The G1000 is an all-glass avionics suite designed for a wide range of aircraft. It is a seamlessly integrated package that makes flight information easier to scan and process. Garmin’s revolutionary design brings new levels of situational awareness, simplicity and safety to the cockpit.

Garmin G1000® features at a glance.
  • See clearly even in IFR conditions with SVT™
  • GFC 700 digital autopilot integration
  • Integrates virtually all avionics
  • Certified on a broad range of aircraft models
  • Fully integrated CNI suite with dual WAAS-certified GPS
  • All-digital, dual-channel Garmin flight control system
  • Moving-map MFD with engine/fuel gauge cluster, checklist capability
  • Onboard solid-state full-color weather radar
  • Class-B TAWS alerting, worldwide terrain and obstacle database for the U.S.
  • FliteCharts® and SafeTaxi®
  • ChartViewTM powered by Jeppesen
  • Built-in Flight Data Logging capability
  • Interfaces for traffic, lightning, ADF and DME
  • Dual solid-state AHRS referencing
  • Full reversionary display capability

Flight Management, Simplified

The vision for Garmin’s G1000 suite was to develop a fully integrated, all-glass avionics system that would enhance situational awareness, reduce pilot workload, and make futuristic flight capabilities available today

Clearly, that vision has become a reality.

Call us today:  205-494-0040

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