Welcome to the Commercial Ground School. This course not only prepares you to take the Commercial Pilot Airplane FAA written exam and pass the associated checkride components, but provides the tools and advanced level commercial pilot knowledge to maximize the privileges of the certificate. For some that will mean jumping straight into the right seat of a jet. This course will prepare you for that!

Commercial pilots perform a very wide variety of operations in general aviation. Depending on the job market at any one time, a newly minted Commercial pilot can quickly find themselves in roles related to:

  • Skydiving
  • Banner towing
  • Scenic tours
  • Pipeline patrol
  • Aerial photography/mapping
  • §135 Charters
  • §91(K) Operations
  • Flight instruction

Furthermore, many Commerical pilots will rapidly progress into second-in-command (SIC) position at §121 operators, mostly regional airlines.

Because commercial operations can be so varied, this course covers a lot of information that may not be immediately applicable to your role. However, it is information that you should know as a commercial pilot, and will expand your perspective on various aspects of aviation.

Lastly: Commerical Pilot training is a lot of review from Private Pilot training. If you are relatively fresh on items like §91 regulations, airspace requirements, systems and so forth, it is often a relatively quick process. If you are rusty, we suggest you take the time to get caught up before diving too far into this course. We include high-level reviews of many Private Pilot areas in this course, but it is not a substitute for our Private Pilot course.

With that in mind, let’s get started!

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About Instructor

James Jacobson

James has wide ranging experience in tailwheel and aerobatic operations — including ferrying brand-new Extra 300L and 330LX airplanes on behalf of the U.S. Extra Dealership, competing in the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships, and acting as a dedicated tailwheel and aerobatics instructor at the University of North Dakota. James has been blessed with the mentorship of dozens of pilots over the years — starting well before he was old enough to earn a license. In the aerobatics arena, his mentors have included some of the world's most respected aerobatic pilots. Today he teaches aerobatics and tailwheel flying to a variety of clients, including flight schools and private owners throughout North America. James is also an airline pilot on the CRJ series and an owner and media manager at Flight Apprentice, a company dedicated to promoting risk management, improving the ground training process, and mentoring new pilots.

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Course Includes

  • 10 Sections
  • 65 Lessons