How much of an advantage is holding a Private pilots license when looking for a job as a commercial pilot?
I'm 16. Just wondering of there is any major advantages of having the ppl. If so, how much? Is there a major difference, and most importantly is it worth going through the haste of it all compared to the benefits?
Asked By: Conor C. - 6/25/2009
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First I would suggest you learn the difference between a commercial pilot and an airline pilot. The Commercial pilot license is required for any flight for hire. That means taking someone for a ride in your own airplane and charging them $5 for it. Airline pilots have an Airline Transport Pilot license. This license... More
Answered By: David P - 6/25/2009
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It seems you don't know much about the real world of aviation. You cannot get a CPL without holding a PPL first. If you enroll in a professional pilot course, it is going to include the private pilot training including written test, oral examination and checkride. Once you have your PPL you then build your CPL... More
Answered By: Ben Dere Dun Dat - 6/25/2009
You cannot become a commercial pilot without a private pilot's license. The latter is a mandatory prerequisite for the former.
Answered By: Techwing - 6/25/2009
You have to hold the Private Airman Certificate (PPL) first, before you can apply for any other certificates and ratings. You will not be applying for jobs as a commercial pilot without the Commercial Airman Certificate (CPL) and the common ratings: Instrument, multi-engine, and instructor. Good luck!
Answered By: aviophage - 6/25/2009
Well if you dont have a private pilot license than you cant get a commercial pilot license so you cant be a commercial pilot. You need to get your private, Multi Rating, IFR Rating Commercial license to be a pilot flying airliners and than after time building you can try for your ATP to be a captain and than after more... More
Answered By: Steven H - 6/26/2009
TYPES OF LICENSING (AUSTRALIAN ANYWAY... More
Answered By: DailyFlyer - 6/27/2009
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