Commercial Pilot
Training Programs

FAA Part 61

FAA Part 141

New, Technically Advanced Aircraft!

Finish in months, not years!

Job Interview*

Zero to Commercial Pilot in
as little as 6 months!

This FAA-approved accelerated flight training program is designed for the average person with ZERO flight experience. This intensive flight training course will help you become an FAA-licensed Commercial Pilot and on a clear pathway to an airline career in as little as 6 months!

Even if it’s not your career goal to be a professional pilot, the skills you will learn in earning your Commercial Pilot Certificate will make you a more skilled and capable pilot. This training course will teach you the substantial skills and knowledge you need to be certified by the FAA to carry passengers and cargo for hire.

  • Private Pilot License
  • FAA medical certificate
  • Passport/Birth certificate (TSA approval if not US Citizen)

A minimum of 120 hours of flight training

This will consist of 65 hours of solo/PIC flight and 55 hours of dual instruction with your flight instructor

Progress checks with senior flight staff to evaluate and fine-tune your training

  • Syllabus Driven Training: Our Part 141 Flight Training Program provides a structured syllabus to ensure the training process is complete and consistent. Use of a syllabus is a major contributing factor to our students success being reliable and repeatable.
  • Online Ground School: Our Cleared for takeoff online curriculum was created by King Schools in collaboration with Cessna aircraft, two of the most respected names in aviation. The online training course allows you to study at your convenience and at a pace you are comfortable with from any internet enabled device.
  • One on one instruction: All of your ground and flight lessons will be conducted one on one with our FAA Certificated Flight Instructors. Our one on one approach allows our instructors to conduct lessons in a manner and at a pace tailored to each students needs and abilities.
  • State of the art fleet: Our Cessna 172 Glass-cockpit fleet consists of aircraft that are 2008 to 2020. Imagine hopping into a training aircraft and still smelling that new car smell. Additionally, they all come with traffic avoidance radar and weather radar for your safety.

Phase Sequence

In this phase you will review and gain experience in cross-country planning and execution, using electronic, pilotage, and DR navigation. You will control the aircraft and navigate referring only to the flight instruments and recover from unusual flight attitudes without looking outside. You will also perform recovery from power off and power on stalls.
Here you will examine GPS and VOR systems and the use of HSI presentations. You will also refresh and sharpen your understanding of the different types of airspace and the operating considerations. You will also add to your cross-country experience exercising both visual and electronic navigation skills as well as those involved with short field and soft field takeoffs and landings. And finally, you will fly with another instructor for a progress check.
In this phase you will expand your knowledge of weather theory and the reports, forecasts and charts used for preflight planning. You will also dig deeper into weight and balance concepts, calculations, proper loading, and CG changes due to fuel burn. In flight you will continue to build cross-country experience including a long flight with one leg that has a straight line distance of more than 250 nm, and you will complete another progress check.
Your knowledge concentration in this phase includes aerodynamic topics of stability, rate and radius of turn, CG effect on spins and load factor. You will also explore airspeed limitations and aerodynamic hazards including high-speed flight. Your flight scenarios involve using a complex and/or a TAA airplane for normal operations, slow flight, stalls, instrument maneuvers and recovery from unusual attitudes. This phase is completed with a progress check.
In this phase, you will become knowledgeable about and then perform the commercial performance and ground reference maneuvers of Steep Spirals, Chandelles, Lazy Eights, Eights on Pylons, and Power-off 180° accuracy approaches. You will also study the environmental factors and review techniques for calculating aircraft performance under different conditions. You will wrap up this phase by completing a progress check.
In this phase, you will study concepts involved with specialized operations, hazards, engines and propellers, aeromedical factors, and key topics in the Aeronautical Information Manual. In flight, you will refine your skill with Commercial Pilot maneuvers and expand your proficiency and risk management skills involving cross-country operations.
Here you will review the general Federal Aviation Regulations and become familiar with those more closely associated with Commercial operations. In flight, you will hone your skill with Commercial Pilot maneuvers and complete the final cross-country of this course.
In this final phase you will learn tips for making your checkride go more smoothly, and ways to manage the risks unique to being a commercial pilot. You will also review the commercial pilot flight maneuvers and participate in a one-on-one pre-check ride briefing with your instructor. You will complete the course with the Final Progress Check.

About our Facility and Planes

SunState Aviation has over 16,000 sq. ft. state of the art training center and a fleet of 11 training aircraft. These aircraft include Cessna 172S, Garmin G1000 Glass Cockpit, Traffic Avoidance Radar, Weather Radar, and more.

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Key Points of the Education

  • ZERO to Commercial Pilot in as little as 24 weeks!
  • Flight training in sunny central Florida
  • Expert Flight and Ground Instruction
  • Online Learning Program and Electronic Course Tracking
  • Technically Advanced Aircraft experience
  • All Written Exams
  • All Pilot Examiner’s Fees
  • FAA-Part 141 Approved Training Syllabus
  • Better than 80% First Attempt Pass Rate
  • • Guaranteed Job Interview*
  • Private Pilot’s License (PPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IRA)
  • Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL)

Become a SkyWest Cadet

The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program provides a direct path for exceptional pilots with a desire to take control of their aviation careers. Enhanced seniority, guaranteed final interview, and access to pilot mentors are just a few of the upgrades students can receive by becoming a SkyWest Cadet on your way to becoming one of SkyWest’s nearly 4,000 professional pilots.

Unlike an internship, the Pilot Pathway Program allows students to remain at their campus to complete their flight training until they are able to meet SkyWest’s Airline Transport Pilot standards. Each cadet will be individually mentored by SkyWest pilots and may have the opportunity to participate in SkyWest recruiting events and outreach programs.

The SkyWest Pathway Program prepares a clear path for pilots to launch their career at SkyWest Airlines, where you enjoy the strong culture of professionalism, teamwork and success that SkyWest is known for. Why wait? Take control of your career now. Apply Today.

*Upon successful completion of this ZERO Start Accelerated Pilot Training Program and 12 to 18 months service as a paid SunState Aviation flight instructor, each pilot candidate will be recommended for employment as an entry-level pilot with one or more of our partnering Regional Airlines. Qualified candidates must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship.