We are often asked about the differences between a private and commercial pilot training program. Not surprisingly, many pilots begin their journey by obtaining a private pilot’s license (PPL). From there, though, what’s the next step?

Let’s first define both types of courses.

Private Pilot’s License Program

You might know someone who flies planes as their hobby. When you have the opportunity, ask them about the PPL training process and what it entails. They’ll probably say they had to complete a minimum of 45 flying hours before acquiring this license.

There are some limitations with a PPL license. For one thing, the pilot can only fly in daylight when the weather is good. This license allows the pilot to fly for non-commercial purposes only.

Commercial Pilot’s License Program

Maybe you want to do more than fly planes as a hobby. Perhaps you’re more interested in becoming a commercial pilot. If that’s the case, you will need to obtain a CPL.

Here at Alliance Aviation, we are proud to offer various commercial flight training programs. What exactly can you expect from these aviation courses?

Let’s look at a few.

FAA 737NG Initial

Let your dream take flight with our 737 type rating initial course. In this program, you will learn to navigate the ins and outs of flying a 737 with an FAA type rating. Completing this course is a huge first step toward becoming a commercial pilot.

In terms of requirements, you must have, at the minimum, a current Commercial Pilot certificate with appropriate category and class ratings.

Get in touch with us for more details about this 737 type rating course.

FAA 737NG Prior Experience

This eight-day training program can get you prepared for your FAA 737 type rating certification. Those interested in the course must have at least a commercial pilot certification with appropriate category and class ratings, as well as an instrument rating.

That’s not the only requirement, though. Students must also be previously qualified in the A319/A320/A321/A330/A340 as Pilot-In-Command (PIC) or Second-In-Command (SIC). Feel free to request information about this airline pilot training today.

FAA 737NG “61.58 Recurrent PC”

All recurrent courses at Alliance Aviation consist of a practical test and an oral examination. If you’re either a private or regional pilot and want to earn and maintain your commercial certification, then this course is designed for you. Those interested in this course should plan on two days to complete their training.

It’s no secret why more people are enrolling in flight training programs than ever before. Do you really want to sit at a desk for the rest of your life, doing work you aren’t really passionate about? If you’re ready to make a change and enter into the booming industry that is aviation, we recommend you explore commercial pilot training.

Not only does our team enjoy flying planes, but we love passing our knowledge along to others. There’s never been a better time to become a commercial pilot in the U.S.

Get started with Alliance Aviation.