Commercial Pilot

Commercial Pilot License – Congratulations, You Have Been Cleared To Hire!


That’s right, when you think about attaining your commercial pilot certificate, you are reaching for the top. You have reached the point where you are almost ready to be paid to fly. To actually be paid to do what you love.



The commercial pilot license is not only the point at which you truly become a professional pilot, it is also the license that takes the longest to attain. That is why Ocean Aviation is truly one great choice. As a Cessna Pilot Center and a FAA Approved Part 141 flight school, we are a great choice to complete your training. As a Part 141 Flight Academy, we are overseen by the FAA and must maintain a level of professionalism most flight schools do not choose to attain. As a Cessna Pilot Center, we offer a computer-based curriculum that is recognized by the aviation community as one of the finest learning experiences available to perspective students. The Cessna Pilot Center instrument pilot course is available only at Cessna Pilot Centers. As an FAA Approved Flight Academy, we can slice sixty hours off your training. That’s right, while most flight schools must complete your commercial training with 250 of total flight time, Ocean Aviation has been approved by the FAA to complete your training in 190 hours. That’s like saving $8500.00 just by making the right choice. Choose Ocean Aviation.

Don’t settle for less than professional flight training available at a FAA Approved Cessna Pilot Center. Don’t settle for less than Ocean Aviation.

Train at the Beach

The commercial certificate takes longer to attain than any other certificate you have earned to date. While the private pilot and instrument rating can be completed in as little as 35 hours, or thirty days, you must complete 120 hours of training for the commercial certificate. That often takes three to four months or more. Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend that time in a resort area such as world famous Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean Aviation is four miles from the world famous resort of Ocean City, Maryland. Live at the beach and train above the most beautiful resort on the east coast. Our weather is perfect for your flight training all year around. Plus, we are less than an hour’s flight time from the most complex airspace in the country. We offer real world flying experience and a vacation lifestyle. When you choose to complete your commercial certificate at Ocean Aviation, you are choosing to live in paradise as you train to be a commercial pilot.

Our Airspace

Ocean Aviation is based at the Ocean City Municipal Airport. When choosing a flight school, so many things should be considered. One of the biggest considerations should be, can I train in the airspace where the flight school is based? Is it overcrowded, is it restricted? Do I have to spend my flight training funds to fly away from the school to somewhere where training is permitted?

At Ocean Aviation, the airspace above and within 50 miles in all directions is class “E” airspace. That means the area around our airport; in fact, right above our airport is perfect for your flight training.

Surprisingly, so many flight schools are based in congested areas where flight training is prohibited. Your time spent in the aircraft flying is costly and should be spent training, not flying away from your school to begin your lesson.

All instrument training is done in an aircraft, in flight.


Ocean Aviation has beautiful resort style accommodations available all year around. We have several choices available. Are you someone who demands the very best? We have it. High end accommodations are available. Or, for those on a budget, choose our resort style student-housing. Contact our admissions office at to explore the housing arrangements that are right for you.

Our Staff

Our staff of FAA and Cessna certified flight instructors are ready to prepare you to become a competent and proficient and confident instrument rated pilot and then onwards, toward advanced ratings if you choose. Ocean Aviation’s Cessna Pilot Center curriculum has been recognized by flight training professionals as the absolute best flight training in the world.

Our staff is here to ensure your success. Your flight instructor will be assigned to you on your first day of training and will be available throughout your training. Our one on one instruction is second to none. Our chief flight instructor will ensure consistent training standards are maintained at each of your stage checks.

What You Need To Get Started

The FAA Commercial License is a license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, which allows a pilot to fly for hire or compensation. Your training will include flying higher powered, more complex aircraft.

In order to earn a commercial license, must possess a private pilot certificate, complete a knowledge test and a practical flight test, which we refer to as your “check ride” with a designated flight examiner.

Prior to enrolling in our commercial pilot program, you must have at least a private pilot certificate, a current bi anneal flight review and a current medical certificate. You should have a minimum of 70 hours logged flight time prior to enrolling. If your bi anneal flight review is not current, we can complete that prior to enrollment. If you are not an American citizen, you will also need to complete a TSA screening process. No worries, we can guide you through that process.

Once TSA screening is complete and your medical/student pilot certificate is issued, you are ready to enroll in our Part 141 commercial pilot course. Enrollment in our Cessna commercial course includes being listed with Cessna in our program, acquiring all your course material, which includes your new flight bag, and meeting your instructor and our staff for the first time.

Now the learning begins..

Before you decide that it seems too difficult, let us assure you that we are there not only to teach but also to guide you. From your initial interview, your first commercial flight, lessons, your cross country flights, throughout this experience, our professional staff will be there to answer questions and help make this not only a learning experience but a fun experience that will change your life.

  1. Be at least 17 years old to acquire the rating.
  2. Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  3. Possess at least a second class FAA medical examination
  4. Pass the written aeronautical knowledge test.
  5. Receive flight training from a certified flight instructor.

Time and Hours Required For Your Commercial Pilot Certificate

The Federal Aviation Administration, under part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations has set a minimum time for an applicant to obtain a commercial certificate at 190 hours. If you have already achieved your private pilot certificate with instrument rating, chances are you already have close to half of the hours required. Most candidates who enroll in our commercial program can expect to graduate in about twelve weeks.

Less than full time students, those not available to train six days per week can still complete their course but obviously time to complete and cost are impacted.


Tuition in our Commercial Pilot Course – Airplane is $19,995.00 plus tax. Tuition is based upon student enrollment in our accelerated flight program and completion in the FAA minimum number of flight hours. Tuition assumes student enrolls with 80 hours total time. Most students do not complete in the minimum number of hours and so we request that you contact our enrollment counselors at They are trained professionals that will take the time to discuss your individual course requirements. They are happy to discuss a schedule and price quote based on your individual needs.

As an eventual career path or simply a way of life, there is nothing quite like the thrill of flying!