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§61.123   Eligibility requirements: General.

To be eligible for a commercial pilot certificate, a person must:

 

 

§61.125   Aeronautical knowledge.

A person who applies for a commercial pilot certificate must receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor, or complete a home-study course, on the aeronautical knowledge areas of paragraph (b) of this section that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought.

Aeronautical knowledge areas.

 

§61.127   Flight proficiency.

A person who applies for a commercial pilot certificate must receive and log ground and flight training from an authorized instructor on the areas of operation of this section that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought.

Areas of operation.  For an airplane category rating with a single-engine class rating:

 

§61.129   Aeronautical experience.

For an airplane single-engine rating. A person who applies for a commercial pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating must log at least 250 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least: