The commercial pilot license is required to receive compensation as a professional pilot. Each country has its own requirements for the commercial pilot license although these can be similar. In this article, we will discuss the FAA commercial pilot requirements in the United States.
The FAA commercial pilot license is the minimum requirement to receive compensation as an aviator. Pilots who fly for the airlines have additional requirements that include the ATP certificate and aircraft type ratings. Commercial pilots can have various types of flying jobs including: