• Private Air Charter
  • Air Ambulance
  • Flight School

So now you have your Private Pilot Certificate and have built up a hundred hours or so, and you begin thinking of the next step: becoming a Commercial Pilot by getting your Commercial Pilot License.

Many people are misinformed about what a "commercial pilot" is. They assume that if someone is a commercial pilot, they are an airline pilot. While it's true that airline pilots are, indeed, commercial pilots, commercial pilots are not necessarily airline pilots.

Commercial pilots can be cargo pilots, tour pilots, or backcountry pilots. They can be flight instructors, ferry pilots or glider tow pilots. A commercial pilot is simply one who is allowed by the aviation authority to charge money for services.

To fly a regularly scheduled passenger service, or to fly for an airline, you'll also need to gain the additional requirements for those specific jobs. For instance, an airline pilot needs to have a commercial pilot certificate, but also an Airline Transport License.

Requirements for the Private Pilot Course:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand English
  • Meet ICAO English Language proficiency level
  • Pass the written exam given by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority on required knowledge areas.
  • Pass the oral and flight test given by a designated flight examiner
  • Hold a current Class I medical certificate