Training Overview

Earn your Commercial Pilot Certificate through our accelerated, finish-up, course, or accomplish your dream on your own schedule.

When you train for your Commercial Certificate with CRAFT, you are training with professionals. You will conduct your training in our Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) using our Diamond DA40. In addition to the maneuvers you mastered while earning your Private Pilot Certificate and instrument rating, you will also gain necessary skills in maximum performance maneuvers such as the chandelle, lazy-8 and eights-on-pylons. Through our Commercial Pilot training you should expect to build your confidence as a pilot through precision, coordination, planning, spatial awareness and ease of use on the controls. After completion of your training, your proficiency and skill level will set you on the right course to become a highly sought after airline pilot.

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Flying as a private pilot is great, but what if you want to get paid to do what you love?


 $7,750 (DIAMOND DA40) or $8,150 (diamond da40ng)

During this 6 day course, we provide structured, one-on-one training, and focus on results. You’ll have an experienced CFI with an exceptional pass rate dedicated exclusively to you. This Accelerated course is designed for pilots who are close to, or exceed, the 250 hours of total flight time required to take the Commercial Pilot practical test. If you’ve got the hours, but need the dedicated training to master the commercial maneuvers, this is the course for you!

  • CFI Dedicated to you
  • Up to 15 hours of dual flight instruction
  • Up to 2 hours in the Redbird Simulator
  • 10 hours of ground instruction
  • 2 hours of aircraft use for check-ride
  • Commercial PTS/ACS and the Commercial
  • Oral Exam Guide

This is the base package, if you need a few more hours of dual flight instruction, additional hours, including instructor, are billed at the normal hourly rate of $225 for the DA40 and $245 for the DA40NG.

*Contact us for a quote if you’d like to bring your own plane.

  • At least a 3rd class medical certificate to take check ride (must have 2nd class medical to exercise commercial privileges) 
  • Commercial Pilot aeronautical knowledge exam complete (bring in test results)
  • A minimum 240 hours total time

Students who are interested but do not meet the above prerequisites should CONTACT CRAFT for a tailored quote.

FAA examiner cost varies by DPE, expect to spend about $650

Bundle with our 10-12 day CFI Training Course and get $200 off!

Financing & Scholarship Options

Worried about how you are going to pay for flight training? Luckily there are several financing and scholarship options. Financing all or some of the training can take the burden off of the student, giving them peace of mind and the motivation they need to complete their training!

Gift Certificates Available

Know someone that has always wanted to fly, but hasn’t been able to get started? Gift certificates are a great way to help friends and family jump start achieving their aviation goals! They can be used for flight training, instruction, simulator time, books and headsets. Contact us above to find out more!

Ready to Get Started?

CRAFT is located at the Atlantic FBO complex at Charleston International Airport (KCHS).

6060 S. Aviation Ave Suite 109
N. Charleston, SC 29406   

Our office is open 9AM-5PM Mon-Sat for walk-in inquiries.  However, for the best customer service, please call or email to schedule an in-person appointment. 843-800-6498

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Training Hours

Monday - Saturday
9am - 5pm

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