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CoWelcome to the introduction to the Commercial Pilot Practical Test standards. The thing that people are surprised, they get their private and then they want to move on to commercial. I can remember back when I was at that point. I’m searching around going, “Where’s the new material? What else is there new for commercial?” Bottom line, when you’re going from private to commercial, there’s a difference with privileges and limitations. What you can do as a commercial pilot versus a private pilot. The majority of the content, if you don’t already realize this, it’s pretty much the same stuff. Over the years I had people say, “Private and commercial, they can’t be the same.” They are. They’re very similar.
Privileges and limitations are different. What I want to tell you is what I’ve heard my examiner say over the last fifteen years many times. He’ll say, “Okay. You were here for your private. At the private level you were here for fun, get your license , go out and have fun. Take up your friends. Take up your family. Now you’re coming back to me as a commercial applicant. The check ride is different in the fact that, it’s going to be a more serious check ride.”
At the private level, they want to make sure you’re going to be safe. At the commercial level, they have to dig deeper because you’re going to take the aircraft out and fly closer to the limitations. You’re going to be getting in situations that most private pilots are probably not going to get into. That’s the real truth. Private and commercial are very similar.
With that being said, I want to reiterate this with what the FAA says about it. The commercial pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test standards have been designed to evaluate competency in both knowledge and skill. Commercial pilots are professionals engaged in various flight activities for compensation or hire. Because of their professional statues they should exhibit a significantly higher level of knowledge and skill than that of the private pilot. Although some tasks listed are similar to those in the Private Pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test Standards. The wording used in the Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test Standards reflects a higher level of competency expected of a commercial pilot applicant in performing these similar tasks.
Kind of going along with what I’m saying. They’re still very similar but there are differences. It’s a more serious check ride. You have to know everything to a higher standard. In the next video, we’re going to go through the PTS and talk about the differences between the private and commercial check rides. Leave your comments in the box below. If you’re ready to learn a little more about the difference between the private and commercial, move on to the next video.
mmercial Pilot Intro Helicopter Online Ground School