Why does acquiring a commercial pilot license cost more?
Acquiring a commercial pilot license in the Philippines requires someone to fly at least 150 hours in total.
So now you will have to pay for 150 hours of total flight time.
One hundred fifty hours of total flying time will range from 40,000 USD to 50,000 USD, depending on the school you choose.
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As I have mentioned before that the goals in your life as a pilot will determine the pilot course cost.
By now, I guess you have already learned your aviation goals.
It is inevitable; you will need a commercial pilot license if you are willing to earn money as a pilot.
Nevertheless, to work as a pilot in the airlines of the Philippines may cost you more money.
Acquiring a commercial pilot license is not the last step.
A pilot with a commercial pilot license and only 150 hours logged in a pilot’s logbook may not support you in landing your first airline job.
To become an airline pilot requires more skills and experience and a few more licenses.
So what is the next step?
Experiences will come from building hours. Building hours requires money. No one will allow you to fly an airplane for free.
That is why you may read here how to build hours >>> Flight Time building program.
Regardless of where you fly, getting a private pilot license may cost you not more than 10,000 USD.
Acquiring a commercial pilot license will not cost you more than 50,000 USD.
There are many other associated costs with pilot training. Such as your training kits.
What are the training kits?
You can check here >>> Private pilot training kits.
Most of the purchase you make can be useful for a lifetime. So check out the list.
Most newbies interested to become a pilot confuse themselves with the cost of private pilot license and commercial pilot license.
Thereupon I want to clarify a bit more and breakdown the pilot course cost for you here:
Have you calculated the pilot course tuition fee yet?
Perhaps you think that to get a commercial pilot license; you will have to spend a fortune.
My guess is you have added the cost of a private pilot license with a commercial pilot license and have summed up something way over the actual price.
So you may calculate and have figure out a pilot course cost like this:
- Private pilot license = 40 hours = 10,000 USD
- Commercial pilot license = 150 hours = 50,000 USD
- So Total Hours & Cost = 40 hours + 150 hours = 190 hours = 60,000 USD
That is not how it works. The total cost of acquiring your commercial pilot license will cost you only 40,000 USD to 50,000 USD.
Because acquiring a private pilot license, falls in the path of obtaining a commercial pilot license.
Those 40 hours you will fly initially will be added when you are flying for 150 hours for a commercial pilot license.
Hence many pilot students when they start to fly, complete their private pilot training course, and then take a break.
After they take a break and arrange some more money, they continue to fly for their intention of 150 hours.
So the hour count initiates from the 40 hours previously logged.
Once a private pilot has a total of 150 hours logged in his or her logbook, s/he can apply for a commercial pilot license.
Once you pass the exams and pass your checkride, you will hold your commercial pilot license.
So to summarise your question:
How much does commercial pilot training cost in the Philippines?
The answer is it will cost less than 50,000 USD.
Is the commercial pilot training cost in the Philippines is different for foreigners and locals?
The answer is YES. The cost is different due to the fact most locals have some privileges which foreigners will not get.
I believe it is normal in any country.
Do you imagine discrimination exist?
The answer is NO.
The first and foremost reason why a foreigner has to count more money:
- Because foreigners have to pay for the visa;
- Have to pay for the visa extension;
- And a special study permit in the Philippines.
Did you imagine local students would need a special study permit in their own country?
Local students willing to become a pilot in the Philippines do not have to fill out any additional documents. Unlike a foreigner has to pay and go through all of these.
Some schools may ask international students to pay for their visa extension and a special study permit.
However, many flight training institutes provide the visa extension fee and special study permit fee for the first year.
Similarly, there are several other documentation and procedures which an alien student has to pay to start the flight training in the Philippines.
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