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Commercial Single Initial License on Cessna 182

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In order to obtain Commercial Single Engine License , Pilot required to train in Complex Airplane. But What about High performance? Does plane need to be also over 201hp?

Can Cessna 182 with Fixed gear can satisfy Commercial Single Engine training requirements?

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  1. Mark Kolber on Jan 25, 2014

    A very common misconception is that all commercial requirements and tasks must be in a complex airplane. Only certain requirements and PTS tasks require it. A Cessna 152 can be used to satisfy all of the commercial single requirements except those tasks that must be performed in a complex airplane.

    Since you are apparently already a private pilot and thinking of becoming a commercial pilot, you should be as capable as anyone else of looking up and reading the regulations that apply to what you want to do.

    So, let me ask you: Does a fixed gear Cessna 182 meet the 61.129 requirement for “10 hours of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable pitch propeller”?

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