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Private to commercial rating

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Hello,

I have approx. 325 hrs. as private pilot with instrument rating and complex endorsement. Flying has been a hobby so far, but looking to advance to SE commercial rating. Will I have to go thru entire commercial training to meet the requirements?  I'm hoping a CFI could look thru my logbook to determine if I have already met some of the requirements and go from there. Obviously, I'm trying to minimize time and cost. Hoping someone here can provide more insight or cite a reference I can review. Thanks.

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  1. Jim MacKay on Sep 24, 2016

    I really don’t understand why you need a CFI to look at your log book.
    The aeronautical experience is clearly delineated in the FARs. You may already have some of the requirements.
    I honestly would spend a few minutes with the FARs and see what you need in addition what you already have.
    You will clearly need a CFI to review the maneuvers and assist where needed but look at the commercial requirements in part 61.

    Jim

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  2. Mark Kolber on Sep 28, 2016

    I’m going to disagree slightly with Jim. I’ve seen enough pilots have difficulty reading certificate and rating requirements to know people have difficulty with this. I can’t even count on my hands and toes the number of times I’ve seen questions asking whether the two commercial dual cross countries need to be done with an instructor (really) and whether they can be combined with the long one.

    Strenuous, qualification for the commercial certificate includes both solo activities and training. I would expect any CFI you went to to discuss taking this step to begin by reviewing your logbook to see what needs to be done.

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