Meet Captain Darryl Grace
Darryl is a commercial pilot who got his start with Tropicbird!
It was not because I was a better or more daring pilot than my colleagues; constant practice had simply expanded my limitations. The trick is to learn your limitations, gradually expand them, but never go beyond them..
– James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle
What will I be learning?
Commercial Pilot training involves learning to fly your aircraft more smoothly and precisely. You will be working on fine tuning your stick and rudder skills through maneuvers such as Chandelles, Lazy Eights and Pylon turns. You will also be working on your cross-country flying skills and logging time in complex aircraft. Your cross-country flights in Hawaii will take you to our neighbor islands of Maui, Molokai and Oahu and some of the most awesome scenery on the planet!
So what will it cost?
You will not find more value for your investment in flight training anywhere on the Big Island. Chief Instructor Pilot, Mike Lauro has many years of practical teaching experience and can guide you thorough the rigours of the commercial pilot course. The cost of earning any of the pilot certificates ultimately depends on how well you bring it all together and progress through your training.
Ideally the best formula for success is to plan out your time and finances to concentrate on your goals at hand. The most ideal plan would be to attend classes two or three times a week and put in a few hours of study every day. If you have the means, we can set up an accelerated training program around your personal schedule and complete your training in as little as two to three weeks, depending on your prior flying experience.
|10 hours DA-20 dual flight training commercial maneuvers||$3,200|
|5 hours DA-20 dual cross-country flight training||$1,600|
|10 hours dual complex aircraft flight training||$3,300|
|20 hours ground instruction||$2400|
|Estimated cost of books and supplies||$200|
|** Total estimated cost of Commercial Pilot Training||$10,700|