June 26 (Wed) 7pm - Getting Your Commercial Certificate

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 7:00pm


What’s next after Private and Instrument?  Many pilots have no interest in working toward a career as an Air Transport Pilot, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great reasons to continue training.  If you have enough flight hours, you should consider training for your Commercial certificate, which can unlock some great flight opportunities and give you benefits beyond Private. 

Join us as SCFC CFI Reed Coté reviews reasons for obtaining your Commercial certificate, and the benefits of having it.  He’ll show how having your Commercial ticket can increase your ability to log cross-country flight time, and let you turn a fun hobby into a fun hobby with occasional contribution to the bottom line.  He will review the FAA regulations regarding aeronautical experience requirements, and outline the training path required to get it.  You may only be a few new maneuvers away from experiencing the thrill of compensated flight.


Reed first began flying in 2014 to fulfill his lifelong goal of becoming a private pilot. Quickly, his passion for weekend flights to Northern California airports became a life-ambition. In 2018, he resigned from his desk job and began pursuing a career in aviation: obtaining his Commercial single and multi-engine airplane ratings along with his CFI, CFII, and MEI instructor ratings.


San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure.  AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminar and guest speaker programs.  Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early.  SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date.  Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.