Understanding The Different Grades (Levels) of a Pilot License or Certificate
In the United States, pilot qualifications are issued in the form of a Pilot Certificate. In the rest of the world, pilot qualifications are issued in the form of a Pilot License. According to TAD, pilots are not only the most crucial position held on an airplane, but their responsibilities begin far before departure occurs.
Certification (granting of credentials) implies only specialized skill or knowledge set associated with specific professional status. Licensure implies a legal status including the potential for professional liability.
If you are considering a career as a professional pilot, you should have an understanding of how the system of certification and/or licensing operates and how operating Privilege, Category, Class, and Type Ratings are added to these Certificates.
There are three important grades of Pilot License or Certificate you can obtain. Jet Safety International focuses on advanced training programs in Jet aircraft.
In conventional flight training, the Private Pilot Certificate or License is the first step in flight training. Consider it equivalent to a high school diploma.
The Commercial Pilot Certificate or License is the first professional qualification a pilot will achieve. Consider it equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
A Commercial Pilot is qualified to operate for compensation or hire. This can be to fly for a Corporation or an individual, and if further qualified to be a charter pilot and transport passengers or cargo.
Airline Transport Pilot
The Airline Pilot Certificate or License is the highest professional qualification a pilot will achieve. Consider it equivalent to a master’s degree.
Jet Safety International offers pilot training on eleven Citation CE-500 series models and ten Citation CE-525 series models. These courses are presented by expert instructors providing training in; Multi-Crew Procedures, Aircraft Systems, Aircraft Performance, Crew Resource Management, Threat and Error Management, Normal/Abnormal, and emergency procedures.
Give Jet Safety International a call today to learn more about the training process or to speak to a course instructor to learn about other services that can be offered!