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Offline flygirltammy

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Commercial rating tips?
« on: January 24, 2010, 05:04:36 PM »
Hello all,
I will be starting on the Commercial rating soon. I will be doing it on a twin engine. Any helpful tips someone can give me (during training, maneuvers, practical, written, etc...)?



Offline imflight

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 02:17:28 PM »
Is it your initial Multi-engine rating as well?

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 10:52:22 PM »
No. I did my Multi 2 months ago.

Offline imflight

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 03:36:57 AM »
Then the commercial won't be that bad....  Take your time, the most important part of being a "professional" is being ready for everything, that especially includes setting up your maneuvers.  Hopefully you don't have 25kt crosswinds!  As for the written and practical, if you have your instrument rating, remember how to use all your private pilot calculations (because as a whole instrument pilots are lazy, myself chief among them) because that was the most difficult thing for me.  Good luck, and hopefully you don't have a brake lock up on you like I did on the checkride!!!   

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 07:12:48 AM »
That may be fun doing Chandells and lazy 8's in a twin.

By the way, all my students said that the written was easy, a big review. The last one got a 99%!

Good Luck!

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Offline imflight

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 12:34:58 PM »
You don't have to do either chandelles or lazy 8's for a multi-commercial.  VMC demo is the big one if I remember correctly

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 06:00:31 PM »
I never thought about that.
Here's a question that should come up. If you have a multi-commercial rating, how do you get a CFI for single engine? I would think that most everyone needs a CFI to build time, and I wouldn't think that you could get hired as a multi indtructor only.
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Offline imflight

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 06:59:37 PM »
You need a single commercial add-on.  I did my multi-comm as both my initial multi-engine and commercial at the same time...  long friggin' checkride when you add the instrument part on, and the fact the flight school was trying to get their part 141 stuff done so I had the feds in the plane as well, on a 100+ degree day.  Talk about adding a bit of stress to an already stressful time.  All in all I think doing your commercial in a multi is the way to go, the single add on takes absolutely no time or effort.

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 09:23:30 AM »
Guess I'm just 'old school' one foot in front of the other.

If it works for you, great. I'm just not sure it is the best way, training wise.

I know people that did their CFII first as it was a more structured check ride, and then went back and did their CFI. So I guess it all boils down to what works best for you.
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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010, 07:59:35 PM »
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...remember how to use all your private pilot calculations ...
Yeah...........Um. OK. I know I still have my notes around here somewhere.....I just downloaded a Gleim program. Woefully out of practice with a few things.

VMC Demo. I feel pretty good about those. I am also very proud of my steep turns, barely any altitude loss and hit all the proper settings, so I am wondering that if those are just the start of all the other maneuvers, then it shouldn't be that hard to me??????

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All in all I think doing your commercial in a multi is the way to go, the single add on takes absolutely no time or effort.
That is what I figured. Plus the price to go ahead and do it this way at the school seems better than trying to get the multi add on later.

Thanks for the info. I will certainly keep everyone posted because as soon as I pass the checkride, even people who have never even seen or talked to me before will know it because I will be so happy and telling everyone all about it. :-D

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 01:03:35 AM »
you go girl ..  wish you all the best ..  good luck..  let us know how it goes.   im sure all here are pulling for you..

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Re: Commercial rating tips?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 09:21:07 AM »
I guess it did not go so well. I was leary from the commercial "rating" part