Commercial Pilot Path
Congrats, you made it. Welcome to your commercial certificate course. As you commence your training, you will realize how much you do not know yet. Commercial regulations, complex systems, and multi-engine aerodynamics are some of the subjects we will cover in this course. Before we begin this new chapter, let’s look back into history and see how much we have accomplished in this industry.
- January 1, 1914.- The first scheduled passenger flight in the United States was completed from Tampa to St. Petersburg, Florida, for only five dollars.
- September 24, 1929. – Jimmy Doolittle completed the first blind flight in a NY-2 Husky biplane.
- 1934 – Elrey B. Jeppesen begins publishing the first airway manuals, which provide pilots with valuable navigation information, airport elevations, heights of obstructions, and runway lengths.
- 1955 – Boeing built its first jet airliner, the Boeing 707, and was purchase by Pan American. It started to operate in 1958. The B-707 cut intercontinental travel time almost in half.
- 1976 – The Concorde made its first transatlantic crossing on September 26, 1973, and it inaugurated the world’s first scheduled supersonic passenger service on January 21, 1976.
Now it’s your turn to make history; let’s begin.