It cost $6,500 to $7,000 dollars to get your commercial pilot's license. You have to get your private pilot’s license before you move on to commercial flying. STEP 1: You have to meet basic requirements vision tests, be at least 18 years old, have a log book from a verified instructor, so that they know you can fly. STEP 2: Train as a private pilot. You learn what and how to work the airplane, communications, how to move the plane, airplane operations and maintenance; some flight schools have private classes so you don't have to go to as many lessons. STEP 3: Log book. You have to be able to fly by yourself and with a pilot-in-command. Complete instrument training and a plane with designed gear. Flying across the country day and night conditions and do a specified number of takeoff and landings. Step 4: Pass the required tests. Pass a written exam writing your knowledge of navigation, regulations and safety. Step 5: Pursue additional certification: you have to have a license to be a commercial pilot. To be a commercial pilot you have be at least 23 years old and have a minimum 1,500 hours of flying experience. You also have to pass the FAA (logging pilot in command time) exams. You may have to do additional training for airlines. You may have to have a bachelor's degree or at least 2 years of college experience.
Do pre-flight checks: like check the weather. To find out what the weather is or how to navigate, one of the main ways to navigate is to look out the windows! You have to have the right maps on board the plane. Another good way to find out the weather is to look on http://www.metservice.com/national/home or http://metflight.metra.co.nz/MetFlight.php. When you are flying through cloud or fog you need to check your compass, GPS to look at and 3 different ground based radio beacons; you also get backed up by traffic control. For pre-flight checks you also have to check the amount of fuel you would need for the flight, check if the plane is loaded and check if the fuel and equipment is also loaded. Talk with traffic control to see when and what time you can go on the runway, what run way number. Greet Passengers, helping them if the need help and make sure they are seated before take off. Navigate the flight path to the destination. Write in your flight log book and keep a flight log book wherever you fly.