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This allows the pilot to fly single-engine airplanes without getting paid to do so. Private pilots are required to complete 40 hours of flight training, although the average is 50-70 hours. With a private pilot certificate you may fly single engine airplanes with passengers. The private pilot certificate allows a pilot to fly in fair weather day and night.
This allows the pilot to fly in marginal weather conditions. Instrument pilots are required to complete 40 hours of instrument training. With the increased ability to fly in some marginal weather conditions, this can potentially lead to less cancelled flights.
This allows the pilot to fly airplanes for hire. This includes a selection of jobs such as aerial photography or surveying and conducting sightseeing tours. Commercial pilot candidates are required to have at least 250 hours of flight time and 20 hours of commercial training.
A CFI certificate allows you to teach others how to fly. Most, but not all aviation careers begin with Flight Instructing. A good flight instructor is knowledgeable and has a passion for aviation.