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The Commercial Pilot Certificate is the Gateway to professional and high performance piloting.

With a minimum of time and cost, YOU can ACE your FAA Commercial Pilot knowledge (written) test using our GroundSchool Software.

The Commercial Pilot license is a bit of a paradox in that it's both easy (many claim that obtaining the certificate is easier than their instrument or private) and yet quite difficult in its own way. Sometimes, part of the difficulty is getting motivated to do the knowledge test! Whether your goal is to become a professional pilot or to simply sharpen your existing flying skills, our software prepares you to take and pass your Commercial Pilot knowledge test with minimal cost and time while maximizing your learning.

  • GroundSchool features up-to-date, ACTUAL FAA QUESTIONS. Answers and Explanations have been written by highly experienced flight instructors and professional pilots. All required charts and figures are included.
  • By this point, you're familiar with the format of FAA Knowledge tests and probably appreciate the benefit of getting them done sooner rather than later. Our software helps you do this is a no-nonsense fashion.
  • This software costs about the same books do, but is significantly more time efficient. Sure, DVD/Video sets may look pretty, but most find them inefficient, timewise. Our software works on YOUR pace at significantly lesser cost.
  • This software can be used to prepare for all of the FAA Commercial Pilot and Military Competence tests (airplane, rotorcraft, glider, lighter-than-air).
This single download will help you prepare for any or all of the following tests:
CAX - Commercial Pilot Airplane   CGX - Commercial Pilot Helicopter
CBG - Commercial Pilot Balloon - Gas   CBH - Commercial Pilot Balloon - Hot Air
CRG - Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane   CRH - Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter
MCA - Military Competence Airplane**   MCH Military Competence Helicopter**
CLA - Commercial Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship)   Canadian Commercial Pilot to USA FAA Conversion [about]
CPG - Commercial Pilot Glider      

** Miltary Pilot? If you are looking to prepare for ONLY the Military Competence Airplane or Helicopter test, click here for our special Military Competence only software.

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  • You're welcome to download our Commercial Pilot Written test preparation software/materials for personal computers FREE by clicking on one of the download links below. Additionally, you can find links to our mobile (iPhone/iPad/Android/etc versions).
  • If you've not yet purchased the software, you can download a PC version and give it a try. Then, once you've seen that you like it and that it works to your satisfaction, click on a "Buy Now" icon to purchase it.
  • Why are are downloads so large? - A slightly longer download yes, but a much better product. Click here to find out why.

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(all Commercial Pilot tests, including Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, Balloon, etc. and Military Competence)
 
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includes everything - Private through FE/ATP + Mechanic [What is this?]. Warning - large download!
 
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(all Commercial Pilot tests, including Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, Balloon, etc. and Military Competence)

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(all Commercial Pilot tests, including Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, Balloon, etc. and Military Competence)

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(all Commercial Pilot tests, including Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, Balloon, etc. and Military Competence)

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Commercial Pilot
The best way to prepare for your FAA Commercial Pilot written test is to download the GroundSchool software from above. Topics covered in the FAA Commercial Pilot test bank include:



FAA Learning Center Codes

Meet some of our Editorial Team 

"T" Cirincione
"T" Cirincione is a captain for a Fortune 50 company flying Citation X and Learjet 60’s. He has 23+ years of aviation experience and holds the following ratings: ATP, Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, FE – Turbojet, and A&P. He has a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science, a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management, and an Associate of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Technology. His has taught A&P students for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Learjet 60 initial and recurrent classes for FlightSafety International. Prior to that, T was a Flight Examiner in the US Air Force, and an instructor at the USAF Fighter Weapons School flying the mighty F-4 Phantom. He has over 4000 hours in fighters and corporate aircraft. When not immersed in aviation, T enjoys fly-fishing, bow hunting, and 4-wheelin’ his Jeep.

Greg Reverdiau
Greg is an FAA certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII) and Commercial Single and Multi Engine, Instrument pilot. He is currently located in Melbourne, FL but originally grew up in Dijon, France. He gradued from Florida Tech with a Bachelor degree in Aeronautical Science and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Aviation Human Factors. He's a Flight Operations Administration Supervisor and also loves to take pictures and develop websites.

Danny Aslinger
Danny grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska where, after watching thousands of seaplanes take-off and land, grew interested in aviation. With the encouragement of his parents, sisters, and most recently his wife Jessica, Danny began pursuing his dream of flying in 1998 while attending college at the University of Idaho. He is a commercially rated pilot and also a certified flight instructor with instrument instruction privileges. In addition to his flight experience, Danny has an extensive teaching background from guiding and teaching sea kayaking in Alaska and Idaho, a job which he began when he was 15 years old.

Denis Khripkov
Denis is a corporate captain with significant experience Cessna, Dassault Falcon, and now, elite Gulfstream IV/V aircraft. Previously, Denis has flown a Yak 42 regional jet for Aeroflot. Denis also has several thousands of hours of small plane experience as a CFI/I and aerial inspection pilot. When not flying, Denis spends his time overwatering his garden and playing with his young children.

Bill Hughes
Bill is now one of the most prominent and experienced Hot Air Balloon pilots in the USA. However, his aviation experience is far deeper: Bill is a former US Navy pilot who has over 9,000 hours of flight experience in everything from jets to helicopters. He has served as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and Safety Counselor. He was a crewmember for Malcolm Forbes’ balloon flight across America in 1973. Each year he acts as Balloonmeister* for several balloon events and last year celebrated his 22nd year as Balloonmeister for the Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls, NY.

 

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GroundSchool is designed to help you learn the material and score highly on your test in the most efficient manner possible. Our software represents years of listening to and understanding the needs of pilots and mechanics. The program is designed with the singular goal of helping you learn the material so you can pass your FAA written test with a minimum of time and effort. Sure, there are some study methods that are cheaper (and many far more expensive!).. but only if your time is worth nothing.. Our software is fast, efficient, and proven.

Here are a few screenshots from the software:

GroundSchool Commercial Pilot Main Menu

GroundSchool Commercial Pilot Test Selection Screen

GroundSchool Commercial Pilot Chapter Selection

GroundSchool Commercial Pilot Test and Study Options

GroundSchool Commercial Pilot Test Screen Screenshot

With our FAA Written Test Prep software, you don't have to worry about having an out of date version. Our authors work to update the data as FAA question pools change. Groundschool has a built-in self-update feature that connects to our servers and makes sure that you have the latest and greatest versions of the software and data soon after they becomes available.

Additionally, the self-update can be used to install new test data (such as Instrument Rating on top of Private Pilot) so you can have it when and where you need it.

"I wanted to express my gratitude for the FAA Ground School Test Prep Software. The features are outstanding with regard to knowledge reinforcement, cross referencing, concentrating on weak points, and ease of use. Even if you have one of the other home study courses you still need this program."
- DM - GroundSchool User.

 

A "test bank" contains one or more tests. For example, the "Private and Recreational Pilot" test bank will contain the Private Pilot Airplane, Private Pilot Helicopter, and other tests. You'll be able to see the exact tests in each of the test banks in the screens to follow. Here are the available GroundSchool test banks:

Private and Recreational Pilot Airline Transport Pilot Aviation Mechanic (General)
Instrument Rating (IFR) Flight Engineer Aviation Mechanic (Airframe)
Commercial Pilot Sport Pilot (General) Aviation Mechanic (Powerplant)
Flight and Ground Instructor Sport Pilot (Instructor & Examiner) Parachute Rigger
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  • Get GroundSchool for MS-Windows PCs (via instant email delivery of an activation keycode) by clicking one of the 'Buy Now' buttons at below right.
  • If you'd prefer to get it on CD/DVD for your MS-Windows PC (including for resale), please visit our CD/DVD online shop
  • For other platforms, such as iPhone/iPad, Android, or Mac, click on one of the buttons above.
The titles below are for MS-Windows (8/7/Vista/XP) PCs - Instant Activation Keycode Delivery via E-Mail
Any Individual Test Bank
  Unlimited use of the program to help you prepare for for tests in one of the above test banks.  
$44.99 / $39.99
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'Pick 3' Bundle
 

Unlock any three pilot or mechanic test banks. You can choose ANY combination of 3 of the test banks shown above, including:
   IFR/Commercial/CFI
Mechanic General/Airframe/Powerplant
CFI/FE/ATP
etc.

$99.99
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Sport Pilot
Sport Pilot Instructor and Examiner
FOI
Sport Pilot Bundle
 

For those looking to really make the most of the world of light sport piloting! Includes the following two test banks + FOI:
   Sport Pilot
Sport Pilot Instructor and Examiner
Fundamentals of Instruction

$69.99
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Private Pilot and Recreational Pilot
Instrument Rating (IFR)
Commercial Pilot
Flight and Ground Instructor
Fundamentals of Instruction
Takeoff Bundle
 

For the serious and committed pilot! Includes all of the following test banks:
   Private and Recreational Pilot
Instrument Rating (including Instrument Flight Instructor - CFII)
Commercial Pilot
Flight Instructor (including Ground Instructor and Fundamentals of Instruction)

$114.99
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Private Pilot and Recreational Pilot
Instrument Rating (IFR)
Commercial Pilot
Flight and Ground Instructor
Fundamentals of Instruction
Sport Pilot
Sport Pilot Instructor and Examiner
Takeoff Bundle + Sport Pilot Bundle
 

For the serious and committed pilot who may also want to operate in the Light Sport Pilot realm. Includes all of the following test banks:
   Private and Recreational Pilot
Instrument Rating (including Instrument Flight Instructor - CFII)
Commercial Pilot
Flight Instructor (including Ground Instructor and Fundamentals of Instruction)
Sport Pilot
Sport Pilot Instructor and Examiner

$149.99
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Airline Transport Pilot
Flight Engineer
FlightLevel Bundle
 

For already experienced, but soon to be professional pilots! Includes the following two test banks:
   Flight Engineer (Reciprocating, Turbojet, and Turboprop)
Airline Transport Pilot (Parts 121 and 135, both add-on and initial), plus Aircraft Dispatcher

$49.99
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Private Pilot and Recreational Pilot
Instrument Rating (IFR)
Commercial Pilot
Flight and Ground Instructor
Fundamentals of Instruction
Airline Transport Pilot
Flight Engineer
Pro Pilot Bundle
  For the Professional Pilot of the future! One of our best Value FAA written test prep packages. This is for those really focused on a career in aviation. This package includes both the Takeoff and FlightLevel Bundles combined.
$139.99
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Private Pilot and Recreational Pilot
Instrument Rating (IFR)
Commercial Pilot
Flight and Ground Instructor
Fundamentals of Instruction
Sport Pilot
Sport Pilot Instructor and Examiner
Airline Transport Pilot
Flight Engineer
Pro Pilot Bundle + Sport Pilot Bundle
  For the Professional Pilot of the future who also wants to operate in the dynamic Sport Pilot world! Our Best Value FAA written test prep package. This is for those really focused on a career in aviation but who also love it enough and want the 'future proofing' security of also getting a Sport Pilot license(s). This package everything from the Takeoff, Sport Pilot, and FlightLevel Bundles combined.
$174.99
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A&P General
A&P Airframe
A&P Powerplant
Aviation Mechanic A&P Bundle
 

Complete preparation for the three written / knowledge tests (General, Airframe, and Powerplant) that you'll need to take and pass to get get an FAA A&P certificate. Includes access to all three A&P test banks. Please note: choosing this is the same as choosing a "pick 3" bundle above and then selecting the mechanic tests from there.

$99.99
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Military Competence (only)
  This is for purchasing the Military Competence test banks (Military Competence Airplane and Helicopter - MCA and MCH and/or Military Competence Instructor (MCI)) only. Purchase this option if you are a military pilot wishing to obtain your FAA civilian commercial pilot and/or flight instructor certificate(s) on the basis of your military experience. See the Military Competence page for full details.
$29.99
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Fundamentals of Instruction
Fundamentals of Instruction (only)
  This is for purchasing the prep for the Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) test only. This is for people who are sure that they need ONLY the FOI prep. Most flight and ground instructor candidates should NOT get this, but rather the complete CFI test bank that includes all the flight/ground instructor tests plus the FOI. To be clear: any purchase that includes CFI automatically includes FOI at no extra charge, so that if you selected CFI as a title either as a 'single test bank' or part of the pick 3 bundle, you'd get both CFI and FOI and it would only count as one test bank. This "FOI only" option here is at a lower price for those who know that they will only ever need FOI.
$24.99
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"100%!" - PM (Comm/CFI)

"I am very satisfied with the results (and cost) of your product." - JP (Private / IFR / Comm)

"I just crammed one night using your software and took the test the next day and got a 92." - GM (Comm)

"used your software for a week a few hours at a time... no sweat... The test took 50 minutes ... 96%" - RS (Comm)

"The new explanations are a great help... I ended up getting a 100%." - LR (IFR/Comm/CFI)

"I purchased my Private Pilot test, then my Instrument, and then my Commercial, and they all helped me more than anything else I studied!!" - KD (PP/IFR/Comm and now CFI/FOI)

The feedback keeps rolling in. Our users routinely score very highly on their knowledge tests. We invite you to be next. It's hard to say for sure, but we're confident within reasonable doubt that we have helped "hundreds get hundreds" with our software by this point.

Features include*:

  • Explanations written by professional pilots and flight instructors
  • Most tests (Airplane, Helicopter, Balloon, etc.) are covered
  • Plenty of study and testing options allowing you to personalize the software for your own most efficient study.
  • You can get an instructor signoff to take the actual written test through use of this software and our Online Endorsement Service.
  • The ability to explicitly flag questions which you find to be difficult
  • Lookup individual or groups of questions using a wide range of search criteria
  • Integrated Library of Aviation offering everything from PTS documents to FAA training publications to aircraft checklists and much, much more
  • LaserGrade™, CATS™, and AvTest 2000™ Emulation modes allow you to practice on the software as you will see it at the actual testing center.
  • Ability to load and save training / testing sessions
  • Printouts galore! Print out score reports to show your instructor, a "book" of questions for yourself to study on the road or elsewhere.
  • Something that is not really quantifiable or visible: fast, efficient study. The software has been designed to be quick so your time is spent preparing and learning, not flipping pages or clicking about needlessly.
* This list refers to features found in the MS-Windows™ PC versions of GroundSchool.

FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane (CAX) Knowledge Test Score Results
7/28/2014
Commercial Pilot Airplane (CAX)
7/31/2016

Thanks for checking out the software! Good luck on your test, and blue skies!

The FAATest.com Team

 

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