At Maui aviators each of our customers receive personalized training and superior service.  Since we are not a large "pilot factory" operation, we can teach each student as an individual with patience and care.  A very high standard of safety is maintained throughout all stages of training as we help you reach a level of knowledge and skill far above the minimum standards required by regulations.  You will have access to some of Hawaii's finest flight instructors and great trade winds for those cross wind landings



To qualify for the Commercial Pilot Certificate, federal regulations require the following:

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot certificate

  • Be at least 18 age

  • Ground instruction covering specific aeronautical subjects

  • Pass FAA knowledge test (minimum grade 70%)

  • Possess valid third-class pilot medical or higer

  • Receive and log ground training or accomplish a home-study course

  • Log at least 250 hours total flight time as pilot, including:

    • 100 hours in powered aircraft, 50 must be in airplanes

    • 100 hours pilot in command flight time, 50 hours in airplanes, 50 hours cross country flight of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes

    • 20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in 61.127

    • 10 hours of instrument training

    • 10 hours of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable pitch propeller.

    • One 2 hour cross country flight in daytime conditions that consists of a total straight line distance of more than 100 nautical  miles from the original point of departure.

    • One 2 hour cross country flight in night time conditions that consists of a total straight line distance of more than 100 nautical  miles from the original point of departure.

    • Three hours with an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 2 calender monthes from the month of the test.

    • Ten hours of solo flight time performing  the duties of pilot in command.

    • One cross country flight of not less than 300 nautical miles total distance with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is a straight line distance.

    • 5 hours  in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings.



East Ramp Kahului Airport

Building 411 Hanger 109

Kahului HI, 96732

Tel:       1-808-871-6990


Open 7 days a week:


8 AM TO 5 PM

subject to change for good surf and wind