Illinois Aviation Academy
32W751 TOWER ROAD, WEST CHICAGO, IL 60185    630-513-2224
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Flight TrainingCommercial Certificate: 66 clock Hours

This course focuses on applying aeronatical knowledge and skills including a thorough knowledge of aircraft systems. This license enables the  pilot to be hired for certain types of operation like banner towing, agricultural operations and photography; however it doesn't entitle the pilot to fly IFR without an Instrument rating certificate, or fly for the Airlines without an ATP rating in the US.

Admission Requirements

  • Private Pilot License
  • Instrument rating (recommended)
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English
  • Must hold at least a current second-class medical certificate.
  • Attend an IAA Entrance interview.



115 hours of cross country split @ $62.50


10 hours flight training in aircraft @ 185


10 hours of flight training in complex aircraft @ $235


30 hours of ground school (optional)


Written Exam


Final Exam Fees


Related book kit


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Piper Aztec

Piper Aztec N4515P is available for instruction for $235/hour plus $65/hour instruction.

Call 630-513-2224 or email for more information.



14 week Private Pilot Ground school

If you or someone you know is interested in taking our 14 week Private Pilot ground school, call 630-513-2224 or email to register or for more details .


The cost for this course is $230 plus the cost of books and materials.  


Headset Rental

Rent our headsets for $15.  We suggest that student pilots and renters purchase their own headsets.  Our rental headsets will be available for additional passengers for the rate of $5 per flight.

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