I’m a little confused on the requirements of receiving commercial ratings. Upon completing my instrument (appx. 35-50 hrs), Im expecting to be right at the 250 hr. mark where pilots are eligible to take the tests pertaining to the commercial rating. I’m coming into the rest of my training with a private and roughly 150-200 hrs. What are the flying time requirements of the commercial rating for both SE and ME? Written and practical? I’ve heard some commercial pilots say its best to obtain the commercial multi engine before going for the commercial single engine but I’m not sure why? Could you briefly explain the requirements of the two commercial ratings? Also, do the airlines absolutely require the 50 hours of multi to be considered a competitive candidate?
Thanks so much,