I had originally started my Commercial training via part 141. Things changed and I am switching to part 61. Under 61 there seems to be no structure or progress checks etc. My question to those JC'rs that know, seeing that the magic number is to get to 250 hours, do most students that train under part 61 just fly as much as possible and do you make sure that each flight is at least 50NM from your starting point so as to log cross country time? I read in here somewhere that a student pilot is flying 5 hours per day and simply back and forth between a couple airports. Is that OK to do? It does not seem that is a way to progress and learn how to be a good commercial pilot? So, when you hit the 250 hour mark do part 61 pilots then select one of the many places that advertise a Commercial ticket in 5 days or so and get er done? Any comments and suggestions please. Also, has anyone gone to Sheble Aviation in Arizona? They advertise a Commercial SEL in 3 days and $3,000.00?