You’ve done all the hard work, passed your Private Pilot check ride and now it’s time to sit back and relax.
Most pilots will disagree with that statement. As the old pilot saying goes, getting your Pilot’s License is only a license to learn. Paragon is committed to continuously helping pilots further their knowledge and skills to ensure they fly safe, stay current and have fun.
We have many pilot training programs to help you reach your maximum potential as a pilot. Below is a short list of the most common training programs that can be completed in your own aircraft or ours. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just ask and we will do everything possible to help.
Just like our primary pilot training programs all of our more advanced curriculums are custom designed to fit your unique goals and needs as a pilot.
Instrument Rating (IFR)
The instrument rating is usually the next step after you complete your private pilot certificate. Because weather is unpredictable, it is almost essential to have an instrument rating if you plan to fly long distances or cross-country. As a private pilot, you are restricted to flying under VFR rules (looking out the windows) and therefore are limited when you can fly. An instrument pilot is able to fly in less than perfect weather and through clouds using the aircraft’s precision guidance instrumentation.
Our instrument training curriculum is FAA Part 141 approved. This means it has met the highest training standards designated by the Federal Aviation Administration. Our program also allows our students to enjoy a much more structured training syllabus that requires fewer hours to complete.
Steps for Becoming an Instrument Rated Pilot
Our training courses are specifically designed for Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). Our entire fleet is designated TAA and feature the Garmin G1000 “glass cockpit” avionics package. By training in a technically advanced aircraft under a FAA Part 141 syllabus you are ensured to get the most advanced flight training available.
Multi Engine Training
We use one of the most popular twin-engine training aircraft in the world, the Pipe PA-44 Seminole with the Avidyne “glass” avionics package. The Seminole’s all metal construction, predictable flight characteristics and simple systems make it highly reliable and easy to train in. One flight in the Seminole and you’ll see why it’s the backbone of almost every major flight school in the U.S.
All of our multi engine courses are specifically designed for Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). Our multi engine aircraft are designated TAA and feature modern “glass cockpit” avionics. By training in a TAA, you are ensured to get the most advanced flight training available.
Commercial Pilot Training
Want to be paid to fly? Commercial pilots can act as the pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property and be paid for it. Usually, professional pilots begin their careers by performing sightseeing flights, towing banners, patrolling pipelines, dropping off skydivers or by becoming a Certified Flight Instructor. With as little as 250 hours total flying time you can qualify to become a commercial pilot.
Steps for Becoming a Commercial Pilot
Our commercial pilot courses are custom designed to fit your unique goals and needs as a pilot. Our courses are also specifically designed for Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). By training in a TAA you are ensured to get the most advanced flight training available.
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Do you want to be immediately hired after you receive your Commercial rating? You should consider becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Once you receive your Commercial rating the next step for most people is to obtain their CFI and CFII ratings so that they can build flight hours while teaching others how to fly.
Being a CFI is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do in the aviation industry. Think of how excited you were when you first mastered landings, soloed or passed a checkride; now you can share that experience with your students while watching the learn and grow to become great pilots.
Steps for Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor
Biannual Flight Review (BFR)
These flight reviews are mandatory by the FAA and must be conducted at least every 24 calendar months. The reason for the review is simple; keep pilots safe by continuously reviewing rules and refreshing their skills in the air.
Although the FAA requires this review, we see it as a bare minimum. We recommend flying at least every 90 days and suggest joining a continuous training program like the FAA Wings.
BFR Requirements (SEL Aircraft)