Paragon Flight Tops Nationwide Poll Measuring Overall Performance of 1400+ Flight Schools

Fort Myers, Florida, October 9, 2014 – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Fort Myers-based Paragon Flight School the best flight training school of 2014.

In association with Flight Training magazine, AOPA hosts the annual Flight Training Excellence Awards, to “recognize those who instill a lifelong passion for aviation among their students, and who exemplify the best the flight training industry has to offer.”

The awards, based on AOPA’s extensive research into the optimal flight training experience, focus on four key factors: educational quality; customer focus; community; and information sharing. To determine the award winners, AOPA polled more than 3,600 flight students from 1,447 flight schools.

“We’re very honored to receive this award, and to be recognized by this prestigious poll,” said Paragon Flight’s CEO, Chris Schoensee. “We’ve always been committed to excellence, from the instruction we provide, to the modern aircraft and facilities we offer, to the experienced personnel who bring it all together. It’s truly gratifying to see that so many of our clients feel they’ve benefited from our efforts.”

Paragon Flight received its award at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-in held in Frederick, Maryland on Saturday, October 4, 2014. A list of award winners is available on the Flight Training magazine website.

All AOPA 2014 Award Winners

All AOPA 2014 Award Winners


About Paragon Flight School

Paragon Flight is an FAA-approved flight school located in Fort Myers, Florida. Paragon offers the most advanced aircraft available, including the recently-installed Redbird simulator. The school provides training for pilots of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and even offers a professional pilot training path. In addition to its headquarters in Fort Myers, Paragon operates at Naples airport. Other services include scenic flight tours and aerial photography flights. For more information, visit paragonflight.com.

About AOPA

Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly for thousands of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. AOPA is the world’s largest aviation member association. With representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., and seven regions across the United States, AOPA provides member services that range from advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, flight planning products, safety programs and award-winning media products. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.

Best Flight School 2014