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Paragon Flight, based in Fort Myers, Florida, was recently honored as one of the top 50 flight schools in the nation with their selection to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) inaugural Flight Training Excellence Awards Flight School Honor Roll for 2012. Selected from nearly 2,500 nominations, Paragon Flight earned the votes of their students and customers as recognition for providing one of the finest flight training experiences.

Established in 1939, AOPA is a Maryland-based not-profit organization dedicated to keeping general aviation safe, fun and affordable, and protecting the freedom to fly. Nearly 400,000 pilots and aviation devotees in the United States are AOPA members, making it the largest aviation association in the world. AOPA advocates aviation safety and strives to increase the population of highly skilled pilots. To that end, AOPA established the Flight Training Excellence Awards to acknowledge flight schools and instructors that best exemplify excellence in flight training. The prestigious awards were presented at AOPA’s annual Aviation Summit which was held this year in Palm Springs, California.

Paragon Flight‘s 2012 Honor Roll placement recognizes their superior pilot training standards and the high quality of their instructors, programs and services. Paragon Flight is one of the top FAA-approved flight training centers in the U.S., and offers experienced and enthusiastic flight instructors, advanced training techniques, some of the finest equipment in the industry, and unsurpassed customer satisfaction. The sunny Fort Myers climate makes it possible to fly throughout the year and the location provides easy access to airports and practice areas.

Paragon Flight appreciates this recognition from its valued students and customers and pledges to continue providing the highest level of Florida flight training and fulfill its mission to develop well-educated, confident and highly qualified pilots with a solid foundation of safety and precision who can experience the adventure of aviation.