Press Release

With the final two of ten Piper aircraft delivered, Paragon Flight Training completes 2023 aircraft acquisition goal early

Fort Myers, Fla.— October 2, 2023—Award-winning Paragon Flight Training is pleased to announce it has completed its 2023 goal of purchasing 10 new Piper aircraft, taking possession of the final two aircraft in September. The announcement was made by Paragon Flight President Christopher Schoensee and comes following the company’s purchase of 10 Pipers in 2022 and in alignment with the company’s aggressive plan of expanding its fleet to 50 new aircraft by the end of 2026.

“Working in such a high growth industry as aviation training, we need to remain laser focused on our strategic plan – and that’s what we’ve done. We know that having a modern fleet is not only a competitive advantage but provides optimal training for our students,” Schoensee said.

Paragon Flight continues to experience record enrollment trends, fueled not only by national interest in careers in commercial aviation but also as a result of the two additional locations it opened this year. In July, Paragon Flight opened its first Georgia location at LaGrange-Callaway Airport following its new partnership with LaGrange College. The partnership gives students the opportunity to pursue a minor in aviation using Paragon Flight’s Professional Pilot Program curriculum, Paragon Flight aircraft at nearby LaGrange-Callaway and a Paragon Flight-owned flight simulator housed on the LaGrange College campus. In March 2023, the company opened a fully operational Paragon Flight Training facility at the Punta Gorda Airport in Punta Gorda, Florida.

The company also recently received its Frasca twin-engine flight training device, housed at Paragon Flight’s headquarters location in Fort Myers, to serve as a button for button complement to the Piper Seminole, an aircraft model essential for commercial pilot training that Paragon Flight purchased in 2022.

“With a growth-focused strategic plan, the best training equipment in private aviation, and a pilot training curriculum that puts a premium not only on skill development but character and leadership, Paragon Flight is extremely excited about the future and the contributions our students will make as pilots and aviation professionals,” Schoensee said.

About Paragon Flight Training

Paragon Flight is an award-winning flight academy headquartered at Page Field in Fort Myers, Florida. With FAA and SEVIS accreditations, a fleet of 30 aircraft and advanced simulator technology onsite, the company trains commercial, professional, and recreational pilots as well as offering military pilot training for domestic and foreign governments. The company completed a 28,000-combined-square-foot learning center expansion in 2022. Learn more at

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