61 vs 141 Flight Training

Are you researching flight training and weighing Part 61 vs Part 141 programs? When you choose a flight school with both authorizations, you don’t have to choose. Paragon Flight will curate the ideal program for your given circumstances, and this training course may include Part 61 courses, Part 141 courses, or both.

Defining Part 61 and Part 141

61 vs 141 Flight TrainingThe FAA governs flight schools through Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). The structure of the courses a school can offer depends on whether it has been authorized to operate as a Part 141 or Part 61 institution. Part 141 programs are very stringent, with defined syllabi and full-time scheduling, while Part 61 programs offer flexibility in pacing. At the end of the training, when the student checks out with an FAA examiner to earn their license, the elements tested will be the same.

A Part 61 school is ideal for students with part-time availability who need to take a piece-meal approach to their aviation education. Students with full-time availability will often choose a Part 141 program. If the pilot candidate plans to use GI benefits or student loans supported by the government, they must attend a Part 141 school. International students on an M-1 Student Visa must also attend a Part 141 school.

We suggest you choose Paragon Flight. We offer the best of both worlds, meeting students’ needs precisely.

The Paragon Flight Advantage

The students we welcome to Paragon Flight enjoy every element needed for successful flight training experiences, including advanced aircraft, stellar flight instructors, a world-class curriculum, and more.

We have three locations for greater student convenience:

  • Page Field Airport (FMY) in Fort Myers, FL
  • Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, FL
  • LaGrange-Callaway Airport (LGC) in LaGrange, GA.

All three locations have perfect weather for flight training season in and season out, over 300 days annually. These flight schools also offer modern facilities, tower-controlled runways, and airspaces with minimal congestion.

The programs that we offer include all of the following:

  • Training for Personal Purposes
    • Private Pilot License (PPL)
    • Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
    • Multi-Engine License (MEL)
    • Cirrus Certified Aircraft Training
    • Glass Cockpit Training
  • Training for Professional Purposes
    • Commercial Single-Engine License (CSEL)
    • Commercial Multi-Engine License (CMEL)
    • Certified Flight Instructor, single-engine (CFI)
    • Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument (CFII)
    • Certified Flight Instructor, multi-engine (MEI)
  • Training for Military or Government Purposes
    • Initial Flight Orientation (IFO)
    • Single-Engine Recurrent Training (SERT)
    • Rotary Wing to Fixed Wing Transition Training
    • Aircraft Transition and Differences Training

Whether your aviation goals are modest or atmospheric, Paragon Flight can provide you with the training you seek. Don’t assume you can’t afford it, either. You’d be surprised by the avenues available. Our team can help you determine which resources suit your circumstances, walk you through the maze of the application process, and help you secure the assistance you need to fund your dreams.

Are you ready to sign up for a Discovery Flight? That step is our suggestion for those who aren’t sure of their intentions or as a gift for a loved one you know to be aviation curious. During a Discovery Flight, students have a mini-lesson followed by a flight lesson where they get to control the aircraft for a bit.

Click here to discuss 61 vs. 141 flight training in relation to your situation with the specialists at Paragon Flight.