Accelerated Commercial Pilot License

Are you a fast learner with a thirst for a career as a pilot? At Paragon Flight, you’ll find an accelerated path toward obtaining a commercial pilot license. We’re among the elite flight training facilities in the nation and provide an excellent training program for all students.

Accelerated Commercial Pilot LicenseParagon Flight is in a prime position with three locations to meet your training needs and expectations. Our primary fight school is in Fort Myers, Florida, where we operate out of Page Field (FMY), the area’s foremost airport. We also have locations in Punta Gorda, FL, and LaGrange, GA.

Make an appointment to collaborate with the Head Flight Instructor and design your custom program. We’ll be happy to accommodate your circumstances. Most pilots we work with have differing lifestyles, schedules, and plans for the future. While we ensure you meet all the requirements and receive more than adequate training, we offer the flexibility you may need to pursue your dreams.

Do You Need a Commercial Pilot License?

If you plan to make a single penny from your work as a pilot, yes, you need a CSEL or CMEL (Commercial Single-Engine License or Commercial Multi-Engine License), depending on the type of aircraft you plan to operate. Paragon Flight can provide both levels of training.

A commercial license will permit you to operate an aircraft during all hours, receive compensation, and haul cargo or passengers. A vast array of career opportunities are available for commercial pilots, some with no further training needed.

As a dually authorized flight training school, Paragon Flight can take note of your circumstances and suggest that you participate in either an FAA Part 141 or Part 61 flight training program. Some students may even participate in both elements – some full-time and some part-time training.

Are You Eligible to Become a Commercial Pilot?

As with all types of training, participants do have to meet specific prerequisites. For commercial pilots, the FAA requires that you meet the following criteria:

  • Age – 18 years old, minimum
  • Language – English (fluent and literate)
  • Pilot Credentials – current Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • FAA Medical Certification – valid 1st or 2nd class
  • Log 250 total flight hours
  • Log 50 cross-country flight hours
  • Log 100 hours as PIC (Pilot-in-Command)
  • Log 20 hours of training (10 – instrument, 10 – complex or TAA aircraft, some cross-country, and some practical test prep)
  • Log 10 hours solo (including cross-country and night)
  • Pass a knowledge-based written evaluation
  • Clear a verbal and practical check-ride with an FAA-authorized flight examiner.

Paragon Flight offers an ideal setting for flight training at all our locations. The weather participates and allows candidates to log flight time practically all year round. We have the equipment for all types of training, including single-engine, multi-engine, and sports pilot training.

To continue your flight education and become an airline pilot, consider following up this training with an Airline Transport Pilot Certification and 1,500 hours in the air. Earn your certification as a flight instructor, and you’ll be able to make a living while accruing these hours! And Paragon Flight is the perfect place for it all.

Choose Paragon Flight for an accelerated path toward your commercial pilot license. Interested? Click here or call (239) 747-0056 to speak with our team about making appropriate arrangements.