Accelerated Private Pilot Training Near Me

A Private Pilot License (PPL) is your ticket to avoiding the freeway and viewing the natural wonders from a new perspective. It’s also an essential step for anyone interested in pursuing aviation professionally. If you’re looking for an accelerated private pilot training program “near me,” consider Paragon Flight, an outstanding flight school with three locations for your convenience.

Accelerated Private Pilot Training Near MeThe FAA authorizes flight schools to operate under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 141 or 61. Part 61 is for individual one-on-one, self-paced, flexible training, and Part 141 is for full-time, rigidly structured training. Paragon Flight is privileged to operate under both Parts. We can offer student pilots a customized program for their goals and circumstances.

Our commitment to excellence produces remarkable results, and we’ve been honored for many years for this excellence by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). We have three locations:

  • 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 Paragon Flight locations provide flight-friendly conditions throughout the year, with 300+ days of ideal weather for takeoff and landing. Weather will not be a frequent impediment to your training, which makes a bit of travel appealing to potential students who live in rainy areas.

Being a Part 141 flight school, Paragon Flight can welcome international students with an M-1 Student Visa, government-backed student loans or grants, and GI benefits from previous military service.

Private Pilot Programs at Paragon Flight

Private pilot training at Paragon Flight follows four stages, each ending with an evaluation to ensure mastery before proceeding with new skills.

  • Discovery Introduction Flight / On-Boarding Meeting
    • Mini flight lesson and facility tour
    • Flight with an FAA-approved instructor and the opportunity to control the aircraft
    • Meeting to discuss goals, schedule, financials, and instructor assignment
  • Stage 1 – Fundamentals of Flight Training (20-30 flight hours)
    • Aircraft verbiage
    • Flight principles
    • Airport policies, procedures, and airspace
    • Radio/communications
    • Weather conditions
    • FAA rules and regulations
    • Checklist applications
    • Flight maneuvers – takeoff and landing
    • Ends with a Stage Check to establish progress and build confidence
  • Stage 2 – Advanced / Solo Flight Training (10-15 flight hours)
    • Continued skill mastery
    • Preparation for solo cross-country flights and night flight
    • Completion of second Stage Check and solo cross-country flights
  • Stage 3 – Examination and Testing (10-15 flight hours)
    • Completion of final solo flights and any other last requirements
    • Preparation for FAA verbal and practical examinations
    • Culminates with End of Course (EOC) flight to ensure readiness for the FAA evaluations

After passing the FAA exams, you’ll be a credentialed and licensed Private Pilot!

The Paragon Flight Difference

Student pilots who come to Paragon Flight have access to everything needed for successful training – world-class flight instructors, equipment, and curriculum. We aim for customer satisfaction that engenders loyalty and trust, encouraging pilots to return to us for their future training.

As you continue pursuing an Instrument Flight Rating (IFR), Multi-Engine License (MEL), Commercial Single-Engine or Multi-Engine License (CSEL/CMEL), Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) credentials, and more, come here, where we will meet you where you are with a bespoke path toward your goals.

Click here or call (239) 747-0056 to discuss the accelerated private pilot training or other programs available at Paragon Flight if you’re looking for training “near me.” No matter the travel, the superior nature of what we offer makes the trip worthwhile.