Airline Pilot School

An airline pilot school that provides effective training and life-changing experiences, Paragon Flight is the clear choice for those with flying ambitions. We are FAA-authorized under FAR Parts 141 and 61, providing the best flight instruction available to pilots since 2006.

PAirline Pilot Schoolaragon Flight calls Fort Myers, FL home. Here, we operate out of Page Field with highly experienced Certified Flight Instructors, Technically Advanced and appropriate aircraft, and the absolute best training measures in the industry. Should you be considering becoming a professional pilot, we encourage you to come to Paragon Flight for a personalized plan that fits your lifestyle and your budget.

At the most basic, our goal at Paragon Flight is to put student-pilots first. We focus on customizing programs to meet students where they are and lift them to where they need to be. Come to us from the world of work, military, or school to make your dreams come true.

Being dually authorized, Paragon Flight is able to offer two paths to completion of training. The Part 141 programs require a strict curriculum while the Part 61 program permits more flexibility in the program. At Paragon Flight, we’re able to work with your lifestyle and will strive to schedule your training in keeping with your needs.

One element that will influence the program you pursue is financing. If you use student loans, federal grants, or GI funds, you must pursue a full-time Part 141 program.

Earning Your License to Pilot

Before collecting one dime for flying, pilots must have an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. To do so, applicants must be at least 18 years old, fluent and literate in the English language, and in possession of a current private pilot license and a valid 2nd class Medical Certificate.

The place to start will be earning a Private Pilot License. Once you have this certification, you can continue with the rest of the requirements for a commercial license. We offer several courses here including Instrument Flight Rating (IFR), Commercial License Training for Single and/or Multi-Engine Aircraft, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and Certified Flight Instructor – Instruments (CFI-I).

Each program will have both a ground and air component. Before flying, you will be taught the concepts of aerodynamics, meteorology, safe flight, and proper reporting rules, all of which will be questioned when the checkride occurs.

Flight hours that you’ll need to complete will depend on where you start and the program you pursue. Our CFIs will teach you how to safely fly in all conditions, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet all requirements.

The amazing weather in Southwest Florida permits student-pilots to fly over 350 days of the year. Having access to outstanding aircraft and with clear weather, nothing will stand in your way of earning your license.

Our fleet of aircraft is impressive, new, and complete. We house the Cessna 172S Skyhawk, PA-44 Piper Seminole, the Cessna T182T Skylane, the Cirrus SR20 G6, the SR 22 G5/G6, and the ALSIM 172 Flight Simulator. Each and every one of these aircraft is technically advanced with Glass Cockpit technology and appropriate for the goal being pursued.

If you’re ready to start climbing the ladder toward flying an airliner, take the first step at Paragon Flight. The airline pilot school that is best prepared to teach you awaits your call to (239) 274-3170 to schedule an appointment and create your custom training program.