Airline Pilot Training in Washington

When you plan to pursue airline pilot training in Washington, prepare to deal with weather delays that hamper your progress! Or, you can travel to sunny Florida, finish faster, and spend less by participating in the Paragon Flight Professional Pilot Program (P3).

Paragon Flight, founded in 2006, provides award-winning aviation education for US-based students as well as those from abroad. We operate under FAA FAR Parts 61 and 141 guidelines, making it possible to create student-centered programs based on pilot candidates’ availability, goals, budget, and learning preferences. 

Cut the Costs and the Timeline of Flight Training with the P3 Program

Airline Pilot Training in WashingtonThe Professional Pilot Program (P3) at Paragon Flight intentionally speeds up the training process, so the cost is also lower. Our focus to achieve this goal without diminishing training quality requires us to maintain high standards and rigor rather than the number of training hours. We also focus on building character and leadership skills and helping students with the financial logistics of paying for the program.

These steps help students overcome challenges that limit student progress with other programs.

The accelerated program has a shortened timeline, with graduation from no experience to commercial licensing and certification as a flight instructor within 38 weeks.

Professional Pilot Program Timeline

  • 0-10 Weeks – Private Pilot License (PPL)
    • Earn your Private Pilot certification as the very first phase of our program. This foundational course will set the stage for every future step of your aviation education.
  • 18 Weeks – Instrument Rating (IFR)
    • After earning your PPL, you’ll follow up with training for operating an aircraft with communication and navigation systems. The skills learned during this course are essential to working as a commercial pilot. The aircraft we use for training are Technically Advanced Aircraft, equipped with Glass Cockpit Technology and advanced avionics.
  • 30 Weeks – Commercial License, Single Engine and Multi-Engine (CSEL and CMEL)
    • To make a dime from your pilot services, you must have a commercial pilot license, and if you plan to work for an airline, you will also need that commercial license to qualify for twin-engine flight. This step of our program works to a mastery level to ensure safety and skill as a commercial pilot of single-engine and multi-engine aircraft.
  • 38 Weeks – Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) 
    • The last step in the program is meant to set you on your way to documenting time in the air while making a living. As a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), the time you spend providing practical training will count toward the 1,500 hours required for airline pilot application.

Keys to the Professional Pilot Program (P3):

  • Ideal location for flight training complete with beautiful year-round weather, plenty of practice field availability, stunning scenery from the cockpit, and a bevy of experienced flight instructors.
  • Upon completion, Paragon Flight offers preferential hiring consideration to graduates of our program.
  • Assistance with financing options ranging from student loans to aviation scholarships, personal loans, grants, GI benefits, and more.
  • Prerequisites for P3 Program Participation:
    • Minimum of 18 years old
    • High school graduate or GED recipient (college preferred)
    • Character references (one professional, one personal)
    • Clean driving record
    • Clean criminal background check
    • Pass a behavioral/cognitive measurement
    • Zero flight incidents, accidents, or FAA enforcement actions
    • FAA First Class Medical Certificate
    • Fluent and literate in English
    • Available for full-time attendance (4-5 flight lessons/week, 10-20 hours of ground training/week)
    • Driven, motivated, strong work ethic, and high moral character

The Professional Pilot Program at Paragon Flight offers airline pilot training in Florida that outclasses any program Washington offers. Call (239)747-0056 or click here to contact us today!