Airline Pilot Training Schools
Invest in your dreams to become an airline pilot with Paragon Flight, the best choice amongst the training schools available. We provide every step in the ladder of training as well as plenty of opportunities to log the requisite flight hours.
Choose Your Flight School Wisely
Paragon Flight is the school of choice. We offer the highest quality Certified Flight Instructors, Technically Advanced Aircraft, Jeppesen Curriculum, and custom plans for the individual student.
Make Sure That You Qualify
As part of flight school participation and credential application, you have to demonstrate fitness to fly. Bear in mind that working for an airline makes you the person responsible for hundreds of lives, so tip-top physical condition is essential.
The FAA gives 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class Medical Certificates.
The Pilot in Command (PIC) requires a 1st class, and the Second in Command requires a 2nd class medical certificate.
Qualifications for a 1st Class Medical Certificate:
- Voice hearing test – must be able to hear conversational tones from a 6-foot distance
- Vision test – 20/20 vision naturally or through correction
- In-line with standards of cardiovascular and neurological health
- No colorblindness
- Angina pectoris
- Bipolar disease
- Cardiac valve replacement
- Coronary heart disease
- Diabetes mellitus requiring meds
- Unexplained consciousness disturbance
- Heart transplant
- Heart attack
- Permanent pacemaker
- Severe personality disorder
- Substance abuse
- Substance dependence
- Unexplained loss of control over nervous system function
Three or more DUIs also make a pilot candidate ineligible for a Medical Certificate.
Paragon Flight’s Certified Flight Instructors
For the world’s best Certified Flight Instructors, come to Paragon Flight. Every instructor on staff is well-trained, widely experienced, and committed to student success. Our location in Southwest Florida provides us with a deep pool of applicants, so we’re able to hire the absolute best of the best.
We also employ the absolute best curriculum in the world, Jeppesen, developed by the experts at Boeing. These materials and methods are proven to produce sufficient pilots 30% faster than the national average.
Any hopeful pilot wants to know that the aircraft that will play a role in his or her training will be safe and appropriate to the task. Our fleet is filled with Technically Advanced Aircraft featuring Glass Cockpit Technology and advanced avionics. The specific models we currently house include:
- Cessna C172S Skyhawk
- Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
- Cessna T182T Skylane
- Cirrus SR20 G6
- Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
- ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator
The reputation that we’ve earned at Paragon Flight is well known in aviation circles. We are grateful to have been repeatedly recognized by the AOPA, or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, as a flight school of excellence, and we make it our mission to live up to this standard daily.
FAA Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 141 and 61
Paragon Flight operates under the authority of the FAA FAR Parts 141 and 61, so we can meet students more appropriately, given individual circumstances.
For older pilot candidates who need to work toward their goals one step at a time, we can provide a personalized pace and curriculum, and for younger students with full-time availability, we can offer that as well.
Being a Part 141 flight school, we’re able to welcome international students, veterans with GI benefits, and college students.
The airline pilot training at Paragon Flight provides every step necessary regardless of your starting point, something you won’t find with other flight schools. Schedule your consultation today by calling (239) 747-0056.