Airline Pilot Training
Your search for outstanding training to become an airline pilot ends here with Paragon Flight. Calling Page Field in Fort Myers, Florida home, we base our efforts on helping student-pilots fulfill their dreams by becoming safe and qualified pilots.
The FAA governs flight schools through Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 61 and 141. Most institutions are one or the other, but Paragon Flight qualifies as both. This duality means that we can provide flexibility for the busy pilot hopeful with established family ties and work obligations while also welcoming full-time students, foreign student-pilots, and veterans using their benefits.
We have also been honored several times over the years for excellence by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). We’re able to provide this outstanding training because of our location, instructors, curriculum, and fleet.
Options for Becoming an Airline Pilot
Earning the experience and credentials to become an airline pilot can come through a few different routes.
Achieve a Bachelor’s Degree through an FAA-approved Institution
Many pilots choose to attend a university to earn their Bachelor’s degrees in the field of aviation while earning practical experience at the same time.
Attend a Flight School Like Paragon Flight
The first step in the climb toward becoming an airline pilot is to earn a Private Pilot License (PPL). This program will teach you the basic elements of flight, navigation, planning, and more.
The next step most pilots follow is to earn an instrument rating. This credential allows pilots to navigate using the aircraft instruments that allow a pilot to maintain control and direction in various conditions and altitudes. The program will prepare pilots to follow the guidance of air traffic controllers and the National Airspace System.
The acquisition of a commercial pilot license (CPL) is the next step along the journey. This license permits pilots to make a living with their skills in the sky. The scope of jobs available to pilots is quite substantial, and the additional ratings and certificates will depend on those plans.
Most commercial pilots will take the opportunity at this point to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). With this license, you’ll be able to make money while logging additional flight hours to go further in your career. When planning to become an airline pilot, you’ll need at least 1,500 flight hours logged, so teaching other hopeful pilots is a terrific way to check this box.
An airline pilot operates multi-engine aircraft, so airline pilot hopefuls must earn a multi-engine rating. This training will prepare you to react to single-engine operations and normal operations during all conditions.
For a period of time, you’ll need to accumulate as many flight hours as possible until you reach the number required by the FAA to be an airline pilot (1,500).
The airline transport pilot certification (ATP) is the maximum credential issued by the FAA. In addition to the 1,500 flight hours required in a variety of conditions, pilots will also need a 1st class medical exam to be a PIC, or Pilot in Command.
Come here to Paragon Flight for all of your airline pilot training. From the initial private pilot certification to the accumulation of required hours, we offer the best. Get started with your bespoke aviation program today by calling (239) 747-0056 to speak with our specialists.