Become A Commercial Pilot in Florida

If you are eager to become a commercial pilot in Florida, consider training at Paragon Flight. We develop every program specifically for each student according to their goals, experience and time requirements.

Become A Commercial Pilot in FloridaParagon Flight is an FAA-approved flight training center in Fort Myers, Florida. We are known as the premier flight school in Southwest Florida because we provide excellent instructors, the most advanced aircraft available and the best training systems in the world.

Our goal is to train the best and safest pilots and the quality of our flight training instruction speaks for itself. We are proud to have been recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the top flight schools in the nation and have been selected over multiple years for their Flight Training Excellence Awards.

Commercial Pilot Eligibility & Requirements

Commercial pilots can act as the pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property and get paid for it. Many professional pilots begin their careers by performing sightseeing flights, towing banners, patrolling pipelines, dropping off skydivers, or by becoming Certified Flight Instructors.

Paragon Flight offers two options for obtaining your commercial license – single engine (CSEL) and multi-engine (CMEL). Some clients elect to obtain both, but the route you decide to take is your personal preference.

To be certified by the FAA as a commercial pilot, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Hold a valid private pilot license (PPL)
  • Hold a valid 2nd Class Medical Certificate
  • Hold an Instrument Rating (Not required by law, but 95% of employers will require it)
  • Log 250 hours total flight hours
  • Log 100 hours Pilot -In-Command (PIC) training
  • Log 20 hours dual flight time
  • Log 10 hours solo flight time
  • Pass the FAA Written Exam
  • Pass the FAA Oral and Practical Exams

If your ultimate goal is to become a commercial pilot, consider Paragon Flight pilot training school in Florida, where you’ll learn from nationally accredited instructors who are dedicated to safety and quality. Call us today at (239) 274-3170 to get started. We’d love to hear from you!