Becoming a Commercial Airline Pilot
Have you been wondering how to become a commercial airline pilot? The shortest, easiest answer is Paragon Flight.
We offer training that will set you on the path toward becoming an airline pilot in a matter of months. Paragon Flight creates custom training programs for the individual student-pilot. We base those programs upon existing skill, ultimate goals, lifestyle, scheduling, and even learning style.
The program we create for you will take an average of 7-11 months to complete, and you will ultimately need to earn the following certificates and endorsements:
- Private Pilot License (PPL)
- Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
- Commercial License for Single Engine Aircraft (CSEL)
- Commercial License for Multi Engine Aircraft (CMEL)
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – optional
- Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFI-I) – optional
We begin with a pre-evaluation to establish the existing skill level as well as the potential for the candidate to achieve commercial pilot requirements. After this process, we will create the shortest, cheapest, and most effective course for that student.
With the course in place, we’ll break it down for you, explaining where each dime will go with a written, line by line, estimate.
If you find this course and budget acceptable, set up an onboarding meeting with a “Student Ambassador.” This person will be responsible to walk you through your training experience.
The Life of a Commercial Pilot
As with any occupation, being a commercial pilot has its pros and cons. Commercial pilots work in a range of capacities from the PIC of a jet airliner to a local crop duster, so you can take this journey in the direction you choose.
The Potential for High Salaries
All occupations require that you work your way up, but as a commercial pilot, once you do, you can easily earn over six figures per year. This amount is nothing to sneeze at when you’re able to perform a job you love!
Being Compensated for World Travel
Do you long to see the world? Commercial pilots have this privilege once they’ve paid their dues to become an airline pilot. Zipping from one city to another and seeing the world from the sky and the ground are priceless benefits to flying as a commercial pilot.
Expect to Put in Time on Holidays and Weekends
Some of the busiest times for air flight are when most people are off from work. This fact means that commercial pilots will often find themselves in the sky on weekends and holidays. If this situation is a dealbreaker for you, you probably aren’t meant for a career as an airline pilot anyway.
Prioritize Family Life
Commercial pilots can arrange for plenty of home time. Short-haul pilots may not travel the world or make as much money, but they will be able to prioritize family and having a more predictable schedule. The plethora of roles available to commercial pilots mean that you can carve your future how you choose.
The perfect place to make your dreams come true is Paragon Flight. Located in Fort Myers, FL, we call Page Field home, and we provide the most effective curriculum, experienced instructors, and standard Technically Advanced Aircraft.
Paragon Flight provides the best solution for those wondering about becoming a commercial airline pilot. Reach out today for a description of our process or to schedule a consultation, pre-screening, or onboarding meeting. You can reach us at (239) 747-0056 or online.