Becoming an Airline Pilot

Do you plan to become an airline pilot in the future? Paragon Flight’s P3 Professional Pilot Program offers a way to reduce the time.

Earn Your Pilot’s Wings with the Professional Pilot’s Program

Becoming an Airline PilotThe traditional route to an airline position requires over two years to earn a commercial pilot’s license. The P3 Program shortens that period to under ten months to achieve commercial pilot and flight instructor certification. If you’re ambitious and want to make it to the airlines, the P3 Path is an excellent choice.

About the P3 Professional Pilot Program

The P3 Program provides aspiring pilots with accelerated training in four stages over 38 weeks. We leverage the quality of our training over quantity, assist in identifying and securing appropriate financial resources, and develop leadership skills.

P3 Timeline

0-10 weeks – Private Pilot License (PPL) – a foundational phase that provides the basis for all future aviation training, including the development of good habits and best practices as a pilot, permits a pilot to fly a single-engine aircraft in visual conditions for non-commercial purposes

11-18 weeks – Instrument Flight Rating (IFR) – prepares a pilot to fly in conditions that require the use of navigation and communication systems within an aircraft

19-30 weeks – Commercial License, Single Engine and Multi-Engine (CSEL/CMEL) – prepares a pilot to fly both single-engine and multi-engine aircraft for commercial purposes

31-38 weeks – Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – provides an entry point into commercial aviation with certification for acting as a flight instructor. This role allows professional pilots to earn compensation while accumulating flight hours. The hour requirements for pilots aiming for an airline position include 1,500 hours of flight time, so working as a flight instructor is an excellent option for these pilots.

P3 Participation Requirements

The P3 Program is intense, and successful participation requires a particular kind of participant. We’re seeking motivated, driven individuals willing to work hard to reach their goals as quickly and affordably as possible. For this reason, we ask that participants meet all of the following requirements:

  • 18 years old, minimum
  • High school graduate or GED recipient (some college preferred)
  • One personal character reference + one professional character reference
  • Clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Passed cognitive and behavioral evaluation
  • Incident- and accident-free FAA record
  • FAA 1st Class Medical Certificate
  • Proficiently fluent and literate in English
  • Available for full-time participation (4-5 flight lessons and 10-20 hours of ground training weekly)
  • Positive moral character, drive, and work ethic.

P3 Financing

Financing doesn’t have to be a challenge to flight training that you can’t overcome. You may qualify for student aid and not even realize it!

Call on Paragon Flight for guidance as you search for appropriate financial resources. Potential avenues range from government-backed student loans to grants, scholarships, GI benefits, personal lending, and savings. We have quite a bit of experience helping our clients find the best financing for their situations, and we can assist you, too.

Fulfill your dreams of becoming an airline pilot by participating in the P3 Professional Pilot Program. Click here to contact Paragon Flight today regarding participation, or you can contact us directly at one of our three locations:

  • Fort Myers, FL – (239) 747-0056
  • Punta Gorda, FL – (941) 900-3131
  • LaGrange, GA – (706) 903-9337.