Best Commercial Pilot Training School

The sunny skies of Fort Myers, FL, set the table for the best commercial pilot training school around, Paragon Flight. When your passion for flight can become a career path, grab the opportunity and enjoy what you do for a living!

The Paragon Flight Difference

Best Commercial Pilot Training SchoolAll flight schools are not equal. Paragon Flight provides remarkable Certified Flight Instructors, curriculum, and a fully outfitted fleet for training in all of our programs. Each fleet member is Technically Advanced for maximum safety and for skill-training that will readily apply to future flight endeavors.

The fleet at Paragon Flight includes the following:

  • Cessna C172S Skyhawk
  • Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
  • Cessna T182T Skylane
  • Cessna C206H Stationair
  • Cirrus SR20 G6
  • Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
  • ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator

This fleet, as a whole, is regularly inspected, cleaned, and maintained. None of our aircraft is in less-than-ideal condition, and you’ll always feel safe in our planes. The quality, diversity, and number of our fleet allow us to train our students in the appropriate aircraft for the program in question. This selling point shouldn’t be underestimated because many flight schools direct student-pilots to other facilities to log flight hours.

Our Award-Winning Efforts

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, or AOPA, is a well-known, respected organization within the aviation world. Recognition by this organization is hard-earned and speaks volumes about the recipients. Paragon Flight is proud to have received several items of recognition from the AOPA for status as one of the premiere flight schools in the country.

Authorized by Federal Aviation Regulations Part 61 and Part 141

The FAA authorizes flight schools under Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 61 and 141. Most flight schools are authorized by only one, but Paragon Flight has dual authorizations. We’re authorized as a Part 61 flight school and a Part 141 flight school. The Part 61 approval allows us to provide accelerated, personalized training, and the Part 141 approval dictates a full-time, strict curriculum and schedule.

With both authorizations, we can welcome all-comers. Student-pilots with life’s obligations, as well as those using GI benefits that require Part 141 attendance, can come to Paragon Flight for effective, affordable, and fun flight training.

Requirements for Becoming a Commercial Pilot

Are you ready to earn a living as a pilot? Whether you plan to haul cargo or passengers, pull banners, or take sightseers on tours, you can’t legally accept payment without a commercial pilot certificate.

To participate in the commercial pilot program at Paragon Flight, or anywhere else for that matter, you’ll need to meet certain requirements. They include the following:

  • 18 years of age
  • Fluent and literate in the English language
  • Hold a minimum of a private pilot certificate
  • 250 flight hours for Part 61 completion
  • 2nd class medical certificate

Commercial pilot certification requires a written exam, and most programs suggest that you complete this exam as early as possible. Then, you can concentrate on accruing flight hours and perfecting skills. Completion of our program will see that you’re ready for your checkride. Verbal and practical demonstration of fitness for flight will have you on your way to making a living as a pilot.

Paragon Flight is one of the best commercial pilot training programs in the country, so if you’re preparing to embark upon an occupation as a pilot, choose our flight school for your aviation education. To explore all of your options or schedule a program, call (239) 274-3170.