Best Flight Schools to Become A Commercial Pilot

Are you interested in a career as a commercial pilot? It can be both exhilarating and rewarding, but finding the best flight schools will be an important part of your success.

Best Flight Schools to Become a Commercial PilotParagon Flight, based in Fort Myers, Florida, is certified to prepare you for your career as a commercial pilot. We invite you to meet with our Chief Flight Instructor to discuss your previous flight experience, the hours and ratings you need, how much time you have available, your specific career goals, any potential accommodation or housing needs, and flexible payment options for your training.

To fly for compensation (to get paid for it), you must have a commercial license. As long as you already hold your private pilot license, you can enroll in Paragon Flight’s commercial pilot training program to complete all FAA requirements. 

The first step will be to complete a minimum of 35 hours of commercial pilot ground training courses and simulator training. In general, your aeronautical knowledge must include an understanding of the principles of aerodynamics, meteorology (so you will know how to recognize perilous weather conditions), how to safely operate aircraft and knowledge of the NTSB’s accident reporting rules, and various other critical areas related to aircraft functions and maneuvers.

Next, you will have to meet the logged flying time requirements associated with the type of aircraft you’ve chosen and the type of commercial work you seek, along with a check-ride with an FAA safety inspector.

The requirements differ depending on whether you have selected a single-engine training course or a multi-engine training course. If you also intend to transport passengers or cargo commercially, you must hold an instrument rating to permit you to fly without restrictions. Paragon Flight will help you complete your instrument rating add-on in a short time.

Our highly-trained instructors are nationally accredited and dedicated to safety and quality. Some of the available aircraft for your training include the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, one of the safest general aviation aircraft ever built and a great training aircraft, the larger and faster Cessna Stationair C206H, and the Piper PA-44 Seminole for multi-engine training. All aircraft are guaranteed to be exceptionally clean and are maintained to the highest FAA standards by FAA-certified mechanics.

If you want to become a commercial pilot, Paragon Flight is one of the best flight schools in the country and an excellent choice. Whether you are coming to us for flight training from Florida or elsewhere in the U.S., contact us today at (239) 274-3170 to discuss your plans.