Certified Flight Instructor Training Fort Myers, FL

A career in aviation is a process that requires acquiring credentials and practice, and becoming a Certified Flight Instructor through training at Paragon Flight in Fort Myers, FL, is a significant milestone.

Why Train with Paragon Flight

Certified Flight Instructor Training Fort Myers, FLSetting – Student-pilots of all stripes are welcome at Paragon Flight. We call Page Field in Fort Myers, FL, home, where we can provide students with over 350 days of ideal weather for flight each year along with several nearby practice airfields and a tower-controlled runway here at Page Field.

Flight Instructors – Not only are these conditions ideal for flight training, but they also draw in pilots who love their craft, providing us with a wealth of applicants for Certified Flight Instructors. We’re able to provide the absolute best among the best for every student’s instruction.

Flight School Authorizations – Every flight school operates under the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration as defined by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 141 and 61. Most schools are either one or the other, but Paragon Flight is proud to qualify for both authorizations, a condition that enables us to help student-pilots from all walks of life.

Training Equipment  – All Technically Advanced, well maintained, and the standard for training, our fleet houses the Piper PA28 “Pilot,” the Cessna C172S Skyhawk, Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, Cessna T182T Skylane, Cirrus SR20 G6, Cirrus SR22 G5/G6, and the ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator.

Why Become a Certified Flight Instructor?

The process of becoming an airline pilot doesn’t require earning a Flight Instructor Certificate, but it does require logging 1,500 hours of documented flight time. Pilots frequently choose to make a living providing flight training services because the time that they spend in the air kills multiple birds with one stone:

  • Master skills by teaching them;
  • Document flight hours during time spent as a flight instructor;
  • Support yourself with provision of professional flight training.

Steps to Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor

Accepting any payment when serving as a pilot requires a commercial pilot license. Your starting point will be the Private Pilot Certificate, then an Instrument Flight Rating, and then a Commercial Pilot Certificate. At this point, you can choose to progress toward a Multi-Engine Rating as well as a certificate for flight instruction.

Multiple Types of Certificates for Flight Instruction

The type of instruction that you’re able to offer will depend on which certification(s) you have. As a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), you’ll be able to instruct student-pilots regarding the operations of single-engine aircraft; as a Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII), you can teach students in an Instrument Flight Rating program; and as a Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI), you’ll be able to train students in the operations of aircraft with multiple engines.

Qualifications for Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI):

  • Reach 18 years old
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Have private and commercial pilot licenses
  • Hold a minimum of 3rd Class Medical
  • Hold certifications in the area you plan to instruct – single-engine, instrument flight rating, or multi-engine
  • 15 hours documented in that category and aircraft class as the Pilot-in-Command (PIC)
  • Prove the ability to instruct regarding dangers of flight including:
    • Stall awareness
    • Spin entry
    • Spins
    • Spin recovery
  • Pass written measurement and practical/verbal checkride

Are you interested in Certified Flight Instructor training in Fort Myers, FL? Rely on Paragon Flight to provide the ultimate flight instruction for all student-pilots regardless of plans and lifestyles. Schedule a meeting with our Head Flight Instructor to design a custom plan for aviation education by calling (239) 747-0056 or following this link.