Certified Flight Instructor Training Tampa, FL

Making a living as a Certified Flight Instructor provides passionate pilots with the best of all worlds, so make your way from Tampa to Fort Myers, FL, for training with Paragon Flight. From beginner to advanced levels of aviation, we offer the flight instruction you need for safety and success.

Teach What You Love

Certified Flight Instructor Training Tampa, FLCertificates for flight instruction fall into three categories: single-engine instruction (CFI), Instrument Flight Rating (CFII), and multi-engine instruction (MEI). To provide instruction in any of these fields, you’ll need the appropriate certification.

To begin as a basic Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), you’ll start as a licensed private pilot.

Add to this certification an Instrument Flight Rating (IFR) to enable you to fly in different conditions with greater flight privileges followed by graduating to certification as a commercial pilot.

With these elements in place, you can then participate in flight instructor training. You will need to make sure to be endorsed for keeping a logbook, pass the written measurement, clear the practical and verbal checkride, wherein you’ll demonstrate that you can provide safe and appropriate instruction regarding spin entry, spins, and spin recovery, and log a minimum of 15 hours as Pilot in Command (PIC).

As you provide flight training as a Certified Flight Instructor, log the time spent in the air and make sure not to exceed 8 hours of training provided in a 24-hour period.

Loving Your Time in the Sky as a Certified Flight Instructor

If you’re passionate about aviation, few careers could be better than providing flight training. You get to spread your love of the sky and perfect your own skills while accruing flight time and earning your way through the world.

The location where Paragon Flight is found allows pilots plenty of time in the sky. Being a mecca of pilots and student-pilots, you’ll also have no problem finding students in this area. In Southwest Florida,  the weather is lovely over 350 days of the year for flying convenience.

The programs at Paragon Flight are governed by both FAR Parts 61 and 141. We customize programs for individual students with Part 61 programs providing modifiability and Part 141 programs requiring strict adherence to curriculum and scheduling. The dual authorizations permit us to provide flight training for all student-pilots.

The Jeppesen curriculum employed by our instructors produces safe and prepared pilots 30% faster than the national average. The curriculum, produced by a Boeing subsidiary, is one of the leading programs, and with our instructors, the results are outstanding.

Training here at Paragon Flight takes place with Technically Advanced Aircraft, outfitted with Glass Cockpit avionics. Models used by our training programs include:

  • Piper PA28 “Pilot”
  • Cessna C172S Skyhawk
  • Piper-44-180 Skylane
  • Cirrus SR20 G6
  • Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
  • ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator

Find satisfaction with your job as you pursue greater heights. To work for an airline, you will need Certification as an Airline Pilot as well as 1,500 documented flight hours. The great thing about working as a flight instructor is that the hours you spend in the sky can count toward building your flight hour count.

Take part in Certified Flight Instructor Training at Paragon Flight near Tampa, FL, in order to hone your skills, make a living, and go further in your aviation career. Arrange your custom program during a consultation with our Chief Flight Instructor. Schedule this meeting today by calling (239) 747-0056 or following this link.