Cessna Flight Training

If you’ve been bitten by the aviation bug and are looking for Cessna flight training near you, personalized one-on-one programs that last from two weeks to two months are available at Paragon Flight in Fort Myers, Florida.

Paragon Flight is an FAA-approved flight training center that has been recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the top flight schools in the nation and has been selected in multiple years for their Flight Training Excellence Awards.

Our facilities are convenient for students from Naples, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, or Jacksonville, Florida, and anywhere in the nation. International students are also welcome.

Top-Notch Technically Advanced Aircraft

Most students at Paragon Flight train in the world’s greatest aircraft – the safe, reliable, and forgiving single-engine Cessna Skyhawk 172. It makes learning to fly easier primarily because it has lower takeoff and landing speeds.

Each one of our Cessna 172s features a state-of-the-art Garmin G1000® glass cockpit avionics package, GPS, autopilot, XM weather, leather seats and more.

The Cessna 172 is the world’s most popular aircraft, and more of them have been built than any other aircraft. They are a favorite of Paragon Flight aviation students.

Our other single-engine training aircraft include the Cessna Stationair 206, which is larger and faster than its little brother, the 172. It can cruise at up to 160-170 kts and burns only about 15 gallons of fuel an hour, making it ideal for long ranges of 700 to 900 miles. It has a six-seat configuration that enables you to include more of your friends and colleagues who want to fly to the Bahamas or Key West.

If you are seeking a Multi-Engine Land (MEL) rating which allows you to operate as pilot-in-command of an aircraft with more than one engine,

we offer the Piper PA-44 Seminole. Managing the increase in speed, power, rate of climb, and payload capacity of a multi-engine aircraft is rewarding, and the Piper Seminole has set the benchmark for reliability and safety. 

Common Questions about Flight Training

How long will it take to become a pilot?

It’s entirely up to you. Some people spread their training over several years, but you can complete flight school on a fast track if you attend the right program and follow through. Paragon Flight provides the best flight training available anywhere in the country and can offer you an accelerated training program.

How much does it cost to become a pilot? 

The frequency of your flight lessons, the kind of aircraft in which you are training and its availability for scheduling, and your own aptitude will all affect the cost of your training. Paragon Flight has partnered with We Florida Financial to provide a simple and seamless financing program for aspiring pilots. The We Fly program provides a fixed-rate line of credit from $5000 to $30,000.

Do you train students who are not U,S. citizens?

Whether you are from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, Canada, or elsewhere in the world, Paragon Flight is committed to helping you reach your goals. A student visa (M-1) is required for anyone who is not a U.S. citizen to do flight training for a certificate or rating in the United States. The B-1/B-2 tourist/business visa is NOT sufficient. We encourage you to follow our step-by-step instructions and complete and submit the required online forms.

Get in touch with Paragon Flight today at (239) 274-3170 to learn more about Cessna flight training.