Commercial Airline Pilot Salary
Airlines are facing a double whammy when filling captain’s seats on jetliners. An entire generation of pilots is reaching retirement age, and a record-setting number of travelers are flying daily. This pressure on the industry has caused two elements that work in favor of pilot hopefuls: the salary for a commercial airline pilot has risen dramatically, and the job market is very friendly for job applicants. If you want to take advantage of these factors, consider enrolling in Paragon Flight’s P3 Professional Pilot Program.
The flight training we offer through the P3 Professional Pilot Program is specifically meant to facilitate the completion of training by ambitious professional pilot hopefuls. To expedite the program, we focus on the quality of training rather than quantity, assistance in the search for financing, and developing essential leadership and professional skills.
If you’re interested in participating in this program, you must meet a few requirements. We do have some enhanced prerequisites since the program is accelerated and demanding. In addition to being 18 and a high school graduate or GED recipient, candidates should have a clean driving record, FAA record, and criminal background; a passed cognitive and behavioral assessment; an FAA First-Class Medical Certificate; English proficiency; full-time availability; and two character references – one personal and one professional.
Our team has plenty of experience helping candidates find the most appropriate financing. Some students qualify for aviation scholarships; others for grants, student loans, or private loans. We can help identify the right avenues, navigate the processes, and secure a financial assistance package.
You can expect to follow a timeline of 38 weeks, broken into 4 phases. First, students will spend ten weeks preparing to secure their Private Pilot License (PPL), building a foundation of professional attitudes and skills that will inform all future training.
Next, these pilots will learn to use the aircraft’s communication and navigation systems so that they will be able to fly during non-visual conditions. This phase will take eight weeks.
Pilots will then earn Commercial Pilot Licenses (CSEL/CMEL) for single-engine and multi-engine aircraft. Over twelve weeks, they will develop these skills to mastery and earn the right to fly for a wage.
The final stage allows newly professional pilots to earn the credentials to be flight instructors. Filling this role will enable pilots to make a paycheck while continuing to accrue the flight hours they’ll need to apply with an airline eventually. Remember that you’ll need 1,500 hours of flight time to become an airline pilot. Paragon Flight looks favorably on the applications of P3 graduates when they apply to serve as flight instructors.
For favorable weather conditions, modern facilities, highly qualified flight instructors, advanced curriculum, custom programs, and suitable aircraft, count on Paragon Flight. We have three locations to serve our students better: one in Fort Myers, FL; one in Punta Gorda, FL; and one in LaGrange, GA.
Become a commercial airline pilot for a rewarding experience, an impressive salary, and more. Click here to become a Paragon Flight P3 Professional Pilot Program participant, or call us at one of our locations: Fort Myers [(239) 747-0056], Punta Gorda [(941) 900-3131], or [(706) 903-9337].