Commercial Flight Schools

Every profession requires training, and professional aviation is no different. If you’re searching for the best commercial flight schools in the US, consider Paragon Flight.

Commercial Flight SchoolsAs a professional pilot, your safety and that of others will be in your hands, so you must be ready to perform with skill. Becoming a commercial pilot has several phases, beginning with a Private Pilot License (PPL). We can help you acquire all the training needed to achieve your ambitions. We are one of the best in the US and have three excellent locations for your convenience.

When you choose Paragon Flight, you can access a program curated just for your needs, goals, availability, and budget. Safety and thoroughness are always our priorities, and we can provide the pacing that best suits your learning style.

If you’re interested in earning your commercial license as quickly as possible, we offer the P3 Program. The Professional Pilot Program (P3) at Paragon Flight allows participants to complete training faster and more affordably than the traditional pathway allows. Consider the following schedule:

0-10 Weeks – Private Pilot License (PPL) – This foundational stage will enable pilots to learn the basics of aviation and aircraft systems. Success during this phase will lead to an aviation career marked by good habits and adherence to best practices.

11-18 Weeks – Instrument Flight Rating (IFR) – The next section builds on the first, providing pilots with the skills needed to operate navigational and communication systems within the aircraft. These skills will be essential to any professional operator.

19-30 Weeks – Commercial License, Single-Engine, and Multi-Engine (CSEL/CMEL) – The third phase will allow you to secure your commercial licenses for single-engine and multi-engine aircraft. The multi-engine license is mandatory if you plan to work toward an airline.

31-38 Weeks – Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – The program’s last phase allows you to put your commercial license to work by teaching others. This pathway is ideal if you’re airline-bound because you can perfect your skills and log flight time while making a living. Keep in mind that before applying with an airline, you will need 1,500 hours of logged time in the sky and the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certification.

This program is arduous, so it does have similar prerequisites. Some are shared with the traditional path, while others are more stringent.

Prerequisites for P3 Participation:

  • Age – 18 years old, minimum
  • Education – high school diploma or GED (college experience preferred)
  • Character references – one professional + one personal
  • Driving record – clear
  • Criminal background – clear
  • Behavioral/cognitive evaluation – passed
  • FAA record – clear
  • FAA Medical Certificate – 1st Class
  • Language – English (fluent and literate)
  • Availability – full-time (able to participate in 4-5 flight lessons and 10-20 hours of ground training each week)
  • Personal Qualities – ambitious, strong drive and work ethic, integrity

If this sounds like you and you want to accelerate your way to the cockpit as a commercial pilot, reach out to Paragon Flight. We can help you identify the right financial resources for your situation, whether personal lending, aviation scholarships, student loans/grants, etc.

Click here today to contact Paragon Flight for an experience unlike any you’ll have at other commercial flight schools. You can also contact any of our three locations:

  • Fort Myers, FL (Page Field Airport (FMY)) – (239) 747-0056
  • Punta Gorda, FL (Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)) – (941) 900-3131
  • LaGrange, GA – (LaGrange-Callaway Airport (LGC)) – (706) 903-9337.