Commercial Flight Training
If your professional aspirations include becoming a pilot, you’ll need to complete commercial flight training. Just as with any occupation, the more training you pursue, the more success you’ll experience in your career. Paragon Flight is ready to prepare you to become a safe, capable, and successful professional pilot.
Often, student pilots find that the programs available lack the elements they need for a quality pilot education. Paragon Flight, however, provides students with a choice of aircraft, scheduling flexibility, and individualized training. Your flight training will come from experienced pilots for a hands-on, true-to-life education.
Potential students who are seeking a respected and student-centered flight school should consider the folks here at Paragon Flight in Fort Myers, FL. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) frequently places our facility at the top of the list of flight schools in the United States. We’ve earned our quality reputation throughout many years of satisfied students.
The sunny, flight-friendly climate here in Fort Myers, FL, provides the ideal location for learning to fly. You won’t have to worry about many cancelled sessions or dangerous weather. Paragon Flight has easy access to airports, experienced instructors, technically advanced equipment, and flight-perfect weather year-round.
FAA Certifications earned here at Paragon Flight include:
- Private Pilot
- Instrument rating licenses
- Multi-engine commercial licenses
Most students who plan to fly commercially will endeavor to earn all three certifications.
Our aircraft fleet includes:
- Cessna 172 Skyhawks
- Cessna Stationair 206H
- Cirrus SR 20 and SR 22
- Piper PA-44 Seminole
Every plane is maintained according to the highest FAA standards, receiving care from FAA certified mechanics. You’ll learn safely flying our aircraft under the supervision of our instructors.
Becoming a Commercial Pilot
Commercial Pilots operate at the command of an aircraft with cargo or passengers and, unlike Private Pilots, can be compensated for their work. Those breaking into the aviation profession often provide sightseeing tours, banner display, and even flight lessons.
Become a Pilot on Your Own Schedule
Becoming a commercial pilot requires a specific number of hours of logged flight time. Paragon Flight, however, offers avenues that allow student pilots to work out their instruction and flying hours according to their schedules.
- Recreational certificate requires at least 30 hours.
- Private pilot certificate requires 35-40 hours
- Commercial pilot certificate requires 120-250 hours
- Airline transport pilot certificate requires about 1,500 hours
Paying for flight school doesn’t have to be an insurmountable obstacle. We work with We Florida Financial, a lender with the We Fly program, to make it a bit easier for prospective Paragon Flight students to afford training. U.S. Military veterans can also avail themselves of GI Bill funds to pay for training at Paragon Flight.
If need high-quality commercial flight training, call (239) 274-3170. We encourage you to meet with our Chief Flight Instructor who can answer all of your questions. At this meeting, you can discuss the right plan for you to pursue as well as the financial details. An individualized plan put in motion at Paragon Flight will have you on your way to securing your first job as a professional pilot!