Commercial Pilot Salaries

Because of the open job market and the impressive compensation, aspiring pilots find this time ideal for pursuing training. Paragon Flight offers a program unlike others because it allows student pilots to accomplish their goals in less time and with less expense – the P3 Professional Pilot Program

Read on to discover why this Program may be the solution you’ve been looking for to address challenges to attending flight school. We prioritize quality training over quantity, provide assistance finding and securing financing for training, and focus on developing leadership skills.

Commercial Pilot SalariesTo qualify to participate in the course, you’ll need to meet specific prerequisites. This course is intense, and it requires a particular type of candidate:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school graduate or GED earner (college preferred)
  • One professional character reference
  • One personal character reference
  • Clean driving record
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Passed behavioral and cognitive evaluation
  • Clean FAA record
  • FAA 1st Class Medical Certificate
  • A fluent speaker and reader and writer of English
  • Full-time availability for participation in 4-5 practical sessions and 10-20 hours of ground training each week
  • Driven with a strong work ethic and good moral character

What exactly should you expect from the P3 Program?

The Program consists of four phases over 38 weeks.

Phase One – Private Pilot License (PPL) – 0-10 Weeks

This foundational phase serves as the basis for the rest of the Program. During this course, you’ll learn all the best practices you need to become a qualified pilot.

Phase Two – Instrument Flight Rating (IFR) – 11-18 Weeks

Learning to use an aircraft’s navigational and communication systems is critical to acting as a commercial pilot. You’ll use these tools on every commercial flight you provide.

Phase Three – Commercial License, Single Engine and Multi-Engine (CSEL & CMEL) – 19-30 Weeks

Flying commercially requires mastery of skill in all different scenarios, and this phase provides this need for both single-engine and multi-engine aircraft.

Phase Four – Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – 31-38 Weeks

The final phase of the P3 Program prepares you to share your skills with others. Working as a flight instructor allows you to earn a living while accumulating flight time. Airlines require 1,500 hours in the air, so this factor can be critical for career-minded pilots.

Paragon Flight Makes It Possible

A course this intensive demands a setting that facilitates practical experiences regularly. In Fort Myers, FL, we experience over 350 days of ready-for-takeoff weather, and since we call Page Field home, we provide stellar facilities and a tower-controlled runway for practice.

Our fleet comprises a wide range of Technically Advanced Aircraft, with the standard training equipment for the courses offered. Cessna C172S Skyhawks are the primary trainer for single-engine flight, and the Piper PA-44 Seminole is our choice for multi-engine training, although we have an entire fleet of other aircraft as well. 

The flight-friendly nature of Southwest Florida means that we have an ample supply of skilled and experienced flight instructor applicants. We choose diverse backgrounds to equip our student pilots with ideal trainers.

Take advantage of rising commercial pilot salaries and join the ranks of professional aviators by participating in Paragon Flight’s P3 Professional Pilot Program. Learn more about this Program or any others by clicking here or calling (239) 274-3170.