Commercial Pilot Salary

The salary of a commercial pilot has experienced a surge in recent years. An entire generation of pilots is reaching retirement age, and the number of air travelers has reached record numbers. Take advantage of the industry demand by pursuing training at one of Paragon Flight’s three locations.

Commercial Pilot SalaryFind Paragon Flight locations at Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers, FL; the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, FL; or the LaGrange-Callaway Airport (LGC) in LaGrange, GA. Each location provides cooperative weather, appropriate facilities, and Paragon Flight’s perfected flight training components.

To best help aspiring pilots meet the training demands of commercial licensure, we’ve developed the P3 Professional Program. This course allows motivated candidates with NO experience to graduate as a commercially licensed flight instructor in fewer than ten months. The course prioritizes three features:

  • Quality of training over quantity
  • Leadership and professional characteristics
  • Assistance securing financial resources.

The P3 Timeline

  • 0-10 WEEKS – PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE (PPL) – the basis for all future aviation studies, permits pilots to fly single-engine aircraft in clear conditions;
  • 11-18 WEEKS – INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RATING (IFR) – prepares pilots to fly in IFR conditions using communication and navigation systems;
  • 19-30 WEEKS – COMMERCIAL LICENSE, SINGLE & MULTI ENGINE (CSEL/CMEL) – required for pilots to accept compensation for work, prepares pilots to fly on a mastery level as a professional pilot of single-engine and multi-engine aircraft;
  • 31-38 WEEKS – CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (CFI) – permits pilots to train new pilots to fly single-engine aircraft.

P3 Prerequisites:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school graduate or GED recipient (some college preferred)
  • One professional and one personal character reference
  • Good Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • Passed criminal background check
  • Good FAA record
  • Passed cognitive/behavioral assessment
  • FAA 1st Class Medical Certificate
  • Full-time availability – 4-5 flight lessons and 10-20 hours of ground training weekly
  • Characteristics of integrity, drive, and strong work ethic.

Paying for Flight School

Whether you choose the P3 Program or another custom-designed avenue to your commercial license, don’t allow financing to impede your goals. The team here at Paragon Flight has a long history of operations, and we’ve gained an understanding and contacts that will enable us to help clients find and secure the most suitable flight training resources. The options are numerous, from traditional student loans to grants, scholarships, GI funds, and personal lending sources.

Choose Paragon Flight

Paragon Flight is a Part 141 and a Part 61 flight school. Because we operate under FAR Part 141 guidelines, we can welcome traditional sources of financing and offer full-time, rigidly structured programs. Alternatively, Part 61 regulations allow us to provide flexibility in pacing and scheduling. The result is the same – the exact FAA measurements and credentials – with different routes.

Paragon Flight provides the best elements for flight training – instruction and opportunities for practical experiences. The Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) are some of the best in the world, and we use the world-class Jeppesen curriculum. Our new and impeccably well-kept fleet includes all aircraft needed for training.

Paragon Flight offers all the training needed to become a commercial pilot and reap the benefits of a competitive salary and a fascinating lifestyle. Click here if you’d like to learn more about our programs, financing, or policies. You may also call our offices at the following numbers:

  • Fort Myers – (239) 747-0056
  • Punta Gorda – (941) 900-3131
  • LaGrange, GA – (706) 903-9337.