Commercial Pilot School Alabama

Make your payday doing what you love by becoming a commercial pilot at Paragon Flight, a premier school in Florida that welcomes students from Alabama to Zimbabwe. We’ve recently developed a P3 Professional Pilot Program that facilitates a faster and more affordable journey from zero experience to being a fully licensed commercial pilot with flight instructor credentials.

Commercial Pilot School AlabamaParagon Flight leverages a flight-friendly climate, location with access to a tower-controlled runway and several practice fields, and dual authorizations from the FAA as a FAR-approved flight school under Parts 61 and 141. 

Find Your Niche as a Cargo or Airline Pilot

Pilots transport people and products for various sectors – from medical to tourism, media, first responders, transportation, commerce, and more. Choose between hauling cargo or people as you make your foray into the industry by evaluating the jobs in detail.

Cargo Pilot

  • A professional pilot who carries shipments of products, mail, or packages from Point A to Point B
  • Responsibilities include following planned routes, loading and unloading measures, and cleaning and maintaining aircraft
  • The aircraft they fly depends on the employer; the distance traveled, and the size of the load

Airline Pilot

  • A professional pilot who carries passengers
  • Responsible for planning routes in consideration of weather, air traffic, and other conditions
  • Perform pre-flight and post-flight inspections
  • Communicate with staff and passengers; coordinate with air traffic control

Training for These Roles

To operate as a professional pilot and receive compensation for flight services, you’ll first need to earn a Commercial Pilot License. Paragon Flight has a newly devised program that shortens the time frame and lessens the cost of training. 

Prerequisites for participation in the P3 Professional Pilot Program:

  • 18 years old (minimum)
  • High school graduate or GED recipient (prefer college experience)
  • Two character references – one personal, one professional
  • Clean Motor Vehicle Record
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Clean FAA record
  • Positive behavioral and cognitive assessment
  • FAA 1st Class Medical Certificate
  • Fluent and literate in English
  • Full-time availability (4-5 flight lessons and 10-20 hours of ground instruction each week)
  • Good moral character with drive and a quality work ethic

Timeline for the P3 Professional Pilot Program

  • 0-10 Weeks Private Pilot (PPL)
  • 18 Weeks Instrument Rating (IFR)
  • 30 Weeks Commercial License, Single Engine and Multi-Engine (CSEL and CMEL)
  • 38 Weeks Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Career Outlook for Pilots

As online shopping and travel continue to grow in popularity, the job outlook for both cargo and airline pilots is excellent. 

Health and Medical Expectations

The Paragon Flight program requires a 1st class medical certificate for participation. The medical examination will include the following sections:

  • Vision testing
  • Ear, nose, throat, and equilibrium
  • Mental health
  • Neurologic
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cognitive
  • General health

Ultimately, these tests aim to ensure the pilot’s health and minimize the risk of a medical emergency during flight or a preventable accident due to physical limitations.

The Florida Difference

Learning to fly at Paragon Flight brings a wealth of benefits, including fabulous weather!

Fort Myers, the home city of Paragon Flight, experiences over 350 days per year of ideal flying weather. Our pilots have no trouble finding opportunities to log flight time. We’re also privileged to have access to a tower-controlled runway and several nearby practice fields for a convenient, practical experience. 

Plan today for your trip from Alabama to Florida for an incredible commercial pilot school experience here at Paragon Flight with our P3 Program! Learn more by calling (239) 747-0056 or following this link to contact us online.