Commercial Pilot School Leesburg, Virginia

What can Paragon Flight in Fort Myers, FL, offer that a commercial pilot school in Leesburg, Virginia, can’t? The P3 Professional Pilot Program at Paragon Flight guides pilots from zero experience to a commercial license and flight instructor certification in 38 short weeks. 

Commercial Pilot School Leesburg, VirginiaParagon Flight is well known as one of the premiere FAA-authorized Part 141 aviation schools in the United States. Time and time again, the AOPA, or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, has honored us for the quality of our training and our instructors.

Aspiring pilots who come to Paragon Flight for training will experience a much more open schedule than other areas can offer. The weather in this area allows for practical flight experiences all year long – over 350 days of the year. This fact alone means that students here can complete the flight portion of their training much faster than at other locations.

The area also provides access to a tower-controlled runway since we call Page Field (FMY) home. This airport is the air travel hub in Southwest Florida, so student pilots also have several practice airfields to eliminate any obstacles to their training. The sights from the sky are also pretty awe-inspiring – with beautiful beaches, ocean views, national parks, and other attractions in the area.

P3 Professional Pilot Program

You must meet specific prerequisites if you’re interested in the accelerated journey to becoming a commercial pilot. The program is rigorous, so candidates who meet these qualifications should consider applying:

  • 18 years old
  • High school graduate or GED recipient, college preferred
  • One professional character reference, one personal character reference
  • Clean MVR (Motor Vehicle Record)
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Pass a cognitive/behavioral assessment
  • Clean FAA record
  • Fluent and literate in English
  • Full-time availability (4-5 flight lessons and 10-20 hours of ground training per week)
  • Positive moral character, ambitious, hard worker

Timeline for the P3 Professional Pilot Program

Step One (0-10 WEEKS) – Private Pilot License (PPL) – This foundational course will provide support and the development of good habits that will serve you well throughout your further flight training.

Step Two (11-18 WEEKS) – Instrument Flight Rating (IFR) – This training will prepare you to pilot using the aircraft’s navigation and communication equipment, skills you’ll regularly need as a professional.

Step Three (19-30 WEEKS) – Commercial License, Single Engine & Multi-Engine (CSEL & CMEL) – This phase teaches you how to fly single-engine and multi-engine aircraft to a rigorous standard of professionalism and skill. 

Step Four (31-38 WEEKS) – Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – The last step is to become a flight instructor. Considering airline pilot applications require 1,500 hours of documented flight time, this fact is a strong motivator for working as a flight instructor. This certification will allow you to log practical hours while making a living.

This faster and cheaper approach to commercial training leverages quality of training over quantity, helping students pull together financial packages and supporting the development of leadership skills. As the need for pilots grows, this program seeks to fill that need.

Paragon Flight’s location, instructors, curriculum, aircraft, and programs will help you become a pilot on your terms. Discover why you should leave Leesburg, Virginia, and travel to Florida for commercial flight school by following this link or calling (239) 274-3170 to contact our team.