Commercial Pilot School Oregon

The beautiful, sunny, clear skies of Fort Myers, Florida call to the hopeful commercial pilot with a flight school that offers flight opportunities that a school in Oregon simply can’t. Paragon Flight makes it possible for pilots to fulfill their ambitions in less time and on budget.

Why Choose Paragon Flight’s Fleet

Commercial Pilot School OregonParagon Flight is a remarkable flight school with outstanding instructors, curriculum, and training aircraft. As our student-pilots begin flight training, they do so in the choice standard for such activity. Fleet members are all Technically Advanced, outfitted with Glass Cockpit Technology and advanced avionics, as well as diligently maintained and inspected. The skills learned in the cockpit of our fleet members will transition to the planes flown in future career endeavors.

The training fleet includes the models of Cessna C172S Skyhawk, Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, Cessna T182T Skylane, Cirrus SR20 G6, Cirrus SR22 G5/G6, and ALSIM AL172 Simulator.

AOPA-Recognized Efforts

The AOPA, or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, is an exceptional, well-respected advocacy group in the arena of flight. When flight schools are honored by this organization, it means something. We’re proud to have received honors from the AOPA numerous times over the years for the exceptional aviation education that we provide.

Authorizations under FAR Parts 61 and 141

The Federal Aviation Authority governs the training provided by flight schools under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 61 and 141. Many flight schools operate under one or the other, but Paragon Flight qualifies for both authorizations. This dual authority lets us provide a program that meets the needs of all pilot candidates, those that require the structure of a Part 141 program and those that need the adjustability of a Part 61 course. We can even blend the two when necessary to meet the needs of our students.

Commercial Pilot License Requirements and Features

Pilots who earn wages for their skills in the cockpit must have a commercial pilot license. The list of positions possible with this licensing is long and varied with just a few examples including that of a commercial airline pilot, a cargo pilot, a provider of aerial photography, a government air service pilot, an agricultural (crop duster) pilot, an emergency rescue pilot, a corporate pilot, or a charter or dedicated private pilot.

Participation in the commercial pilot licensing course does require that candidates meet specific qualifications including being 18 years old; speaking, reading, and writing English; certified as a private pilot; and cleared for a minimum second class medical certificate.

For completion of the program, pilots must complete a written exam as well as a specific number of flight hours accrued. You will also need to take a checkride that includes an oral and practical component.

FAR Part 61 guidelines:

  • 250 flight hours (100 in powered aircraft, 50 in airplanes)
  • 100 flight hours as PIC (Pilot-in-Command) (50 in airplanes)
  • 50 hours cross country (10 in airplane)
  • 20 hours training (10 – instrument, 10 – complex or TAA, combo of cross-country and practical prep)
  • 10 hours solo training (combo of cross-country and night)

FAR Part 141 guidelines:

  • 190 minimum flight hours
  • 55 of these hours must be performed with a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and include the following:
    • 10 hours in a complex aircraft (advanced avionics)
    • 2-hour, 100 nautical mile, straight line, cross-country, daytime flight
    • 2-hour, 100 nautical mile, straight line, cross-country, night time flight
    • 3 hours of multi-engine flight
    • 10 hours solo flight; 10 hours acting as PIC (Pilot-in-Command)
    • 5 hours in night VFR conditions (10 takeoffs, 10 landings)

Travel from Oregon to the sunny skies and outstanding training of Paragon Flight for commercial pilot school to pursue your dream career!