Commercial Pilot Training Alaska
Commercial pilot training available at Paragon Flight makes the journey from Alaska to Fort Myers, FL, worth every mile. As one of the best aviation institutions in the country, we provide ideal conditions for every student-pilot, tailoring training plans to parallel ambitions, experience, and scheduling concerns.
Paragon Flight operates out of Page Field in Fort Myers, the primary airport in Southwest Florida, and we’re also near county-owned Southwest Florida International Airport, a single runway airport that’s quite busy as well. We offer modern, appealing facilities along with all of the parameters you’ll need to reach your goals.
Arranging your own customized training program is as simple as consulting with the Head Flight Instructor. The Jeppesen curriculum is the foremost aviation curriculum in the industry, proven to produce safe and ready pilots 30% faster than the national average for flight training.
Knowing your individual situation, we can formulate a map toward your goals under either FAR Part 141 or 61 regulations. Paragon Flight is fortunate to have both approvals in order to better assist any student-pilot who comes our way.
Earning a Commercial Pilot License
With a commercial pilot certification, you’ll be able to make a living as a pilot!
From hauling cargo to transporting passengers, spraying crops, surveying land, towing banners, and more, the roles of pilots in the commercial industry are numerous. As you progress in your career, consider becoming a Certified Flight Instructor yourself. You can make a living while logging flight hours for more advanced credentials. Certified Flight Instructors must be certified in the specialized field in which they offer training, ie, single-engine, multi-engine, or instrument rating.
Qualifying as a Commercial Pilot
The following qualifications are integral to becoming a licensed commercial pilot:
- 18 years old
- Fluent and literate in English
- Currently licensed as a private pilot
- Approved with a 1st of 2nd class medical certificate
- Completed all required flight hours (250 total)
- 100 hours as PIC, or Pilot in Command
- 50 hours cross-country
- 20 hours training (10 – instrument, 10 – TAA, and some cross-country and test prep)
- 10 hours of solo training (combination of cross country and night)
- Clear the written knowledge-based test
- Clear the FAA-administered checkride with verbal and practical components
The Paragon Flight fleet of aircraft qualifies as Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), equipped with Glass Cockpit Technology and Garmin avionics. As a whole, the fleet includes the Piper PA28 “Pilot,” Cessna C172S Skyhawk, Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, Cessna T182T Skylane, Cirrus SR20 G6, Cirrus SR22 G5/G6, and ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator.
Many commercial pilots see flying for an airline as their ultimate goal, after earning the appropriate credentials. The Airline Transport Pilot Certificate comes with the need for 1,500 logged flight hours. We offer opportunity and space for graduating through every step of the path toward your particular goals and logging those hours with fewer obstacles.
The weather here offers year-round clear skies and beautiful scenery. While Alaska may be beautiful, much of the year will be inhospitable and inappropriate for commercial pilot training. Instead, choose to travel to Paragon Flight, where you can complete training quicker due to the welcoming nature of the location, the world-class nature of the curriculum, and the expertise of the flight instructors. Begin your path toward becoming a professional aviator by contacting us via phone at (239) 274-3170 or online by clicking here.