Commercial Pilot Training in Illinois

Money, time, and other life obligations don’t have to stop you from pursuing commercial pilot training whether you live in Illinois or elsewhere. Travel to Paragon Flight for an expedited, high-quality program that is surprisingly affordable and always customized to you.

Commercial Pilot Training in IllinoisPilots in training come to us because we deliver what we promise: quality flight training that meets all the requirements of the FAA. Our fleet is full of new, advanced, and standard training aircraft; our instructors are the creme de la creme; and our student-driven programs fit your schedule, learning style, and more! Students learn through discovery, so schedule a Discovery Flight to verify that flight is how you want to earn your coin.

The fleet itself includes the following aircraft:

  • Cessna C172S Skyhawk
  • Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
  • Cessna T182T Skylane
  • Cirrus SR20 G6
  • Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
  • ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator

If you’re unsure of making the trip to Southwest Florida, consider the accolades we’ve received over the years. Our school has been recognized repeatedly for the quality of our efforts and instructors.

In Southwest Florida, we can provide something other areas can’t, and that’s remarkable flying weather over 350 days of the year. Page Field, the primary airport in Fort Myers also provides access to a tower controlled runway, nearby practice airfields, and local accommodations for any budget.

The Jeppesen curriculum that we use is one of our key features. Crafted by the Boeing Corporation, this curriculum is widely considered the best in the world and allows students to complete training 30% faster than the nation’s average.

The credentials that we offer here include both the private pilot certificate and the commercial pilot certificate along with several add-on endorsements including the instrument rating, multi-engine rating, and Certified Flight Instructor (I, II, MEI). We have the appropriate aircraft within our fleet for each of these programs.

The jobs you can secure once you have a commercial pilot license are varied and may require further training. Consider the diversity of the field:

  • Major or regional airline pilot
  • Corporate or business pilot
  • Cargo pilot
  • Charter or air taxi pilot
  • Aircraft Salesperson pilot
  • Flight instructor
  • Medical and Air Ambulance pilot
  • Government service pilot
  • Law enforcement pilot
  • Military pilot
  • Fire-fighting pilot
  • Crop duster
  • Banner tower
  • Media and patrol pilot
  • Air tour pilot
  • Stunt pilot for airshows
  • Contract pilot
  • Test pilot
  • Astronaut/Space pilots
  • Drone pilot

If any of these jobs sound like a dream for you, don’t let time and money stop you. Paragon Flight can customize your plan to help you meet life’s obligations and fulfill your dreams.

Paying for your dreams is doable. Call us to speak with us about several lenders we work with. Other options include personal lending or savings. If you plan to use student loans or GI funds, you will have to be a Part 141 student, as will all international students. Students from overseas will also need to have an M-1 visa. In the process, you’ll require an I-20 Form which we can provide.

The time and monetary demands of achieving your commercial flight training goals shouldn’t stop you from meeting your dreams; you should travel from your home in Illinois to Fort Myers to begin your aviation education with Paragon Flight. Learn more by speaking with our team at (239) 274-3170, or contact us online.