Commercial Pilot Training Schools In California
If your career plans include switching out your office for the cockpit, a commercial pilot license will be a part of that plan, but the training you’ll find at the flight schools in California can’t live up to the world-class experience you’ll have at Paragon Flight in Southwest Florida.
Authorized by the FAA under both Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 61 and 141, Paragon Flight’s training programs meet the needs of all pilots, regardless of where they fall on the aviation ladder when they come to us. You can participate in a personalized program created just for you or a full-time program with a prescribed syllabus.
Have confidence in the quality of our training, demonstrated by our repeated recognition by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). This leading aviation advocacy group has repeatedly honored us as one of the top providers of flight training in the country.
Count on Paragon Flight for Flight Training
Jeppesen curriculum – This system of training, created by a subsidiary of Boeing, surpasses the competition and is able to produce safe, skilled pilots 30% faster than the national average.
Flight-friendly climate – Sunny and clear over 350 days of the year, the skies in this region of the world welcome pilots since they’re able to log plenty of flight hours. Our students benefit from this fact in two ways – opportunities for practical training and a talented pool of flight instructor applicants.
Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) in fleet – The entire fleet of Paragon Flight’s aircraft is equipped with advanced avionics and Glass Cockpit technology and serves as the standard for training for every credential we offer.
Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) – Our staff of flight instructors consists of many differently experienced pilots from various backgrounds, so we’re able to accommodate pilots according to their goals, learning styles, and personalities.
Financial Resources – Secure financing for your aviation training with the help of our team, whether you qualify for student loans, grants, aviation scholarships, or personal lending.
The P3 Professional Pilot Program
The P3 Program specifically addresses quality of flight training over quantity, assistance securing financing for training, and development of professional skills and leadership.
The course consists of 38 weeks of training. The first phase of the program lasts ten weeks and culminates with the acquisition of a Private Pilot License (PPL). Next, program participants learn how to use navigation and communication equipment over eight weeks, earning an Instrument Flight Rating (IFR). Pilots will then continue to develop the skills and knowledge base needed to earn commercial pilot licensing of single-engine and multi-engine aircraft (CSEL & CMEL) during a 12 week course. Finally, the final eight week phase of the P3 Program will teach commercial pilots how to pass their love of flight on to others as Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs).
- Age – 18 years old
- Education – high school diploma or GED (college preferred)
- References – one personal and one professional
- Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) – clean
- FAA record – clean of incidents, accidents, or enforcement actions
- Criminal background check – clean
- Behavioral and cognitive evaluation – passed
- FAA Medical Certificate – 1st Class
- Language proficiency – fluent and literate in English
- Availability – full-time to accommodate 4-5 practical flight lessons and 10-20 hours of ground training each week
- Characteristics – integrity, strong work ethic, and drive
Instead of wasting time and money chasing commercial pilot training at flight schools in California, come to Paragon Flight in Southwest Florida for a program that meets every single factor of aviation education. To learn more, reach out today by clicking here or calling the Fort Myers location at (239) 274-3170 or the one in Punta Gorda at (949) 336-7494.