Commercial Pilot Training Schools In Florida
Paragon Flight in Southwest Florida offers superb commercial pilot training with two flight schools to serve student-pilots from all corners of the US and beyond. When you want the best flight training experiences, rely on our top-notch training programs, including the P3 Professional Pilot Program, designed to expedite training for a faster and less expensive route to your goals.
About Paragon Flight
Established in 2006, Paragon Flight continually pursues superior standards that have earned us recognition for excellence by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). We have two locations we call home: Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Our location is integral to the programs that we provide. The weather in Southwest Florida offers a takeoff-ready setting for pilots to log practical hours over 350 days of the year. Pilots also enjoy proximity to several practice airfields and have access to a tower-controlled runway.
We operate under the authorization of the FAA under the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 61 and 141. The dual authorization allows us to provide all students an appropriate program of flight training – those who need flexibility of schedule and curriculum and those who require full-time structure following a prescribed syllabus.
International students, university students with traditional student loans, and veterans with GI benefits must participate in a Part 141 guided program.
About Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Training
A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is necessary for pilots to accept compensation for their services. Earning this license with Paragon Flight can be achieved faster and cheaper than with other flight schools through the P3 Professional Pilot Program we’ve developed.
This program hinges on the following priorities:
- Quality of training instead of quantity
- Assistance securing financing for training
- Development of professional skills and leadership
As a quality, accelerated program, the P3 Professional Pilot Program requires 38 weeks to progress from no experience to being a commercial pilot with flight instructor credentials.
WEEKS 0-10 Private Pilot License (PPL) – this foundational phase prepares student-pilots for all future pilot training by teaching and reinforcing professional best practices and good habits.
WEEKS 11-18 Instrument Flight Rating (IFR) – the second phase of the program prepares private pilots to utilize navigation and communication equipment, skills that will be essential to performance as professionals.
WEEKS 19-30 Commercial License, Single Engine & Multi Engine (CSEL & CMEL) – during this phase, pilots develop and master the skills needed to pass the knowledge exams and checkrides required to fly single-engine and multi-engine aircraft as commercially licensed pilots.
WEEKS 31-38 Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – the final phase of the program focuses on preparing commercial pilots to share their knowledge and skills with others.
Prerequisites for P3 Program Participation
- AGE – at least 18 years old
- EDUCATION – high school diploma or GED (college preferred)
- REFERENCES – one personal and one professional
- MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD (MVR) – clean
- CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK – clean
- BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE EVALUATIONS – passed
- FAA RECORD – clean (no incidents, accidents, or enforcement actions)
- FAA MEDICAL – first-class
- LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY – able to read, write, speak, and understand English well
- AVAILABILITY – full-time (facilitate 4-5 flight training sessions and 10-20 hours of ground training each week)
- CHARACTER – proven integrity, work ethic, and drive
These stringent requirements for participation are essential since the program itself is rigorous and requires commitment and readiness for success.
Contact Paragon Flight by clicking here to participate in commercial pilot training at one of the best flight schools in Florida.