What Are Some Excellent Flight Schools in Florida, USA?
Looking for excellent flight schools in Florida, USA? Paragon Flight has some recommendations for what to look for and how to find a program that meets your needs.
Paragon Flight, located in Fort Myers, Florida, has been nationally recognized over multiple years as one of the premier flight schools in the country by AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). These awards are based on direct customer feedback through polls conducted by AOPA.
To us, these are the greatest awards we can receive because they come straight from client feedback. They are also a testament of our commitment to providing a wonderful flying experience for our clients and their families.
Finding the Right Flight School
Most people have no idea what to look for in a flight school or training program. Deciding where to start can be an overwhelming task. Here are some suggestions that may help you decide.
Goals. Know what you want to achieve and communicate your goals to the school.
Professional Training. Receive the highest level of training possible by selecting an FAA approved school like Paragon Flight. Most independent instructors and flying clubs do not provide dedicated professional training. The quality of your training is paramount; choose a school that is accredited and 100% committed to flight training.
Accreditations and Reputation. The flight school should have a positive reputation for quality and professionalism in the aviation community. Do some research online for reviews and other social media sites.
Instructors. Were they educated at a university or an accredited flight school? Have they attended advanced instructor training? Are they full-time professional instructors? Will they be available when you need them?
Equipment. Look for modern aircraft (typically 2005 models or newer) that feature “glass cockpits” if possible. The aircraft should feature modern avionics like the Garmin G1000 to ensure you receive training on the most up-to-date platforms possible.
Curriculum. Does the flight school have a professionally developed curriculum structured to meet your needs? Does it use the most advanced training techniques and information available?
Cost and Time. According to AOPA and the FAA, the average time to achieve a basic pilot’s license (PPL) is 50-70 hours of flight time at a total cost of $12,000-$13,000. Beware of schools or persons promising significantly different times and rates.
As determined by AOPA, Paragon Flight is among the most excellent flight schools Florida, USA, and can help you achieve your dreams of flying in a lively and fun atmosphere. Get started today by calling us at (239) 274-3170.