FAA 141 Flight Schools
Flight schools that operate under FAR Parts 141 offer highly structured, full-time flight training, making it possible to welcome international students with an M-1 Student Visa, honor GI benefits, and assist students with other financial aid options.
Paragon Flight is proud to be authorized under both FAR Parts 141 and 61.
Paragon Flight offers an incredible experience of flight training, based upon a system established with well-trained flight instructors, high-end aircraft, world-class curriculum, and the best location for learning to fly in the world.
Advantages of Choosing Paragon Flight for Flight Training
Page Field, the center of air travel for all of Southwest Florida, is the home of Paragon Flight. This location is ideal in that it provides our students and pilots with a tower-controlled runway and several practice airfields. Further helping to overcome challenges to flight, the weather in this area is great for takeoff and landing more than 350 days of the year.
The area is also near several cities and provides a plethora of accommodations and attractions to suit all budgets and tastes.
With a perfect environment for flight, Southwest Florida calls to flying enthusiasts, many of which make a living as flight instructors. We’re able to choose from among the best applicants in the entire world, hiring them for the benefit of our students. Paragon Flight’s promise is to offer a best-fit flight instructor according to personality, learning style, and goals.
Yet another benefit our students receive is learning to fly in top-notch aircraft. The fleet that we use is full of Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), including a Piper PA 28 “Pilot,” Cessna C172S Skyhawk, Piper PA-44 Seminole, Cessna T182T Skylane, Cirrus SR20, Cirrus SR22 G5/G6, and ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator.
Finally, the Jeppesen curriculum, developed by the Boeing subsidiary, is the best in the world. It’s comprehensive and allows pilots to complete their training in a portion of the time it takes most pilots.
Part 61 versus Part 141 Flight Programs
As previously stated, Paragon Flight qualifies as both a Part 61 and a 141 flight training provider, but what does this signify to the student?
A Part 61 governed program permits flexibility like that a busy adult with a job and family obligations requires. We can design a course to suit your specific needs and provide one-on-one instruction.
A Part 141 program, on the other hand, follows a prescribed syllabus to the T. These programs are full-time and suit students with the time to devote fully to the effort.
Part 141 Programs for International Student-Pilots
Student-pilots who come to the US for flight training must attend a Part 141 regulated program per the Department of Homeland Security. If you’re a non-resident foreign citizen, you’ll need to acquire an M-1 Student Visa to participate in flight training, and we can provide you with the I-20 Form required for the application.
If you’re a licensed pilot already and need to participate in a program like a proficiency check, recurrent training, or certification transfer, you do not need the M-1 Visa. Non-citizens with permanent resident status don’t need an M-1 Visa either; they only need authorization from the TSA.
FAA 141 flight schools, including Paragon Flight, may be the perfect match for your needs. Explore all of our training programs today by contacting us online or calling (239) 747-3170.