FAA Part 61 Flight School

Are you considering flight school and wondering whether institutions governed by FAA Part 61 or Part 141 are more appropriate for your situation? Enjoy both benefits by choosing Paragon Flight, a dually authorized, award-winning, well-established flight school in Fort Myers, FL.

FAA Part 61 Flight SchoolTraining to become a professional pilot can be a time-consuming and arduous endeavor, but Paragon Flight provides customized programs, remarkable facilities, an ideal environment, curriculum, aircraft, and instructors to guide you toward the credentials you seek.

As an FAA-authorized flight school under both Part 141 and Part 61, we provide highly structured programs with a set schedule and curriculum under Part 141 guidelines and more flexible, custom options under Part 61 guidelines. Our newest program, the P3 – Professional Pilot Program, allows students with absolutely zero experience to progress to certified commercial pilot with flight instructor credentials in fewer than ten months! Interested? Read on.

Timeline of the P3 Program:

  • 0-10 weeks – Private Pilot (PPL)
  • 18 weeks – Instrument Rating (IFR)
  • 30 weeks – Commercial License, Single Engine and Multi-Engine (CSEL & CMEL)
  • 38 Weeks – Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

This program’s compact and exceptional nature requires full-time availability and dedication, which some pilots can’t afford. As a Part 61 program, we can accommodate your needs as well!

Reach out to the Head Flight Instructor here at Paragon Flight to create a personalized program based on your available time, goals, budget, and other considerations. 

The Choice of Paragon Flight at Page Field

Page Field, in Fort Myers, FL, is the home of Paragon Flight. As the hub of flight travel in Southwest Florida, Page Field (FMY) provides a tower-controlled runway, modern facilities, and nearby practice airfields. This aspect of the location isn’t even the most important benefit of our location, though.

The weather here in Southwest Florida is ideal for flight training as well. Almost every day of the year features weather conditions that welcome takeoff and landing, a situation you will not find in other locations. With plenty of opportunities for flight and convenient equipment, our students can hone their skills and log flight hours at their convenience and own pace.

Southwest Florida, being such a great area for lovers of flight, appeals to all sorts of flight instructors. Leveraging this wealth of Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), we offer experienced and proven flight instructors with a range of backgrounds for our students.

As you learn to fly, we provide Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), well-kept and new, in the appropriate style for your pursuits. We don’t farm out practical experience to a different training institution. Our fleet includes all of the following models:

  • Primary Training Aircraft
    • Piper PA28 “Pilot”
    • C172S Skyhawk
    • PA-44 Seminole
  • Specialty Training Aircraft
    • Cessna T182T Skylane
    • Cirrus SR20
    • Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
    • ALSIM Flight Simulator

Yet another reason to choose Paragon Flight is the Jeppesen curriculum we’re approved to use. Being designed by a subsidiary of Boeing, this comprehensive curriculum is world-class and proven to produce safe and skilled pilots 30% faster than the national average. 

In Fort Myers, FL, we offer every single element imaginable to make aviation pursuits achievable, fun, and affordable. An FAA Part 61 and 141 flight school, Paragon Flight ought to be your go-to for flight training. Explore our programs today by calling (239) 274-3170 or following this link.