Flight Training Instruction

Paragon Flight offers students a curated path of training and instruction that complements their availability, learning preferences, and plans—our commitment to excellent training benefits all our students.

Flight Training InstructionOur students complete training ready for their check rides and written examinations through a complete and thorough system of training. We have three locations: Page Field Airport (FMY) in Fort Myers, FL; Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, FL; and LaGrange-Callaway Airport (LGC) in LaGrange, GA. These locations provide students with modern facilities, tower-controlled runways, airspaces with limited congestion, and nearby accommodations that suit any budget or style preference.

The location is key to training, as having opportunities to fly is critical. We’re fortunate to enjoy great weather for flight all year long, so conditions outside our control don’t hamper our students’ progress. We also provide every aircraft required for training, and the entire fleet is well-kept, new, and outfitted with Glass Cockpit technology.

Paragon Flight can meet your training requirements if you’re interested in learning to fly as a hobby and thrill or would like to become a professional pilot.

Programs of Training at Paragon Flight

Private Pilot Flight Training

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
    • Permits pilots to fly single-engine aircraft in VFR conditions
    • Foundational phase of training for all pilots
  • Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
    • Permits pilots to fly in Instrument Flight Rules when conditions limit visibility
    • Training to use navigation and communication tools and systems in the aircraft
  • Multi-Engine License (MEL)
    • Permits pilots to operate twin-engine aircraft
  • Cirrus Certified Aircraft Training
    • Trains pilots to operate Cirrus SR Series aircraft in VFR conditions
  • Glass Cockpit Technology Training
    • Trains pilots to use standard Garmin Glass Cockpit technology

Professional Pilot Flight Training

  • Commercial Single-Engine License (CSEL)
    • Required for accepting compensation for service as a pilot of a single-engine aircraft
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Aircraft (CMEL)
    • Required for accepting compensation for service as a pilot of a multi-engine aircraft
  • Certified Flight Instructor, single-engine (CFI)
    • Trains pilots to train others to fly single-engine aircraft
  • Certified Flight Instructor, instrument (CFII)
    • Trains pilots to train others to fly in Instrument Flight Rules using navigation and communication systems
  • Certified Flight Instructor, multi-engine (MEI)
    • Trains pilots to train others to fly multi-engine aircraft

Military/Government Flight Training

  • Initial Flight Orientation (IFO)
    • Prepares students for the flight training they will experience during basic training
  • Single Engine Recurrent Training (SERT)
    • Scenario-based training
    • Designed to improve crew’s performance relative to coordination, cooperation, awareness, and safety
  • Rotary Wing to Fixed Wing Transition Training
    • Facilitates the transition from commercial helicopter pilot to airline pilot by both military and civilian pilots
  • Aircraft Transition and Differences Training – promotes the confidence and ability of pilots as they move to new aircraft.

Paragon Flight can provide a path that suits your schedule and goals. We’re authorized under FAA FAR Parts 141 and 61, so we can provide full-time and part-time training, classroom-based and self-paced options, flexibility, and structure. Some students attend only Part 141 courses, others only Part 61, and others use both during their aviation journey.

Click here to explore flight training and instruction at Paragon Flight. You can also reach out to locations directly via phone by calling Fort Myers at (239) 747-0056, Punta Gorda at (941) 900-3131, or LaGrange at (706) 903-9337.