Florida Pilot Training

As you consider your options for pilot training in Florida, remember that not all flight schools and flight instructors are created equal. You will want to find the best school and instructor to give yourself a good chance at getting the very best flight training.

Florida Pilot TrainingParagon Flight, based in Fort Myers, Florida, exemplifies excellence. We proudly offer one of the best flight training programs in the nation and can help you achieve your dreams of flying in a lively and fun atmosphere with warm, “aviation perfect” weather.

We offer fully customized training for first-time pilots, for pilots who want to enhance their skills with an instrument rating or multi-engine rating, as well as programs for those who want to become commercial pilots. We will customize a program to fit your specific needs and goals.

Paragon Flight operates from Page Field (FMY) airport, the premier general aviation airport of Southwest Florida, which is very popular with both recreational and business pilots. The abundance of nearby airports and practice fields provides our students with diverse training experiences that are difficult to match anywhere else in the nation. 

What Can You Expect from Your First Training Session?

Introduction: Although the syllabus can vary from one flight school to another, you can generally expect your first lesson to focus on pre-flight procedures, starting the aircraft, taxiing, pre-flight run-up, takeoff, climbs, turns, descents, straight and level, the relation of pitch and power, and post-flight procedures. You’ll learn the basic theory of aerodynamics.

Pre-flight:  Once your flight has been dispatched, you’ll walk out to the ramp and your training aircraft, most likely a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. You’ll learn about checklists, pre-flight inspections, pre-starting and starting procedures for the aircraft.  When the aircraft is running, your instructor will walk you through the required pre-taxi procedures and will show you how to maneuver the aircraft on the ground. 

Flight: When you are clear for take-off, you and the instructor will roll the aircraft out onto the runway, turn it, and line it up on the centerline looking down the length of the runway.  As you apply power and roll down the runway, your instructor will make sure everything is running smoothly. Upon reaching your climbing altitude, the instructor will explain how to level off the aircraft and increase the airspeed. Then it will be time to return home, and you’ll get to see what it is like to land an aircraft. Your actual flight time may be only about 45 minutes. 

Less than 1% of the population ever gets to experience flying an airplane. To become one of them, invest in pilot training in Florida with Paragon Flight.  Call us today at (239) 274-3170 to get started!