Is It Hard to Become A Pilot?

Is it hard to become a pilot? Not at all! But it’s important to do some research and find the best possible flight training program. The expert aviators at Paragon Flight answer this and other questions below.

Is It Hard to Become a PilotParagon Flight is an FAA-approved flight training center in Fort Myers, Florida. We are proud to have been recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the top flight schools in the nation and have been selected over multiple years for their Flight Training Excellence Awards.

We proudly offer training programs for private pilot certificates, instrument rating and multi-engine add-ons, as well as flight training for commercial pilots, Air Transport Pilots (ATP) and Certified Flight Instructors (CFI, CFII, MEI).

Common Questions about Flight Training

How long will it take to become a pilot?

It’s entirely up to you. Some people spread their training over many years, but you can complete flight school on a fast track if you attend the right program and follow through. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced two-week program or a two-month program, Paragon Flight provides the best flight training available anywhere in the country.

How much does it cost to become a pilot? 

The frequency of your flight lessons, the kind of aircraft in which you are training and its availability for scheduling, and your own aptitude will all affect the cost of your training. A rough estimate would range from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the type of certificate you seek. Paragon Flight has partnered with We Florida Financial to provide a simple and seamless financing program for aspiring pilots.

What will I learn?

In addition to learning to actually fly a plane, you’ll learn aviation subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems and components, aviation safety and law, commercial aviation, navigation, meteorology, and more.

What is a good training aircraft?

The Cessna Skyhawk or 172 is the industry standard for professional flight training. The proven reliability, forgiving flight characteristics, and its reputation as the safest general aviation aircraft ever built make it an amazing trainer and personal aircraft. The Skyhawk is the worldwide leader for flight training, and more pilots have launched their dreams in it than in any other aircraft.

It’s not hard to become a pilot. As one of the best flight schools in the USA, Paragon Flight aims to provide every client with an outstanding flying and training experience. Call us today at (239) 274-3170 to get started!