How To Get a Commercial Pilot License?

The Sunshine State provides a beautiful environment where plenty of flight schools exist for aspiring pilots to come for training, but Paragon Flight tops them all. If you’ve been wondering how to get a commercial pilot license, we suggest calling our team to discuss your own aviation educational plan.

How To Get a Commercial Pilot License?Paragon Flight, operating out of Page Field in Fort Myers, FL, offers a program that focuses on students and offers premiere programs of training based upon a system that includes the best Certified Flight Instructors and TAA (Technically Advanced Aircraft) for training and practice.

While we strive to spread the love of flight, our measures, by design, focus on safety and readiness. The commercial pilot program provided here at Paragon Flight meets all of the FAA requirements, and student-pilots can consider our reputation and honors received as validation of our credentials. You can easily discover more by scheduling a consultation with our Chief Flight Instructor to discuss a program and take a tour around our facilities.

What You Need to Know about Commercial Pilot Licenses

A commercial pilot is required of any pilot who plans to be paid for his or her efforts. Training programs will focus on the basics of flying, and pilots can then earn add-on endorsements to supplement the license with advancing abilities. Pilot training is a step-by-step process of building abilities on top of abilities.

Paragon Flight is authorized for training by the FAA under both Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 61 and 141. This dual-authorization allows us to offer flight training on a full-time or part-time, flexible basis.

FAR Part 61 Guidance for Commercial Certification:

  • 250 flight hours (100 in powered aircraft/50 in airplanes)
  • 100 flight hours as Pilot-in-Command (50 in airplanes)
  • 50 cross-country flight hours (10 in airplanes)
  • 20 hours of instruction (10 – instrument, 10 – complex or TAA, combination of cross-country and practical test preparation)
  • 10 hours solo flight (combination of cross-country and night flight)

If the program is FAR Part 141-authorized, the training program will include fewer hours (190).

The Fleet of Aircraft Kept by Paragon Flight

To ensure that our student-pilots are prepared upon completion of training to operate the aircraft of the present and future, at Paragon Flight, students practice their skills in new, modern, Technically Advanced Aircraft:

  • Cessna C172S Skyhawk
  • Piper PA-44 Seminole
  • Cessna C206H Stationair
  • Cirrus SR20 G6
  • Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
  • ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator

Careers in the Sky

Having a commercial pilot license makes it possible for flight-enthusiasts to earn a living doing what they love. Consider the following list of potential jobs for commercially licensed pilots:

  • Major airlines pilot
  • Regional airlines pilot
  • Corporate or business pilot
  • Cargo pilot
  • Charter pilot/Air taxi
  • Ferry pilot/Aircraft salesmen pilot
  • Certified flight instructor (CFI)
  • Medical and Air Ambulance Pilot
  • Government service pilot
  • Law enforcement pilot
  • Military pilot
  • Fire fighting pilot
  • Agricultural pilot
  • Banner towing pilot
  • Media and patrol pilot
  • Air tour pilot
  • Airshow stunt pilot
  • Contract pilot
  • Test pilot
  • Astronauts and space pilot
  • Drone pilot

Paragon Flight provides the best of all worlds for flight training. We are the “how” for those wondering what to do to get a commercial pilot license. If you’d like to explore our programs or attain help securing financing for our programs, reach out today by dialing (239) 274-3170 to speak with our staff or schedule a consultation.