Military Pilot Training
Paragon Flight welcomes clients seeking military pilot training. The United States government, as well as approved foreign governments, can turn to us for Cessna fixed wing piston aircraft training. We also welcome veterans with GI benefits who want to transform their military experience and earned benefits into career opportunities.
Domestic and foreign operations with Paragon Flight include the following:
- Initial Flight Orientation
- We have demonstrated success working with organizations like CAE and the US Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
- Prepares pilots for primary flight training
- Training is adaptable to clients’ needs
- Single Engine Recurrent Training
- Improve crew coordination, cooperation, awareness, and safety through SERT operations
- Based on proven curriculum or develop new for client needs
- Offering C172SP, C182, T182, C206, and T206 platforms
- Aircraft Transition and Differences Training
- Designed to help pilots adjust to new aircraft
- Follows a set order – classroom, simulation, in-flight practice
- Rotary Wing to Fixed Wing Training
- FAA Part 141 approved
- Facilitates the transition from rotary winged flight to fixed wing flight
- Programs designed for foreign governments and foreign military sales clients – conversion of foreign licenses to FAA commercial licenses
Delegating some aspects of training to private companies allows the military to focus on more specific skills, entrusting the basics to be thoroughly covered by the experts here at Paragon Flight.
Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 141 and 61 Govern Paragon Flight
The FAA oversees flight schools through Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 141 and Part 61. The two parts have differing levels of structure. Part 141 regulations require full-time, strict adherence to the prescribed curriculum, and Part 61 regulations allow for flexibility regarding lesson content and pacing. While the two share ultimate criteria and the checkride will be the same, Part 61 flight school students might experience a faster result with less time in the sky.
We can provide both types of programs here at Paragon Flight because we’re an unusual example of a flight school that has both authorities under Parts 141 and 61.
All Elements of Flight Training Covered in One Place
Paragon Flight has no deficiencies in flight training elements.
- Location – Page Field in Fort Myers, FL, provides plenty of space for flight training and opportunities to fly with over 300 days of beautiful clear skies per year.
- Certified Flight Instructors – The myriad of Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) has proven itself to be the best in the industry. An appropriately trained, experienced group of flight instructors ensures that pilots experience a personalized program of flight training.
- Fleet of Aircraft – We house an entire fleet of Technically Advanced Aircraft, ensuring that pilots learn using the cutting-edge technology they’ll continue to see.
We Welcome GI Bill Recipients
Approved by the VA and authorized by the FAA FAR Part 141, Paragon Flight offers assistance to veterans through the Montgomery GI Bill, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the partnership we’ve established with Liberty University.
Veterans have earned more than respect and gratitude. The government offers benefits as a small measure of repayment for the sacrifices our veterans make. Paragon Flight strives to do our part by facilitating training paid for with these benefits.
Paragon Flight works with the military to promote pilot training in a variety of ways including directly with the military and as an extension of veterans’ benefits through the GI bill program.