Pilot School Tampa
Paragon Flight, the premiere pilot school located in Fort Myers, FL, offers training of a caliber you will not find in Tampa. Travel southward to participate in a program that will cater to your budget, ambitions, and schedule.
Ultimately, the results of training at Paragon Flight is a prepared, safe pilot. We’re prepared to train you as you, at the speed you require.
As an FAA-authorized flight school, operating with FAR Parts 141 and Parts 61 guidelines, Paragon Flight is able to welcome all aspiring pilots – both those who require full-time training and those who need greater flexibility of timing and curriculum.
Students at Paragon Flight reap the benefits of beautiful weather all year long! More than 350 days of the year provide them with takeoff worthy weather for accruing flight time, and the area itself is magnificent viewing from the sky.
Paragon Flight itself is located at Page Field (FMY), the central point of aviation for Southwest Florida. This setting allows us to provide access to a tower-controlled runway, several airfields, and accommodations for all tastes and budgets.
As you take in the majesty of Southwest Florida from the sky, you’ll do so in the cockpit of the industry standard for flight training in the area you’re pursuing. We house new, maintained, Technically Advanced Aircraft. The fleet includes:
- Piper PA28 “Pilot”
- Cessna C172S Skyhawk
- Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
- Cessna T182T Skylane
- Cirrus SR20 G6
- Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
- ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator
Flight Courses at Paragon Flight
We at Paragon welcome student-pilots at all experience levels.
If you’re beginning at the beginning, you’ll sign up for our Private Pilot License program, which will allow you to fly yourself, passengers, and cargo.
After achieving this license, you’ll add an Instrument Flight Rating in order to qualify to use the avionics, navigation, and communication equipment.
At this point, you’ll have some choices to make. If you plan to remain a single-engine pilot who flys for fun, you may consider your education complete.
If you have no desire to earn a living as a pilot but would like to fly twin-engine planes, you can pursue a multi-engine rating to add onto your private pilot license.
To accept payment as a pilot, you’ll need a Commercial Pilot License, and you can choose to do so for single-engine or multi-engine aircraft. As a commercial pilot, you then may choose to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).
Certified Flight Instructors actually have three different credentials. If you’d like to train single-engine pilots, you simply need a CFI license. To train for instrument rating, you’ll need to earn a CFII, and to train multi-engine pilots, you’ll need to graduate to a CFMEI.
While working as a Certified Flight Instructor, the time you spend in the sky can count toward your flight hours, which is incredibly helpful if you want to become an airline transport pilot, since it requires 1,500 documented flight hours, minimally.
Financing Your Aviation Courses
The team at Paragon Flight can be helpful as you seek ways to pay for your aviation education. Being a Part 141 school, we can help GIs, students, grant recipients, and more. We’re also able to help students search out private lending options.
As you consider pilot school choices in Tampa, Orlando, or elsewhere, choose the one that can meet all of your needs: Paragon Flight. Click here to learn more.