Pilot Training Bradenton, Florida

Plans for pilot training near Bradenton, Florida should bring you to Paragon Flight in Punta Gorda. We make it our mission to provide safe, fun, and expectation-surpassing aviation education.

Pilot Training Bradenton, FloridaFAA-authorized under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 61 and 141, Paragon Flight produces quality, safe pilots by providing the best possible elements of training perfected through experience and commitment. Our training has been honored by the AOPA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, multiple times for the level of training that we offer.

Pilot Training Programs at Paragon Flight

Private Pilot License (PPL)

The foundational certification for any pilot is the PPL, or Private Pilot License. During this training, pilots learn the basics upon which all future training will rely, so it is the most important training phase for any pilot.

Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)

Before flying in less than ideal circumstances, every pilot must earn an Instrument Flight Rating. This training prepares pilots to use the communication and navigation equipment within an aircraft in order to fly in various circumstances safely.

Commercial Pilot License, Single Engine and Multi Engine (CSEL and CMEL)

Before accepting payment for working as a pilot, the Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is necessary. At Paragon Flight, you can pursue this license for single-engine or multi-engine aircraft. Some pilots choose to earn both at the same time, and this path is the one used in our P3 Professional Pilot Program. Others prefer to add the multi-engine rating to a commercial license at a later point.

Certified Flight Instructor, Single-Engine, Instrument Flight Rating, Multi-Engine Rating (CFI, CFII, MEI)

Perhaps the best entry point into the world of aviation is operating as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). This role allows pilots to make a living while sharing their passion with others, honing their skills, and accruing flight time that’s needed for future pilot roles. Flight instructors must be specifically trained and certified in the area being taught.

Pilot Training Elements at Paragon Flight

Paragon Flight promises outstanding flight training based upon ideal elements of flight training. The location, flight instructors, aircraft, and curriculum of our flight schools are designed for success.

Southwest Florida is the home of Paragon Flight. We have two Florida locations – one in Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda and the other in Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers – as well as a new location at LaGrange-Callaway Airport (LGC) in LaGrange, GA.

Beyond location, the other aspects of flight training are equally perfected. We’re able to pick the best from the best pool of flight instructor applicants since this area is so aviation friendly, and we promise our students that the instructors assigned will mirror their personalities and learning styles.

The aircraft that we use are equally appropriate. We use the standard of the industry for training – all equipped with advanced avionics and all cared for by FAA approved mechanics.

Finally, the curriculum that we use is developed by a Boeing subsidiary. The Jeppesen curriculum is second-to-none and prepares pilots 30% faster than the national average.

Interested in pilot training in Bradenton, Florida? Call (941) 900-3131 to speak with the team at Paragon Flight in Punta Gorda about financial aspects of flight training, the programs that we can create to help you meet your dreams, or simply taking a Discovery Flight to get a taste of the pilot life.