Pilot Training Schools Sarasota, Florida
All flight schools aren’t equal. Differentiating among a wealth of options requires that potential student-pilots consider the features that make a flight school exceptional. Paragon Flight is a quality option with Part 141 and Part 61 approvals and a strong dedication to producing safe, superior pilots fast.
Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 61 and 141
The FAA provides FAR, Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 61 and Part 141 to regulate how a flight school operates. A Part 141 regulated school has strict standards in place that cover curriculum, timelines, and other aspects of training, but a Part 61 flight school has more flexibility regarding the timeframe and syllabus.
The fact that we have dual authorization allows us to provide a fast-paced program for busy professionals under Part 61, and the structure required by Part 141 works for those who require a more structured environment for success.
Student-pilots who travel from other countries into the United States for training and veterans who want to use GI benefits must attend a Part 141 flight school. They must qualify as full-time students in both situations.
Award-Winning at Every Turn
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is a widely recognized pilot advocacy organization. They have honored us for flight training excellence year after year, and we work diligently to maintain the standards that helped us achieve these honors.
The Jeppesen curriculum that we use is also award-winning and selectively provided. Paragon Flight is honored to employ this curriculum for ground training.
The Components of Flight Training
Flight training requires a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and aircraft for practical demonstration and mastery. Paragon Flight is pleased to provide the best of each.
The Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) here at Paragon Flight come from an incredible crop of candidates. The varied backgrounds and extended experiences provide our students with stellar training that promotes expertise and skill in the air.
Similarly, the aircraft within our fleet promise a safe, predictable, and modern approach to flight training. Each is equipped with Glass Cockpit technology and advanced avionics to qualify as Technically Advanced Aircraft.
A Terrific Location for Flight Training
Paragon Flight in Page Field, Fort Myers, has the benefit of being located in an area that enjoys perfect weather over 350 days of the year. The area is near several practice airfields and accommodations to suit every budget.
Information about Financing and Special Considerations
Financing your flight training will be a necessity for many prospective student-pilots. Not only is flight training far more affordable than you might imagine, but several financing options are available.
Special rules apply for international students. To come to the US for flight training, you’ll need an M-1 student visa. Being a Part 141-approved flight school, we can supply the I-20 form that you’ll need for the application.
Foreign nationals with TSA approval can participate in flight training without an M-1 Visa, and current pilots can rent aircraft or participate in recurring training without special requirements also.
Veterans eligible for GI benefits can come to Paragon Flight and other Part 141 flight schools.
Whether you’re a beginning pilot or require training to have an endorsement added to your license, Paragon Flight is the best of the schools near Sarasota, Florida. Reach out by calling (239) 274-3170 for a Discovery Flight or a personalized flight training program.