Pilot Training Venice, Florida
Pursue pilot training with the best when you choose Paragon Flight in Punta Gorda near Venice, Florida. Learn at the pace you need with a program that works for you with a custom system of training designed with your goals, budget, and schedule in mind.
Paragon Flight functions as an FAA-authorized aviation training school in Southwest Florida with locations at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda and Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers, FL, and another at LaGrange-Callaway Airport (LGC) in LaGrange, GA.
Become a Private Pilot
Private pilots are able to fly themselves and groups of family members and friends for sight-seeing adventures and short trips. This license is the foundation for all future aviation education, so it’s the most important. Paragon Flight breaks the program into stages that build upon one another in order to make the intimidating process a bit more manageable.
- Starting Point – Discovery Flight and On-Boarding Meeting
This “mini-lesson” allows potential student-pilots to learn what to expect and have hands-on time in the cockpit. The meeting will allow you to discuss goals, scheduling, and other factors relevant to your situation along with a discussion of finances and trainer assignment.
- Stage One – Flight Training Fundamentals (20-30 hours of practical training)
This phase will introduce aviation basics including:
- Aviation vocabulary
- Flight principles
- Airspace and airport operations
- Radio and communications
- FAA regulations and rules
- Checklist usage
- Flight maneuvers – takeoff and landing
Stage one will end with a “Stage Check” immediately before your first solo flight.
- Stage Two – Advanced/Solo Flight Training (10-15 hours of practical training)
Improve flight skills and prepare for cross-country flights. This stage will also end with a “Stage Check” before setting off on solo cross-country flights.
- Stage Three – Examination and Testing (10-15 hours of practical training)
The last phase of training will include the completion of all final requirements and preparation for the verbal and practical FAA checkride. This exam will follow a final “Stage Check” with us, which we call the End of Course (EOC) flight.
Become A Commercial Pilot
Each Paragon Flight Commercial Pilot License (CPL) program is different. We create custom programs to help students progress in a manner that best suits them. Typically, you’ll follow a certain pathway toward your goal:
- Private Pilot License (PPL)
- Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
- Commercial Pilot License, Single Engine (CSEL)
- Commercial License, Multi Engine (CMEL)
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
We offer the P3 Professional Pilot Program that will allow you to complete this process in 38 weeks.
Choose Paragon Flight
Paragon Flight offers superior elements of flight training – aircraft, curriculum, and flight instructors. Our location in Southwest Florida provides prospective pilots and those who need to accumulate the 1,500 hours of flight time required for airline applicants with plenty of opportunity to spend time in the air. The weather here is flight-friendly more than 350 days per year, so you won’t face obstacles to cockpit time.
Pilot training near Venice, Florida doesn’t get better than that available at Paragon Flight in Punta Gorda. Learn more by calling (941) 336-7494 to speak with our team about booking a Discovery Flight, participating in the P3 Program, or designing a plan all your own.