Port Charlotte Flight School

The absolute best flight school near Port Charlotte is Paragon Flight. We have two locations, one in Punta Gorda and the other in Fort Myers, FL, have been recognized by the AOPA year after year for the caliber of training we provide, and check every box for what it takes to provide top-notch aviation training.

FAA-Approved Flight School

Port Charlotte Flight SchoolParagon Flight has authorization from the FAA, and we operate under two sets of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Parts: Part 61 and Part 141. This duality means that we can provide one-on-one custom training programs as well as highly structured full-time training. In addition to being one of the leading FAA-authorized flight schools in the United States, we also operate as a Cessna Authorized Training Center.

Learn to Fly in the Best Aircraft

When you come to Paragon Flight for flight training, your practical experiences will take place in the standard aircraft for that particular mode of experience. In order to encourage the ability to transition to new aircraft over the course of your pilot experiences, all of our aircraft feature Glass Cockpit Technology and advanced avionics in order to qualify as Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). 

The Primary Training Aircraft that we use includes the Piper PA28 “Pilot” for single-engine flight training and the PA-44 Seminole for multi-engine flight training. For Specialty Training Aircraft, we offer the Cirrus SR20 and the ALSIM Flight Simulator. The Cirrus SR20 is available for primary instruction, transition and differences training, high performance endorsements, and rental. The AL172 Simulator allows student-pilots to immerse themselves in training while on the ground. These simulators operate exactly as the real thing, allowing our students to hone their skills, earn hours, and reduce the cost of training.

Learn to Fly with the Best Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs)

Paragon Flight also provides the best flight instructors available. Southwest Florida is a paradise for pilots, with beautiful coastline and scenery as well as remarkable weather all year long, over 350 days annually. As such, we have a significant applicant pool that includes all sorts of flight instructors with a wide range of experiences and skills. We can provide a flight instructor match for our student-pilots to complement their personalities, goals, and learning styles.

Learn to Fly with the Best Curriculum

The Jeppesen Curriculum, created by a subsidiary of Boeing, is the premiere curriculum for flight training. Pilots become ready 30% faster when they learn with this curriculum, and we at Paragon Flight are proud to have earned this privilege.

Learn to Fly in the Best Environment

The area of Southwest Florida, as we’ve previously discussed, is ideal for pilots, but it’s also as close to perfect as you’ll find for those learning to fly. The weather is great, but we also have two airports that we call home: Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda Airport (PGA) in Punta Gorda. These locations provide tower-controlled runways and practice airfields along with modern facilities. When you come to us for training, you won’t have difficulty finding accommodations that suit your needs.

Now that you know Paragon Flight near Port Charlotte is the flight school for you, click here to contact us online or call (239) 747-0056 to speak with our team whether you’d like to schedule a Discovery Flight, another flight training course, ask questions, or find the most appropriate financing  method.