Present Ideas for Dad

Has your Dad always wanted to learn to fly? Maybe he took a few lessons, but something interrupted his pursuit of a pilot’s license and he was never able to return to it. When looking for unique present ideas for Dad, an exhilarating discovery flight or a custom flight lessons package from Paragon Flight may be the perfect solution.

Paragon Flight is a premier Fort Myers, Florida, Part 141 flight school with FAA-certification. Our goal is to train the best and safest pilots and the quality of our flight training instruction speaks for itself. We are proud to have been ranked by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the top 50 flight schools in the nation and were selected to their Flight Training Excellence Awards Flight School Honor Roll for 2012. If you want to give your dad, grandfather, husband or any other special person in your life the thrilling gift of flight, we can offer a variety of options.

For Dads who have never flown before, we offer inexpensive discovery flights to give them a feel for the aircraft, navigation systems, instruments and safety procedures. Then, with a professional FAA-approved flight instructor at their side, they will take the controls and enjoy a short flight over the scenic Southwest Florida coastline. Our one-hour discovery flights are only $125, making them both a fun and affordable gifts for birthdays, graduations, Fathers Day, Christmas and any other special occasion.

If your Dad has already been bitten by the aviation bug but needs more training to become a licensed pilot, flight lessons would make the ideal gift. Paragon Flight provides personalized one-on-one flight training, ranging from two-week to two-month programs. Our nationally accredited Master Instructors and Gold Seal Flight Instructors will teach him solid skills and safety techniques to give him confidence in the air. We have teamed up with Jeppesen, a subsidiary of Boeing and creators of the most-respected pilot training systems and materials in the world. We are proud to be one of only a few, select schools in the U.S. with the authorization to include these award-winning systems and materials in our curriculum. Our pilot lessons are reasonably priced to give you the best value.

Dads who are already licensed private pilots will appreciate the gift of additional training for an IFR rating or multi-engine rating. Our curriculum follows the highest training standards set by the FAA. We have the most advanced twin-engine training aircraft in the world, the Tecnam P2006T with the Garmin G950 “glass cockpit” avionics package. The plane has powerful Rotax engines but is very lightweight, enabling it to burn only 10 gallons of fuel per hour, which translates into lower training costs. In terms of time, Dad can accomplish a multi-engine rating in 8 to 15 hours or an IFR rating in under 35 hours of ground and flight training.

Finally, for pilot Dads who want to try out a new aircraft or take a special weekend or night flight, consider the gift of a plane rental. After a short checkout ride with one of our expert flight instructors, he will be ready to take to the skies in one of our diverse fleet of rental aircraft, including the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, the Cessna Stationair 206, the Tecnam P2006T, or the Flight Design CTLS light sport aircraft.

Paragon Flight provides an excellent training location in Fort Myers, Florida, where our sunny climate allows students to fly throughout the year, as well as easy access to airports and practice areas. For present ideas for Dad in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota or Jacksonville, call Paragon Flight at (239) 274-3170 today to arrange for a once-in-a-lifetime gift!