Private Pilot License Florida

Getting your private pilot license requires a commitment of time and money, and the flight school you choose will play an important role. Paragon Flight in Fort Myers, Florida, can make your flight training both fun and affordable.

Paragon Flight is an FAA-approved FAR Part 141 flight school which has been selected over the years for Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Flight Training Excellence Awards and as one of the top 50 flight schools in the country.

Private Pilot License Florida
We will prepare you for a recreational or private pilot license and provide the best flight training for commercial pilots, Air Transport Pilots (ATP) and Certified Flight Instructors (CFI, CFII, MEI).

Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced two-week program or a two-month program, we provide the best flight training available anywhere in the country. We tailor our curriculum to suit the needs of our U.S. and international students.

You can also earn hours toward the pilot license requirements by training on our Redbird FMX Flight Simulator. This can be more cost effective than training in an aircraft. It offers a fully enclosed cockpit, +200° wrap-around visuals, and can be configured to simulate any of the planes in our training fleet. You’ll be able to land or depart from any airport in the country at the touch of a button.

Who Can Become a Private Pilot?

To become a private pilot, you must meet the following FAA requirements:

  • Be at least 17 years of age (but can start training earlier);
  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand English;
  • Pass a routine medical examination;
  • Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor;
  • Pass a multiple-choice written knowledge test;
  • Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight instruction and solo flight time (FAR Part 61) or 35 hours (FAR Part 141);
  • Successfully complete a checkride, which includes an oral and flight examination given by an FAA inspector or Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).

Once you earn your Private Pilot License, you will be permitted to fly any single-engine, piston driven aircraft anywhere in the US, day or night, in any conditions acceptable to Visual Flight Rules (VFR; minimum of 3 miles of visibility). You will not be able to fly for hire or compensation (although expenses like fuel, oil and rental charges may be shared).

The personal attention and expert training you receive at Paragon Flight in Florida will help you realize your dream of acquiring your private pilot license. Contact us at (239) 274-3170 for a free consultation with our Chief Flight Instructor to discuss the options.