Punta Gorda Flight School

Paragon Flight, the premiere flight school of Southwest Florida, calls Punta Gorda and Fort Myers, FL, home. We provide excellent training and a wide selection of flight training courses that are student-pilot designed and centered.

Every course we design will work best for the student, but it’s created based upon careful planning and consideration of the individual student-pilot’s needs. Being a flight school with dual FAR authorizations, we can meet the needs of all pilots, providing flexible training under the auspices of a Part 61 program or a strictly regimented full-time Part 141 program.

Punta Gorda Flight SchoolNo matter the course you ultimately participate in, you’ll do so with an ideal environment. Beautiful weather, season after season, makes it possible for our students to complete their training faster by having more opportunities to fly.

Even more, the weather, coastal beauty, and magnificent attractions of the region create an ideal environment for experiencing the joy of flying. 

Building upon the perfect weather that we’re able to provide, we also house and upkeep a well-rounded, new, and Technically Advanced fleet of aircraft. Each plane is outfitted with Glass Cockpit technology so that our students easily transition from training to performance in the aircraft of today.

The Paragon Fleet includes:

  • Primary Training Aircraft
    • Piper PA28 “Pilot”
    • PA-44 Seminole
  • Specialty Training Aircraft
    • Cessna T182T Skylane
    • Cirrus SR20
    • Cirrus SR22 G5/G6
    • ALSIM Flight Simulator

Comprehensive Catalog of Flight Programs at Paragon Flight

Paragon Flight provides a program that will meet your goals regardless of your step on the aviation ladder. Customize a program to suit your schedule, or participate in a more structured course. With our training, you can earn all of the following credentials:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
  • Commercial Pilot License, Single-Engine or Multi-Engine (CSEL, CMEL)
  • Multi-Engine Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI)

Military and government pilots are welcome to come to Paragon Flight for a variety of training, ranging from Initial Flight Orientation (IFO), Single-Engine Recurrent Training (SERT), Rotary Wing to Fixed Wing Transition Training, and Aircraft Transition and Differences Training.

The Best Training Comes from Paragon Flight

The most well-trained and diversely experienced Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) are found here at Paragon Flight. Since the weather in Southwest Florida perfectly suits the needs of pilots, our applicant pool is always full of more than qualified candidates. Our best-fit efforts make sure that the instructor our students receive is well-suited to their personality and learning styles. 

We use the best training curriculum in the world. The Jeppesen curriculum prepares pilots 30% faster than the national average and is developed by a subsidiary of Boeing.

Over our many years of service, the AOPA, or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, has recognized the quality of the instruction that we provide. All pilots, and those who want to become pilots, can find success with us.

Two locations serve Paragon Flight student-pilots. We have locations in both Fort Myers and Punta Gorda, FL. Tower-controlled airports, practice runways, perfect weather, and modern facilities fully equip us to appropriately instruct our students.

Schedule your aviation training with Paragon Flight in Punta Gorda for a flight school experience that won’t disappoint. For assistance with financial arrangements, speak with our team for help with the ins and outs of scholarships, grants, student loans, personal lending sources, and more.