Schools To Become A Commercial Airline Pilot

Are you considering the schools you could attend to become a commercial airline pilot? Move Paragon Flight to the top of the list. We make it possible for your passion for the sky to become a wage-earning possibility.

The Difference That a Flight School Makes

Schools To Become A Commercial Airline PilotFlight schools differ in quality, experience, skill, location, and more. Identifying the best requires a close look at all of the options.

Paragon Flight offers the best Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), proven curriculum, and a comprehensively filled fleet of Technically Advanced Aircraft. When student-pilots complete programs here, they are ready to fly the planes of now and the future. We promise as much 1:1 instruction as needed to build confidence and competence.

Our fleet includes aircraft for regular and specialty training including the Cessna C172S Skyhawk, Piper PA-44 Seminole, Cessna T182T Skylane Cessna C206H Stationair, Cirrus SR20 G6, Cirrus SR22 G5/G6, and the ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator.

We keep our aircraft well. All of them are in tip-top condition and absolutely safe. Any of our students can train in appropriate aircraft due to the fullness of our fleet.

Award Winning Crew and Pilot Experiences

The AOPA, or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, has an incredible reputation for advocacy within the aviation industry. Being honored as one of the best institutions for training or as one of the best flight instructors is a significant occurrence. We have received these honors numerous times and strive to continue to be worthy of that recognition.

Dual Authority under FAR Parts 61 and 141

The FAA has the authority to control the flight schools of the United States. Most flight schools fall under either Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 61 or 141. Paragon Flight has both approvals. Part 61 allows flexible scheduling and curriculum, but Part 141 guidelines require a rigid structure and curriculum.

Students who come from other countries, plan to use student loans or military benefits, and who benefit from strong structured systems should go into the Part 141 program while students with limited availability and competing obligations should follow a Part 61 program.

Commercial Pilot License Requirements

If your plans for the future include making a living in the cockpit, a commercial pilot license training program should also be in your future.

Entering such a course, at Paragon Flight or elsewhere, students will need to meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Hold a private pilot certificate
  • 250 hours in the air for Part 61 program
  • 2nd class medical certificate

To complete the commercial pilot license program, you will need to pass a written exam and then focus on accumulating the required flight hours. At the end of the program, you will have to pass a practical and verbal checkride to demonstrate cockpit readiness.

Paragon Flight is the obvious choice among schools to become a commercial airline pilot. We will prepare you well for learning to fly. Begin the journey with a call to (239) 274-3170 to schedule a Discovery Flight, program of training, or discuss financial options. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll have an on-boarding meeting with our student ambassador team, or personal flight training concierge. Those on this team will make sure that your flight training program is as promised from beginning to end.