Steps to Become a Commercial Pilot

The steps to become a commercial pilot can be fulfilled right here at Paragon Flight. We provide complete training with the best blend of essential elements for your aviation journey.

Steps to Become a Commercial PilotFAA-approved under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 61 and 141, Paragon Flight is an excellent provider of flight training, and we’re able to provide outstanding training with students and fun as the highlights of the experience.

When you’re ready to become a licensed commercial pilot in order to accept payment for aviation services, Paragon Flight will create a bespoke plan for training.

The customizations of your training program will meet the plans that you have as well as your financial limitations and family and career obligations.

With a commercial pilot license, you’ll have a wide open field of aviation opportunities. From cargo to passengers, you’ll be able to fly for profit. Consider this small smattering of jobs for professional pilots: captain or co-captain for a major or regional airline; pilot of a private jet serving a corporation or wealthy owner; a cargo pilot for package delivery companies; a charter pilot; a pilot responsible for delivering or selling planes; a Certified Flight Instructor; a pilot of a medi-vac or air ambulance; a pilot for a government agency; a pilot for law enforcement or the military; a firefighting pilot; a crop duster; a banner tower; a freelance pilot; and many more.

Become a Commercial Pilot

In order to begin training for a commercial pilot license, you’ll first need to have a Private Pilot License (PPL). We provide that training as well.

The FAA requires that pilot candidates be at least 18 years old, fluent and literate in English, and in possession of a 1st or 2nd class Medical Certificate.

The program of commercial training you’ll experience here at Paragon Flight will include the requisite ground and practical training as well as the opportunities to log the required hours of flight time. Before receiving your license, you will face a written exam as well as a verbal and practical checkride administered by an FAA evaluator.

We also provide multi-engine training, instruction for an instrument rating, and training to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).

The fleet of aircraft that we use is advanced and well-kept. Our Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) help pilots adjust to flying a plethora of aircraft by featuring Glass Cockpit tech and advanced avionics. Our fleet houses the Cessna C172S Skyhawk, the Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, the Cessna T182T Skylane, the Cirrus SR20 G6, the Cirrus SR22 G5/G6, and the ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator.

The aircraft that we use, paired with the Certified Flight Instructors on staff and the Jeppesen curriculum that we use, prepares student-pilots thoroughly. Southwest Florida is prime for the pilot lifestyle, and the bevy of pilots in the area allows us to pick the best of the lot to train our students. The curriculum used at Paragon Flight is created by the Boeing Company and produces well-prepared pilots 30% faster than the national average.

To become a commercial pilot, complete the required steps here at Paragon Flight. Learn more by calling (239) 747-0056 or contacting us online. The customized program of training that we offer will be tailored around your situation and prior experience. If housing or financing is an issue, our team will be happy to provide appropriate contacts.