Top Flight Training Schools in USA

Eager to fulfill your dream of becoming a private pilot? Paragon Flight is one of the top flight training schools in the USA and can help you become the best possible pilot.

Top Flight Training Schools in USAParagon Flight is an FAA-approved FAR Part 141 flight training center. 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 recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the top flight schools in the nation and have been selected over multiple years for their Flight Training Excellence Awards.

Fort Myers is located in Southwestern Florida and benefits from average daily high/low temperatures of 84º/64º.  Winters are typically mild, while summers are long and warm with a tropical breeze.   The Fort Myers area is also noted for having the least amount of rainfall in Florida. All of these factors lead to faster flight training and lower costs.

Private Pilot Training

Earning your private pilot certificate can open up a world of opportunities, from sightseeing and vacationing with family and friends, to aerobatics, to becoming a commercial airline pilot or a certified flight instructor. 

Your training experience with Paragon is broken into four stages:

  1. Discovery Introduction Flight & On Boarding Meeting
  2. Stage 1: Fundamentals of Flight Training (20-30 Hours of Flight Time)
  3. Stage 2: Advanced / Solo Flight Training (10-15 Hours of Flight Time)
  4. Stage 3: Examination and Testing (10-15 Hours of Flight Time)

Each training stage incorporates ground and flight lessons. Lessons follow a careful, step-by-step progression of introducing and then practicing each task, with academic assignments preceding the flight lessons.

Paragon students train in some of the newest and most reliable aircraft. All are designated Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), which means they feature the very best equipment available.

Cessna’s forgiving and reliable single-engine Skyhawk 172 airplane, for example, features the highly advanced Garmin G1000® glass cockpit. All of our 172’s feature the Garmin G1000; a flight deck package that simplifies all primary flight, engine and sensor data for intuitive, at-a-glance awareness, making learning to fly easier than ever.

As one of the top flight training schools in the USA, our mission at Paragon Flight is to provide every student with an outstanding flying and training experience. Call us today at (239) 274-3170 to learn more!