Training For Airline Pilots

Training for airline pilots must be thorough and of the highest quality possible. The position is one of great responsibility, so the results of the training must be on-point. Paragon Flight welcomes students from all over the world to our home at Page Field in Fort Myers, FL, with exceptional staff, equipment, curriculum, and standards.

Training For Airline PilotsWe provide personally created courses based on where you are, how far you want to go, and how much time you have to commit. No standards are sacrificed, and the experience will be beyond sufficient and fun.

Creating your program is how we begin with every pilot candidate. Simply call to schedule a meeting with the Head Flight Instructor, where the two of you can work out the details of your entire course. From scheduling to pacing, financials, and accommodations, we’ll be happy to help you check every box on the program checklist.

Understanding Commercial Pilot Licenses

Before accepting a dollar for flight services, pilots must hold a commercial pilot license. If you accept any payment for your role as a pilot without a commercial license, you violate the law.

Once you have the commercial pilot license, you can progress toward your chosen path in the pilot arena whether you fly passengers, packages, or other cargo. To work as an airline pilot, you will need to proceed with Airline Transport Pilot training and log a minimum of 1,500 flight hours. If you have a Flight Instructor certification, you can accrue these hours while earning a living training pilots.

As we design the program of training for your pursuit of goals, FAR Parts 141 or 61 can guide the program. In some cases, we even blend various aspects of the two regulations to best suit our student-pilots.

Requirements for an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

  • 23 years old (20 for US military pilots)
  • Literate and fluent in the English language
  • Possess one of the following:
    • Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating
    • Equivalent Military Experience
    • Foreign Airline Transport license with instrument privileges
  • Medical Requirements:
    • Pilot-in-Command (PIC) – 1st Class Medical Certificate
    • Second-in-Command – 2nd Class Medical Certificate
  • 1,500 documented flight hours
  • Complete an Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP)
  • Pass the ATP knowledge test

ATP Flight Hour Requirements:

  • 1,500 hours – Total Flight Time
  • 100 hours – Night Flight Time
  • 250 hours – Pilot-in-Command (PIC)
  • 500 hours – cross-country
  • 75 hours – instrument training
  • 50 hours – operating in aircraft with same class as certification pursued

The Paragon Flight Fleet of Aircraft

Each aircraft within the Paragon Flight fleet features Glass Cockpit Technology and advanced avionics and is the ideal model for the diverse courses of training we offer. Models within the fleet include the Cessna C172S Skyhawk, Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, Cessna T182T Skylane, Cirrus SR20 G6, Cirrus SR22 G5/G6, and an ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator.

The Paragon Flight Staff of Flight Instructors

Southwest Florida provides the perfect weather for flight enthusiasts. Over 350 days of the year are prime for takeoff, which is just one of the many reasons to come to Paragon Flight for training. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to log flight time. The location also provides Paragon Flight with our choice of superior Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs).

Paragon Flight offers ideal training for airline pilots. We welcome your call to schedule an appointment and create a custom plan to pursue training: (239) 747-0056.