FORT MYERS — Paragon Flight Training recently signed a 10-year contract with the Lee County Port Authority, a move that will triple its aircraft fleet operations at Page Field.
The contact will also enable Paragon Flight Training to expand its training and aviation technology services, according to a statement. On the equipment, the flight academy intends to grow its fleet from 15 aircraft to 45 to 55 within five years. It also plans to purchase and renovate a 14,000-square-foot hangar that will be used as a maintenance hub for the growing fleet, the release adds. The facility will bring education, employment and economic development opportunities to Southwest Florida, say Paragon officials.
“This expansion positions us to keep up with increased industry demand, giving students the world-class training they need to do the job better than anyone else,” Paragon Flight Training CEO Chris Schoensee says in the statement. “Our state-of-the-art facility has always been top-notch, and now, we’re breaking down walls — both literally and metaphorically — make way for the future of aviation.”
Based at Page Field in Fort Myers, Paragon Flight offers pilot training and education to people from around the world who want to fly for recreation or as a profession, including commercial, military and government pilots.