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“Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” – Eddie Rickenbacker
Why choose to fly? The beauty of this question is that there are numerous answers and reasons that people choose to pursue this lifestyle. That’s exactly what flying is: a lifestyle filled with limitless opportunities and countless adventures. Flying offers a unique career opportunity that allows individuals to develop a specialized skill while seeking adventure and fulfilling dreams of soaring through the sky. You can take your first step towards becoming a pilot or improving your flying skills today.
At Paris Air, we specialize in making your dreams of flying a reality. We have had over 9,000 students graduate and have been in operation for over 25 years.
We offer a flight training school, charter services, and a fixed base operation–all centered around providing you with an outstanding aviation experience.
This is our first blog article in a series of articles celebrating all things aviation. We’ll be covering topics of interest in aviation and sharing how Paris Air is making a difference in the industry.
Follow along to see what Paris Air has to offer–and learn more about our culture of champions.
Supporting the Future of Aviation
Paris Air believes in the power of aviation and the impact it has on the individuals involved as well as the general public. The civil aviation industry as a whole generates $850 billion in economic activity. General aviation supports over 1.1 million jobs and contributes $247 billion to the U.S. economy.
The airline industry, in particular, is rapidly growing. From 2006 to 2022, global passenger air traffic experienced a growth rate of 18 percent. Worldwide commercial airline revenue is $472 billion.
In 2019, there were 333,000 pilots in the commercial airline industry and 691,700 total pilots in 2020.
What all those big numbers mean is actually quite simple: there is a large demand for commercial airline pilots today. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of airline and commercial pilots is expected to experience a six percent growth from 2021 to 2031, with a projected 18,100 job openings every year. Furthermore, over the next 20 years, North America will need approximately 130,000 additional pilots. This means that flight training schools like Paris Air are critical to the future of aviation and training the next generation of pilots.
Through our flight training, charter operations, and fixed base operation, we are supporting the future of the aviation industry.
Become a Pilot at Paris Air Flight School
Have you ever dreamed of becoming an airplane pilot or helicopter pilot? At Paris Air, our dynamic FAA-approved curriculum combines ground school with flight training taught by our experienced instructors to provide an immersive flight training experience. Our flight school is located in sunny Vero Beach, Florida and is open to both domestic and international students.
“This is a school where you are really taken care of like an extended family. Along with world class flight training, the safety of each student is of the utmost importance at Paris Air.” Apurva, Paris Air Graduate and First Officer at Indigo Airlines
Whether you want to be an airline pilot or private pilot, Paris Air offers the following programs in which you can obtain your desired licenses and ratings:
- Career Pilot Airplane Program (Multi-Engine)
- Commercial Pilot Certification with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
- Career Pilot Airplane Program (Single-Engine)
- Commercial Pilot Certification with Single-Engine Instrument Rating
- Private Pilot Airplane Program
- Instrument Rating Airplane Program
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Program: Initial Rating
- Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Program: Additional Rating
- Certified Flight Instructor Multi-Engine Airplane Program: Additional Rating
- Airline Transport Pilot Certification Course
We also offer helicopter training courses for helicopter pilots with the following programs:
- Career Pilot Helicopter Program with Instrument Rating
- Private Pilot Helicopter Program
- Instrument Rating Helicopter Program
- Certified Flight Instructor Helicopter Program Initial Rating
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Program Add-On Rating
- Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter Certification Course
Our flight school draws students from across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Our curriculum involves both classroom training and hands-on learning in the cockpit besides our experienced and passionate flight instructors.
Learn more about our flight school here.
Our charter services offer unparalleled flexibility that allows you to get where you need to be, when you need to be there without the hassle of connecting flights. We offer flights across the Southeast, Northern Caribbean, and the Bahamas. Flying with us means avoiding the hustle and bustle of large airports and the hours of wasted time. Instead of arriving hours in advance, you can arrive shortly before your flight and fly directly to your destination, hassle-free. Learn more about our charter services here.
Fixed Base Operation (FBO)
Paris Air’s fixed base operation is a haven for our charter operations and general aviation. We are located at Vero Beach Municipal Airport and offer the following services:
- Flight planning/weather
- Weather satellite system
- Pilot lounge
- Full service pilot shop
- Aircraft parts department
- FAA-approved Part 145 repair station
Learn more about our Vero Beach fixed base operation here.
Learn More About Aviation on Our Blog
Are you interested in learning more about aviation and Paris Air? Make sure to check back on our blog and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on the aviation industry and what’s new at Paris Air. From introducing you to our flight instructors to discussing trending industry news, there’s always something new to learn at Paris Air.