Flight School in Fort Myers, FL
The Flight Training Environment for You
Punta Gorda Airport Flight School
AeroGuard Flight Training Center located in Punta Gorda, Florida, provides career-oriented, accelerated training to become a commercial airline pilot, one of the most in-demand careers in the world. AeroGuard’s student-focused culture and strong support system makes it an outstanding choice for cadets across the globe looking to launch a successful career in aviation.
There has never been a better time to start your career as a commercial pilot. Connect with an enrollment advisor today and begin the ultimate journey.
Diverse Experience in Fort Myers, Florida
AeroGuard’s Fort Myers flight school in Florida, located at the Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD), off I-75 on Florida’s southwest coast between Sarasota and Fort Myers, offers students with the safe, quality training needed to successfully transition into a commercial airline pilot career.
Your success as a student, instructor and as a future commercial airline pilot is our priority. AeroGuard offers excellent curriculum and a laser focus on safety, unparalleled by any other flight programs.
AeroGuard’s fleet is comprised of Piper Archers and Piper Seminoles. Students also have unlimited access to RedBird SIM devices to build upon their knowledge and sharpen their skill. Utilization of the RedBird SIM allows students to place their full focus on certain flight techniques as needed for continuous learning throughout their training.
In 2017, Punta Gorda Airport had over 82,000 aircraft operations, an average of 225 per day, and is airport control tower operated most of the day, exposing you to Class D airspace during this time and Class E airspace outside of these hours.
Within a 100 nm radius of KPGD, there are three Class B airspace airports and four Class C airspace airports as well as 10+ Class D airspace airports and multiple Class E airspace airports. Flying in controlled airspace allows for our students to communicate with air traffic control and maximize their radio communication skills. When the Punta Gorda Airport control tower is not in operation, this is an excellent way for pilots to practice flight maneuvers without distraction.
KPGD is surrounded by diverse, challenging and scenic airspace that provides real-world experience for students on their journey to becoming professional pilots. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, there are multiple types of airspace to experience (B, C, D & E) and more than 100 different types of approaches to choose from.
AeroGuard’s flight school in Florida offers great climate and an average of 360 clear flying days a year. With these excellent conditions, students are able to accumulate flight hours at a quick, safe pace and remain focused on their career goals. This allows them to gain strong knowledge that sets them apart from the rest.
AeroGuard Punta Gorda Campus Location
AeroGuard Flight Training Center
7355 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Hours | 8am-5pm | M-F
Campus Phone | 941-229-6800
Benefits of the Fort Myers Flight School Campus
- High Quality, Professionally Focused Curriculum
- Advanced Training Equipment & Technology
- Full Financing Options
- Student Housing Available
- Three Runways on the Airfield
- Air Traffic Control
- Airport Open 24/7
- And More!
Programs Offered In Fort Myers
Pilot Pathway Program
For students with little to no experience.
AeroGuard's premier career pipeline program in partnership with SkyWest Airlines
Individual Rating Programs
Accelerated training for individual pilot ratings with the same high quality instruction as our full programs.
The Fort Myers Experience
Delightful Fort Myers not only makes for an excellent location to attend flight school, but its beautiful natural features, beach views and pleasant year-round climate make it ideal for those looking to call it home. This restored historic district offers incredible outdoor activities, wildlife centers, museums and more. Its moderate driving distance from Tampa, Orlando and Miami puts it in a great central location. From restaurants to marinas, it’s a lovely place for all to enjoy.
When you’re not flying, Fort Myers makes for an incredible home base.